Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health

Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health »

25 Aug, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via wiki. Imagine this scenario. You go to see your longtime primary care provider. What you have to say you could only say to the person who has taken care of you and your family for years, has seen births and deaths. It’s still hard to say. In fact, you…
Dr. Kathy Nieder Talks Technology in Primary Care

Dr. Kathy Nieder Talks Technology in Primary Care »

25 Aug, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
Can ipads in the office help us teach patients? Maybe, says Dr. Nieder. Photo via MarketWatch. Dr. Kathy Nieder, a family medicine doctor at Baptist Medical Associates (BMA), is at the forefront of technology in medicine. She recently joined the HiMMS Connected Patient Committee, a committee dedicated to developing tools that…
The Primary Care Innovation Challenge (#PCC14): One Week To Go

The Primary Care Innovation Challenge (#PCC14): One Week To Go »

24 Aug, 2014
MTB ContestNews
The American healthcare system is in a state of disarray. As we acknowledge this, the system has started to change more than ever before. Innovative ideas are now at the forefront of the medical conversation - new technologies, direct primary care strategies, concierge care, patient-centered medical homes, home visits, telemedicine, group diabetic educational sessions, and new ways of following-up with…
Unshackling the Physician: Karandeep Singh on Glass & Primary Care

Unshackling the Physician: Karandeep Singh on Glass & Primary Care »

20 Aug, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
Karandeep Singh, MD gives a Google Glass Demo last April at Boston's Google headquarters. All photos provided by Jennifer Joe. On April 23, 2014, the Boston medical community came together at the Boston Google headquarters to learn about the possibilities of wearables and Google Glass. Everyone was buzzing - What is Google Glass? What's special about…
Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation

Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation »

19 Aug, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
Harvard Medical School, photo via flickr. Each year, the Innovation Fellows program at Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care selects doctors to focus on one of America's biggest healthcare puzzles: primary care. The fellows create communities of clinician innovators and mentors, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, and lead innovations in diabetes, depression management,…
Google Glass in the NICU: Stephanie Shine’s Medical Mission

Google Glass in the NICU: Stephanie Shine’s Medical Mission »

18 Aug, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
Google Glass could allow parents to track their NICU babies' progress from afar, lowering depression and anxiety. Photo via NICU Wiki. When Stephanie Shine, a Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) nurse, delivered her son Samuel 3.5 months before his intended due date, he weighed 1 pound, 2 ounces. She delivered him…
“Putting Care in Context” Winners Attack Health Hurdles

“Putting Care in Context” Winners Attack Health Hurdles »

18 Aug, 2014
NewsUncategorized
Share4Care won second place in the "Putting Care in Context" challenge. The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), MadPow, and Health 2.0 announced the winners of their "Putting Care in Context" design challenge last week. The challenge sought innovative ideas that might help patients take an active role in sharing their health struggles and…
For Richer or Poorer: Concierge Medicine

For Richer or Poorer: Concierge Medicine »

Who's interested in using concierge medicine? Everyone, according to Dr. Stephen Schimpff. Photo from ZweenaHealth. Is concierge medicine for everyone or is it just for the rich, the 1%? Most people assume it is for the elite and cannot be afforded by the common man, the masses. That is unfortunate because in many…
ID-Cap: Medication Adherence Gets a New Spin

ID-Cap: Medication Adherence Gets a New Spin »

ID-Cap, an eTect product. Photo provided. Medication adherence can be a huge issue for doctors and patients. Once a doctor prescribes a medication, how does he or she know if the patient has actually taken it? Or even if the right patient has taken it? Right now, it's impossible to access this kind of…
The Medical Activist Generation

The Medical Activist Generation »

13 Aug, 2014
News
Dr. Jennifer Joe speaking on a "Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos" panel at South by Southwest V2V. All photos provided by Jennifer Joe. Reflecting on my own training at the age of 34, I'm finding that I'm in the middle of two very distinct generations of physicians: the traditional, paternalistic one-finger typers…

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