The Educator at Educause 2013

American Well

Cisco invited us and the Educator to join them at Educause 2013. The post The Educator at Educause 2013 appeared first on American Well. See how the Avizia Educator and Cisco Telepresence are improving student engagement and taking distance learning to new heights. Read more here. Avizia was acquired by American Well in July of 2018. Information on this page refers to activities that occurred prior to the acquisition and are presented for historical context.

2013 Year in Review

eHealth

It’s been another year of achievement and learning. It would have been difficult a year ago to predict how my professional life would change. My first trip mixed pleasure and work. Being in Salt Lake City, I agreed to speak to the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science on some of my work at the Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Consortium.

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The 5 minute download on the NYeC Conference 2013

American Well

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend New York eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference 2013 in New York City. The post The 5 minute download on the NYeC Conference 2013 appeared first on American Well. The hustle and bustle of New York still amazes me- how can there be this many people in one space? Why are all 8 million New Yorkers headed to Penn Station at the same time?

HealthTech Conference 2013

Medicine and Technology

Don't miss HealthTech Conference 2013 this October 30 in Mountain View, CA. HealthTech Conference 2013 will take place in Computer History Museum, the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its continuing impact on society. Locating the HealthTech Conference at the Computer History Museum celebrates the current convergence of information technology and healthcare.

Research Corner: Ending the A1C Blame Game

Insulin Nation

When glucose sensors first became available in clinical trials some 2 decades ago, I decided to wear a sensor to compare my glucose levels as a non-diabetic individual with glucose levels of my patients. I was excited to have this new tool, which measured 288 glucose readings a day and could be used 3 days at a time, as a resource for patients, particularly for those with blood glucose levels that had been difficult to control.

Residency Match Week 2013

Medicine and Technology

Good luck to all the 4th year medical students who are matching for residency positions! match day medical student medical students residency residents students

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Asymptomatic Hypoglycemia, a Silent Killer

Insulin Nation

After 26 years of marriage to someone with Type 1 diabetes, Roberta Rabinek has grown to learn when her husband, George, is having a hypoglycemic attack, even if he can’t tell it’s happening. “He’ll tell me he’s fine and to leave him alone,” says Rabinek, who lives in Baltimore. “But he will be a little off…repeats himself a lot and is less responsive. That’s when I know, even if he doesn’t, and make him test his blood sugar. 9 times out of 10 I’m right.”

The Mouse Trap

Insulin Nation

Pierce, MPT, CDE, wrote about the differences between human and mouse islets in an article in the March/April 2013 issue of the journal Endocrine Practice. Are you sick of reading headlines proclaiming a cure for diabetes is at hand….for for mice? You’re not alone. Each year, more than 25 million vertebrate animals are used for research in U.S. biomedical laboratories. An estimated 85% to 90% percent are rodents, with the vast majority being mice bred solely for experimental purposes.

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Unlocking the Basal Mystery

Insulin Nation

Any person with diabetes on insulin therapy knows that you need insulin when you eat a meal. Using a see-saw as an analogy, food and insulin balance each other out. Too much food and not enough insulin, you have hyperglycemia. Too much insulin and not enough food, and you have hypoglycemia. But most people who use insulin also realize that it’s not just for when you eat. Folks with a pump use insulin nearly 24 hours a day, taking only short breaks for showering, swimming, or sex.

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Paul Foelsch, VP of IS & CIO, Mercy Hospital Iowa City, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

About Mercy Hospital McKesson shop (HBOC user since early 90s) Sunquest in lab, Cerner in radiology & Philips in cardiology Eyeing Stage 7 One EHR for owned practices, 17 for affiliated docs Horizon vs Paragon Reimbursement concerns with telemedicine — “It’s still an issue” Many people talk about the need to be flexible and able to quickly adapt, but to Paul Foelsch, it’s more than just words.

