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Patient leaves legacy of engagement
Healthcare IT News : July 21, 2014, 11:19 am
Patient advocate and researcher Jessie Gruman died July 14 at the age of 60, after living with cancer for the better part of her life and turning her struggle into frameworks for progress.
In 1992, after a decade-plus spent working in substance abuse counseling and public health, Gruman helped launch and lead the Center for Advancing Health to help improve the healthcare system for patients after two decades navigating modern medicine herself — and just as the nation’s first (and unsuccessful) bout with health reform was getting underway.
Athenahealth reports Q2 gains
Healthcare IT News : July 21, 2014, 10:54 am
2014's second quarter brought with it a boost in earnings for cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, which reported gains this time around after disappointing numbers last quarter. Net losses were also down significantly, company officials announced last week.
What is 'awareness computing'?
Healthcare IT News : July 21, 2014, 10:51 am
MemorialCare Health System, a top 100 integrated delivery network, implemented awareness computing technology at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif. The idea is to provide roaming clinicians instant access to patient records throughout the hospital while also ensuring top security.
But it changes my workflow
Healthcare IT News : July 21, 2014, 8:40 am
I hear the complaint that implementing an EHR changes their workflow from a lot of physicians and nurses. I also hear (from those who've studied up a bit) that EHR X is no good because it is just an electronic version of their existing paper workflow.
The other day I tweeted: Why would you use and EHR that DIDN'T change your workflow? Improvement = change
DICOM Grid gets $6M from Mayo, others
Healthcare IT News : July 18, 2014, 10:35 am
Investors such as Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center and more are backing DICOM Grid, which develops a cloud-based platform for medical image management.
[See also: Mayo Clinic, DICOM Grid collaborate on mobile imaging]