As part of my ongoing series of Healthcare Scene Google Plus hangouts where I sit down with top leaders in healthcare IT, I had a chance to interview Vishal Gandhi, CEO of ClinicSpectrum. We talk about a broad range of challenges that face a practice and his ideas on how to solve those problems. I love this conversation because it starts to address more of the many ways that technology can improve a clinical practice other than just through an EHR or PM system.
You can watch the full video below or read the transcript of the interview:
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I had the opportunity to take part in the Dell Healthcare Think Tank event. It was a great discussion of important healthcare topics. You can watch the full recordings at the link above. However, Dell also put together this highlights video (embedded below) from the event that will give you a flavor of whether you want to take the time to watch the full healthcare think tank videos.
I’m looking forward to continuing the discussion we started. Thanks Dell!
This is a really important question that I think healthcare leaders across the country and even the world are trying to figure out. This video does a pretty good job of explaining the current state of population health.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on population health as it stands today and where it’s headed in the comments.
In this video interview, we sit down with Lindy Benton, CEO of MEA|NEA to talk about health information exchange and specifically electronic submission of medical documentation and electronic attachments to support claims adjudication. Plus, we dive into issues related to security and privacy of healthcare data being exchanged electronically.
The jury is in and there is not a trace of reasonable doubt that medication errors, especially those resulting from poor medication reconciliation, are a persistent problem for the healthcare industry. Adversely affecting all parties involved—provider organizations, quality managers, clinicians, and patients—ineffective med rec has been cited as the culprit for many of these errors.
First Databank recently put out this video to start the conversation about the importance of medication reconciliation and the evolution of it over time. I think this is an important conversation that doesn’t get enough attention.
In this video we look at the state of HIM today with Charlie Saponaro, President and CEO of Medical Record Associates. We talk about where HIM is heading and trends like remote HIM and outsourced HIM. This is a wide ranging conversation about HIM and many of the important trends that are happening.
Going to the topic of the video, I’ve seen a lot of practices that can benefit from the idea of accountability in their practice. In many respects, Vishal is just describing how to implement some best business practices into your clinic. Many practices could benefit from these simple ideas.
I recently had a chance to tour the uniquely designed Sanford Health office in Fargo, ND. I’d never seen a space like it. It’s layered with technology to track the patients, nurses, doctors, etc. Plus, they’ve created a really interesting “Off Stage” and “On Stage” approach that pulls from Disney. Patients only ever see the “On Stage” area and the staff do their work “Off Stage.” Not to mention things like Self-Rooming.
Here’s a video of Jeff Hoss, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Sanford Health, talking about the clinic and some of the outcomes of their design (plus, make sure you listen to his bad data example):
What do you think of some of these ideas? Is what he describes the perfect patient process flow? Have you had experience implementing RTLS in your environment?
I was talking with some people about creating a few National Health IT Week videos, and Dr. Webster (better known as @wareFLO) created this funny video.
Mr RIMP (@MrRIMP) is a Bluetooth-controlled, 3D-printed wearable robot who lives in Dr. Chuck Webster’s pocket (@wareFLO). Kids, pediatricians and child life specialists love him. And HE loves Health Information Technology! Happy #NHITweek!
I’m not sure where Dr. Webster gets the time to tinker, but I’ll never be as awesome as him. A Google Glass controlled robot! That’s awesome. Nice work Chuck.
I’ve seen a number of creative EHR go live videos from various hospitals, but I was really intrigued by the following two EHR training and go live videos for Via Christi hospitals. I found them really interesting because you could hear the first person perspective on what was happening. Certainly people see a camera and say things a little bit different, but I think these videos did a pretty good job capturing the mix of emotions that happen when someone moves to EHR.
Via Christi is part of Ascension Health, and it’s the largest health system in Kansas. It has about a dozen hospitals across the state, several more clinics and senior centers. They had 15 different EHR systems they turned off when they switched to Cerner’s EHR. The Kansas paper reported that the new EHR cost $85 million.
This first video talks about the EHR training that occurred and got comments from a lot of doctors about the change. I found it interesting that they say each doctor got 14 hours of training.
This video talks about the go live. I like the idea of celebrating events like an EHR go live. This felt a little too “made for TV” for me, but there are some really interesting perspectives including the project manager who’s watching the timelines, the IT person who’s just ready to flip the switch, and the nurse that’s not sure what to do with paper while they do the cut over.
Thanks to Via Christi for sharing a bit of their experience moving to Cerner!