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ACOs saved Medicare $755M from 2013 to 2017, new analysis finds

FierceHealthIT

Accountable care organizations lowered Medicare spending by $755 million from 2013 to 2017, a new analysis found

2013 ACPE Leape Ahead Award

Medicine and Technology

Familiar with the ACPE Leape Ahead Award? Dr. Lucian Leape MD is a physician and professor at Harvard School of Public Health, who has been very active in trying to improve the medical system to reduce medical error. In 1994 he had an article, "Error in Medicine," published in JAMA. acpe american college of physician executives

Nanopatch to deliver vaccines: TEDGlobal 2013

Medicine and Technology

This year at TEDGlobal 2013, there was a fascinating presentation by Mark Kendall about a medical invention called the Nanopatch. This is a tiny square patch that can deliver a vaccine. This non-needle delivery method also addresses a number of problems that keep vaccines from being effective. Read about it here. nanotechnology vaccines

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Hypo-in-Chief? – President Saves Pregnant T1 Woman from Fainting

Insulin Nation

President Barack Obama has been touting his Affordable Care Act as a way to help Americans manage treatable illnesses. In a speech on the new law at the White House yesterday, he and a speech-goer inadvertently collaborated to shine a spotlight on diabetes, one of the most manageable conditions covered under the new law. During a speech at the Rose Garden, Obama smoothly paused in his prepared speech to steady Karmel Allison, a pregnant T1 woman standing behind him.

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Telemedicine Venture Fair at ATA 2013

Medicine and Technology

Don't miss the Telemedicine Venture Fair at ATA 2013. Telemedicine Venture Fair at ATA 2013 Sunday, May 5; 8:30am - 12:00pm Austin Convention Center The Telemedicine Venture Fair provides a collaborative environment for the investment community and emerging telehealth to unite. ATA is seeking dynamic, developing companies to participate in our 2013 event. More information about the Telemedicine Venture Fair at ATA 2013 is available here.

An Artificial Pancreas that Can Handle Exercise?

Insulin Nation

One of the major reasons why the artificial pancreas remains a possibility rather than a reality is because it’s hard to create a closed-loop system that can account for all the variabilities of day-to-day life. Developers have been trying to figure out algorithms that factor in the body’s reaction to hard-to-quantify stimuli like carbohydrate counts of meals and the strenuousness of exercise.

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Diabetes and a Girl: Have Insulin, Will Travel

Insulin Nation

I love to travel. There is such a thrill to getting to a new spot, meeting new people and doing new things. For people with Type 1 diabetes, though, there’s one problem: we thrive on routine and insulin. A checked bag with diabetes gear that’s rerouted to Tacoma can make a trip exciting for all the wrong reasons. With ticket in hand, I can jet to wherever I want, but I can’t take a vacation from diabetes.

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Can We Teach an Old Pancreas New Tricks?

Insulin Nation

We’ve come to think of Type 1 diabetes as a condition where the pancreas just gives up the ghost, for good, end of story. But in recent years, researchers have grown increasingly skeptical of that tidy narrative. Now, a new study seems to cast that idea even further in doubt. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School (UK) recently found that nearly ¾ of all people with T1 still produce some insulin, no matter whether they’ve had diabetes for 5 months or 50 years.

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Register now for ATA 2013 - American Telemedicine Association

Medicine and Technology

Register now for ATA 2013 - American Telemedicine Association May 5 - 7, 2013 Austin, TX Used code "LinkedInATA" for $50 off your full meeting (non-member) registration. This year at ATA, get there a day early and don't miss the ATA 2013 Telemedicine Venture Fair: Connecting capital, telehealth startups. After April 1, the registration price goes up. Join 6,000 healthcare and technology professionals at the world's largest telemedicine meeting.

Parenting by Numbers: The Great Pump Switch

Insulin Nation

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”. I’m not superstitious, but that expression kept replaying in my head as my husband and I contemplated switching our 7-year-old daughter from the Minimed Revel insulin pump to the OmniPod system. Was it my subconscious fear of change talking? No, Lela’s old pump was not broken, but the 4-year warranty was going to expire in the spring. It was time to think about upgrading to a new model, regardless. Oh, but she liked her pink pump.

