2018

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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.

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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.

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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

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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].

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5 Essentials for Healthcare CIOs: A Provider Data Management Checklist

Complete and accurate provider data is essential for health organizations to operate effectively. A better understanding of your provider network helps to understand patients and consumers, identify gaps in care, and make the best possible decisions for your businesses.

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Quantifying the Medicare Advantage advantage

Healthcare Leadership Council

In the 15 years since its inception, the increase in popularity of Medicare Advantage (MA) – health coverage provided by private plans in contrast to traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare – has been undeniable.

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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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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.

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Overcoming Barriers to Medication Adherence: Helping Patients with Time Management

Health Dialog

This is the second installation of our “Overcoming Barriers to Medication Adherence” blog series. Read our introductory blog post to learn the common characteristics of medication non-adherence and how to identify the patient-level barriers to adherence. The most frequent reason given for not taking medication properly is poor time management.

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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.

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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.

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Level up Culture & EQ | Sign up for the #CultureDrop

Once a week, culture & leadership expert Galen Emanuele gives free, actionable EQ training in 5 minutes or less. Subscribe to the #CultureDrop and access free resources & content.

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More People Using Meditation and Yoga as Medicine, Especially Women

Health Populi

While overall adoption of meditation and yoga in the U.S. substantially grew between 2012 and 2017, many more women than men use these holistic medicine approaches. In 2017, 14.3% of American adults 18 and over did yoga, 14.2% meditated, and 10.3% saw a chiropractor. Use of meditation grew over 300% over the five years, and use of yoga by 50%. Using a chiropractor marginally rose by 10%.

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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.

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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.

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Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I caught up with Fred Trotter to talk about his work as a healthcare data journalist and about his service on the federal cybersecurity task force , which issued a report last year. Fred is a health care IT veteran, founder of CareSet Systems and the DocGraph Journal and an alum of multiple successful technical startups. He’s the co-author of O’Reilly’s first health IT book, Hacking Healthcare, and the 2015 recipient of the Healthcare Data Liberator of the Year award.

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

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HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. The comapny enables real time coordination of value-based care delivery across providers by simplifying reporting by providers to payors and making resources available to providers to address patient needs.

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Ed Marx, Cleveland Clinic CIO – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Ed Marx is the CIO of the Cleveland Clinic. He’s a Fellow of HIMSS and CHIME, and has been recognized by the two organizations as the CIO of the year. He partners with Clinic leaders, and his responsibilities include development and execution of strategic planning and governance, driving optimal resource utilization, team development and ensuring organizational support.

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A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare

Health Blawg

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. We are awash in data. But we can’t access data when and where we need it. We are awash in dollars. But untold billions are lost to waste, fraud and abuse. Apple recently announced its foray into the personal health record market.

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Rasu Shrestha, UPMC and Healthcare Innovation – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

Rasu Shrestha is the Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and also serves as an Executive Vice President of UPMC Enterprises. You should follow him on Twitter: @RasuShrestha. We spoke about the meaning of innovation and about some of the innovations — past, present and future — at UPMC.

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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

CMS has a communications problem. Together with the Joint Commission, CMS issued joint guidance on the use of SMS messaging for clinical communications just over a year ago. Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten.

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Cindy Friend, Caradigm and Population Health – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Cindy Friend , who is Vice President of Clinical Population Health Solutions & Transformation at Caradigm – a GE Healthcare company Twitter: @caradigm. Cindy is a registered nurse with more than 20 years combined experience in healthcare administration, clinical delivery, and health information technology both in the public and private sectors. Our conversation focused on the opportunities for improving population health through ACOs.

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Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost the U.S. economy over $327 billion a year just in the costs of diagnosed diabetes. In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans.

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The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I asked my longtime colleague and friend Robert Mittman, with whom I collaborated at Institute for the Future for a decade, how he managed international travel and jet lag, he said simply, “The time zone you’re in is the time zone you’re in.” ” This lesson has stayed with me since I received Robert’s advice over twenty years ago.

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A Guide to Virtual Care Technology: 5 Steps to Creating Your Continuum of Care

This guide addresses the increased demand for and benefits of expanding your virtual care options to help retain patients, cut down on hospital readmissions, and expand revenue opportunities.

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Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. That’s the consumer-demand side of the equation. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?”

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Consumer Health and Patient Engagement – Are We There Yet?

Health Populi

Along with artificial intelligence, patient engagement feels like the new black in health care right now. Perhaps that’s because we’re just two weeks out from the annual HIMSS Conference which will convene thousands of health IT wonks, users and developers (I am the former), but I’ve received several reports this week speaking to health engagement and technology that are worth some trend-weaving.

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Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July this year. The NHS “supply shortage” is a result of financial cuts to both social care and public health. These have negatively impacted older people and care for people at home in Great Britain.

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Broadband As Social Determinant of Health – Microsoft’s Plan to Bolster Rural Access

Health Populi

In the U.S., the highest levels of unemployment are in places that often have the lowest access to broadband connectivity. And, “without a proper broadband connection, these communities can’t start or run a modern business, access telemedicine, take an online class, digitally transform their farm, or research a school project online,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said yesterday as the company announced their continued commitment to expanding broadband in rural America.

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19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

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The Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

Health Populi

Diabetes is a family issue, and its prevalence is growing in America. November 14, 2018, is World Diabetes Day , and the International Diabetes Federation reminds us that this condition impacts the whole household — not just the person diagnosed with diabetes. Why the family? Because diabetes is one disease that is largely preventable: through eating right, being physically active, and making healthy choices every day.

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The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

How long can people living in the U.S. expect to live? years of age, if you were born in 2017. That’s a decline of 0.1 year from 2016. This decline especially impacted baby boys: their life expectancy fell to 76.1 years, while baby girls’ life expectancy stayed even at 81.1 years. That’s the latest data on Mortality in the United States, 2017 , soberly brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

“Do no harm” has been the professional and ethical mantra of physicians since the Hippocratic Oath was first uttered by medical students. The origins of that three-word objective probably came out of Hippocrates’ Corpus , which included a few additional words: “to do good or to do no harm.”. The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application.

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Americans End 2018 Worried About Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

Nearly one-half of Americans are quite concerned they won’t have enough money to pay for medical care, according to the latest Gallup poll. Health insurance in-security is mainstream as of November 2018, when Gallup polled U.S. adults about views on healthcare costs. It’s a major concern among six in ten people that their health plan would require they pay higher premiums or a bigger portion of their healthcare expenses.

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Leveraging Technology and Communication: Overcome the 3 Misaligned Employee Benefits Incentives

Speaker: Chris Wolpert, Founder of Group Benefit Solutions

This webinar with Chris Wolpert will expose the hidden misaligned incentives in the employee benefits space and help you modernize your approach to benefits by leveraging technology and communication.