Article about Emergency Room Experiences

All of us have been to the ER for either our own ailments or those of our families. I read an article here that details some of the unfortunate experiences of some people who seemed to have received the raw end of the stick. This is the article posted today, May 1st, 2018. It’s worth the read. Think about your own Emergency Room experiences. How do we get better over time? How frequent is this experience?

 

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Understanding the Healthcare Landscape 2018

Much about the American healthcare ecosystem has to do with the personalities of the professionals that shape that landscape. One of the  ways that people keep track of that is by checking out Becker’s Hospital Review.

From the CEO, CIO to the CMO & CMIO, we are able to gain insight into how a healthcare provider organization will function based on the mindset that the leadership brings with them. I’ve been at companies when the culture of the new leader has transformed the organization entirely. For some, it’s to wake a sleeping giant and for others, it has stretched it’s capabilities beyond the limit in the pursuit to be #1. There was one organization I worked at where the VP of Revenue Cycle was a consultant and brought in his consulting firm to run the department. That changed the culture of that organization so much so that people could not recognize the company from the one that they had worked in even a few months earlier. This was a radical and fundamental change to the way that that organization had worked for as long as anyone remembered and was quite a shock to the system as a whole. That’s why I encourage you to check out the Becker’s link above and keep that as essential reading for a healthcare professional.

CSO HIMSS Announces Spring Conference “Connected Health Ohio 2018”

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Central and Southern Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (CSO HIMSS) announced its Fall conference titled Connected Health Ohio 2018. It will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at the Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin, Ohio.

The conference will open with a welcome from our CSO HIMSS leadership, Ryan Clark, CSO HIMSS President, and Ajay Sharma, CSO HIMSS President-Elect. The conference features two exciting keynote speakers including Dr. Clint Koenig, Medical Director, Ohio Department of Health, as well as Milisa Rizer, CMIO, The Ohio State University, discussing Physician and Patient Satisfaction.

Breakout sessions include speakers from top Ohio healthcare systems focused on Healthcare and Information Technology challenges such as Analytics, Technology Process Improvement, Clinical Informatics, Assistive Technology, Physician Optimization and Quantitative Risk Analysis. In addition, the conference will conclude with a CIO panel discussion.

Ryan Clark, CSO HIMSS President commented that, “The Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS Conference is the #1 Healthcare Information Technology event of the season. Our speakers discuss and present on a number of contemporary and relevant Healthcare IT topics that affect every provider organization around the country. That is the main reason to register, attend, participate and network with our board, speakers, attendees and sponsors. We’d also like to thank our premier sponsors for helping us provide this opportunity to Central and Southern Ohio: HPG Resources, CrossChx, CoverMyMeds & Modis.”

Interested participants can register for the conference at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cso-himss-presents-connected-health-ohio-2018-connectoh18-tickets-44022448328?aff=es2

CSO HIMSS supports careers in healthcare information systems in Ohio. CSO HIMSS has representation from the provider, consultant and vendor healthcare industry segments and works to enhance communication and education among its over 1,100 local chapter members!

Additional information is available on the CSO HIMSS website at http://www.csohimss.org and via social media on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSOHIMSS and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Csohimss.

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Technology Trends for 2018 – How does healthcare benefit?

With the International Consumer Electronics Show set to be in Las Vegas January 9th to the 12th, the stage is set for the trends that will define the year ahead and with it, what’s in store for the world into the future. When I was a kid and broke my leg playing real football (soccer to my friends here in the US), my Dad got me the book “Arthur C. Clarke‘s 1982 sequel novel 2010: Odyssey Two“. I read that book along with the Back to the Future movies and imagined George Jetson type vehicles flying around everywhere by then. While that may not come to pass, we do have quite a few things that I could not have dreamed of back then. The internet came just a few years after and has revolutionized the world in which we live in and has leveled the playing fields for many (ergo, “Flat World” economics).

An article on CNN.com I read over the weekend, helped to give us some of the trends we might be able to see this year:

  1. Voice Assistants – With Alexa, Bixby, Siri, Cortana and more on the way, these Assistants are everywhere. These seems to be the name of the game going forward. We will be assisted with everything we do and the partnerships & collaborations that will be gained with these voice assistants will only increase. Medical applications for patients could be where an Alexa or Siri could be used to reach out for help either Inpatient or Home Monitoring of patients.
  2. Smart Cities – Will Smart Cities help in areas of energy conservation, smart air quality technology, home automation, electric bikes, etc. “Smart Care Facilities” can leverage the same technologies that can be used for home or office.
  3. Sports Technologies – While Sports Technologies will be primarily in the areas of wearables, augmented (virtual) reality and sensors, these technologies can be leveraged to help with recovery of injuries and give healthcare providers the ability to provide a better care and recovery plan.
  4. Robots – When I was a kid, watching Richie Rich’s robot (Irona) or George Jetson’s robot maid (Rosie) were fascinating to think about in a fantasy world. When my kids were born, the hospital that they were born in had a robot named Sam that went through the halls delivering food 9I can’t remember if we were able to utilize it or not….it was so long ago) Maybe this year, we see the if robotics has the ability to be useful with the maturing of artificial intelligence.
  5. Vehicles (Cars) – The technologies inside vehicles now are leaps and bounds beyond what there was even a few years ago. With internet enabled vehicles, couple with voice assistants and even cars that are tuned to brain waves, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg as of now (yes, I did read that the other day…check out https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-03/brain-waves-will-make-nissan-s-car-of-the-future-a-better-ride)

All in all, healthcare should look at these trends and be able to leverage and prepare for the future because it will be here sooner than you think and millennials will start to gravitate to those providers that respond to their taste and time demands. While still catering to the Baby Boomers over the next 20 years, Generation X & Y, millenials will start to build loyalty to their provider of choice and just like any other product or service, will provide their loyalty at a younger age and stay with it for life. (I’ve use the same care provider now for 18 years; how about you?).