Although the ultimate goal of tools like telemedicine is to reimagine the patient experience, it can also help broaden staff members’ skill sets and make them feel “more empowered,” according to NewYork-Presbyterian’s leaders.
When it comes to health IT policy, leaders have two choices: get engaged in the process and help lead the discussion, or wait for regulators to set the rules and live with the consequences, according to Mari Savickis and Leslie Krigstein of CHIME.
With evidence mounting as to how the Internet of Things can improve care delivery and drive new business models, perhaps it’s time to stop thinking about it as a buzzword, and start thinking about it is an enabler, says David Chou.
The way not to teach care providers how to show empathy and incorporate it into their workflow? By mandating it, says Sue Murphy, who believes it should be less about checking a box, and more about understanding what others are feeling.
Although remote monitoring has been shown to improve outcomes, it remains a tough sell to many providers, says John Halamka, who breaks down some recent findings on this complex issue.