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by adgrooms on May 20, 2019

Hospitals are a complex business and a constant balancing act of profit and loss across the specialty spectrum. There are certain specialties that bring in high-levels of income through insurance and other reimbursements while other practices make less, break even, or even run at a loss.

[Orthopaedic surgery and invasive ...

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by adgrooms on May 17, 2019

We have talked about how EHRs can benefit physicians and hospital staff by improving the quality of information and facilitating communication. One of the things severely lacking from EHRs is communication TO the patient about their care. Patients and their families want to be informed about treatments, and providers need patients to participate in their care management.

Currently, ...

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by adgrooms on May 16, 2019

We have come a long way in medicine, developing cures and treatments for the most daunting diseases and ailments. For the most part, science has discovered remedies by treating whole populations indiscriminately. This tactic has been successful for many individuals, but a few have not seen the benefit. Some are now approaching healthcare from a model that uses genetics and other traits from ...

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by adgrooms on May 15, 2019

The other morning for breakfast, I ordered eggs and a biscuit, but they brought me eggs and bacon. It seems like a pretty minor mistake in the grand scheme of things, but when messages are miscommunicated in a clinical environment, it is patient safety that takes a toll. So, what can technology do to help in a clinical setting?

We always talk about face to face communication being hampered ...

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by adgrooms on May 15, 2019

Data visualization can help people quickly understand and use data that would otherwise take a long time to interpret. Word cloud is one visualization technique that communicates the most important words that are relevant to a subject. In a cloud, the size of a word represents its frequency in the source data or its relative importance to the subject.

Word clouds could be used in patient ...

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