A patient’s social history has the potential to generate helpful clues about illness and, more importantly, turn them into people in the eyes of clinicians, says CMIO CT Lin, sharing a story from his early career.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]