Posts Tagged with innovation

by adgrooms on February 7, 2020

"My watch is saying I'm going into Afib, but it also says I've got that call in 5 minutes...what to do?!?!"

-the dilemma of an Apple Watch user-

I don't own an Apple Watch, but Apple is convincing many that wearable health monitors are the next cool must-have gadget. They have had massive success with their other products, but now there is a watch that can track and report personal ...

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by adgrooms on January 29, 2020

We have recently written about proposed rules that are intended to mandate interoperability between EHR systems and allow patients to let 3rd party apps use their health data. In the past ten years, since the meaningful use mandate, EHR vendors have raced to grab as much of the market as possible. They have walled their systems off from exchanging data with competitors to guard their share. ...

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by adgrooms on November 12, 2019

Messaging has become a popular form of communication in the connected world. We are in an era of increasing automation, and chatbots are becoming the new way that patients are getting answers and solutions for their problems. Other industries have benefited from the administrative time and cost-saving benefits of using chatbots to handle simple interactions. Through increased use, chatbots ...

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by adgrooms on November 5, 2019

A doctor recently posted on Twitter about attending a healthcare technology conference and seeing an engineer from an EHR company stand up in a forum and ask the room "What can we do better? We are listening." This short post brings up a mental image of a doctor determined and focused to get through rounds, stopping briefly between rooms to frantically type up notes on the last patient while ...

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by adgrooms on October 29, 2019

We have written about interoperability in medicine in previous posts. Our technical experience includes interoperability projects, but we have not worked on interoperability in Healthcare yet. We wanted to get a better understanding of the current state of interoperability in Healthcare and how it relates to the larger fields of communications and standards. We want to understand the unique ...

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