The New Year is a time to look back and reflect on the previous year and take into account all that has changed in the last 365 days. A lot happened in 2018 regarding healthcare and technology and the trend for change doesn’t look like it will slow down any time soon. Wondering what 2019 […]
By Bennett Lauber – Analogies have been a major part of how we explain usability, user experience and/or design thinking to audiences and clients (and potential clients). Many of these analogies involve automotive technology (see e.g. Crash-test dummies and the Usability of EHRs).
The New Year is a time to look back and reflect on the previous year and take into account all that has changed in healthcare and technology in the last 365 days. Wondering what 2018 has in store? Take a look at some of these predictions made by a various companies, analysts and research firms.
By Matt Fisher – Video recording has been as simple as turning on a smartphone and videos appear on the internet all of the time. Police body cameras are another growing area where a video is taken every day and in all sorts of locations.
By Jim Tate – I’ve been holding off writing this post for a few months. Usually I am writing about dry topics like regulatory compliance and governmental policy. But something else has been on my mind.
By David Squires & David Blumenthal MD – This was a tumultuous year in health care and elsewhere. Wherever we looked, the improbable and unbelievable became true and believable: from Brexit to a President-elect Trump,
From accessing medial records from your iphone, to a wearable, real-time wellness app that can diagnose what stresses you out, here are the latest healthcare apps hitting the internet stores for patients and doctors including apps from Apple, Spire, BBMK Technologies and Royal Solutions Group.
By Morris Panner – Love it or hate it, Obamacare didn’t address the cost side of healthcare. Expanded coverage won’t accomplish much if we Americans can’t afford it. Today, nothing is more important than figuring out how our healthcare system can provide quality care at a competitive price. But healthcare is a rotary phone in the iPhone age.
By Richard Kronick PhD – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or AHRQ, an agency within HHS, is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system.
By Dinesh Sheth – Why is it that patients are slow to take charge of their health records? Some articles suggest that management of health information should be a patient-driven initiative and the points that are used to propagate this idea are not without merit.
By Lee Kim – In healthcare, the number and volume of the breaches are ever increasing. For many of these breaches, phishing is the initial point of compromise. The human tends to be the weakest link and so hackers tend to exploit the low hanging fruit. Much of the information which is exfiltrated ends up on the black market (e.g., medical identity information, intellectual property, financial information, etc.).
By Melinda Outlaw – Healthcare organizations are facing an overwhelming number of complex changes related to new initiatives, government regulations and the optimization of current processes. Many of these changes are regulatory generated, while others are competitively motivated, policy-driven and/or a result of customer derived requirements.
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