Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) said he never thought he’d agree with former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich on anything. At the 2004 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Kennedy admitted he was wrong.
On December 12, 2007, James and Nancy Wilcox of Lyman, Maine, welcomed their first grandchild, Connor, into the world. A month later, they welcomed James’s parents into their home. “I left my job to take care of them,” Nancy says. “We converted our dining room into a new bedroom.”
More kith than kin For-profit and not-for-profit hospitals.pdf
More kith than kin For-profit and not-for-profit hospitals.md
For-profit healthcare is as old as the medical profession itself, but for-profit hospitals constitute just 20 percent of the hospital market in the United States. There are justifiable concerns about “the corporate practice of medicine,” and academics and journalists alike have found fertile ground comparing the economics of for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health systems.
For at least the last decade, the health IT field has seen a scholarly back-and-forth on the effectiveness of electronic medical records. As soon as one study is published that finds technology has little impact on patient outcomes, another emerges that seems to show just the opposite.
Clinical optimization_ Liberating the data from EHRs _ Healthcare IT News.pdf
Clinical optimization Liberating the data from EHRs.md
When then-President George W. Bush called for “computerizing health records” in 2004, only one in 10 U.S. hospitals had an electronic health record. Ten years later, thanks in large part to the HITECH Act, the EHR adoption rate had risen to 95 percent. Yet despite the near tenfold increase in adoption rates, the original goals of EHR implementation – “to avoid medical errors, reduce cost and improve care” – remain stubbornly out of reach.
3 key questions for pop health success _ Healthcare IT News.pdf
3 key questions for pop health success.md
As the U.S. healthcare system continues on its march from volume to value-based payment, providers are experimenting with myriad new programs designed to share financial risk, assume capitation contracts, generate reimbursement for outcomes and avoid costly penalties. The basic idea: In the not-so-distant future, hospitals will no longer be paid for what they do, but for what they don’t have to do.
Data analytics_ Leveraging analytics and EHRs to power better healthcare _ Healthcare IT News.pdf
Data analytics Leveraging analytics and EHRs to power better healthcare.md
By now, the devastating impact of opioid abuse is well-documented. The Department of Health and Human Services reports that 116 American died every day in 2016, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available, because of opioid-related drug overdoses. More than 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids, with an estimated economic impact of $504 billion.
Acording to HIMSS Analytics, more than three out of every four healthcare organizations in the United States have now initiated at least one PHM program. Slightly more than 60 percent of the surveyed organizations reported that they had two or more such programs in place, and providers indicated that they are gradually taking on higher levels of risk.’ At the 2018 HISS Global Conference, there were more than 25 population health sessions and a Solutions Lab dedicated to helping the providers navigate and create new PHM programs.
Automating workflows to improve care coordination _ Healthcare IT News.pdf
Automating workflows to improve care coordination.md
Better care coordination has been the subject of healthcare reform and new payment models over the past 10 years, but true coordination across the continuum is still hindered by a range of barriers. The underlying issue: Team-based care is only effective when the entire team — care providers, clinicians and patients — are on the same page.
When consumer wearables first came to market, many hospitals and health systems resisted the technology and questioned the value of patient-generated health data (PGHD). Their concerns were legitimate. Facing a new ecosystem of technology, providers lacked confidence in the new inputs: Would wearables bring quality data? Would the influx of information disrupt workflows? How exactly would providers be compensated for their time in relation to the data? How would they apply it to their practice in a sustainable, meaningful way?
Murph and I had ducked into the woods in Phippsburg around 9:30 a.m., hoping to escape the July heat. No spring chickens, we ambled more than we hiked and only covered a few miles before taking an early lunch break on a mossy slab of granite overlooking a still, shallow pond. Suddenly a handsome blue jay flashed past, screeching madly about our trespass.
Hack your calendar, to-do list, and work environment for optimal productivity.pdf
Hack your calendar, to-do list, and work environment for optimal productivity.md
Note - Zapier asked me to transform a talk Lauren Fearn gave at the company’s user conference into a first-person blog. Content repurposing is a critical component and highly cost-effective for organizations that rely on multi-channel marketing.
Building Zaps for others set up automation for your team or clients.pdf
Building Zaps for others set up automation for your team or clients.md
Note - Zapier asked me to transform a talk Kelly Goss gave at the company’s user conference into a first-person blog. Content repurposing is a critical component and highly cost-effective for organizations that rely on multi-channel marketing.
Social to your CRM_ improve lead management with automation _ Zapier.pdf
From social media to your CRM improve your lead management with automation.md
Inexpensive, powerful apps have made lead generation—once the exclusive domain of Fortune 500 enterprises—available to even the smallest business. But while acquiring vast quantities of leads has become simple, managing them is anything but.
Creating an active and engaged community with automation _ Zapier.pdf
Creating an active and engaged community with automation.md
Note - Zapier asked me to transform a talk Justin Samuels gave at the company’s user conference into a first-person blog. Content repurposing is a critical component and highly cost-effective for organizations that rely on multi-channel marketing.
9 things you never thought about automating—but totally should.pdf
9 things you never thought about automating—but totally should.md
Note - Zapier asked me to transform a talk Kristie Wirth gave at the company’s user conference into a first-person blog. Content repurposing is a critical component and highly cost-effective for organizations that rely on multi-channel marketing.
Your Nov. 30 editorial, “Our View: New COVID variant could be the new normal,” argues that mutations such as delta and omicron are likely to continue to develop until global immunization is reached and “COVID is limited to small local outbreaks that can be isolated and controlled.” From that premise, you conclude that “we know from experience what to do about it”: more vaccines, more masking, more social distancing and all it implies for school, work and family.
It’s a hot, humid August morning in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the kind that usually yields thunder and lightning by day’s end. But at nearby Buck Lake – just 700 feet higher in the Vermont woods – someone set the thermostat to “paradise.” The air is dry, the temperature hovers in the mid-70s, and a light breeze ripples the lake’s sapphire surface.