The eHarmonizing of Healthcare

Digital Health

Last week I saw an article announcing eHarmony ’s intent to launch a new career-matching service that will “pair hiring managers with candidates based on desired culture, personality and skill-set traits.”. Potential couples should not ignore those quirks.

5 Ways People with Diabetes Are More Successful

Insulin Nation

When I’m not taking care of a child with Type 1 diabetes, I’m a corporate speaker for the Energy Project. The project’s purpose is to partner with organizations to create workplaces that are healthier, happier, more focused and more purposeful.


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2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement

Chilmark Research

For better or for worse, 2014 was a big year for consumer engagement. Big on promises from industry on wearables, smartphone platforms, and connected health, to the tune of over half a billion dollars of VC investments in consumer-related healthcare companies.

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Five Medical Use Cases for Telemedicine

American Well

Telehealth often helps patients with urgent or acute care. In addition, specific medical use cases for telemedicine include teleradiology or telestroke, and a wide variety of specialties to connect physicians with patients.

Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Marc Chasin, MD, CIO & CMIO, St. Luke’s Health System, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Telemedicine roadblocks Working with docs to prepare for payment reform Balancing the CIO & CMIO roles — “It feels right.” From residency to hospital administration Learning from a DIY EHR Moving to Iowa — “It was one of the best moves I’ve made.” Call to action for CIOs It was early in his career that Marc Chasin learned a critical lesson in change management. While deploying an EHR system into his practice, he had trouble getting buy-in from one of the partners — his father.

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Delivering Care Anywhere: Imagining it at HIMSS14

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Much of the conversation taking place in Kaiser Permanente’s booth at HIMSS is about the concept of imagining care anywhere.

Some Fitbit Force users reporting a rash on the wrist

Medicine and Technology

This was originally published by FitnessTechMD.com by @DrJosephKim The Fitbit Force is newest wearable activity tracker that Fitbit released last fall.


mhealth: Pushing digital transformation in the healthcare industry


Healthcare industry has been one of the early and passionate adopters of mobile technology. However, initially health care was considered as one of the slowest to adopt industries because they were happy with the way they had been working and were more focused on equipment and research upgrades.

BCBSIL Refuses to Negotiate Jointly With “Affiliated” Providers. Now What?


Tensions between health plans and care providers have taken an fascinating turn in Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is refusing to allow care providers “affiliated” through a clinical integration agreement to negotiate contracts jointly.

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Research ShowCASE


Case Western Reserve University has an annual research day called Research ShowCase. I was privileged to be on the Program Board, chaired by Pete Zimmerman, Ph.D. Being both a former poster presenter and an Case alumni, made the event more meaningful.

Shock Value: Choosing Pain Over Self Reflection

Digital Health

There was a story in the Washington Post a few weeks back that started with this paragraph: “People, and especially men, hate being alone with their thoughts so much that they’d rather be in pain.

The Top 10 Diabetes Breakthroughs of 2014

Insulin Nation

From artificial pancreas trials to stem cell breakthroughs, 2014 was a big year for Type 1 diabetes news. Insulin Nation has compiled 10 big ideas in treatment and technology from the past year: 1. Distance Monitoring Went Mainstream.

Branding, Cheerleading, and even some Progress

Chilmark Research

“There’s no wrong way to spend your time at Health2.0.” – Health 2.0. Last week, hundreds gathered from around the world for the 8 th annual Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California.

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Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

American Well Announces Mobile Milestone of 1 Million Downloads

American Well

This month, national telehealth leader American Well announced that it has reached the mobile milestone of 1 Million downloads for its free Amwell app for iPhone and Android.

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

“Significant capital investments” in analytics Updated IS strategic plan Data highway — “It’s not enough just to be able to interface systems.” Becoming an event-driven organization Urban Health Initiative MU 2 – “It’s a big lift.” Watching and waiting with ACOs A few years ago, the leadership team at the University of Chicago updated its strategic IS plan to make predictive and real-time analytics a key priority.

HIPAA Considerations When Adding Video Calling To a Health App


As more and more startups, such as Square and Uber, break through regulated industries, developers fearlessly take chances in the healthcare market. If this is you, you better take some time to read the rules before coding.


Care Delivery Beyond the Walls of the Doctor’s Office — Celebrated at This Year’s IHI Summit

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

What if, instead of going to a doctor’s appointment, the clinic actually came to you? That’s right. Not just the doctor. The clinic. This isn’t your grandfather’s version of a house call. What we’re talking about here is a whole new animal.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Innovation HealthJam #InnovationHealthJam

Medicine and Technology

In a few weeks, the Innovation HealthJam will happen online! June 17-19. Here's what it's going to be about: Come together for this Innovation HealthJam and help brainstorm new ideas for the healthcare technology area.

Harnessing the Power of Big Data with Digital Health Partnerships

HiTech Answers

In today’s digital world, electronic patient data is growing exponentially and moving faster than healthcare organizations can imagine. At the same time, clinicians suffer from information overload, and high-volume and increasingly complex clinical patient loads, alongside dwindling time and resources. The post Harnessing the Power of Big Data with Digital Health Partnerships appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem


I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing my slides from my December 3 presentation at the 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. The presentation is formally entitled: “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”… ”… …but more informally, I pose and address 7 key questions — the answers to which will shape the future of the PDHP ecosystem.

mHealth: A Game-Changer In Healthcare Industry


The Healthcare industry is rapidly recognizing the benefits of mobility in health and fitness. Nowadays, mobile health represents an integrated system of health care in which health data become interoperable among doctors, patients, providers, and electronic records. Infact, sometimes it breaks down barriers and the stigma associated with seeking out health services.

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

Digital Health: What the Hell?

Digital Health

So a bit of a lapse in posts for me as I spent a luxurious few weeks vacationing. It’s amazing how fast that buzz can wear off as the world shoots you out of a cannon and back into your desk chair.

Shameless Public Displays of Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Editor’s Note – In early 2014, a Miss Manners advice column suggested that people with diabetes should wait until they find a discreet place to test their blood sugars rather than test in public view. That column caused strong feelings among the diabetes community on both sides.


A Digital Dose of Magic Medicine

Chilmark Research

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. One out of four adults has two or more chronic diseases. One in three children is overweight or obese. Projections are that by 2050, one third of Americans will have diabetes.

Six Questions Employers Have About Telehealth

American Well

When you work for a health plan, you’re expected to be a benefits expert. And not just about health insurance. You’re expected to know about all benefits, all the time. In a way, it’s a good thing your client sees you as their benefit guru.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

Ken Gilles, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Making “big leaps” in telehealth Pioneer ACO ‘Epic First’ strategy Focus on analytics — “You have to be able to measure to improve.” Leveraging data to prevent leakage The tipping point of software development Fostering innovation — ‘We can help you.’ When an organization is acquired, it’s easy for the CIO to feel like it’s the end of the road.

How Healthcare Technology Protects Players in the NFL


From instant replay video reviews to RFID chips tracking football player’s movements, we’ve seen the effect that technology has had on the evolution of sports over the last two decades.

On the Ground from SXSW Interactive

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Tens of thousands of people have converged at SXSW Interactive for five days of compelling presentations and panels, networking events, and opportunities to share startup ideas and technologies.