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5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement via @michelle_writes

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The 2012 Connected Health Symposium showcased a myriad of engagement tools that promote innovation and improve patient compliance.
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RSNA 2014: Celebrating 100 Years with a Look Back in Time

RSNA 2014: Celebrating 100 Years with a Look Back in Time | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Take a time machine back 100 years to 1914. What would the field of radiology look like? That’s exactly what the RSNA organization is asking participants at this years’ annual conference. It’s easy to see the advancements made in imaging technology the past 100 years, most of it occurring after 1960 when computers became more widespread. 

What about radiology data interoperability over the past century?

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Nurses now required to chart when and what they are charting

Nurses now required to chart when and what they are charting | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The ANA is now requiring multiple documentation whenever possible. The new guidelines also states that hospitals using both paper and electronic medical documents, record when something is written down in the paper chart on the electronic record, and vice versa. 

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IHE IT Infrastructure Work Items Selected

The IHE IT Infrastructure Committee has selected its work items for the next annual cycle. This year, a significant increase in total work made it through the
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Wearables Are Totally Failing the People Who Need Them Most | WIRED

Wearables Are Totally Failing the People Who Need Them Most | WIRED | #HITsm | Scoop.it

People with chronic diseases don’t suddenly decide that they’re over it and the novelty has worn off. Tracking and measuring—the quantified self—is what keeps them out of the hospital. And yet there are more developers who’d rather make a splash at a hackathon than create apps and devices for people who can benefit hugely from innovation in this area.

At some point, you’ve got to ask yourself whether it’s just the friction created by health-industry regulation—the HIPAA security rules and FDA approval (or waiver) process and the hassle of integration with legacy systems. Or is it too daunting for a twenty-something engineer to develop technology for people who aren’t like them at all? An obese diabetic on a motorized scooter? Or a frail old lady with memory loss? Or her caregiver? Someone who’s three bus transfers away from a doctor’s office?

Can our innovators rise to the challenge of an aging, chronically ill society whose medical costs are swamping our economy? Or will techies just click their heels together three times, and call Uber?

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Why Is Healthcare IT Under Fire?

Why Is Healthcare IT Under Fire? | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has lost several key figures in recent months. An economic report suggests that meaningful use may have been a waste of money. Why is healthcare IT under such duress?
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ONC Infographic Shows How Public Health Surveillance Can Help in Emergencies

ONC Infographic Shows How Public Health Surveillance Can Help in Emergencies | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Download the "ONC Public Health Surveillance" Infographic [PDF - 333 KB]
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How to Compare Interface Engines

How to Compare Interface Engines | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Being the "most clever" in the implementation is not as important as being clear and correct. I'm a Perl hacker from way back and I think Damian Conway said it best in Perl Best Practices when making the choice between a very obfuscated construct and a clean one: "[The more direct approach is] not 'clever' and it's even marginally slower, but it is clean, clear, efficient, scalable, and easy to maintain. And that's always a much better choice." 

 

Developers know that testing all the edge cases is the hard part – positive and negative testing, code coverage, performance analysis, failure cases, etc. It is extremely expensive. In short, look to the quality of the interface that each product lets you produce.

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Social Health Communities: 4 Types to Consider to Engage Value, by @jonmertz for @HIMSS

Social Health Communities: 4 Types to Consider to Engage Value, by @jonmertz for @HIMSS | #HITsm | Scoop.it
By Jon Mertz, Chair of the HIMSS Social Media Task Force and Vice President of Marketing, Corepoint Health. Follow Jon on Twitter@jonmertz Community used to be simple. It consisted by neighbors who...
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Using Incentives to Move from Health Care to Health: Interview with Michael Dermer

Using Incentives to Move from Health Care to Health: Interview with Michael Dermer | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The CIO at Welltok, the developer of CafeWell, sat down with author Leonard Kish to discuss how incentives can drive patient behaviors.
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Is this video game the future of ADHD and Alzheimer's treatment?

