ENTRIES TAGGED "patient-centered medicine"

Five elements of reform that health providers would rather not hear about

Data as a platform, patient control, and partnerships are key

The quantum leap we need in patient care requires a complete overhaul of record-keeping and health IT. Leaders of the health care field know this and have been urging the changes on health care providers for years, but the providers are having trouble accepting the changes for several reasons. What’s holding them back? Change certainly costs money, but the industry…
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Five tough lessons I had to learn about health care

Realistic conclusions and opportunities in health care.

Despite the disappointments I've undergone in learning about health care, I expect the system to change for the better. Those who want a better system need to look at the areas where change is most likely to make a difference.

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Report from HIMSS 12: wrap-up of the largest health IT conference

Recalcitrant instincts that depressed me and progressive suggestions that restored me. Details DICOM, Watson, and other interesting projects.

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Report from HIMSS 2012: toward interoperability and openness

Two key pillars of the Stage 2 announcement are requirements to use the Direct for data exchange and HL7's consolidated CDA for the format.

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Report from Open Source convention health track, 2011

OSCon shows that open source health care, although it hasn't broken into the mainstream yet, already inspires a passionate and highly competent community.

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Preview of OSCON's health care track

Preview of OSCON's health care track

OSCON's health care track will focus on health IT and health data.

This year we’re looking more at what you–patients, clinicians, and researchers–can do with the data you collect, while we continue our coverage of critical IT parts of the health care system.

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OSCON Preview: Interview with Greg Biggers on DIY clinical trials

Opening up clinical trials can accelerate findings, reveal more data
of value to future trials, and–perhaps most important–make
participants feel really good about doing it. An interview with OSCon
speaker Greg Biggers.

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VistA scenarios, and other controversies at the Open Source health care track

The history and accomplishments attributed to VistA, the Veterans
Administration's core administrative software, mark it as one of the
most impressive software projects in history. Still, lots of smart
people in the health care field deprecate VistA and cast doubt that it
could ever be widely adopted.

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Report from HIMSS Health IT conference: toward interoperability and openness

The U.S. has a mobile population, bringing their aches and pains to a
plethora of institutions and small providers. That's why health care
needs interoperability. Furthermore, despite superb medical research,
we desperately need to share more information and crunch it in
creative new ways. That's why health care needs openness.

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