Our teams continue to work on Google Glass applications for Emergency Department workflow improvement. Here’s a photo of our team at work with a stealthy startup developing healthcare solutions on Google Glass.
CIOs face many pressures – increase scope, reduce timelines, trim budgets. After nearly 20 years as a CIO, I’ve learned a great deal about project success factors.
When faced with go live pressures, I tell my staff the following:
"If you go live months late when you’re ready, no one will ever remember.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A new study out of Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston suggests that transparency rules might have negative consequences for very sick heart patients.
The study evaluated the frequency of coronary stent implantation in 116,227 Bay State patients, finding that "outlier" hospitals – pegged for having higher-than-average death rates – were less likely to accept the sickest patients.
My father died 2 months ago and now with a bit of distance from that emotional event, it’s time to further reflect on technology to support patients and families in ICUs.
BIDMC has been speaking with a major foundation about creating a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional, open source application to turn critical care data into wisdom for patients and families.
How might it work? Let me use my father as an example.
In response to many questions about PHR use by adolescents, I asked Fabienne Bourgeois, the expert at Children’s Hospital Boston, to write this guest blog post –
As more and more practices and hospitals are making patient portals available to their patients, providers of adolescent patients are encountering a major hurdle: how to handle confidential adolescent information.
In June, BIDMC goes live with Electronic Medication Records (EMAR) on one ward to be followed
by 3 other wards, ensuring we meet our 10% Meaningful Use Stage 2 target by the reporting period October 1-December 31, 2013.
We built a web-based, mobile friendly EMAR system that includes many visual cues and seamless integration (not interfacing) with all our existing clinical information systems.
Many reporters have contacted me today for an IT perspective on the April 15 bombings in Boston.
Within moments of the event, social media became the preferred mechanism for communication and coordination. I was on a plane from Los Angeles to Boston at 36,000 feet when the bombs exploded and received real time twitter feeds, streaming video, and email from staff via GoGo WiFi.
The March HIT Standards Committee focused on streamlining test scripts for certification, an overview of FDA Universal Device Identifier rule making, clinical summary formats for Long Term Care, and the latest updates from ONC.
We began the meeting by reflecting on the recent HIMSS conference, noting that the culture and momentum for EHR and HIE adoption in the US have changed to the point that there is no longer of question achieving our meaningful use attestation goals.
Here’s a guest post from Meg Aranow, Principal at Aranow Consulting LLC.