Putting Patients at the Center of Pain Management Decisions

Society for Participatory Medicine

Consider the patient and family perspective in making choices about pain management and opioid use CDS. The clinical visit for patients and caregivers represents a drop in the ocean of their health management. In 2018 we are supporting clinical care related to pain management and opioid use. Patients and Clinicians Manage Pain Together. While there are 46 words for snow in Iceland, English has far fewer synonyms for physical pain (e.g.,

Florida Provider To Pay $85,000 To Settle HIPAA Right of Access Claim

Healthcare IT Today

Florida-based Korunda Medical, which offers primary care and interventional pain management services, has agreed to pay the OCR $85,000 […]. Administration Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Regulations Security and Privacy HHS Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Fines HIPAA Right of Access HIPAA ROI Korunda Medical OCR Patient HIPAA Complaint Patient Medical Records PHI Roger Severino ROI Sentara Hospitals


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HHS Awards $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Medical Mime - EHR

Better pain management. In September 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the drug overdose crisis. We have written about this crisis which caused 72,000 deaths in 2017 and about a year ago here. It appears as if at the state level, various things have been learned about what works well and what doesn’t.

Sidney Regional Medical updates internet to fiber: eliminates downtime, adds telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The medical staff includes four family practice physicians, two general surgeons, a urologist, a hospitalist, 10 certified physician assistants and nearly 20 visiting providers who specialize in areas such as ear, nose and throat, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, pain management, and podiatry. ”On the provider’s side, they have dual monitors so they can see the patient via video conference on one screen and have their EHR pulled up on the other.

When sponsored CDS is a crime …


Today, The Department of Justice issued an announcement that was “the first ever criminal action against an EHR vendor.” I wondered how we could prevent pharmaceutical companies from tempting EHR companies to do such things. We asserted that EHR technology must also be capable of generating interventions automatically and electronically when a user is interacting with the EHR technology. Document pain scale in the flowsheets section of the encounter.

5 Digital Health Predictions for 2018 by Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price

By the end of the year we will see the use of Virtual Assistants by patients to help interact with their health data and "transact" via voice technology to order repeat prescriptions, pain management and medication requests. Source : Bots in healthcare: interview with Thomas Schulz, Organiser of Botscamp [link] ) 2018 Digital Health Prediction 4 : Mobile phone manufacturers will follow Apple's lead on connecting to hospital EHRs using FHIR.


How emerging technologies are driving a revolution in healthcare


From the first telephone pager – a critical communications device – used in New York City’s Jewish Hospital for the first time in 1950, to the EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems of the 60s, on through the decades straight to the to the appearance of the first mHealth apps and wearables just a few years ago, technology in healthcare could never be accused of standing still. Pain Management & Physical Therapy. History of emerging tech in health.

The 2020 Amwell Client Awards

American Well

After a successful launch, MHF identified the opportunity to integrate telestroke into the Epic EHR via Context-Aware Linking (CAL), which streamlined the workflow and enabled providers to practice telemedicine from within their standard EHR workflow. The Nemours app provides useful features tailored to each patient and custom tools for chronic disease management, like the one-of-a-kind asthma tracker. Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Amwell Client Awards!

Weekender 6/28/19

HIStalk Weekender

That doesn’t seem good as software is supposed to be high margin and they will have a lot of future competition from EHR vendors on the provider side and payers’ own IT staff / Optum et al on the financial side. A Philadelphia pain management doctor is arrested for handing out “goodie bags” of oxycodone and muscle relaxers to patients, for which he then billed insurers more than $4,000 each. Weekly News Recap. Change Healthcare goes public on the Nasdaq exchange.

Weekender 6/1/18

HIStalk Weekender

Joseph Health modifies its EHR to store patient advance directives and display them to clinicians during care events. A drug company rep who struggled to push its Subsys fast-acting fentanyl spray that costs $25,000 per prescription because patients were “already addicts” was told to literally beg pain management doctors to prescribe its drug, according to a newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit. What I Wish I’d Known Before … Taking My First Job Managing People.

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Voice Health Summit Spotlight 2018

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Days after a remote monitoring visit , a patient asks additional questions to help her manage her asthma. Marketing Manager adds the value of capturing “moments of the day” by incorporating voice into other devices (e.g. The patient tells her bedside teddy bear Briggie (which has a built in microphone) that she is in pain, describes where the pain is and indicates if the pain is intolerable.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

The health system aims to foster professional success through enrichment programs and the CHOP Career Management Center, an online resource for career planning and community support. CHOP also partners with RedBrick Health to offer wellness and health management services, including health coaching, programs to combat unhealthy behaviors, and a wellness portal. [link].