Did You See these Lists?

womeninhitWho 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.

Congratulations to the 2016 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT
Health Data Management has selected 75 of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. The awards are broken into three categories: thought leaders, provider/payer executives and CIOs/IT leaders. And event honoring the winners was held in Boston earlier this month. Women in senior positions in healthcare make, on average, 79 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, according to a recent survey. The event highlighted the success of the most influential women in the industry, and provided a networking and idea platform for women who’d like to join them at the table. See their slideshow of the thought leaders and congratulations to @MandiBPro, Holly Rimmasch @HealthCatalyst, and @MariannYeager!

50 experts leading the field of patient safety – 2016
You are in good company when you are on a list with Don Berwick, MD @TheIHI, Patrick Conway, MD @CMSgov, Tom Frieden, MD @CDCgov, Tejal K. Gandhi, MD @theNPSF, James Merlino, MD @PressGaney, and Senator Patty Murray @PattyMurray. The king of lists, Becker’s Hospital Review put this one together as their 2016 edition of experts leading the field of patient safety.

Five Reasons to ‘Like’ Patients’ Use of Social Media
Social media has invaded our society and daily way of life whether we like it or not. When it comes to patient engagement the list of ways health care can benefit is a long one. In addition 70 – 75 percent of Internet users in the United States seek health care information online. While health care consumers are certainly contributing to the rising volume of online activity that has become a staple in our society, social media’s impact on health care is yet to be fully understood as there are very few studies measuring its effectiveness. However, we know social media’s application in health care extends well beyond improving access to information. Hospitals & Health Networks (@hhnmag) suggests five ways patient and consumer use of social media is benefiting health care.

Five Practices That Can Help Health Systems Build Improved Relations With Doctors
Health system executives rank physician alignment as one of their top near-term priorities. As the market shifts toward financial incentives for quality, cost control and experience, closer collaboration between physicians and systems becomes a necessity. To be successful in the value-based market, Hospitals & Health Networks (@hhnmag) believes systems must approach alignment with a considered and flexible approach. From H&HN’s market experience, they have identified five key principles of alignment.

9 Ways to ‘Activate’ Patient Engagement
Engaging patients in the management of their own health is vital to achieving population health improvement. New payment models reward healthcare systems and providers for improving the health of populations. The GE Healthcare Camden Group Insights Blog (@GEHCCamdenGroup) explains why it is imperative that accountable systems and providers motivate and “activate” their patients to take steps to improve and monitor their own health.

5 Things to Get Right in Your Hospital Command Center
“Command Centers” are being created in hospitals around the world. Not sure what a Command Center is? Check out this video of The Johns Hopkins Hospital “Capacity Command Center.” Command Centers are huge topic and a big undertaking. The GE Healthcare Camden Group Insights Blog (@GEHCCamdenGroup) offers five considerations for every team thinking of investing in their own Command Center.

2016 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators
MedTech Boston (@MedTechBoston) recently announced the winners of the 2016 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators from Boston and beyond. Their list includes physicians, entrepreneurs, policy makers, students and more—but the commonality is that they’re all committed to changing our healthcare system for the better. Check out the list of winners to learn about each one of them.

10 strategies for successful EHR implementations
Allscripts (@Allscripts) provides technology to help organizations succeed and meet the demands of the ever-evolving health care landscape. One such challenge organizations face is implementing electronic health records (EHR). Luckily, Allscripts has gathered some tips from clients about how they’ve implemented EHR projects on time, on budget and with the outcomes they expected.