The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of September that we think deserve sharing again.Read More
By Peter Durlach – As technology has advanced significantly since the first ‘personal computing’ device was introduced nearly half a century ago, so too, have our expectations. It’s no longer enough that our machines can calculate and store—now we expect them to listen, learn, and act.
Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to make that reality.
By Satish Maripuri – Economic pressures and demand for quality, patient–centric care are impacting the role of radiologists. I recently sat down with Dr. Tarik Alkasab, a radiology leader at Massachusetts General Hospital and member of the ACR, to discuss how.
By Karen Holzberger – While at RSNA15, a few major themes emerged around reducing silos and building collaboration between care teams. Here are three ways to accomplish this.
By Jonathon Dreyer – As a kid, whenever I couldn’t reach something, I used to pull my sweatshirt over my hands and extend my arms forcefully, triumphantly exclaiming “Go-go Gadget arms!” Little did I know at the time that those innovations and neat devices from Inspector Gadget would contain usability lessons that apply to current challenges in health IT.
By Dr. Ehab Hanna – Trust between patients and their doctors is central to better care; however, strong relationships between clinical and IT teams are also key. Support staff who do not have good relationships with their medical colleagues will face challenges with new implementations and technical adoption. Applying some simple Art of Medicine principles can help build trust between these teams.
By Joe Petro – My son recently picked Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” for his bedtime story. As we read it together, I was struck by how much the poem applies to health IT adoption. A few years ago, most healthcare organizations and physicians were extremely skeptical of the very technologies they now rely on each and every day to get the right information to the right place in a timely manner.
By Jonathon Dreyer – I’ll admit it: I’m a James Bond fan. And one of the things I love most is the obligatory scene in every film where Q does a run-down of all the gadgets with which Bond will be outfitted—including the upgrades to his always-impressive car.