August 21, 2019
Patients and clinicians alike may engage with technology at different levels. Connecting with each other can be a challenge. Bonnie Bordeaux (Allscripts) describes how IT partners can meet clinicians where they are, how clinicians can in turn meet patients, and what technology is available, especially on mobile platforms, to help everyone create personalized and quality care.
August 7, 2019
The tech tools exist for healthcare organizations to take huge strides in both operations and patient care. Chris Harris (Deloitte) discusses how organizations can assess the right solutions for them, which operational issues are key to focus on and what results can be achieved when the strongest tech is deployed in the most strategic ways.
July 24, 2019
Community and rural health organizations are in many ways just like larger ones. But they also face a special set of challenges, from barriers to physical access (like literal railroad tracks) to lack of support for health data integration. Dr. Chris Caggiano describes his experience with community health challenges and successes, and shows how organizations can use the resources they have to deliver the best care their patients need.
National Rural Health Association
Federal Office of Rural Health (HRSA.gov)
July 2, 2019
Opargo’s practice optimization tool delivers learnings from the airline industry to meet healthcare needs. In a conversation with Allscripts’ Tina Joros, Opargo leaders Paul Wiley and Nancy Harvey discuss how scheduling patients is like assigning plane seats; how the right scheduling system can positively impact care and revenue; and how data analytics help organizations find their challenges and strengths before designing the right system for themselves.
Opargo on YouTube
On Allscripts app store
June 19, 2019
Part of the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger is an open source initiative to build blockchain solutions across industries. Executive director Brian Behlendorf discusses what blockchain is, and how this “distributed ledger” model applies to healthcare challenges both now and in the future. Recorded at HIMSS 2019.
June 5, 2019
Founded when blockchain was brand new, Hashed Health uses the technology to strengthen trust, transparency and alignment among healthcare partners. Founder and CEO John Bass addresses the state of blockchain in 2019, current solutions for healthcare credentialing and other functions and what challenges and opportunities remain in the future. Recorded at HIMSS 2019.
The Synaptic Alliance
May 22, 2019
With health systems of all sizes among its members, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) is dedicated to improving population health and business outcomes. Dr. John Cuddeback, CMIO, describes the creation of a predictive data model for pre-diabetes management and how similar models can be used in EHRs at the point of care. Recorded at HIMSS 2019.
PCORI-funded Tufts study, Improving Diabetes Prevention Based on Predicted Benefits of Treatment
May 8, 2019
An early advocate for the electronic health record, physician and radio host Dr. Jim Morrow has run his small practice as a software “test kitchen” for decades. Here he discusses how other small practices can build and customize solutions that fill their needs, what resources are available and what to consider when getting all users on board with a new system.
Dr. Morrow’s podcast To Your Health streams on the Business Radio X network
May 1, 2019
While health tech innovators meaningfully engage with the current aging population, they also consider the unique challenges to be faced by upcoming generations. Lisa Taylor (CEO) describes the future of engagement technology, anticipating users who will increasingly age “in place” and with their own tech preferences, as well as the lessons all tech companies serving specialized populations can take from iN2L.
Part 3 of a 3-part series featuring leaders and engagement experts from iN2L.
April 24, 2019
As the baby boomer generation continues to age, many older adults face major physical and cognitive challenges. It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) provides “Dignity through Technology” for these elders. VP Kristi Stoglin describes how strong, personalized engagement technology can improve safety, mood and overall quality of life for these users and their caregivers alike.
Part 2 of a 3-part series featuring leaders and engagement experts from iN2L.