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Don't miss the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit

Medicine and Technology

Register for the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit : Accelerating the Blue Button Movement The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to join us in Washington D.C. The 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit will bring together Federal leaders including: Todd Park, U.S. The 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit is a chance to learn from and share your experiences with others who are leading the charge to empower consumers to be better partners in their health.

Jim Turnbull, CIO, University of Utah Health Care, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

About University of Utah Bridging Cerner (inpatient) and Epic (outpatient) Plans to move to an integrated solution Staff-run retention and recognition programs — “It’s had an immediate impact on our turnover.”

Carolyn Byerly, CIO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Stanford’s telehealth vision — patient portal & dermatology clinics “You will see Stanford break ground here.” Growing the network Byerly’s decision to retire Advice for CIOs — “It’s okay to fail” The importance of humility Carolyn Byerly believes vendor relationships don’t have to be so complicated. During her 11-year tenure as CIO at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, she made it a point to take the high road by being as transparent and honest as possible.

A BG Breathalyzer?

Insulin Nation

Right now, having to blow into a breathalyzer usually spells trouble. But in the future, could people with diabetes rejoice at the possibility of using a breathalyzer every day? Western New England University medicinal chemistry professor Dr. Ronny Priefer recently announced his team has been making progress on a breathalyzer that could detect BG levels for people with diabetes.

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7 Reasons We’re Thankful for HR Professionals

American Well

Society for Human Resources Professionals (SHRM) tweeted asking HR Pros what they were grateful for this holiday season. True, we’re not HR Pros ourselves, but we couldn’t help but tweet back that we’re grateful to those same HR heroes who make our lives easier every day. Why do we respect our colleagues in HR so much?

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A User-Friendly Glucagon Kit?

Insulin Nation

The glucagon kit could be as medically necessary during a bout of severe hypoglycemia as the defibrillator for cardiac arrest, yet many smart people with diabetes don’t own one. That’s because for years the kit has been perceived as a cumbersome device for a crisis, and one that goes out of date quickly. “I

Is a T1 Vaccine Coming Soon?

Insulin Nation

According to a report in the Finnish news site yle Uutiset , researchers believe they have isolated several strains of an enterovirus that they say is responsible for causing Type 1 diabetes. The researchers at Tampere University are confident that, with the proper funding, a vaccine can be developed to inoculate against the virus.

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Who Killed Health Care? Regina Herzlinger speaks at ACPE 2013

Medicine and Technology

Today, I am in NYC attending the 2013 American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) conference. The afternoon keynote was delivered by Regina Herzlinger, author of "Who Killed Health Care?: America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure."

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mHealth13: Lots Going On, But Few New Developments

Chilmark Research

Another year, another mHealth Summit. HIMSS’ younger sibling has slowly grown over the last five years, a period that has seen a Precambrian explosion of companies and advances in mobile tech. However, despite some early hints of maturity, the mHealth Summit revealed the mobile healthcare market’s overall identity confusion. Replace the old, or integrate with it? Add more functionality, or pare down and simplify? Is this a market driven by need, or want?

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Randy McCleese, CIO, St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Kentucky HIE — “They’re doing a good job matching patient data” Working with UK to connect schools with primary care clinics Why telehealth is “sputtering” Dividing & conquering MU Meditech in the hospital & medical group Partnering with Bon Secours on an ACO – “We’re just starting down that path.” To say that Randy McCleese believes in the power of education is an understatement. He holds four degrees, served as an adjust instructor for 10 years, and holds a CHCIO certification. “If

Anne Lara, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Securing mobile devices — “PHI has become quite the commodity.” ICD-10 taskforce eCare with University of Maryland Partnering with AT&T for remote monitoring ROI & patient outcomes — “You have to look at things differently.” From bedside oncology nurse to CIO It’s been quite a year for first-time CIO Anne Lara. After taking the helm last December, she assessed the organization’s needs and crafted a five-part strategy to take Union Hospital to the next level.

