2018

3 Healthcare Technology Advances Transforming the Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Kristin Savage writes regularly on the Pick Writers blog and occasionally contributes to other educational platforms. Technology has become an inseparable part of our lives. No matter how you look at it, from smartphones to computers, we need technology to function in our everyday routines. The exact same thing came to apply in the medical […].

What does the 2018 Connected Health Conference tell us about the state of the industry?

cHealth

These days, there are lots of places you can go to learn about trends in the digital health market.

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Nurses are the most trusted profession in America, followed by doctors and pharmacists

Health Populi

Nurses rank top in Americans’ minds for the seventeenth year-in-a-row, Gallup found in its annual survey of honesty and ethics in professions. At the bottom of the list for honesty and ethics in 2018, Gallup points to U.S. Congressional representatives, “Mad Men” and Women of advertising, telemarketers, and folks who sell autos. Congress-folk and car salespeople have ranked at the low-trust bottom for many years in this Gallup poll.

Moving at the speed of Eugene Borukhovich, Bayer’s Global Head of Digital Health Innovation — Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

I caught up recently with Eugene Borukhovich, aka @HealthEugene. Eugene is Global Head, Digital Health Incubation and Innovation at Bayer.

What are you hoping to get out of HIMSS18? A former clinician’s call to action

CiscoHealth

Today, Shanti Gidwani is Cisco’s national director for healthcare in Canada — but in a former life she was a Registered Nurse. As we approach the biggest Health IT event. Healthcare cybersecurity healthcare cybersecurity healthit HIMSS18 telehealth telemedicine

Robotics in Healthcare – Beam Me Up or Be Gone?

Perficient

When you hear the word “robot” like most, you probably begin thinking of a fictional, sci-fi movie – Star Wars; Short Circuit; I, Robot, etc., rarely would you think healthcare. Given the recent uptick in the use of robotics within the health sector, this could soon change. Robotics is not a foreign concept to the healthcare industry. In fact, the use of robots was introduced to the world of medicine back in the 1980’s.

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3 Innovative Steps to Make Big Business Leaps in 2018

Medbridge Education

This article is part two of our three part series on top strategic initiatives and goals we’ve heard from organizations (missed part one? See how you can improve Patient and Staff Engagement.).

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The Patient At Risk: Ever Hear of Germ Theory Denialism?

Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D

I had never heard of Germ Theory Denialism , either. When Louis Pasteur theorized that “germs” caused disease in the 19th century, he and Florence Nightingale had a rigorous debate.

To Care is Human: 3 Considerations for the Future of Patient Experience

The Beryl Institute

This has been an exciting year for the patient experience movement in which an unwavering commitment to human experience has been elevated and expanded globally.

Artificial Intelligence Is the New Operating System In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Pauline Farris, who speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian. She is a voting member of the American Translators Association and an active participant of the Leadership Council of its Portuguese Language Division. Technological advancements always happen so our lives can become a lot easier. We have incorporated technology into every aspect of our lives, from […].

Exciting Aspects of Healthcare Mobile App Development

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ritesh Patil, co-founder, Mobisoft Infotech. In the past few years, information technology has developed and now it becomes an integral part of the medical sphere. Currently, the innovation of wireless medicine is increasing rapidly and influencing the present healthcare industry. In the year 2017, more than 3.5 billion individuals having tablets and mobile phones with access […].

Reimbursement Update: It’s raining new codes!

cHealth

Reader alert: reimbursement codes are not exciting but are critical in advancing connected health… and, after all, we all want to advance connected health. Read on!

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. The Samueli Institute, has several missions including integrative health with a focuses on evidence-based practices for healing, wellbeing and resilience.

The confluence of value-based care and population health

Health Blawg

In the weeks leading up to the HIMSS 2018 conference in early March, I posted a question to the HIMSS community (45,000 strong in person at the conference and over 180,000 strong on the Linked In group), seeking to encourage conversation about the intersection of value-based care and population health.

Reaching everyone, everywhere: Better access to care with telehealth

CiscoHealth

Thomas Yaw Berko rides an old bicycle 30km each way to reach some of the communities he works in as a volunteer health worker in southern Ghana. For the. Healthcare collaboration health for all HealthForAll remote care telehealth telemedicine world health day world health day 2018

Will Digital Healthcare Technology Disrupt Independent Physicians

Perficient

Why fear change? Change is good and has developed the world into what it is today. Change partners with adaptation, to promote a new way of doing things. However, is change in the healthcare industry putting independent physicians at risk? With the increased usage of digital healthcare technology, will the independent physician still be able to maintain the walk-in base of customers?

The 8-Step Program to Becoming CAUTI-Free

Readiness Rounds

It is well known in the healthcare community that a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common infections a patient can contract in the hospital. [1].

Resolve to Meet Strategic Initiatives in 2018 with MedBridge: Patient and Staff Engagement

Medbridge Education

One third of people have already given up on their New Year’s resolution.1 But what about at your organization? What are your main business goals and clinical initiatives for 2018, and how are you planning on finding continued success throughout 2018 and beyond?

