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CHW’s – the underappreciated heroes of healthcare

In a study on the effectiveness of a community health worker outreach program on healthcare utilization of west Baltimore City Medicaid patients with diabetes, with or without hypertension: The CHW program resulted in an average savings of 2,245 dollars per patient

Posted in Community and Culture, Evidence Based Medicine, General Discussion, EBM, Medical Home, John's Blog, Patient Centered Medical Home

Epic is dangerous!

The leader in an industry where the U.S. government is spending $30 billion to try and make medical records more accessible, Epic has faced increasing criticism that its software is cumbersome to use and was designed not to work with

Posted in General Discussion, EBM, Medical Home, John's Blog

Bloomberg BNA: Health Care Innovation and Interoperability

Download full article:  Bloomberg BNA Health Care Innovation & Interoperability -- Singerman March 31 2014OverviewHealth Care Innovation Day: Igniting an Interoperable Health System was sponsored by the West Health Institute and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health
Posted in Community and Culture, Cool Trends, General Discussion, EBM, Medical Home, Process Improvement, Technology

Defining the PCMH

The medical home model holds promise as a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. Building on the work of a large and growing community, the Agency for Healthcare Research and

Posted in General Discussion, EBM, Medical Home, Patient Centered Medical Home

Building and Managing Virtual Communities

ScenarioA community leader talks to an audience that has a common interest.  This team shares their knowledge, expertise, opinions, and biases.   FactsEffective teams are defined by close communication and collaboration; that is the very definition of “teamwork”.But recurring meetings and

Posted in General Discussion, EBM, Medical Home, Knowledge Exchange

A Knowledge Exchange User Experience. What one looks like?

User InterfaceThe Kx platform is designed to be extended, customized, scaled and integrated in many different ways.  The posts, tags, categories and pages are accessible to outside systems via the Web. All the key features and functions of the knowledge

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Knowledge Sharing and Creation – Cross-Silo Communications

Questions Begin the Process Questions, not StatementsKnowledge exchanges generate discussions.  We start with questions because they tend to ignite thinking as opposed to statements that can polarize.  A question solicits thought and challenges a person’s intellect.  This brainstorming is the ember

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Big Data – What Makes it Special

Conversations are being shaped by big data. Using empirical data usually takes emotion of the adoption equation.  Using social media as part of the big data initiative, can build consensus and trust faster which leads to adoption of new ideas,

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HC has many dimensions

Study after study finds that integration is at the top of an organization’s pain point list. This “n-dimensional” problem defines the need to connect many different resources like centralized, cloud, mobile, and social applications with quality data. Organizations have also
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Technology innovations

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We recently reviewed PwC’s Medical Technology Innovation Scorecard which  assesses nine countries’ capacity and capability for medical technology innovation: Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, United States.Key findings:The medical technology innovation ecosystem, long centered in the United

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