By Andy Slavitt & Karen B. DeSalvo – The great promise of technology is to bring information to our fingertips, connect us to one another, improve our productivity, and create a platform for the next generation of innovations.Read More
Digital Health & Telemedicine
By Mike Sutter – Several different ‘flavors’ of telehealth have developed over the years, with varying degrees of popularity and adoption. Some hospitals have telehealth systems in an emergency room, allowing ER physicians to communicate directly with physicians at another site. Other hospitals have specialty physicians who leverage telehealth visits from one health facility to another.
The telemedicine market is growing at a significant rate due to increasing healthcare costs, a growing geriatric population, and rising incidence of chronic diseases mixed with increasing government funding and growing technological advances. Here is news being reported.
By Matt Patterson MD – Much has changed in the years since HIPAA was first passed into law, not the least of which is the use of mobile technology in healthcare. As a physician, patient, and healthcare technology business leader, I have experienced numerous frustrations and inefficiencies resulting from practices struggling to adhere to the letter of the HIPAA law rather than embracing its spirit.
By Mark Grenga – As technology remains at the forefront of prominent healthcare trends, growing mHealth Solutions and global telemedicine markets have reified the predictions of many who previously envisioned the healthcare industry’s tech driven evolution.
Infographics are great way to display statistical data that shows comparisons or charts that come from research and reports. In these infographics see what’s important to physicians when in comes to teleheath, how e-prescribing can reduce errors, fraud and abuse, and see the history of electronic health records and how they may improve your health and health care in the future.
By Eric Nilsson – Whether they were highlights or lowlights, healthcare stories dominated the news in 2015. The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, expanded medical coverage, the meltdown of blood-testing startup Theranos and the arrest of pharmaceutical industry entrepreneur Martin Shkreli, criticized for raising the price of life-saving drugs, were some of the stories that took center stage.
By Matt Patterson MD – In my ritual of year-end reflection, I am struck by an unshakeable parallel between the general healthcare climate today, and the atmosphere surrounding the late stages of the American Revolution and the start of our fledgling nation.
By Jonathan Draper – Breaking down the silos between data sources and departments involves a complex blend of technology and people that, not surprisingly, can result in conflict along the way. However, the ultimate goal remains the same for all: protect the patient. Understanding the concerns of each department and encouraging communication amongst the groups can reduce this tension, allowing for innovation to take hold and enhance care throughout an organization.