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Physicians’ Aggregated Data Gives a More Complete Picture

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Keith Brown leverages his software development background to help physicians make informed clinical decisions when they practice medicine.

It’s now possible to aggregate data from individual physicians, EMRs/EHRs, claims, and third-party sources, including proprietary and government databases. With a few clicks, it’s fast and easy for a provider, in any setting, to access and evaluate his or her professional performance. Aggregated data can be compared with peers, encouraging collaboration among physicians in a practice or hospital.

WhiteCloud Analytics automates the analysis of role-based information to quickly … Continue Reading

The Importance of Training in Enterprise EHR Adoption

Physician training plays a key role in enterprise EHR adoption, making it a tool to capture patient data in a hospital or health system. If EHR patient data is to be de-identified and repurposed for population and public health studies, then its capture has to be consistent, accurate, and complete.

Photo of Heather Haugen, PhD, CEO and Managing Director, The Breakaway Group, Greenwood Village, CO

Dr. Heather Haugen serves on the faculty at the University of Colorado in Health Information Technology, where she mentors doctoral students.

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Google Glass Videos Coming Soon to Your Personal Health Record

One of the near-term technologies soon be seen in the doctor’s office is Google Glass, being tested now by the medical community among its earlier adopters. Its present retail cost will make adoption by consumers difficult at present, but as more tech-savvy users experiment and discover applications for Google Glass, its professional and consumer acceptance will grow as the retail price comes down.

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Observations in Eye Care: Thriving in the Age of Stimulus

Five years into the Federal Stimulus that encouraged adoption of electronic health records by physicians and health professionals, the technology has come into its own. HTL covered the EHR in early 2010, in Reform Under the Radar, with Glenn Laffel, MD, #7 in our all-time podcast rankings, with more than 3700 downloads through 2013.

Now we look at an EHR for Eye Care practitioners, optometrists and opticians, with Eyefinity president, Steve Baker. The software developer, a VSP Global company, is located in Rancho Cordova, CA. The Eyefinity EHR, although specialized, ranks 13th … Continue Reading

Easy, Affordable Access to Online Care for Consumers

Telehealth for All is an idea whose time has come, realized in WellPoint’s February 2013 launch of LiveHealth Online. It’s how we, as consumers and patients, can get primary care now from a licensed, board-certified physician for many medical non-emergencies.

In part, this innovation is an answer to the shortage of 63,000 primary care physicians who will be needed in 2015. That number, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, is expected to double by 2025.

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Transparency in Health Costs for Consumers Has Arrived

February marks the Annual National Wise Health Care Consumer Month. FAIR Health, Inc., the subject of this post and podcast, is joined by the American Institute for Preventative Medicine (AIPM) in helping to educate people on ways to be smarter and healthier consumers.

Photo, Robin Gelburd, CEO, FAIR Health, Inc.

Robin Gelburd, President, discusses her leadership role in FAIR Health to provide consumers and businesses with transparency in health costs.

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Being Safe & Sound in the Hospital

Going into the hospital? Take the advice offered in Safe & Sound in the Hospital. Be sure to take someone, a care partner, to act as your advocate.

Readers awarded 5 Stars to Safe and Sound in the Hospital. The book is available on Amazon.com.

One in three patients is accidentally harmed in U.S. hospitals every year, according to a 2011 Health Affairs study. But, Karen Curtiss, author of Safe & Sound, is convinced that patients with family and friends as care partners can fill the cracks … Continue Reading

Health 2.0 An Accidental Business on the Fast Track

Indu Subaiya, CEO, Health 2.0

Indu Subaiya takes center stage at 2012 Health 2.0 in Boston, MA.

Indu Subaiya, CEO and co-founder with Matthew Holt of Health 2.0 LLC, leads a health innovation events business that has grown into a movement. Health 2.0 was founded in 2007, by accident, with 40+ chapters worldwide, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, with virtual teams working in Portland, OR, Boston, MA, and Paris, France.

The business has, and continues to bring together Indu’s passion … Continue Reading

Humana: A Business Always in Transition

Humana, based in Louisville, KY, is a Fortune 100 company in the process of transforming itself from a health insurance company to a business model that focuses on health, wellness, and well-being. To that end, Paul Gerrard, director of Corporate Affairs and chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Council at Humana leads enterprise-wide task forces on behalf of strategic initiatives of the CEO and other Humana officers which require change management, innovative solutions or organizational development.

Humana volunteers assemble to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

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Independence for People with Disabilities

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Kel Smith provides thought leadership on accessibilities to the Havas Worldwide Health network.

Kel Smith on Team Building: I align myself with people who share my moral compass.

A fact that gives pause—Americans with disabilities number around 54 million. It’s estimated they have $175 million in discretionary income to spend on services, devices, software and other products that will make their lives easier. These are technologies and tools that help people with disabilities access the same level of information and services that non-disabled individuals enjoy.

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