Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Patient Satisfaction: IoT Enabled patient pathway by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

They may forget your name, but they may never forget how you made them feel... Maya Angelou

Patient satisfaction is not a clearly defined concept, although it is identified as an important quality outcome indicator to measure success of the services delivery system

Ever since the Institute of Medicine’s 2001 'Crossing the Quality Chasm' report codified patientcenteredness as one of six health care quality aims, patient-centered care has gained footing within the landscape of health care reform. There is no consensus between the literatures on how to define the concept of patient satisfaction in healthcare. In Donabedian's quality measurement model, patient satisfaction is defined as patient-reported outcome measure while the structures and processes of care can be measured by patient-reported experiences

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Shift in US Healthcare by Srinath Venkat, @ConnectSrinath

The adoption of EHR is growing rapidly because of billions of dollars spent by the government to incentivize providers for EHR usage.
Also, there is a greater commitment by government to reduce the drug related adverse events in healthcare by recommending e-prescribing to the providers

Transformation in US Healthcare through EHR and Personalized Healthcare
Healthcare has undergone series of changes in last few decades. From passive, reactive, one size fits all approach, it has moved towards more customized, responsive, real-time care administration. Electronic Health Record (EHR) is systematized longitudinal collection of patient health data which gives the complete record of clinician-patient encounter. 


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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Putting patients at the heart of IoT in India, By Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

Patients are the most important stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem and that they should be empowered to make informed choices.

In a broader sense, the "patient pathway" is the route that a patient will take from their first contact with a healthcare provider or a member of staff, through referral, to the completion of their treatment. It also covers the period from entry into a hospital or a Treatment Centre, until the patient leaves.

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Medical Imaging Informatics Market by Swapna Supekar


Increase in number of diagnostic imaging procedures and high prevalence of chronic diseases spur the growth of medical imaging informatics market


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Monday, 21 November 2016

Challenges and Promise of #IoT in Healthcare by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

A critical path to improving healthcare efficiency is to shift focus from acute care to early intervention. Remote patient monitoring technologies would be just a small cog in the wheel of Connected health


The ‘internet’ of people changed the world well there's a new internet emerging and it's poised to change the world again this new internet is not just about connecting people it's about connecting things and so it's named the Internet of Things.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

3 P's framework - Product Motivation by Prashantha Sawhney

This article is the last in the series related to 3 P's framework to be successful. We finally focus on Product as it relates to the "why" and "what" work needs to be done.

Traditionally most people talk about products focusing on Feature - Function - Benefit methodology which has worked well for the past 40 years since it was introduced by IBM in 1976. With changes in times as well as proliferation of products, to differentiate their products, people also started to focus on USP (Unique Selling Proposition), RoI (Return on Investment), Efficiency savings, increased Effectiveness,  reduced TC (Total Cost of Ownership) etc. These are logical things which appeal to the mind, however many times we still are not able to decide on a specific product given this multitude of facts and figures.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Healthcare IoT Strategy for Entrants & Incumbents by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

The long-predicted IoT revolution in healthcare is already underway, as new use cases continue to emerge to address the urgent need for affordable, accessible care

We are still running around, jumping in the puddle of data mining and other data insights when we are hit by this new wave called 'Internet of Things" . Typically in the healthcare system the  patients dont really care what sensors will record and transmit and to whom and to where and whether it follows the standard protocol, what they really care about is whether they will be able to get well soon and how this IoT is going to help him have a better quality of life and how soon that would happen.  

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Pragmatic #Interoperability by Dr. Charles Webster, @wareflo


"Pragmatic interoperability (PI) is the compatibility between the intended versus the actual effect of message exchange”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part5 #AMIA2016


Population Health Management and Business Process Management: Part - 5
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

Way back in 2009 I penned a research paper with a long and complicated title that could also have been, simply, Population Health Management and Business Process Management. In 2010 I presented it at MedInfo10 in Cape Town, Africa. Check out my travelogue!

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part4 #AMIA2016


Patient Safety And Process-Aware Information Systems: Interruptions, Interruptions, Interruptions! : Part - 4
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

When you took a drivers education class, do you remember the importance of mental “awareness” to traffic safety? Continually monitor your environment, your car, and yourself. As in traffic flow, healthcare is full of work flow, and awareness of workflow is the key to patient safety.

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part3 #AMIA2016


Usable EHR Workflow Is Natural, Consistent, Relevant, Supportive and Flexible : Part - 3
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

Workflow technology has a reputation, fortunately out of date, for trying to get rid of humans all together. Early on it was used for Straight-Through-Processing in which human stockbrokers were bypassed so stock trades happened in seconds instead of days. Business Process Management (BPM) can still do this. It can automate the logic and workflow that’d normally require a human to download something, check on a value and based on that value do something else useful, such as putting an item in a To-Do list. By automating low-level routine workflows, humans are freed to do more useful things that even workflow automation can’t automate.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part2 #AMIA2016


Interoperable Health IT and Business Process Management: The Spider In The Web: Part - 2
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here
Just in time for the 2016 AMIA Symposium, I'm delighted that Manish Sharma, the force behind @HCITExperts, is republishing my five-part series on workflow technology in healthcare. Thank you Manish!
- Dr. Charles Webster

If you pay any attention at all to interoperability discussion in healthcare and health IT, I’m sure you’ve heard of syntactic vs. semantic interoperability. Syntax and semantics are ideas from linguistics.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

ICD to SNOMED CT Mapping: Observations and Inferences by Dr. SB Bhattacharyya, @sbbhattacharya


The Concepts presented in this article are as proposed by Dr. SB Bhattacharyya and presented in the HCITExpert Blog with permission from Dr. SBB - sbbhattacharyya@gmail.com

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Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part1 #AMIA2016


BPM-based Population Health Management & Care Coordination: Part - 1

"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here
Just in time for the 2016 AMIA Symposium, I'm delighted that Manish Sharma, the force behind @HCITExperts, is republishing my five-part series on workflow technology in healthcare. Thank you Manish!
- by Dr. Charles Webster

I blog and tweet a lot about healthcare workflow and workflow technology, but in this first post I’ll try to synthesize and simplify. In later posts I drive into the weeds. Here, I’ll define workflow, describe workflow technology, its relevance to healthcare and health IT, and try not to steal my own thunder from the rest of the week.

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Friday, 4 November 2016

Healthcare #IoT, what the future holds by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

Things in healthcare, its popularity is undeniably on the rise in other industries

The world is continuously growing and changing. Various advancements have also occurred when it comes to the technology used in rendering healthcare services. Thus, there is no doubt that the healthcare industry has improved in the last decade but what are some of those improvements.  

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