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Tandem and the Future of Pumps

Insulin Nation

Fast-forward 15 years to 2013, and insulin pumps are a nice business, but hardly a blockbuster one. For 35 years, the City on a Hill that represents the possibility of untold riches from insulin pumps has glimmered on the horizon, tangible but unreachable. To be sure, several companies among more than 30 pump-maker start-ups have made tidy profits, either from developing today’s pump technology or from selling their ideas and products to larger companies.

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Top 5 Ways to Engage your Employees in Company Initiatives

American Well

Your employees have a lot going on, both in and out of work. They are constantly being bombarded with new initiatives and asked for their participation and commitment. If you want to get your employees on board with programs you’?re re offering in the workplace, keep these five tips in mind to get the maximum engagement from your workforce. Start with executive support ? Employees take their cues from leadership, so make sure your message starts at the top.

Easier Pens For 2014?

Insulin Nation

The insulin pen often has been touted as easier to use than the syringe, but that doesn’t mean it’s hassle-free. The biggest beef people with diabetes have with the pen is the variable in force required for the amount of insulin needed. Sometimes, pen users have trouble telling if they’ve injected a low dose of insulin, while a large dose often requires significant hand strength.

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Diabetes and a Girl: Blood Sisters

Insulin Nation

Starting college means being on your own for the first time, for better or worse. It’s great to feel independent, but you can also feel alone. I remember meeting my floormates in college and knowing right away that we were going to be great friends. We excitedly shared all the things we had in common, like our taste in music and movies. But diabetes was something I felt I had all to myself. It was such a change to be an adult completely in charge of my Type 1 diabetes.

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Stephen Clark, CIO, Albemarle Health, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

CPOE roadblocks — “The technology gets in the way.” “At-the-elbow At-the-elbow support” from nursing Struggling with quality measures Stage 2 — “It’s a matter of maturing what we have.” Being the resident MU expert Telepsychiatry HIE Since becoming CIO at Albemarle Health in 2005, Stephen Clark has made great strides in helping to advance the organization.

A Facebook for Diabetes Health Data?

Insulin Nation

Insulin Nation founding editor Chris Leach interviewed Sally Okun, vice president for advocacy, policy, and patient safety at PatientsLikeMe, at the Diabetes + Innovation 2013 conference in Washington D.C. Traditionally, our health records are confidential and only shared publicly in the aggregate. But one website, PatientsLikeMe , encourages people with diabetes and other conditions to share their day-to-day health records with other users.

Out and About

Chilmark Research

Some of you may have noticed a precipitous drop in new content, ala posts, as of late. A few things have contributed to this. First, it is often tough to find time to write when one is traveling from one activity to another (in fact this is being written as I fly back to Boston from the west coast). Second, Chilmark has several reports that will be released in the next few weeks, all of which have consumed a significant amount of collective analysts’ bandwidth, including my own.

T1 By Design: The Diabetic Closet

Insulin Nation

Recently, one of my students at Fordham University came up to me with a tray of cupcakes and asked if I wanted one. Today is my birthday,” he said. I wished him a happy birthday, but said I was diabetic and couldn’t partake in the frosted goodness. He apologized and offered me a mini-cookie instead, which I ate, feeling simultaneously happy to take part in the celebration and guilty for cheating. My closest friends know that I’m usually far from secretive about being diabetic.

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Forward Motion: Shortsighted Test-Strip Rationing

Insulin Nation

Commentary. When I was first diagnosed T1 almost 9 years ago, it felt like stepping into a tornado. But I quickly clung onto one central truth of diabetes self-care: the best way to live as long as possible and avoid complications was to test…and test often! Makes perfect sense, right? My body no longer knows how to regulate blood glucose, so I have to prick my finger multiple times a day to stay healthy.