How Pharmaceutical Companies Can Take Advantage of the EHR Revolution

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The 21st century has seen a massive change in the way people live their lives. It is now the digital era, and almost everything is online or made available in electronic form. There are now jobs online. Elections are now run in many countries so that people can submit votes electronically. Hotel bookings and other […].

Experience Innovation: Connecting Motive to People and People to Action

The Beryl Institute

As the VP of Experience Innovation at The Beryl Institute, it seems quite logical (and necessary) for me to have a clear understanding of how to define innovation in the Field of Patient Experience.

Top 4 Digital Solutions For Preventive Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Digitalization is inevitable: Technology and healthcare are becoming more inextricably linked as new innovations and discoveries are made. Many health-related devices and services have been created in recent years with the express purpose of improving everyone’s quality of life. As a result, many international healthcare companies, like Now Health International, are now implementing innovative digital […].

Harnessing Innovation to Serve and Create Value for Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Georgia Mitsi, PhD, MBA, senior director and head of digital healthcare initiatives, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Innovation is not a choice but rather a growth mindset, which creates an environment for building a sustainable business. This mindset allows for objectivity and contributions towards a bigger shared purpose. Innovation is about challenging the status quo with processes […].

Is talking to software the next big step in healthcare delivery?

cHealth

Provider to Patient Ratios by 2020. In my latest book, The New Mobile Age , we spend some time talking about the growing demand for care (we’re getting older and older people need more care) as compared to the flat supply of healthcare providers.

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

American consumers are now viewing their phones an average of 52 times daily, with 39 percent of consumers believing they use their smartphones too much. In fact, 60 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds admit to smartphone overuse, the highest level of any age group. However, 63 percent of the respondents reported trying to limit their smartphone usage, roughly half succeeding in cutting back.

Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

While at the HIMSS annual conference this year I spoke with many healthcare technology company leaders. I am pleased to share some of those conversations here. This selection focuses on interoperability, the patient matching technology that undergirds aspects of interoperability, and the benefits of these technologies in the development of tools to manage patient journeys in a manner that engages patients, caregivers and providers as partners in care, advancing the quadruple aim.

Reaching everyone, everywhere: Better access to care with telehealth

CiscoHealth

Thomas Yaw Berko rides an old bicycle 30km each way to reach some of the communities he works in as a volunteer health worker in southern Ghana. For the 7,000 people in the district he serves, early detection and diagnosis can mean the difference between an infection that can be treated in the home and one that could mean months in a hospital and possible long-term disability [1].

Creating a Holistic View: Data Consolidation and Integration

Perficient

The consolidation of data and integration of systems is essential to providing a holistic 360-degree view of patients and members. This view can enable a variety of activities to enhance and drive efficiency in business and clinical activities, such as increasing patient safety and the quality of care healthcare delivery organizations provide to patients. One organization that understands the challenges associated with bringing data together across a large number of hospitals is Mayo Clinic.

The Resiliency of High Reliability Organizations

Readiness Rounds

What is the resiliency of a high reliability organization? What would a high reliability healthcare organization be resilient to? First, let’s discuss resilience in general.

Global IT Consulting Firms In Healthcare: In Search of the New Killer App

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Paddy Padmanabhan, healthcare growth strategist, Damo Consulting, and the author of The Big Unlock: Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-Based Care Era. Global IT consulting firms, especially those with an India heritage, have had a long run at high growth rates, fueled by one idea: Outsourcing information technology (IT) operations to […].

Trauma Program Operator’s Manual – Kindle edition

The Healthcare Quality Blog

About four months ago, I heard about another trauma program medical director who had to give a presentation about the open abdomen because of local politics at their center. They weren’t really asked.

The Smell of Love: An Olfactory PX

The Beryl Institute

It's been an important realization for me to see that the way in which I look at the patient experience is dependent on my orientation to it at the time.

Sharing Too Much? A Tale of Privacy, Big Data and Sleep Technologies

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner, freelance writer, @faulknercreek. The proliferation of wearable mobile-connected devices has done a lot of good for people trying to lead healthier lives. People are able to gather data about their sleep to help them get better rest, track insomnia, stress, and exercise, and keep up to date on their own daily routines […]. The article Sharing Too Much?

Revolutionizing Medicine with Artificial Intelligence

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Claire Whittaker, CEO, Artificially Intelligent Claire. In today’s world, we have access to more data than ever before. Analysis of big data is allowing us to solve ever more complicated problems at scale in a way that was not previously possible. It’s a revolution. Now it’s time to use the revolution of artificial intelligence in medicine. […].

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(Focused) Reflections from HIMSS 2018

cHealth

Connected Health Experience – HIMSS. Most folks who attend the annual meeting of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) these days will tell you that to make the most of it, you ‘need a strategy’.