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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.

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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The Man Behind My Awesomeness

Bridge Writes

~*Your first love isn''t always the first person you kiss, or the first person you date. Your first love is the person you will always compare everyone to.

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Five Medical Use Cases for Telemedicine

American Well Blog

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.

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

E-CareManagement Blog

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.

Research ShowCASE

eHealth

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.

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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.

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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.

mhealth: Pushing digital transformation in the healthcare industry

Affle

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.

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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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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Onward to the Next Objective.

Bridge Writes

*~When an objective is done, don''t look back, look forward to your next objective!~* Objective: Type 1 Diagnosis Four years ago we received what could have been a final blow, the TKO, but instead it was an eye opener. We received a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in our oldest son Clifford.

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American Well Announces Mobile Milestone of 1 Million Downloads

American Well Blog

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.

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

E-CareManagement Blog

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.

The Responsive City: Open Data

eHealth

Last week I went to a presentation at the City Club of Cleveland by Susan Crawford from the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. She is the author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance.

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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.

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.

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.

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse with T1D

Insulin Nation

People with Type 1 diabetes have learned that it takes more work to stay healthy than it would for the average person. The same would hold true with surviving the zombie apocalypse.

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The T1D Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

Insulin Nation

People with Type 1 diabetes have learned that it takes more work to stay healthy than it would for the average person. The same would hold true with surviving the zombie apocalypse.

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3 Tips for Navigating T1D in Marriage

Insulin Nation

When I first met my wife, she didn’t know much about diabetes. She quickly got a crash course. A couple of weeks after we started dating, we were talking on the phone when my blood sugar crashed.

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The 12 Types of Lows

Insulin Nation

In Laura Kronen’s new book, Too Sweet, the not-so-serious side to diabetes , she comes to terms with a Type 1 diagnosis while keeping a sense of humor. In this excerpt, she runs down 10 common experiences that people with Type 1 diabetes might recognize in their own lives.

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The Myth of Perfect BG Control

Insulin Nation

Are you trying to be the “perfect” person with diabetes? If so, you could be setting yourself up to feel like a failure. Because there is no such thing as the perfect person with diabetes.

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5 Viral T1D Social Media Campaigns

Insulin Nation

Social media drives discussions on issues, and the diabetes online community is striving to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes with some creative social media campaigns. As we approach Diabetes Awareness Month 2014, Insulin Nation takes a look at five T1D campaigns trending now: #noT1D.

The Diabetes Guilt Trip

Insulin Nation

I’m often surprised by the number of patients who come into my office and immediately say, “I’ve been bad,“ or ”I cheated,” referring to not having lost the weight that they had hoped to or not making all of the food choices that they had planned.

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Should You Go to a Diabetes Psychologist?

Insulin Nation

When I tell people I am a psychologist who specializes in diabetes (and who also happens to have Type 1 diabetes), they often are startled that there is such a specialty. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked “Is there really a need for that?” or “How hard can having diabetes really be?”.

Dr. Banting: Called a Failure, Discovers Insulin

Insulin Nation

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. I often stare at an old photograph of Dr. Frederick Banting, the discoverer of insulin, to get ideas. I am inspired by his sheer tenacity. Against all odds, he succeeded in bringing insulin treatment into the world.

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8 Things Your Child’s Teacher Should Know About T1D

Insulin Nation

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL – PART 1 of 2. It’s that time of year – back to school! New notebooks, new clothes, new bookbag, and new teachers that will need a crash course in diabetes education. When my son was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, we were two weeks into 4th grade.

Denied Insulin in Prison

Insulin Nation

An Alberta man with Type 1 diabetes was recently pulled over by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an unpaid speeding ticket, and he was lucky it didn’t end up costing him his life.

3 Recipes for a Happy T1D Thanksgiving

Insulin Nation

At first glance, Thanksgiving can feel like a culinary minefield for people with Type 1 diabetes. The thinking is that you have to either use a truckload of insulin to cover for the carb fest of mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie, or you have to avoid it altogether.

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5 Tips to Better Exercise with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Throughout July, we’re featuring excerpts from Ginger Vieira’s new book, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout. In this final edited excerpt from the book, the longtime life coach and diabetes advocate shares the lessons she’s learned from years of exercise with Type 1 diabetes.

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Why Do Doctors Miss T1D Diagnoses?

Insulin Nation

With a growing number of children being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it would seem that there would be more awareness of the symptoms of its onset, but this is not the case.

Sh*t People Say to People with Diabetes

Insulin Nation

If people with diabetes had a quarter for every dumb thing someone says to them about diabetes, they’d never have to pay for insulin. The Insulin Nation staff have gathered some of the most ridiculous things people say about diabetes in one video compilation.

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A Type 1 Thespian: Catching up with Austin Basis

Insulin Nation

Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard. In May, Austin Basis had a good kind of problem. The actor, who has Type 1 diabetes, was all set to attend his local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) gala out in Los Angeles, but work got in the way.

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Insulin Pumps Keep Pitchers in the Game

Insulin Nation

Dustin McGowan. In baseball, pitchers have been known to sneak a few things into their back pockets or onto their bodies to help with their pitching performance.

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