When it comes to leadership, we can learn just as much about how to do something right by seeing it done poorly as by seeing it done well, says Anthony Guerra.
The “digital dust” consumers leave behind — such as mobile purchasing habits and step counts — can give providers a much clearer picture of the patient than simply asking questions, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. The problem, once again, is the privacy issue.
Ensuring that patients receive the best possible care often means looking beyond their initial presentation, says Dr. Marc Harrison, who talks about how caregivers are doing that at Intermountain Healthcare.
Rather than acting as a barrier during patient encounters, EMRs can actually help improve engagement — if physicians receive the right training, says Mike Davis.
When grappling with a major decision, make sure cutting costs isn’t your only motivation, or you could end up paying much more in the end, says Kate Gamble.