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- 02/24/15--15:40: _Working the Roadmap
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- 05/15/15--09:42: _The Internet of Hea...
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- 02/13/16--10:00: _Money Changes Every...
- 02/23/16--06:10: _Digital Health Hold...
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- 05/31/17--06:07: _Healthcare Visionar...
- 02/20/18--03:38: _Standard Operating ...
- 02/27/18--05:27: _Let’s Talk BioPharm...
- 03/13/18--10:31: _2018 HIMSS Survey o...
- 03/21/18--06:06: _Falsification of Da...
- 04/06/18--10:19: _In an Age of Over-R...
- 11/02/10--13:21: Change Now or Wait for Natural Evolution?
- 05/07/14--09:44: What I Learned About Training from Etiquette Rule #7
- 05/19/14--07:01: Is Resistance Futile in Health IT? KSAs in Health IT Education
- 10/07/14--06:43: Ebola: Patient Notes on Travel History
- 02/24/15--15:40: Working the Roadmap
- 04/06/15--03:21: Project Writer Available for HIMSS15
- 05/15/15--09:42: The Internet of Healthcare Things @Point of Care
- 10/07/15--05:14: HHS Forging Ahead with Health IT Plans B, C and D
- 02/13/16--10:00: Money Changes Everything Edition of Health Wonk Review
- 02/23/16--06:10: Digital Health Holds the Promise of Serving the “Underserved”
- 05/31/17--06:07: Healthcare Visionaries Lead the Way
- 02/20/18--03:38: Standard Operating Procedures and Accountability: Perfect Together
- 02/27/18--05:27: Let’s Talk BioPharma Training: 3 Tips for Creating Transparent SOPs
- 03/21/18--06:06: Falsification of Data: Truth or Consequences
Elearning makes sense economically more than ever today. It is the cheapest way to get a clear, consistent message to the most people in the least amount of time. In healthcare, even moreso. What better way to educate healthcare workers on the use of IT than to use technology to deliver the message? Continue reading
A little education and training can go a long way toward helping the integration of health IT move more smoothly, quickly and toward a common goal. Of course, first we need technology that is easy to use for providers, secure for patients and easy to integrate for the IT staff that has to implement it. Education and training are only part of the answer, but they are an important part of the answer. The question is: how are we going to get tens of millions of healthcare providers all on the same page by 2014?
Information technology for healthcare is inevitable. The only question left is whether we push through the change now or we wait for the natural evolutionary pull to occur. For those who advocate pushing through the change now, we’ll need to prepare the way for a whole group of healthcare workers who might not be convinced that electronic patient records will improve care. Continue reading
If we're going to stop wasting training dollars, we need to put in the follow-up to make sure what we've taught is reinforced in the workplace and relevant to the job at hand. Continue reading
KSAs? For my readers who are healthcare people, you may ask, “What are KSAs?” For readers who are training people, you know that KSAs are Knowledge, Skills and Atttitude. You can teach KSAs. Here are some examples of teaching KSAs … Continue reading
by Peggy Salvatore The story about Ebola has been dominating the news, and I didn’t feel any particular need to weigh in on it since there is plenty of information out there. Then a few little bits of information hit … Continue reading
By Peggy Salvatore The ONC’s national meeting held earlier this month is cause for the greatest amount of optimism I have seen since the government decided to drive health information technology. Current and former national coordinators gathered on one stage, … Continue reading
Would you like to use HIMSS15 as a starting point to explore a topic, do research this year and create a white paper and do a presentation next year? I am hoping to tap into a network of health IT people … Continue reading
We are oh-so-close to there. By Peggy Salvatore For those of you who follow the Health System Ed blog, you know this doesn’t happen often. I am speechless. I just got off the phone with Dr. Sandeep Pulim, the CMIO … Continue reading
By Peggy Salvatore Yesterday, just as I was turning out the lights in my office, two breaking Health IT news stories came in over the proverbial transom. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONCHIT) announced that it … Continue reading
Steve Anderson is seeing green at MedicareResources.org this week for his compilation of health wonkery. Read this week’s Money Changes Everything edition here.
By Peggy Salvatore This is the eighth entry in a series of blogs for ePharma Summit 2016 to explore ways the pharmaceutical industry can maximize the promise of digital health. A report put out by the California Health Care Foundation last week … Continue reading
Last Friday, widely used websites like PayPal, Netflix and Twitter were unavailable due to a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack . Hackers got into those systems through technical holes in hundreds of thousands of personal wifi-enabled devices like baby monitors and … Continue reading
Technology is moving much faster than the snail’s pace of government and regulation. It is an exciting time to be – not just in healthcare – but to be alive. I’ve been hanging around the virtual water cooler in healthcare … Continue reading
By Terry McGinn and Peggy Salvatore We’ve been getting quite a bit of interest and feedback regarding our series on standard operating procedures, so we’ll continue writing about this topic this week. After all, inherent in the word “expert” … Continue reading
By Peggy Salvatore and Terry McGinn Each company in a regulated industry is required to follow written procedures. The written procedure describes how steps or tasks are to be followed to achieve the desired outcome or result. Having these steps … Continue reading
Last week was the most important annual convention for health information technology, HIMSS 2018. The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) provides a forum for thought leaders and a venue for innovative products. The 2018 U.S. HIMSS Leadership and Workforce … Continue reading
by Peggy Salvatore and Terry McGinn This article is cross-posted at www.workingwithsmes.com Sometimes expert knowledge isn’t really knowledge at all. In fact, if your data sounds too good to be true, it just might be. Sadly, for reasons of … Continue reading
This article is cross-posted at www.workingwithsmes.com. In aviation, safety is always the primary concern. In fact, aviation’s safety record is so stellar that it is considered a model for healthcare. That is quite a testament. However, a retired pilot … Continue reading