Today’s Post in Recently, with my podcasts, I’ve started producing PDF summaries of the episodes that highlight some key points and quotes for those who would rather read than listen. I started doing this with Episode #270 and I think...Show More Summary
While a lot has been already said and done in the Internet of Things space, unfortunately, the common man still associates IoT
This appeared last week.Five digital health trends investors are watching in 2017By Skip FleshmanFebruary 16, 2017 Digital health technologies will transform healthcare. Mobile phones have given health care providers the ability to engage...Show More Summary
About half of Americans still have healthcare through their employer. The Affordable Care Act impacted employer-based healthcare plans, changing rules on lifetime limits and pre-existing conditions, birth control and much more. If the Trump administration decides to replace or repeal ACA, these benefits could disappear. … Click to Continue »
Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 2017, 1:13 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...
It’s been somewhat entertaining to watch as Planned Parenthood tries desperately to hold on to its federal funding under a new, far less abortion-friendly administration. They’ve claimed that their defunding would mean a “healthcare crisis” for women. Yet the numbers certainly say otherwise. Consider that Planned Parenthood sees only about 2-3 million patients each year […]
The threat of taking healthcare from millions without a plan continues.
Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Deloitte Digital has announced the launch of Care Connect, an accelerator for health care providers built on Salesforce Health Cloud. Care Connect incorporates provider-specific user interfaces and use cases,...Show More Summary
CloudMine, a secure, cloud-based platform that enables healthcare organizations to build connected digital health apps has partnered with Redox, a cloud-based healthcare integration and API services to enable users to seamlessly connect to many clinical systems while keeping data secure in the cloud. Show More Summary
(Radiological Society of North America) Using data from the world's largest CT dose index registry, researchers have established national dose levels for common adult CT examinations based on patient size. Healthcare facilities can optimize these exam protocols so that dose is commensurate with the size of the patient, avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure.
Adobe Systems Inc. today unveiled its first cloud-based digital signature capability and added features to its mobile applications that makes it possible for documents like healthcare forms and mortgage applications to be securely captured, signed and routed from any browser or on any mobile device. Show More Summary
Half a million applications for healthcare under the Veteran’s Administration system are set to be discarded at the end of March due to errors on the applications themselves. The problem is that the the VA is labeling the applications as incorrect due to application error. Show More Summary
Kenneth Arrow passed yesterday. He was my second favorite economist who made their bones in the 50s and 60s. Much like Herb Simon (my favorite) he makes my head hurt whenever I try to think hard about what he is saying in whatever field he is commenting on and thus leading it in a new, […]
I attended a talk on healthcare at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Francisco last week, given by my colleague at Pontifex University, Dr Michel Accad. Much of the talk was devoted to consideration of the options that Catholics...Show More Summary
In this post, I describe an idea (or a suggestion?) that led to a Kaizen improvement through Catalysis (formerly known as the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value). Continue reading The Need to Consider Other Perspectives in Process Design & Kaizen at Lean Blog.
In August 2016, healthcare costs in America reached their highest level since 1984. The post How Healthcare Costs Are Squeezing America’s Middle Class was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
This appeared at a New England Journal Of Medicine sub-site.Why Real-World Results Are So Challenging for Digital HealthArticle · February 8, 2017 Joseph C. Kvedar, MD & Alexander L. Fogel, MBA Partners HealthCare Stanford University...Show More Summary
Jvion, an Atlanta-based cognitive clinical science machine firm has acquired predictive analytic firm Predixion’s Healthcare IT practice for an undisclosed sum. For Jvion, the acquisition will help augment the company’s market positioning...Show More Summary
One in four U.S. consumers (26 percent) have had their healthcare data breached from technology systems, according to new survey from Accenture released at HIMSS17. The survey of 2,000 U.S. consumers reveals that half (50 percent) of those who experienced a breach were victims of medical identity theft and had to pay approximately $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs per... Read More