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5 pieces of wearable tech poised to revolutionize healthcare

While the consumer version of Google Glass was an epic fail, its reincarnation as a potentially life-saving tool in the emergency room is exploring exciting new territory for the computerized lenses.<p>Hospitals across the country are adopting the technology in myriad ways, from livestreaming …

Big health data will turn over responsibility from doctor to patient

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Humana.</i><p>Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, used to point out that from the dawn of civilization to 2003 there were a total of one billion gigabytes of data. That seems an eon ago. Now the same amount of data is created almost every day with more …

10 challenges and opportunities for hospitals in 2015

December 30, 2014 | Print | Email<p>As T.S. Eliot once said: "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"<p>Although hospital …

Wireless monitor 'relieves pressure' on nursing staff

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1094000/1094890_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652463_564c82a2f2aded2be9609b266f136c85<p><b>The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.</b><p>Placed on the chest, it wirelessly transmits data on heart rate, …

9 Patient Experience And Satisfaction Secrets For Hospitals And Healthcare

As patient satisfaction and the patient experience start to take the spotlight in healthcare, there’s a need for straight, useful talk on these subjects. Here are nine points that will keep you on the right track in hospitals and other healthcare environments.<p><b>Patient satisfaction isn’t the enemy of</b> …

Apple met with top health insurance providers about HealthKit partnership

Apple is nearly ready to become the go-to place for healthcare providers to get all your personal fitness data, and along with meeting with hospitals to talk about the benefits of HealthKit, Apple has been talking to the countries biggest health insurance providers about partnering with its health …

Oregon sues Oracle, blaming tech giant for failed healthcare website

The Oregon attorney general sued Oracle America Inc. on Friday, charging that the technology giant committed what "amounts to a pattern of racketeering activity" that cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars during the faulty rollout of its troubled health insurance exchange.<p>In a scathing, …

Corruption

The New Face Of Healthcare Innovation: 7 Ways Telemedicine Changes The Healthcare Landscape, And What It Means For You

It’s no secret that the healthcare space is broken. A 2013 study conducted by the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die in the US each year from accidental practice. To put this into perspective, an estimated 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each …

83% Of Healthcare Organizations Are Using Cloud-Based Apps Today

HIMSS Analytics’ recent survey of cloud computing adoption in healthcare provider organizations found that 83% of IT executives report they are using cloud services today, with SaaS-based applications being the most popular (66.9%).<p>These and other findings are from the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud …

How to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter to Future Physicians

Dear Future Physicians,<p>You will be the most important person in the world to her.<p>You will be the last thing she thinks about when she goes to sleep and the first thing she thinks about when she wakes up. She will cry about what you tell her, and dream about what she wanted you to say instead. She …

Real-Time 3D Images Coming to a Blood Vessel Near You

Your doctor will now have access to detailed information about you –– at least of your blood vessels, arteries and heart that is.<p>Researchers from the …

4 Key Findings on HealthCare Professionals' Reactions to the ICD-10 Delay

April 11, 2014 | Print | Email<p>In the wake of the ICD-10 delay that took effect last week, healthcare providers, payers and other industry members are …

Keep your Project Charter from Gathering Pixel Dust

“Exactly how do you plan to get down from there?” asked my husband.<p>During the summer, I was out picking blackberries (the real ones, not the …

IT Informatics Cooperation: Lessons from "The Sneetches"

Do you remember the Dr. Seuss story “The Sneetches”? It starts with a four simple lines:<p>“Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars.<br>The …

Project Management Lessons from Football - Trillium Prof. Services

Fall. It means cool crisp nights, the changing color of the leaves, and … FOOTBALL. Football and projects are actually quite similar when you think …

Patient Portals and Secure Messaging: Meaningful Use Stage 2

<i>“My lab results were 5.2. What does that mean?”</i> That’s how my father started a recent phone call to me. Let me preface this by explaining that I’m an …

Why healthcare managers welcome the Berwick report

Few healthcare managers care that the Berwick report says many things we know already. The policy wonks and commentators who have had little moans about "nothing new in Berwick" are part of a longstanding problem that bedevils the NHS: the unhealthy desire for novelty. Managers (and other staff) …

CVS thinks $50 is enough reward for giving up healthcare privacy

The drugstore chain is expanding its ExtraCare rewards program for prescription drugs, but to join consumers must give up healthcare privacy protections under HIPAA.<p>August 15, 2013|David Lazarus<p>CVS' ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards lets customers earn… (David Paul Morris, Bloomberg )<p>Since …

Hidden Costs of an EMR Implementation - Trillium Professional Services

Forgetting about planning and budgeting for the hardware components of an EMR implementation is a little like forgetting to put tires on a $20 …

Portable

Project Management Lessons from Baseball - Trillium Professonal Services

Some of our most popular sayings (“You can’t win ‘em all,” “He really hit a home run that time,” “He was out before he reached First Base,” and …

Project Management

Ready or Not? HIPAA Final Rule Changes - Trillium Professional Services

September 23rd is the deadline for Covered Entities to comply with most of the new provisions in the HIPAA Final Rule. Is your organization …

Health Information

Project Portfolio Management and Checkbooks

“I can’t be overdrawn. I still have checks left.” We have all heard this before, or at least know the intended meaning. It’s a reference to …

Project Management

7 Essential Skills for International Project Management - The TPS Report from Trillium Professional Services

You’ve been hired as a project manager for an international project. The last few weeks have been spent coordinating with the client. After multiple …

Project Management

Five Rules of Engagement for Working with a Project Management Consulting Firm - The TPS Report from Trillium Professional Services

If you’ve hired a consulting organization to provide project management services, it’s likely because your internal staff:<p>A. May not have the …

Project Management