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.

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The Educator at Educause 2013

American Well Blog

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.

The 5 minute download on the NYeC Conference 2013

American Well Blog

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Forward Motion: Happy to Be Feeling the Low?

Insulin Nation

One serious complication people with diabetes face is no longer feeling a low blood glucose. Before the days of continuous glucose monitors (CGM), people with Type 1 had two ways to tell if their BG was low: testing for it and feeling it.

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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?

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.

7 Reasons We’re Thankful for HR Professionals

American Well Blog

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Inside Peek Into the Life of Type 1 Diabetes

Bridge Writes

While on paper it all looks pretty simple when it comes to type 1 diabetes management. You count your carbs before you eat, you inject insulin and this all should provide you with a stable blood sugar number right? Boy do I wish.

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Skin Drug Reduces Need for Insulin

Insulin Nation

The results of the study on alefacept were first reported in the medical journal the Lancet in September 2013. Researchers have discovered that a skin drug used for psoriasis seems to maintain insulin production in the bodies of people recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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Third Time the Charm for Inhalable Insulin?

Insulin Nation

Mannkind Corporation once again has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for FDA approval of its inhalable insulin product, Afrezza.

Social Media in Healthcare Quality

eHealth

Today I presented at the Texas Gulf Coast Association for Healthcare Quality on social media in healthcare. Slides are posted on my Slideshare. The video, Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care is below.

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Top 5 Ways to Engage your Employees in Company Initiatives

American Well Blog

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

The Impact YOU Have on Others

Bridge Writes

Sometimes we don't realize the impact we have on others. We all usually tend to think we are insignificant in this world, just a small spec in time and space that really doesn't make much of a difference. However, that cannot be further from the truth.

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KNOW the Signs

Bridge Writes

There is no reason that a child should die from un-diagnosed Type 1 diabetes. NO reason. But unfortunately, even with all the advancements in technology, and our better treatment options than that of what we had before, it's still happening, even today.

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