The indicators are starting to show a strong correlation between the notion of giving and economic success. After all, it’s a well-worn truth that trust drives economics and exchange. Giving is a profound way to develop that trust within a community network. So, give thanks, then find the right community, and give a bit of yourself. Good things will follow.
Angela Dunn continues her series on innovation in healthcare. The latest discusses the benefit of learning from others and introduces the “innovisit” and the “What If…? Movement” that inspire innovation and challenge the status quo. Do you have an example of an innovation outside of healthcare used in healthcare?
Data is a powerful thing. It may show that an algorithm is contributing to successful outcomes or it can also show that it’s having detrimental effects on patient outcomes. Those in charge of the algorithms have to investigate why that is and update the algorithm to improve the outcomes.
I think the thing healthcare providers fear most, be they nurses, physicians, physical therapists, pharmacists, is making a mistake. We all got into the healthcare field to help, not harm someone. Yes, mistakes in our line of work can be deadly. But they can also be teaching moments that bring fixable flaws in our delivery systems to light.
The Holy Grail of Health IT right now is to create a trusted app platform and marketplace. We’ve seen that with Aetna’s CarePass and platform strategy. We’ve seen hints of it with United and Optum.
Could the Avado acquisition signal the beginnings of a true, trusted mHealth platform?
A recent #HITsm chat topic asked what elements are needed to constitute an effective patient portal. Let’s take a look at the most popular results.
We can make the right decisions if we’re given real facts. It is true for health care, for prices, for data, for code, for physician ratings and innumerable other private, cloistered and opaque parts of our system. The problem is facts are often hard to come by, or heavily disguised in, the noise, but there is a solution.
CEOs of hospitals with advanced health IT are paid more. However, studies show mortality rates & readmission do not influence CEO salaries. Technology can only go so far and the rest is up to us humans. The newest model MRI may produce the most clear and easy to read scans, but if the health care provider doesn’t interpret them correctly or doesn’t communicate the information to the patient in a clear way then you’re probably not going to get the best patient outcome.
A culture that advocates transparency, honesty, flat hierarchy, and teamwork, hospitals are still not safe without a system that is designed correctly. Contrarily, no amount of protocols, checklists, training, or functional systems will counteract people who inherently make mistakes. It is the combination of culture and properly designed system processes that can catch causes of patient harm.
Code-a-thons and shared creative spaces, may be the basic research labs of consumer engagement “drugs.” Read why Leonard Kish thinks they hold key insight that would be beneficial for the burgeoning health and wellness communities working to create true patient engagement.