Is this video game the future of ADHD and Alzheimer's treatment? | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Studies have shown some video games increase cognitive skills. What happens when neuroscientists decide to design one specifically for ADHD patients?
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HealthTap expands its virtual health service to all specialties, all states

HealthTap expands its virtual health service to all specialties, all states | #HITsm | Scoop.it
HealthTap expands its virtual health service to all specialties, all states
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Holiday Gift Guide 2014 from the GeekBeat crew

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 from the GeekBeat crew | #HITsm | Scoop.it
All our gift ideas for this year, from each of our gift guide episodes as well as some you won’t even see on video! Also, keep in mind that the prices are always changing, so you might want to click through and double check them. You might find a special deal on some of them! …
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Hospitals Are Finally Starting to Put Real-Time Data to Use, Harvard Business Review

Hospitals Are Finally Starting to Put Real-Time Data to Use, Harvard Business Review | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Retrospective data is too slow.

 

But many providers are still not leveraging the vast amounts of data that they are collecting to improve the quality of care, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce costs. Indeed, most information available to health care workers and managers is still retrospective. For instance, it is common for organizations to produce reports on infections and patient falls on a monthly basis and those reports only reflect what has already occurred, not what is happening now or is expected to occur in the future. (See this article on predictive analytics.) In this regard, health care is way behind manufacturing, consumer products, and financial services companies.

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Corepoint Health Customers Among Healthcare IT News’ 2014 Best Hospital IT Departments

Corepoint Health Customers Among Healthcare IT News’ 2014 Best Hospital IT Departments | #HITsm | Scoop.it

We love to celebrate the success of our customers. Their daily work improves access to health data – where and when it is needed – that improves patient care and truly saves lives. I can’t think of IT in any other industry that has such a direct impact on people’s lives as those who work in health IT.

Carolinas HealthCare System - #3 Super Hospital IT DepartmentRoper St. Francis Healthcare - #4 Large Hospital IT DepartmentSarah Bush Lincoln Health System - #2 Medium Hospital IT DepartmentCalvert Health System - #9 Medium Hospital IT DepartmentThibodaux Regional Medical Center- #3 Small Hospital IT Department


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New Patient Engagement Strategy eBook. Download it!

New Patient Engagement Strategy eBook. Download it! | #HITsm | Scoop.it
"Patient Engagement is a Strategy, Not a Tool" Download the free eBook from author Leonard Kish.
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ONC's Fridsma talks health data interoperability, new AMIA job

ONC's Fridsma talks health data interoperability, new AMIA job | #HITsm | Scoop.it
ONC's outgoing chief scientist Doug Fridsma, an informatics specialist, talks about health data interoperability and his new new job at the American Medical Informatics Association.
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ONC Musical Chairs Comes at Inopportune Time for Health IT, via @michnoteboom

ONC Musical Chairs Comes at Inopportune Time for Health IT, via @michnoteboom | #HITsm | Scoop.it
If HHS is committed to creating a national health IT infrastructure, they must work quickly to stabilize ONC personnel issues.
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Building for the Long Term Requires More than Moving the Needle

Building for the Long Term Requires More than Moving the Needle | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Perhaps, what we need to remember when dealing with customer data is that the purpose of any company is to solve the need of a person. Lose sight of that and we’ve probably fallen trap to “short-termism” and left with nothing but counting website clicks and likes instead of actual customers.

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What your smartphone addiction actually looks like

What your smartphone addiction actually looks like | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The London-based photographer Babycakes Romero snaps pics of people on their phones to document "the death of conversation."
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What medtech can learn from digital health

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Big medical technology companies have the trust of hospitals. But digital-health startups are the ones developing the most exciting new technologies. Given partnerships and acquisi...
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Let's Play Ball! The Future of Baseball is Tracking Health Data, by @healthiscool

Let's Play Ball! The Future of Baseball is Tracking Health Data, by @healthiscool | #HITsm | Scoop.it
EMR for MLB. The new frontier of baseball data is marrying baseball statistics with medical injury research, keeping players healthy and injury-free.
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EHRs: First, Do No Harm

EHRs: First, Do No Harm | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Shame on us for allowing an EHR vendor to shut off a practice’s access to their patients’ medical records and for recklessly putting patients at risk.
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