Seeking ways in which IT can enable more coordinated care outside traditional settings, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute is launching a five-year study to explore new technologies and new approaches to chronic disease management.
The initiative, which hopes to pave the way toward more automated patient care beyond hospitals and doctors' offices, was announced Dec. 12 by West Health Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and West Corporation.
Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate whose Grameen Movement opened up his native Bangladesh to the power of the cellphone, urged his mHealth Summit audience Dec. 10 to think of the smartphone as a modern-day Aladdin's lamp: Touch it, and all sorts of magic can happen.
While initially designed as a tool to empower women in rural communities and reduce poverty, the cellphone is now a powerful tool with its own "digital genie," he said. "The possibilities are enormous."
In the wake of HealthCare.gov’s botched launch, analysts -- and Congressional leaders -- contend the private sector would have done it better. That’s not necessarily so, says Karen Evans, the former administrator for Electronic Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, who offers five tips for successful rollouts.
The problems were not with complexity, procurement and testing, Evan said. It was a management failure caused by policy officials. “They did this to themselves,” she said.
CommonWell Health Alliance has tapped the first three geographic locations for its rollout of interoperability services. Hospitals and ambulatory practices in Chicago, North Carolina and South Carolina will connect to exchange patient data.
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