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Medical Malpractice & More: What Healthcare Communication Needs

Medical Malpractice & More: What Healthcare Communication Needs | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
How can doctors and insurers avoid medical malpractice? By following this advice, along with some other urgent care for healthcare communication.

 

Apologize more and you'll be sued less.

 

Physicians may have heard that advice, but still find it simplistic and hard to believe (and lawyers may loathe it altogether). Solid data backs up the claim, however: the University of Michigan Health System, for instance, requires physicians to "disclose their mistake, apologize, and when appropriate, compensate injured patients." After more than a decade of that policy, malpractice claims have dropped by 36%.

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Jim Hansen on the Future of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Jim Hansen on the Future of the Doctor-Patient Relationship | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
In this video, : Jim Hansen, vice president and executive director of Dossia Consortium, discusses his vision of how health 2.0 tools can enhance the doctor-patient relationship.
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A Doctor in Your Pocket

A Doctor in Your Pocket | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
What will the future of medicine bring? Tiny body monitors, large patient databases and the end of illness, says David B. Agus.

 

Take a moment to imagine what it would be like to live robustly to the ripe old age of 100 or more. You wouldn't die of any particular illness, and you wouldn't gradually waste away under the spell of some awful, enfeebling disease that began years or decades earlier.

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5 tips for health care organizations to avoid social media growing pains in 2012

5 tips for health care organizations to avoid social media growing pains in 2012 | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Here's a good tip: Train your employees how to use social media this year.

 

Over the past year, you've gained executive buy-off, formalized a social media strategy, created policies and managed social media accounts for your health care organization.

So, what will you do in 2012?

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012 | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
"In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps." Singularity University's executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest emerging trends in HealthTech.
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The top 5 roadblocks of patient engagement

 

As paper-based health records continue migrating to electronic platforms, more opportunities arise for a new level of patient education and engagement using interactive patient-information systems and other forms of collaborative care. According to a recent report from KLAS, educating patients and their families about their current condition and ongoing treatment is one of the most effective means for reducing hospital readmissions, be that among active-duty military personnel, veterans, or civilians

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Tweaks to Make your PC Experience Better as a Doctor

Tweaks to Make your PC Experience Better as a Doctor | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Today a lot of Doctors are waking up to using the computer, maybe to surf the net, or they own a website or better still have an EMR solution.

 

Below are some tips to help you make your time spent on the PC better. These include some mundane ideas and thoughts and also some personal insights in what works best. So make your PC experience a good one, because it’s going to last you a life time.

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A Diabetes Dashboard and Physician Efficiency and Accuracy in Accessing Data Needed for High-Quality Diabetes Care

We compared use of a new diabetes dashboard screen with use of a conventional approach of viewing multiple electronic health record (EHR) screens to find data needed for ambulatory diabetes care.

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On the Importance of Using a Multidimensional Sociotechnical Model to Study Health Information Technology

This model offers a systems-level view and posits that all 8 of the interconnected dimensions of HIT must be adequately addressed if an organization is to achieve safe and effective electronic health record use. Failure to account for key items in any one of these dimensions can lead to almost insurmountable problems within the clinic.

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Successful Health Information Technology Implementation Requires Practice and Health Care System Transformation

The complexity of primary care is increasingly recognized and documented

 

The inputs and outputs of primary care encounters require considerable additional time beyond the face-to-face time of patient encounters.

 

The promises of health information technology (HIT), meaningful use, electronic prescribing, and other policy approaches are thwarted by current incentives built into primary care reimbursement, particularly the fee-for-service–only structure and its practical implementation in most practices.

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Survey Online Presence and Websites

Medical Websites for Doctors and Practices


As a Doctor, what are your expectations from a Website

 

Take this survey to help us help you!

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Hospital social media can give credible sources to patients

Hospital social media can give credible sources to patients | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Hospital social media efforts can direct patients to credible sources and helpful chat rooms, Facebook pages or YouTube channels.

 

I am inspired by e-patient Dave and his commitment to take charge of his own health. I am inspired by the bloggers on e-patients.net (the site for the Society for Participatory Medicine).

 

But the reality is, my aging parents don’t have the technical know-how or stamina to advocate for themselves.

 

It’s a good reminder to those of us in hospitals and clinics that there are many “accidental e-caregivers” who are online with a willingness to help, but a lack of medical expertise.

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How Healthcare Sector in India is adopting Social Media? A case study of Narayana Nethralaya

How Healthcare Sector in India is adopting Social Media? A case study of Narayana Nethralaya | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The healthcare industry is a growing industry in India. The raising health awareness and consciousness of the public combined with the improving economic status of the people has contributed much to this growth.

