Any dancer or doctor knows full well what an incredibly expressive device your body is. 300 joints! 600 muscles! Hundreds of degrees of freedom! The…
Despite spending $8,508 per person on healthcare – more than any other country – the U.S. healthcare system placed dead last for overall healthcare quality in a new Commonwealth Fund report that compared the U.S. healthcare system’s performance with 10 other industrialized nations. Commonwealth has conducted four similar studies since 2004 and each time the U.S. has been ranked at the bottom of the pack. That’s one heck of a losing streak.
Two new IHE Technical Framework supplements and a handbook are still out for public comment. The ITI Technical Committee encourages and welcomes your input to these important health IT standards.
Many in healthcare technology blog to learn and teach. We all seek understanding. To Angela Dunn, blogging is a way to share sensemaking, to cross-pollinate ideas from disparate sources. “I find that the more mindful I am, the more I invite serendipity and synchronicity.”
Why would anyone who is presented with hard evidence choose to believe otherwise?
What if those opposed to EHR use kept a log of what they expected to happen (e.g., less time with patients, increased work load) and compared it to a log of what was actually happening? They might have a different perspective and see they aren’t working longer hours. The same advice goes for those pushing for the implementation of new technology. You have to acknowledge what is actually happening – nurses working longer shifts – and compare it to what you hoped would happen. We have to be willing to change our views when faced with real-world experiences.
I admire those who can explain the complex simply. In researching the latest developments in neuroscience and technology, I discovered the brilliant Dr. Story Landis, a…
Meaningful use criteria are indeed shaping the industry and modernizing how health data is used, but the criteria isn’t a paint-by-numbers instruction manual. IT departments should not feel reliant on or handcuffed by the ONC. There is still plenty of room for IT leaders to set ambitious, innovative goals that help create a competitive advantage through data exchange.
Jon Mertz describes the current state of health data interoperability, including the following four imperatives to health information exchange:
-We need to remove technical, political, and health standards barriers to data exchanges.
-We need vendors to work together more collaboratively.
-We need a community of care providers to work more collaboratively together.
-We need to think outside our system boxes and better equip patients and providers to exchange data in a meaningful, secure, and real-time way.
“We are again at a time of great change. The doctors of medicine long have been revered like priests of old; scribes copied their words…
2013 was a good year for health IT and has laid the foundation for 2014 to be the biggest year ever for the industry. ICD-10…