BOSTON--“We ain’t seen nothing yet. What soon will be ubiquitous will be mind-blowing,” said John Mattison, MD, CMIO and assistant medical director of Kaiser Permanente Southern California at the mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 on July 23.
It is said that real innovation happens on the fringes of what is possible. By making bold decisions and employing a maverick spirit outside of “the herd,” real innovation is possible within your hospital. Successful examples can be found everyday if you look for the solutions and work to avoid the ample negativity in the industry.
Improving clinical workflow begins with interoperability and ends with a serious focus on usability, design, clearer information visualization and actionable intelligence at the point of care. Better usability should mean efficient, safer, higher quality, better coordinated care, and it should be a goal for every EMR vendor, developer, designer, programmer and clinical informatician.
Data mining is digging into your health. Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your spending habits. Now, your employer can tell whether you’ll have diabetes a year from now. And the federal government is encouraging businesses to use that information to tell you how to eat and exercise, to “data mine” for your own good and...
This year's class of 'Most Wired' hospitals are diving "deeper into data analytics and population health management," according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
The 16th annual survey, conducted by H&HN in partnership with the American Hospital Association, CHIME, McKesson and AT&T, finds that these 375 organizations are also using information technology to bridge gaps to outpatient providers, the report finds.
Anybody can be a genius now. It used to be you had to have a thought no one ever had before or you had to invent a number. Now, its’ like: "Hey, I got a cup in case we need another cup." "Duude! You’re a genius!"
From aspiring entrepreneurs to established CEOs, there’s often too much distance between how leaders talk about their companies and what they really do.
Stage 2 of Meaningful Use requires caregivers to send syndromic surveillance and reportable labs results to their state’s department of public health. These two components are often referred to as the public health objectives of Meaningful Use. But what, exactly, are syndromic surveillance and reportable labs and what will the results be used for?
Two of the tech world’s most recognizable celebrities, Cali Lewis and John Pozadzides, will speak at Corepoint Connect 14, Corepoint Health’s annual user conference, Oct. 1-4 in Plano, Texas. Lewis and Pozadzides are hosts of Geekbeat.tv, a technology news publisher with millions of weekly viewers.
The federal government is working on a rule to relax the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use. Electronic health record users and vendors have little choice but to wait. That doesn't make them happy.
Since issuing its mobile medical applications guidance, the FDA has offered a number of clarifying statements, intended to give the regulated community a clearer idea of whether and when to expect any particular mHealth application to be considered a device....
Forward-thinking companies have found creative ways to get their teams together, and their lessons and structure can be easily duplicated in meetings anywhere. These creative methods aren’t just clever for cleverness’s sake: Most of them are science-backed and all of them are grounded in successful experience. With just a handful of hacks, meetings can be speedier, more productive, and more enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are 9 outside-the-box ideas
President Obama and Congress poured $30 billion in taxpayer subsidies for digital medical records beginning in 2009, with few strings attached and no safety oversight of the vendors who sell the systems. Although the explosion in use of the electronic records has opened up a new category of patient risks, the Obama administration has opted against mandatory reporting of problems.
Chad Johnson's insight:
Actually... HITECH is a product of the Bush administration.
I've written several times about C-CDA Release 2.0 and issues with template versioning which are pretty close to resolution, and I've also written previously about the 2015 Certification criteria and backwards compatibilitywith 2014 criteria.
What I'd like to expand upon now is an issue that could occur if C-CDA Release 2.0 was adopted as optional criteria for 2015 and how we could arrange things so that a 2014 system could receive it.
UPMC's Technology Development Center in Bakery Square in Larimer has built a tablet-based platform that aims to take such “detective work” out of medicine, by pulling information from a variety of electronic health record silos and presenting it to doctors on a sleek and meaningful interface that's easy for non-techies to digest.
The platform, called Convergence, earned UPMC the 2014 Innovator Award by the American Hospital Association's Hospital & Health Networks journal.
Convergence aims to help physicians save time and make smarter clinical decisions. It allows doctors to access patient information on the go with Microsoft Surface tablets and can reveal in minutes a medical history that otherwise could take 30 minutes to an hour to research on desktop computers
Analysts say as many as 130 million wearable tech devices will be sold by 2018. They promise to improve health, fitness and wellness. To have that impact, though, wearable tech must go beyond telling people things they already know.