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Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012

Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Health Leaders Media:

 

Which quality issues will provoke the most influential changes in healthcare in 2012? Or, which ones will most rapidly accelerate the graying of chief quality officers' hair? There are so many, it's hard to pick the most significant. We interviewed quality experts around the country to glean the most influential and then picked a dozen.

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Great Hopes for 2012 Begins With a Look Back at The 10 Most Popular Posts From 2011

Great Hopes for 2012 Begins With a Look Back at The 10 Most Popular Posts From 2011 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The transition of the calendar year always brings out countless Top 10 lists. That makes perfect sense, really, because after investing time and effort into any effort, it’s good to look back to see what people liked and what was successful to help steer where we go in the future.

 

This post links to the 10 HL7 Standards blog posts were the most read in 2011.

 

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From TechCrunch:

 

"In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps."


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Hospitals Tracking Tech Anew. EHRs and Meaningful Use

Hospitals Tracking Tech Anew. EHRs and Meaningful Use | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Health IT Update:

 

Electronic health records top a list of 10 technologies hospitals need to watch in 2012, according to a report released by ECRI Institute.

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Hospital employee allegedly makes fun of patient's medical condition on Facebook; officials investigating

Hospital employee allegedly makes fun of patient's medical condition on Facebook; officials investigating | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From LA Daily News:

 

According to a printout of the Facebook page obtained by the Daily News, the employee displayed a photo of a medical record listing the woman's name and the date she was admitted, and posted the comment: "Funny but this patient came in to cure her VD and get birth control."

 

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2012 Health IT Spending & Trends

2012 Health IT Spending & Trends | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Nearly 90 percent of healthcare IT decision-makers are planning significant investments in hardware, software and other solutions within the next six months. Within the IT budget, the report lists the major tech investments that were put off in 2011 and slated for actualization in 2012.

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For Hospitals, There's No App For Adopting Tablet Computers

For Hospitals, There's No App For Adopting Tablet Computers | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From NPR's Health Blog.

 

Interesting take on mobile device security issues:

 

Hospitals may be the only places in America that aren't crazy for iPads. Security issues and incompatibility with hospital systems are two big reasons why tablet computers haven't caught on.

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2012 predictions: 3 data-centric HIT game changers

2012 predictions: 3 data-centric HIT game changers | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Lorraine Fernandes, global healthcare ambassador, IBM, gives some predictions for HIT data in 2012.

 

1. Consistent, real-time information and interoperability will prove indispensible for chronic disease management.

 

[[and anything else for that matter!]]

 

 2. Analytics will be a game changer in improving patient care.

 

[[Many larger hospitals already use analytics. I believe insurance exchanges are going to be very interested in analytics.]]

 

3. A clinical hub will help redefine how patient data is accessed and applied to treatment through quality improvement activities and research.

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Creedence, The Dude and Consolidated CDA

Creedence, The Dude and Consolidated CDA | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Last blog post of 2011!

 

Read how the ONC is choosing Consolidated CDA for Meaningful Use and is set to leave CCR in the rear-view mirror.

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Older doctors can be more tech-savvy than many think

Older doctors can be more tech-savvy than many think | #HITsm | 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.

 

Even though older physicians have been found to be the least likely to adopt an electronic medical record system, it's not because they're averse to technology, analysts say. It's likely that their experience may have taught them not to be so quick to cling to a new fad, or spend money on something that will make them less efficient. But if you offer them something they think will make them better doctors, they will use it enthusiastically.'


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Aetna acquires iTriage app maker Healthagen to bundle with ACO offering

Aetna acquires iTriage app maker Healthagen to bundle with ACO offering | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Part of Aetna's new ACO offering where it will be a key component for consumer engagement. Will patients trust an insurance company vs a health 2.0 firm though?

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Physicians rely on search engines to help find clinical information

Physicians rely on search engines to help find clinical information | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Professional journals are still their most frequently used source of information, but most physicians say access to the Internet has helped improve patient care.

