NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There may be several non-medical factors outside of hospitals' control that are linked to how heart and pneumonia patients fare once they're discharged, according to a fresh...
Artist and patient advocate Regina Holliday was the keynote speaker Oct. 5, 2012, at Corepoint Connect 12. Her artwork depicts health data exchange and the alphabet soup of healthcare standards. Cool stuff!
Innovative healthcare conferences with free live streaming and video recordings truly understand that good ideas can come from anywhere.
The value of content on the social web is being able to offer your point of view. The long term value of the recorded conference presentations is not only that they can be viewed at a later date, but that they can be embedded and shared. Presentations become part of new content created and conversations started by healthcare bloggers and writers globally including industry professionals, physicians and patients. Ideas grow, new connections are made, and the digital footprint and reach of the conference is maximized.
Health literacy is a concept that describes a patient’s ability to understand materials provided by physicians or other providers. Several factors, including education level, income, and age, can influence health literacy.
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Take our short, 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law, and then find out how you compare to the rest of the country, as represented by the findings of the Kaiser Family Foundation's monthly Health Tracking Poll.
What makes an EHR more usable? The answer is a team consisting of patients, physicians, and vendors.
The best healthcare vendors listen to their customers. It is more than listening though. It is acting on what is heard in a way that makes the product better, more usable, and more effective. EHR vendors can change the model by involving patients in this process as well. Even though physicians, clinicians, and administrative personnel are the primary users of an EHR, their solutions benefit patients, too. Information in an EHR will be viewed and carried forward by patients, so they can provide a valuable perspective on usability.
The National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), today (Oct 22, 2012) released four videos highlighting outstanding behavioral and social science research on mindless eating, risk-taking, diabetes management, and the evolution of skin pigmentation.
The videos, called Research Highlights, are available on both the OBSSR website and the NIH YouTube channel and feature prominent researchers describing their work and its implications for society.
Image via Wikipedia Not a week goes by without seeing some headline about deficits pushing municipalities to desperation or Bill Gates describing state budgets using accounting techniques that would make Enron blush.