We have a real paradox in American healthcare. On the one hand we have exceptionally well educated and well trained providers who are committed to our care. We are the envy of the world for our biomedical research prowess, funded largely by the National Institutes of Health and conducted across the county in universities and medical schools. The pharmaceutical industry continuously brings forth life saving and disease altering medications. The medical device industry is incredibly innovative… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 18, 2012 at 5:05pm —
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 29, 2012 at 4:04pm —
Please see link below to OSEHRA Board Member, Dr. John D. Halamaka's widely read "Life as a Healthcare CIO" blog.
As you are probably aware, Dr Halamka is Chief Information Officer Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 6, 2012 at 9:30am —
Please see link below to article in "Upstart Business Journal" on the recent $100 Million Series A investment in GitHub made by one of Silicon Valley's hottest venture capital firms Andressssen Horowitz.
As it probably goes without saying, a $100 million is an outsized early stage venture investment. It is my understanding that GitHub had refused outside money to this point. A typical Series A investment would usually range between $3 to $6… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 14, 2012 at 2:30pm —
Please find below a press release announcing the contribution of the JANUS graphical user interface to the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) code repository, OSEHRA Janus Announcement.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded OSEHRA was launched last… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2012 at 6:57am —
For your information, and in the continuing quest to capture the 3C's of Content, Community and Collaboration, please find the following on the Open Source Electronic Health Record effort to which I have devoted substantial effort to in recent months.
Conrad "CC" Clyburn… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 5, 2012 at 9:00am —
There are many misconceptions about health care and medical care. This includes the discussions over the last few years about healthcare reform but is not limited to those discussions. I plan to write about these over the coming days and weeks in some detail. Here is the first one. “American has the best healthcare system in the world.”
One of the first problems with this statement is that we really have a medical system in America not a healthcare system. We focus on… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on February 7, 2012 at 11:25am —
Like the cockpit, the operating room (OR) is fraught with high intensity, high complexity, high velocity, and high stakes. And as a capital intense location which serves as the financial engine of many or not most hospitals, there is pressure to use the OR efficiently. Like the cockpit, there is hierarchy, and a deep culture which includes strongly held rituals and customs. Unfortunately, there are also errors of omission and commission which lead to adverse outcomes including patient… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on November 14, 2010 at 9:04am —
"We want to bring technical expertise and medical knowledge in a way that's ongoing," said Dr. Lockhart.
Added by Jon Putman on August 23, 2010 at 1:05am —
Months later US doctors still providing medical relief in Haiti. "It's still a fairly dire situation. It's just that it's fallen from the public's attention," said Sutter Health anesthesiologist Dr. Stephen Lockhart.
Added by Jon Putman on August 23, 2010 at 12:38am —
As I have said in the past, Dana Blackenhorn is thoughful and thought provoking ... Let me see what you think of this blog on the recent recess appointment of David Berwick to become the new Administrator of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Excerpts below ....
Who wants to spend half what they do now, on something… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 11, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Whether we have commercial insurance through our employer or Medicare, the incentives are poorly aligned to lower costs and improve quality. In fact, they actually encourage greater and greater expenditures. In most instances, our insurance covers everything from prevention to basic routine care to complex care of serious illness. Coverage may not be all that good for some things like preventive care and our primary care physician feels underpaid for routine visits but nevertheless we basically… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on July 1, 2010 at 8:47am —
As many of you know, Kevin Pho, M.D. is one of social media's leading physician voices on evolving technology and its impact on medical practice ...
... Please see his recent cautionary blog on the U.S. EHR adoption initiative. In particular see the "comments" that follow the blog ...
... They point to an important debate that is emerging between physicians accustomed to robust EHR systems (Kaiser Permanente, VA, Mayo, ect.) and small and solo practice… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on June 3, 2010 at 6:44am —
Interesting blog post from Open Forum ... See excerpts below. To find the full post click here
5 Futuristic Applications that Are Here NOW…
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 28, 2010 at 6:25pm —
Did you see the stories in the newspapers that TV watching is bad for your health? It is but probably not for the reasons you might think. Certainly being a couch potato is unhealthy and if we sit there for long periods, eating chips, drinking beer and smoking cigarettes, our health will obviously take a turn for the worse. But a new study from Australian researchers observed 8800 adults for over six years and recorded the deaths from heart disease, cancer and all causes. The results were… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on January 27, 2010 at 2:43pm —
Please see email from MedTech-IQ member Scott Simmons from the University of Miami (UM) Command Center in Miami, sharing reports from the UM team in Haiti ...
I just returned from our University of Miami (UM)/Project Medishare command center. Here is some background and the latest update:
Within 24 hours of the quake the UM/Medishare team set up a field medical facility within the UN-secured zone on the grounds… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 17, 2010 at 11:00pm —
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Added by Bari Shein on October 18, 2009 at 6:41pm —
Harrisburg Health Information Exchange Submits ARRA Grant
Broad coalition seeks regional Health IT extension center status
(HARRISBURG, PA) – The Harrisburg Health Information Exchange and TechQuest Pennsylvania, operated by the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, announced the submission of a preliminary grant application totaling under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The preliminary grant application will be vigorously reviewed under… Continue
Added by Kelly Lewis on September 13, 2009 at 11:08am —
The Mayo Clinic wasn’t sure what to expect from social media when it gave it a test run four years ago.
Things like iPods, MySpace and blogs had exploded onto the social scene, and businesses were looking to cash in. But the health care industry had other considerations, and more rules to play by.
The interest was not exclusively marketing and advertising, but rather how to use the technology to transform the access, delivery and dissemination of health information. And… Continue
Added by Bari Shein on September 8, 2009 at 10:44am —
Last fall I was asked by Maryland Senator Benjamin Cardin to join a group evaluating whether the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center [WRNMMC], when completed in a few years, would be “world class.” The group, a subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, met multiple times to learn about the plans and develop a report for Congress. The report is now available at http://www.health.mil/dhb/meetings/NCR%20BRAC%20HSAS%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf . Here is a brief summary. The Base… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on July 26, 2009 at 3:23pm —