Best, Worst, Top, and Trends Lists

New checklistWho doesn’t like a good list? Whether you are on it, know someone on it, or aspire to be on it, you always want to read the list. Here are some interesting lists I think deserve sharing.

Techstars Healthcare Accelerator with Cedars-Sinai Welcomes 11 Companies to their Inaugural Class
11 companies have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of Techstars Healthcare (@techstars) and Cedars-Sinai (@CedarsSinai) partnership. From mobile health solutions to new devices and disruptive services, these innovative healthcare-focused startups are working to transform health and healthcare delivery as part of the Los Angeles-based accelerator program. The three-month accelerator will offer mentorship and guidance from clinicians & administrators at Cedars-Sinai, healthcare industry experts and investors and entrepreneurs from the Techstars network, along with up to $120,000 investment per company. The LA-based program will culminate with Demo Day on June 23rd.

2016’s Best and Worst States for Doctors
With the medical profession undergoing intense change in recent years due to the Affordable Care Act, the rise of branded hospital networks and the retirement of Baby Boomers, the personal finance website WalletHub (@wallethub) recently released its report on the 2016’s Best & Worst States for Doctors.To identify the best states for those in the business of saving lives, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics. Their data set ranges from “physicians’ monthly average starting salary” to “number of hospitals per capita” to “medically underserved areas or populations.”

150 great places to work in healthcare – 2016
Becker’s Healthcare recently released the 2016 edition of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” The list features U.S. healthcare provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of healthcare-specific companies, like consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more. The organizations included were grouped into eight general categories. ZirMed (@zirmed), our RCM sponsor, made the Health IT and Revenue Cycle Management Category.

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Top 5 Women Healthcare Blogs
Much of the disruption and innovation in healthcare today is being driven by women and in 2016 experts and writers use blogging as a tool to share their insights, advice, and messages. There are a wealth of sites with blogs a plenty to peruse. LiveClinic (@liveClinicInc) helps narrow the field for us by shining the spotlight on five of the top women in the healthcare bloggers world. And you know if they are blogging they are tweeting – @DrLindaMD, @drval, @healthythinker , @barbaraficarra, and @pippak.

10 Sickest Sates According to Twitter
Twitter is a useful social media tool to gauge how people are feeling about various news and trending topics. Researchers at Bay Alarm Medical (@BayAlarmMedical) decided to use this type of data from Twitter to determine how people are feeling from a health standpoint. By sifting through 500,000 tweets the researchers were able to uncover which states and cities tweet the most about illness.

Nine Steps to a Successful Telehealth Implementation
Telehealth has been around for a while now in various forms, but in recent years the movement has been building up steam. Many believe that in the not so distant future telehealth practices will be an integral part of our mainstream medical experience. Healthcare organizations must be ready to accept and implement these changes. Fortunately, Logicalis (@LogicalisUS) telehealth experts have outlined nine steps to help organizations “take a strategic approach to the design and implementation of a successful telehealth program.”

Three Health IT Trends to Watch in 2016
Health information technology (HIT) supports health information management across computerized systems and the secure exchange of health information between consumers, providers, payers, and quality monitors. It is an important tool from both the marketplace and regulatory perspectives. Cybersecurity, telemedicine, and partnerships are the three healthcare IT trends in 2016 that Navigant’s healthcare practice recommends to have the most impact on business. HCI Healthcare Informatics (@HCInformatics)

49 Medical Technology Companies Signed Pledge to Share Data
The goal of the Patient Safety Movement (@0x2020) is to get to zero preventable deaths by 2020. The organization believes that “with the right people, ideas, and technology, it’s an attainable goal.” Recently, 49 healthcare technology companies signed the Patient Safety Movement’s Open Data Pledge, a public pledge to share their data to promote patient safety. The pledge is designed to foster a marketplace of data analytics to encourage entrepreneurs to develop novel uses of health data that will improve patient safety and reduce preventable deaths.