How EDs Can Embrace The Minute Clinic Model

I try to avoid thinking too hard about problems. I have found that not thinking, when done properly, creates a pleasant numbing sensation in the brain. There are those who will tell you that not thinking is one of my best attributes. So this is how I’ve organized this anthill. A healthcare provider’s opportunity to succeed at […]

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Chronic Care Reinvented: Leveraging Paramedicine To Reduce Readmissions

Sometimes real change in health care comes not from innovating or redesigning existing models of care, but from considering a problem from a completely new point of view. One solution that fits this description and is currently gaining traction around the nation is Community Paramedicine, a care delivery model that leverages the untapped resource of […]

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How Google Glass Is Changing One Hospital’s Vision

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with the start-up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past 4 months on pilots that I believe will improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care through the integration of wearable technology such as Google […]

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Jake Dorst, CIO, Meritus Health, Chapter 1

About Meritus
Meditech in inpatient, Allscripts in outpatient
Data sharing with CRISP
Using Empower to create a unified patient record
“One goal at a time”
Physician advisory meetings
Piloting PatientTouch in a small department — “We could control it better.”

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Michael Elley, CIO, Cox Medical Center Branson, Chapter 2

Super-users & key stakeholders
Resource planning with McKesson’s BI tools
T-System’s Care Continuity solution
From 11.5% readmissions to 7.8% in 2 months — “It’s already had a profound effect on our organization.”
Attesting to MU using the ED-only method

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