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Blog posts tagged with Innovation

  • Turning genomic challenges into opportunities 2

    Joel Diamond MD
    May 24, 2017

    While knowledge and technology around genomics has progressed at a rate previously unseen in science, many of the original challenges and opportunities still exist today. Read more…

  • One-click access to patient education resources

    Tina Joros
    May 18, 2017

    This month, our App of the Month highlights a solution from StayWell to highlight the different patient education options available to providers today. Read more…

  • Behind-the-scenes look at a clinical quality dashboard

    Robert Leviton MD
    May 16, 2017

    Some large organizations are wrestling with the abundance of quality data. Northwell Health developed an elegant Clinical Snapshot dashboard to support clinicians with the tools they need. Read more…

  • Telehealth is more than just video visits

    Kim South
    May 10, 2017

    Many healthcare organizations are losing business to urgent care centers and minute clinics, which is why telehealth is a hot topic. Most people immediately jump to the idea of a virtual video visit, but email visits may be a more economical place to start. Read more…

  • Why health IT has failed patients 11

    Paul Black
    May 08, 2017

    The health IT industry will succeed only when it recognizes that what truly matters – the sole reason health IT exists – is to ensure better care for patients. Read more…

  • Some certainty about health reform in the midst of uncertainty 1

    Leigh Burchell
    May 05, 2017

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It will likely face big changes in the Senate, but the focus on value-based payments remains strong. Read more…

  • Why do clinicians resist interoperability? 1

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    May 04, 2017

    For clinicians, interoperability is the ability to immediately access, view and use relevant patient information, including that which exists in other systems, from their own electronic health record (EHR). Interoperability is vital, but it remains an unmet challenge in health care. We all agree it is important, so how do we advance connected care across settings? We must first understand a clinician’s perspective. To that end, I offer “A Day in the life of Dr. Jen:” Read more…

  • New analysis reveals higher rates of prediabetes progressing to diabetes

    Fatima Paruk MD MPH
    May 02, 2017

    The bad news is that once prediabetes progresses to diabetes, it can cause serious complications, especially if left unmanaged. The good news is that research also shows that finding and connecting with prediabetic patients can help prevent or delay diabetes and improve outcomes. Big data – using both health and non-health data, machine learning and artificial intelligence – is the key. Read more…

  • What the FDA decision reveals about medicine today

    Joel Diamond MD
    April 27, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genetic risk panel from 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. This news is significant in the world of medicine and evokes several questions. Read more…

  • 5 ways to continue clinical engagement beyond deployment

    Dr Anna Bayes
    April 20, 2017

    Doctors face huge pressure to be efficient during patient consultations, often less than 10 minutes each. Navigating a new electronic patient record (EPR)* system can strain that precious time and leave clinicians feeling frustrated. Over the years, I’ve seen organisations take some successful approaches to alleviate this pressure by continued clinical engagement beyond deployment. Here are just a few examples. Read more…

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