By Nate Brogan – Are smartwatches lifesaving devices? Some Apple Watch owners think so. Ever since Apple introduced its smartwatch that can monitor for atrial fibrillation, stories have emerged from users who credit their smartwatch for helping save their life.
By Monica Bolbjerg MD – Most health IT solutions today focus on improving the workflows and efficiency of healthcare providers. But what about the pivotal role that patients play in achieving improved health outcomes? What happens in the patient journey during the long stretches between onsite visits?
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – As a physician, I know that when patients and caregivers ask questions, it helps them be more fully engaged as part of their own healthcare teams.
By Abhinav Shashank – What do the best care teams in healthcare have in common? They don’t just take care of the sick- they help them get better. They engage and empower their patients to play a central role in their care and become healthy.
By William A. Hyman – One feature of EHRs is the ability to provide prompts to clinicians about the care being provided to their patients. Such prompts, generally called Clinical Decision Support are usually driven by practice guidelines or derived from AI efforts.
By Luis Castillo – No matter who your patient is, there’s no way to avoid a certain degree of risk. If there were, preventing readmissions would be a much easier prospect. But even if we can’t eliminate risk entirely, we can certainly manage it.
By Anish Sebastian – Whether it’s stock trading with a few clicks on a smartphone, streaming new music before the vinyls hit the shelves, or receiving a wardrobe from a personal stylist without ever stepping into a store, technology’s potential to revolutionize the consumer experience is ubiquitous across industries.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – At the inaugural meeting, an important theme emerged at that first meeting: We are reaching the limits of what can be achieved by the familiar project-by-project or problem-by-problem approach to improving care.
By Dr. Arlene Bierman – We are only just beginning to harness the power of “real world data” to provide the evidence needed to improve health care quality, safety, and outcomes.
By Allison Hart – Population health management is a healthcare concept that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. It is viewed as a solution for improving care quality, clinical outcomes, efficiency and even financial outcomes.
By Jeffrey Shuren MD, JD – Since 2012, we at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health have set as our North Star the vision of patients in the U.S. having access to high-quality, safe, and effective medical devices of public health importance first in the world.
By Matt Fisher – A patient walks into a physician’s exam room with an ever present smartphone or another digital device. The patient is especially concerned for the information that could be discussed during this visit and wants to be sure that they can remember everything.
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