Blog Profile / Curing Healthcare


URL :http://curinghealthcare.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Medical / Healthcare IT
Posts on Regator:34
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Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Healthcare Reform Models Focusing on Value to Consumers - Part 1

Now that my company is beginning alpha testing of our truly next-generation referral manager software, and we have scheduled the public beta release for early Sept., I finally have some breathing room for another post. During my absence from the blog these past few months, many important things have been happening in the healthcare industry. Show More Summary

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2011-2015: Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking public comment on the Federal health IT strategic plan for 2011-2015. On their Health IT Buzz blog, they listed five goals that they hope willShow More Summary

Enabling EHRs to Improve Care

In last month’s Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers at Stanford University released results of a three-year study that found EHRs in the ambulatory setting did not improve the quality of care [Reference]. There are, however, a...Show More Summary

Constructing the Ultimate EHR

I just started a discussion on LinkedIn that focuses on answering the questions: How can the EHR be transformed into the cornerstone of a comprehensive health IT system that fosters continually increasing care value (cost-effectiveness)?...Show More Summary

Healthcare Reform Models Focusing on Value to Consumers – Part 3

My two previous posts (starting at this link) and this one discuss on how to bring high value to the healthcare consumer. I examined the two important models of healthcare delivery--the Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)--and explored meaningful financial incentives models. Show More Summary

Healthcare Reform Models Focusing on Value to Consumers – Part 2

This post follows up on my previous one about Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Meaningful financial incentives models. In this post I focus on the issue of how to incentivize healthcare...Show More Summary

Look back to move forward: Healthcare proposals by Presidential candidates in 2008

In early 2008 I posted an in-depth analysis of the Presidential candidates' proposals for healthcare reform. In light of the failed ACA repeal and replace effort by Congress, I'm once again discussing this analysis to highlight pertinent issues and offer a path forward. Show More Summary

Small Independent Practices - Big Transformative Potential

A post by Dr. John Brady titled My oasis of care is being threatened examined the dilemma small practices are now facing. Should they become extinct, being consumed by large organizations? Or does the "little guy" have an important place...Show More Summary

Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 5)

This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link. In this post, I describe a examine the question: When it comes to EHRs, whose satisfaction is important? Someone commented that EHR “satisfaction is in the eye of who? The physician? patient? government? business?... Show More Summary

Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 4)

This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link. In this post, I describe a vision of an ideal EHR system that can developed today. Based on the complaints about EHRs, one can conclude that there would be increased satisfaction if EHRs are thought to be a component of an all-encompassing HIT system. Show More Summary

Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 3)

This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link. In this post, I discuss what's needed to make EHRs more satisfactory and answer questions about my claims. I wrote: What’s needed is a paradigm-busting shift in which clinicians and...Show More Summary

Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 2)

This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link. The next issue turned to who should ultimately control a patient's data. Should it be the patient (patient access control), provider/clinician, care team/ACO/PCHM, HIE/gov't/CMS? Here's...Show More Summary

Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 1)

For the past few days, I’ve been involved in a very good conversation at LinkedIn HIMSS titled: Can we turn EHR dissatisfaction around? Here’s a comment from person that struck a chord: It took the doctor 2 minutes to dictate as opposed to 30 minutes to use speech, edit and/or type. Show More Summary

Should "Value" Be the New Mantra in Health Care?

On the Commonwealth Fund blog at this link is a new post titled: "Should "Value" Be the New Mantra in Health Care?" This is good to see! I began blogging about the need to focus on Value to the Consumer back in 2007, starting with aShow More Summary

Reluctance of nursing homes to give residents copies of their medical records

Patients and nursing home residents have a legal right to obtain copies of most portions of their medical records. Yet at least some nursing homes are very reluctant to give competent residents their information. My question is: Why? The...Show More Summary

Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 8)

In this eighth post of the series on disruptive health IT (see this linkto start from beginning), I examine a key element that EHRs systems need, and a EHR good companion application should provide: Patient-Centered Support (PCCS). Here's...Show More Summary

Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 7)

In this seventh post of the series on disruptive technology (see this link) to start from beginning), I describe the technical capabilities of whole product “companion applications” that can bridge the gaps in today’s EHRs and PHRs,Show More Summary

Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 6)

In this sixth post of the series on disruptive technology ( see this link to start from beginning), I will present an overview of the capabilities and deficiencies of today's EHRs. In my next post, I will show how a novel whole product...Show More Summary

Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 5)

First a brief update: In my absence from this blog for the past six months, I’ve been busy participating as a committed member in four Federal health IT workgroups; developing the next major revision of our referral manager/clinicalShow More Summary

Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 4)

In this fourth post of the series ( see this link to start from beginning), I discuss my eye-opening experience volunteering for the technical workgroup of ONC’s Query Health initiative. I’ve been averaging several hours a week working...Show More Summary

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