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Population Health Management Means the Whole Population, Not Just the Highest Need

Editor’s Note: Carol Clayton, Ph.D. is a Translational Neuroscientist for Relias Learning. Prior to joining Relias, she served as President of Care Management Technologies. Considerable attention has been given to the large proportion of healthcare spending concentrated among a small proportion of patients. Show More Summary

Philips Acquires Mayo-Backed VitalHealth to Expand Population Health Management Offerings

Philips has acquired VitalHealth, a Netherlands-based provider of cloud-based population health management solutions for the delivery of personalized care outside of the hospital, for example, in regional care networks. Building on the...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 11th December, 2017.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

Many digital health solutions lack evidence: How physicians can help

Technology makes this an exciting time for health care. Not only are technological advances making health care better, they’re also making it more affordable. To get a taste of the potential of where health and technology are going, you only need to look as far the recent Fortune article titled, “Prepare for a Digital Health […]

Digital health’s big diversity problem

This summer, a controversial memo written by a Google employee was leaked to the public. Within the memo, the author James Damo, details how the biology of men produces “a higher drive in status.” Google quickly condemned the statements and fired Damo, citing their pledge to standup diversity within their company. And similarly, Denise Young […]

Hey Watson, Can I Sue You?

By JAYSON CHUNG & AMANDA ZINK Currently, three South Korean medical institutions – Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Pusan National University Hospital and Konyang University Hospital – have implemented IBM’s Watson for Oncology artificial intelligence (AI) system. Show More Summary

A reaction to ORBITA: Keep on stenting, judiciously

Physicians’ reactions to ORBITA — a blinded, randomized controlled trial (RCT) from Britain with a sham arm comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to placebo in patients with stable angina — are as fascinating as the cardiac cycle. There were murmurs, kicks and pulsating jugulars. Though many claimed to be surprised and many unsurprised by the […]

Heads They Win, Tails We Lose - Non-Profit Hospital ExecutivesPaid Generously After They Were Shown the Door

On Health Care Renewal, we have been decrying American health care dysfunction since 2004. For years, the US consistently has had the most expensive health care system of any developed country. For that exhorbitant price, it provides at best medicocre access to and quality of care. Show More Summary

Inflammatory markers in obese adolescents

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The residency hunt is no small task: Here’s some advice for medical students

‘Tis the season. Thanksgiving? Sure. Christmas? That too. But for thousands of fourth-year medical students and foreign medical graduates all over the United States, fall through early winter is a time of job hunting — interviewing for residencies. This is a critical step in our training, where we specialize in the individual fields of medicine […]

I Am Getting The Feeling Things Are Not Going Well With The Roll-Out Of The myHR and The ADHA.

Why do I think this? First the poll published earlier today makes it pretty clear that the confidence of the savvy audience in this blog that the myHR will be a success has pretty much evaporated.See here:https://aushealthit.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/aushealthit-poll-number-400-results.htmlSecond...Show More Summary

Your EHR password could help fight burnout

You sign in, and there it is, your third request for your password just to open your electronic health record (EHR). “Again?” you think to yourself in frustration as your patient waits silently for you to log in and start the visit. It seems physicians are becoming increasingly frustrated with EHRs, and in most surveys, […]

The moment I became a passionate doctor

I was nearing the end of my pediatrics rotation as a third-year medical student when the senior resident asked me to admit a patient to the general pediatrics floor. The only information I had as I headed down to the intensive care unit was that she was a ten-year-old girl who had survived an extensive […]

Why aren’t doctors allowed to grieve?

My alarm went off at 4:15 a.m. I lay in bed dreading the day ahead of me. By 4:50 a.m., I arrive at the nursing home where I was doing a geriatric rotation. A stack of charts and a patient complaint list was awaiting me. On the list were the usual suspects: a follow up […]

MKSAP: 22-year-old woman is evaluated for a flare of Crohn disease

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 22-year-old woman is evaluated for a flare of Crohn disease. A colonoscopy performed 6 months ago showed moderate, patchy, left-sided colitis extending from the descending colon to the splenic flexure. Show More Summary

The Emperor of Performance has no clothes

Our greatest and worst attribute is seeing and saying that the Emperor has no clothes.  It requires intellectual honesty, a willingness to overcome confirmation bias and perhaps some hubris.  Often we make others uncomfortable with the raw honesty of such proclamations. For years many blogs have decried performance measures.  I have written about this problem […]

AusHealthIT Poll Number 400 – Results – 10th December, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.Do The Recent Additions Of Many New Clinical Information Feeds For The myHR Persuade You The System Has A Bright Successful Future Ahead?Yes 1% (1) No 97% (142) I Have No Idea 2% (3) Total votes: 146 Any...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 9th December, 2017.

Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Here’s how to be a good mom and good doctor

Go to college, go to medical school, start and finish residency and fellowship, get married, settle down and have children … There is a certain expectation of what a “successful life” would look like for a physician mom. Some may even choose to stop work and become a full-time stay-at-home mom. Even when my spouse, […]

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