Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities

Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities »

18 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the opportunities presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock As discussed in the previous article in this series, the broad adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has presented healthcare professionals with numerous challenges. It’s not surprising that many of us are left wondering: Will all of…
Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges

Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges »

17 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the challenges presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock. In just a decade, medical documentation has transitioned from mostly paper records to mostly electronic records. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 78% of office-based physicians and 59% of hospitals use a basic electronic…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

13 Feb, 2015
News
We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Mobile Health Barrels Forward, Unregulated Despite conversations about regulations in the healthIT space, mobile health giants like Apple and Intel keep marching on. Wearable health is predicted to explode into a $11.6 billion industry by 2020, according to Politico. And these…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

6 Feb, 2015
News
We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: An athenahealth building on their Watertown campus. Photo via the Boston Herald. 1. athenahealth & BIDMC Join EHR Forces Earlier this week, Massachusetts healthcare innovation giant athenahealth announced that they will be joining forces with Beth Israel Deaconess…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

30 Jan, 2015
News
The Apple Watch will ship in April 2015, according to mobihealthnews. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Government Overhauls Medicare Payments to Doctors & Hospitals You've heard the complaint before - Obamacare rewards quantity over quality, leaving physicians in the ethically tough spot…
Storytelling: The Physician as Writer

Storytelling: The Physician as Writer »

29 Jan, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
For more conversations about the daily life of a physician, follow Dr. Kathy Hughes' blog, Behind the Mask. Photo via Shutterstock.  I write every day, but have not really considered myself a writer. I'm a physician, a surgeon. I take care of patients. I operate, I admit patients to the hospital,…
Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends »

It's been quite a year in the medtech and healthcare spaces. We've seen the medical world fall in love (and maybe out of love) with Google Glass and other wearables. EHRs have continually failed our system, causing frustration and efforts toward improved interoperability. Data concerns spurred conversations about privacy and patient-controlled care. Collaborations between academic medical…
Dr. William Hersh Wins HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award

Dr. William Hersh Wins HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award »

9 Jan, 2015
NewsPeople
It's been a big year for Dr. William Hersh, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He's worked to advance the new clinical informatics subspecialty, including being a major spokesperson for the movement, directing the one and only (offered by AMIA) board review course in…
Myo & Google Glass: Why Gesture-Based Wearables May Break Down Barriers

Myo & Google Glass: Why Gesture-Based Wearables May Break Down Barriers »

Myo, a gesture-based piece of wearable technology, pushes into the healthcare space. Photo provided. When you schedule a one-on-one interaction with your physician, you’ll often find that he or she is nose deep in the computer, checking or entering your background information, examining blood work and asking questions. Augmedix CEO Ian Shakil says…
Coordinated Care and EHRs: Where Does Behavioral Health Fit In?

Coordinated Care and EHRs: Where Does Behavioral Health Fit In? »

8 Oct, 2014
NewsUncategorized
Behavioral health presents EHR challenges. Photo via flickr. One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act is to drive coordinated care delivery. But including behavioral health as part of the overall patient story has been a sticking point for many technologists and physicians. It presents some challenges – but those challenges…

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