By Sarianne Gruber – How much impact could medical device interoperability have on improving safety? A West Health IDEA series hosted care experts to address this question in an open forum titled “Missed Connections, Costly Medicine: Frontline Views on Interoperability and Improved Patient Care”.Read More
Digital Health & Telemedicine
By Kelli Cochrane – “What is the definition of Transitions of Care?” It’s mentioned in the Meaningful Use requirements and is accepted as one of the key areas of risk for patients along the entire care continuum. However, do we as clinicians really have the same idea as to what “Transitions of Care” means?
By Eric Venn-Watson – Over the past year, the perception of mobile technology in healthcare has changed dramatically. mHealth is now being recognized as a tool that can help address the challenges our healthcare system is facing, including a shortage of caregivers, an influx of newly insured patients, decreased reimbursements and readmission penalties.
That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to…
By John Halamka, MD – I have long believed that social networking concepts, mobile devices, analytics, and cloud are key tactics for the success of any IT organization.