EHR handcuffs: Let Doctors be Doctors.

EHR, EMR, HealthIT, let doctors be doctors

EHR has been a topic of interest for me for a long time, and was one of the topics I chose to research in depth during my MBA. Five years ago we were half a decade away from the 2015 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act deadline that would penalize providers for not having adopted an … Continue reading EHR handcuffs: Let Doctors be Doctors.

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What’s in it for me? Patient Engagement Healthcare Design

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Stanford University's Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab is doing seriously innovative, cool stuff with healthcare, including offering a Patient Engagement Healthcare Design Class this fall.  Today I'm sharing some of the key learnings from Week One, appropriately named, Introduction to Patient Engagement Design. Our lecture for week one was led by Kyra Bobinet, MD, … Continue reading What’s in it for me? Patient Engagement Healthcare Design

Doing More with Less: Capturing Adequate Cancer Family History

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Every day, oncology clinicians are asked to do more with less.  What I mean by this is, reimbursement for many services has gone down or is inadequate, and physicians are asked to do more during a patient visit with less time available. Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to present to a local oncology department in … Continue reading Doing More with Less: Capturing Adequate Cancer Family History

What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

Social Media in Healthcare, physician social media strategy

What's social media got to do with it?  I see patients.  That's my job.  Sound familiar? The role of today's physician is ever-expanding and constantly evolving. It's a role that I would argue benefits from including a social media presence, and physician buy-in regarding social media's necessity is growing. There's a revolution taking place online and … Continue reading What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

New hope in HER-2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

Hope for metastatic breast cancer patients

Last week marked a very exciting moment for anyone with any involvement in breast cancer patient care, including, and especially, for breast cancer patients.  On February 22 2013, the FDA approved Kadcyla, a new treatment for HER-2 positive metastatic breast cancer. Kadcyla was formerly known to many in the cancer world as T-DM1 and has … Continue reading New hope in HER-2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013

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Great video from Deloitte Health solutions. Must watch for anyone working in healthcare. Never before has an industry faced such uncertainty as the healthcare industry. Related articles What are the 7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013? (medcitynews.com) Healthcare Analytics/Medical Analytics Market is Growing at CAGR of 23.7% to Reach $10.8 Billion … Continue reading 7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013

How social media empowers patients

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Take a read to see how social media empowers patients! Music to my ears!

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All I wanted was a belly rub.

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Until recently I've never been on the patient side of the table when it comes to receiving a cancer diagnosis. That all changed when my little guy, Otis, developed a weird bump on his chest.  He has very sensitive skin so we watched the bump come and go for a while probably six months or so. … Continue reading All I wanted was a belly rub.