 

Hospitals in India have started adopting social media as a tool to grow their business. Super-specialty hospital chains such as Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Healthcare and Max Healthcare have aggressively pursued social media marketing. On the other hand, Columbia Asia and Manipal Hospitals are yet to take up active social media marketing.

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A doctor with a patient's perspective

A doctor with a patient's perspective | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
A Canadian doctor who is being hailed for his work in medical ethics comes by his knowledge honestly -- as a Parkinson's disease patient whose experience with the health-care system hasn't always been positive.
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Doctor, Did You Check Your Checklist? - Kaiser Health News

Doctor, Did You Check Your Checklist? - Kaiser Health News | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Even getting full compliance on basic safety standards, such as washing hands, has proved elusive because hospitals are busy, high-stress places full of distractions.

 

"We are humans and are destined to make mistakes," says Nancy Foster, vice president of quality and patient-safety policy at the 5,000-member American Hospital Association. "The question in health care is: Can we design processes and have them in place so when an individual makes a natural mistake, that mistake doesn’t result in harm to patients?"

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FDA Has (Some) Social Media Advice For Pharma

FDA Has (Some) Social Media Advice For Pharma | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Last month, the FDA released draft guidance on "responding to unsolicited requests for off-label information about prescription drugs and medical devices."...
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Older doctors a lot more tech-savvy than many think :: Dec. 19, 2011 ... American Medical News

Older doctors a lot more tech-savvy than many think :: Dec. 19, 2011 ... American Medical News | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
The most experienced (read: oldest) physician in the office is often assumed to be the least tech-savvy. In reality, the opposite may be true.

 

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Social Media to revolutionize the Healthcare and Medical Devices Space.

Social Media to revolutionize the Healthcare and Medical Devices Space. | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

As more and more companies today realize the potential of Marketing and communication of Social Media, tools like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ have become a way of life and a powerful economic driving force.

 

Today a mind boggling number of 80% online users search of healthcare information on the web. Look back and I’m sure even you would have just googled information on some drug or medical equipment and read the comments and reviews left by the other online users. Lots of people in this way are referred to healthcare resources through friends on their social network.

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A Guide to Improving your Patient Interaction and Outreach

A Guide to Improving your Patient Interaction and Outreach | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Technology enables, but man disables by not taking advantage of opportunities given to him. As a Physicians today, you have many key touch points to increase and consequently improve your interactions with patients. Some are simple methods, some require a little bit of work, but what is the end advantage of it all? For one thing it makes you popular amongst patients; and the side effect could lead you to get more business.

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Top 10 Mistakes that Doctors Make in Choosing Medical Software

Top 10 Mistakes that Doctors Make in Choosing Medical Software | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Choosing which program to buy to run your medical practice has never been easy. Earlier , it was because there were very few programs available.

 

Today, ironically, it is because there are too many ! Doctors are very confused as to which program they should buy – sometimes, too much choice can be as bad as too little !

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Why Your Hospital Needs More Than Just A Website

Why Your Hospital Needs More Than Just A Website | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The internet has become the most important source of information in the world. A recent survey in India found that seventy two percent of Indians online search for healthcare related information. With an increasingly large number of people going online before making any healthcare related decision, it has become more important than ever for hospitals and doctors to have their websites.

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Shared Mind: Communication, Decision Making, and Autonomy in Serious Illness

In the context of serious illness, individuals usually rely on others to help them think and feel their way through difficult decisions. To help us to understand why, when, and how individuals involve trusted others in sharing information, deliberation, and decision making, we offer the concept of shared mind—ways in which new ideas and perspectives can emerge through the sharing of thoughts, feelings, perceptions, meanings, and intentions among 2 or more people.

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IN PURSUIT OF A TRANSFORMED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: FROM PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES TO ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND BEYOND

Well before the federal Affordable Care Act legislation, the concept of a “Patient Centered Medical Home” (PCMH) was promoted within academic and clinical family medicine as the foundation for health care delivery transformation.

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Sweden have expanded the Twitter discussions on Health Care Social Media (#hcsm) family with #hcsmse

Sweden have expanded the Twitter discussions on Health Care Social Media (#hcsm) family with #hcsmse | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
On the 11.11.11 from 12-13 (CET) a Swedish initiated pilot tweet chat will take off. It is part of the #hcsm discussions on Health Care and Social Media. #hcsmse is now a Swedish addition to the fa...
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NEJM launches essay contest on how social media will impact health care

NEJM launches essay contest on how social media will impact health care | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

To commemorate the New England Journal of Medicine’s 200th anniversary, the publication has launched an essay contest seeking submissions about how the Internet and social media will change the future of health care.

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