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Currently Wearables are used by mostly “Fit” and active patients. Taking the Fitbit Flex as an example as I use it myself.

If Chronic Disease patients (CHF,COPD,Diabetics,Obesity) would use such a device then they and their PMDs would have an objective measurement of their activity level, i.e. how much they walk in a day, week, or month. For myself, having the daily

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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

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

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

Social Media for Accelerating Hospital Clinician Collaboration, Innovation, and Trust

TrustNetMD use of social media in healthcare to solve problems without meetings TrustNetMD FocusTrustNetMD fosters physician-hospital alignment via Web 2.0 collaboration solutions where clinicians, administrators, and domain experts can elicit, share, and prioritize information. Knowledge Exchanges are applied to one or

Posted in Community and Culture, Cool Trends, Know How, Knowledge Exchange

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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Portals – Are They Still Useful

In short sort of.  Today, especially in healthcare, we need to think about integration.  Portals do this in one direction.  They are good at providing an integrated view of a site’s material, resources, and ecommerce processes.    Also, the layout and

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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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