2018

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Promise of Next Generation of Digital Health

Perficient

By 2022, we predict 25% of healthcare consumer interactions will be digitally executed outside of a traditional care setting; while the remaining 75% will gravitate to digitally coordinate real-time health systems. Digital Health is coming of age, bringing with it new capabilities for healthcare interactions and care delivery for consumers, patients and members, and the ecosystem that supports them.

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].

A Public Health Crisis Requires a Roadmap of Solutions

Healthcare Leadership Council

It’s indisputable that the opioid addiction crisis with which America is currently grappling is one of historic magnitude. We’re losing more than 115 people per day from opioid overdoses.

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?

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.

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.

This Is What Happens When You Respond To One Bad Case

The Healthcare Quality Blog

By now, you know how I feel about responding to one (or a few) cases with big changes to your system. Now I know that sometimes cases are so extra-ordinary, dramatic, or horrific that something has to be done owing to public pressure, legal issues, or some extenuating circumstances. But, guess what, it turns out that responding to one (or just a few) cases leads to a worsening of your system’s performance.

What Are The Top Barriers to Medication Adherence?

Health Dialog

Today, 82% of adults in the U.S. regularly take at least one medication, while 29% take five or more. Unfortunately, many aren’t taking them as prescribed. According to the New England Journal of Medicine , 33% - 66% of all medication-related hospitalizations that occur in the U.S. are caused by poor medication adherence. Furthermore, half of patients with chronic conditions do not take their medications as prescribed, and close to 30% never even fill them.

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%.

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].

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 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.

The Time is Right to Address Harmful Healthcare Taxes

Healthcare Leadership Council

There is still more speculation than certainty as to what will happen in the congressional lame duck session in the final weeks of 2018, but there is one easy step lawmakers should take before adjournment that would benefit both consumers and the innovative future of our nation’s healthcare system. Two significant healthcare taxes are currently in a state of suspension.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Power of the Patient Engagement: Mentoring and Guidance is Critical to Behavior Change

Health Dialog

Health coaching is at the heart of what we do at Health Dialog. Building lasting relationships with our patients can help drive positive behavior change and increase self-management of chronic conditions. The personalized experienced of a one-on-one health coach can give patients the tools and confidence they need in order to reach their health goals. One member, Susan, connected with a health coach that forever changed her health journey. Susan’s Health Journey. Meet Susan: 39 years old.

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.

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.

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

CiscoHealth

Today, I’m Cisco’s national director for healthcare in Canada — but in a former life I was a Registered Nurse. As we approach the biggest Health IT event of the year, I have a few thoughts on the upcoming conference from a clinician’s perspective. Watch this short video to find out: The conversations I’m hoping to have at HIMSS18. My predictions on the evolution of virtual care. Why security in healthcare is more important than ever — and what might finally move the needle.

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.