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Expert Series: Nate Osit's 2012 Health IT Predictions

Expert Series: Nate Osit's 2012 Health IT Predictions | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From NaviNet:

 

Top #HITsm contributor @NateOsit is interviewed about trends and topics facing the Health IT industry in 2012. Nate is an active member of healthcare IT communities across social media.

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10 buzz-worthy health IT articles of 2011

10 buzz-worthy health IT articles of 2011 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Healthcare IT News:

 

Michelle McNickle and Kelly Mehler provide a roundup of 10 articles that got the most attention on Healthcare IT News.

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Eight technologies for a healthier 2012

Eight technologies for a healthier 2012 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Washington Post:

 

Wadhwa outlines eight types of technologies that will help you keep your New Year’s resolution to get (or stay) healthier.


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Hospitals slow on tablet implementation

Hospitals slow on tablet implementation | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From FierceMobileHealthcare:

 

The enthusiasm for iPads in healthcare these days is palpable. Hospital CIOs like John Halamka sing the device's praise, while health systems like The Ottawa Hospital and even the Department of Veterans Affairs are rolling out thousands of tablet devices as we speak.

 

But it turns out they're in an extreme minority yet. Less than 1 percent of hospitals actually have fully functional tablet systems, according to West Wireless Health Institute, Kaiser Health Newsand NPR report. Even at pioneering hospitals like UC San Diego Health System, fewer than 10 percent of physicians actively are using iPads more than 18 months after the hospital started rolled them out.

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New Accountable Care Model Could Save $1.1B

From Information Week:

 

The new Pioneer Accountable Care Organization initiative set to launch in January in 32 healthcare organizations across the country could save up to $1.1 billion over five years, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

The initiative, which will be managed by the CMS Innovation Center, marks a significant step in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) efforts to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals and other caregivers to offer coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Start-Ups Look to Social Gaming to Make Health Care Less of a Pain

Start-Ups Look to Social Gaming to Make Health Care Less of a Pain | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From The Wall Stree Journal:

 

"A group of technology start-ups is taking its cue from social gaming, in hopes of relieving companies, doctors and patients of some of the pain involved in managing health care."

 

I'm personally not convinced gaming has any staying power, mostly just "Cool!" power.

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2011: 6 Health IT Shifts + 3 Disappointments

2011: 6 Health IT Shifts + 3 Disappointments | #HITsm | Scoop.it

New HL7 Standards blog post from Jon Mertz.

 

Jon lists the ways 2011 ushered in many positive changes for healthcare and Health IT, but writes, "there is still an understanding that we have a long way to go in order to achieve a true connected health care system, yet we know the movement is happening."

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Physicians, Risk and Opportunity in the Digital Age

Physicians, Risk and Opportunity in the Digital Age | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Well-written, detailed and lengthy take from Dr. Bryan Vartebedian on physicians and social media usage.

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You know your Klout score. What's your Kred score?

You know your Klout score. What's your Kred score? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

'Kred (@Kred) has a more transparent scoring system than Klout (@Klout) and a different value proposition for brands.'

 

...We thought about using this for the annual #HITsm awards. Anyone have any thoughts?


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Do You Want to Be Able to Read and Share Your Medical Records?

Do You Want to Be Able to Read and Share Your Medical Records? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From The Atlantic:

 

A pair of U.S.studies suggest that most people do, believing it would help to boost the quality of care that they're already receiving.

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2011 Top #HITsm Twitter Contributors

2011 Top #HITsm Twitter Contributors | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The #HITsm Twitter community is an active, collaborative group interested in healthcare, healthcare IT, and how technology can help improve the healthcare industry. These are some great voices to follow.

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Sweden lets citizens take over its official Twitter account. This is either genius or insanity.

Sweden lets citizens take over its official Twitter account. This is either genius or insanity. | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Sweden will have a different citizen take over its official Twitter account every week in 2012.

 

“No one owns the brand of Sweden more than its people. With this initiative we let them show their Sweden to the world,” says Thomas Brühl, the CEO of the country’s tourism agency VisitSweden.


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