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HIMSS19 in a Word: "Interoperability"

HIMSS19 was an exciting, promising whirlwind that bodes well for the future of healthcare. If I had to pin down a theme, it would be “interoperability” — what it is, how healthcare consumerism has transformed it, why it matters for patient engagement, and how technology can achieve it.

Healthcare in 2019: What You Can Expect

2018 was an exciting year for healthcare: multibillion-dollar companies merged, telehealth laws advanced, and disruptive innovators like Amazon made a splash. With all of this activity, what trends and technology can we look forward to in 2019?

Podcast Preview: "The Murky Ethics of Wearables"

Wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch may save lives, but also unearth ethical concerns and questions. What information is off-limits? What will happen to the patient-doctor relationship? Is my insurance provider monitoring me? In this podcast, we discuss morality and technology with professor Lisa Eckenwiler, Ph.D.!

Tips to Establish Yourself as a Physician Thought Leader

Now that 40% of consumers use social media to find their doctor, you need to stand out from the crowd and establish yourself as a thought leader. That may sound daunting, but by following these simple tips, your patients and your practice will benefit immensely.

Alexa, What Is the Internet of Health Things?

By: Morgan Hensley Fitbit stock soars. The FDA approves an in-ear wearable to manage opioid withdrawals. The Google Brain team announces an initiative to integrate voice recognition and electronic health records. What do these recent headlines have in common? They’re all part of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT). This fast-growing market has enormous potential …

Which of Your Patients Will Benefit the Most from Telehealth?

Update (June 6, 2018): The VA MISSION Act was signed into law today.  A bipartisan bill, the VA MISSION Act, progressed quickly through Congress and is projected to be signed into law by the president at any moment. While the bill primarily provides $51 billion in funding to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) …

Can Blockchain Technology Revolutionize Healthcare?

Blockchain can be the answer healthcare informatics has been looking for. According to Google Trends, this topic has become significant in this past year, peaking just at the end of 2017. Could we be right around the corner from establishing a standardized set of healthcare information and even put the patient in control of their …

Telehealth Has Arrived, Now What?

Telehealth has been slowly settling into the norm, and we are at a point where there is no turning back. Seventy percent of healthcare organizations are offering some form of telehealth and 77 percent of consumers would consider seeing a provider virtually. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is offering his support and …

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Breaking Up With Your EHR

If you feel like you’re spending more waking hours with your electronic health record (EHR) than with your significant other, you’re probably right. According to the American Medical Association, family physicians spend an average of 5.9 hours (out of an 11.4-hour workday) in their EHR documenting notes and completing tasks. Given the amount of time …

The Rundown | Week of 1.29.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. The Market Reacts to Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway Merger Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway have announced their plans to create a health insurance company for their employees, reports Forbes. ‘”Tackling the enormous challenges of healthcare and harnessing its full benefits are …



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