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Public health, adult social care, and the NHS. Business Model Combo. Life as a Healthcare CIO. Decline In Utilization Rates Signals A Change In The Inpatient Business Model. Measuring The Health Of Nations: Updating An Earlier Analysis. PROLOGUE: Approaches to measuring health system performance can be as numerous as the systems themselves are complex.

Measuring The Health Of Nations: Updating An Earlier Analysis

Health care disparities research illuminates one such prism through which to view systemic effectiveness. In 2006 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) issued the most recent National Healthcare Disparities Report—the first national initiative measuring differences in access to and use of health services among races and ethnicities. The 2006 report asserts that “disparities related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status still pervade the American health care system.”

Innovation In Care Transitions: Who’s Buying? A few weeks ago Lisa Suennen, founding partner of Psilos Group and fledging best-seller author, wrote ”Times of massive system transformation, such as we are in today, pave the way for new market entrants and disruptive technologies a la Clayton Christensen’s stories about other industries that have endured dramatic change. ” She was talking about health insurance exchanges, but could just as well have been talking about care transitions.

Innovation In Care Transitions: Who’s Buying?

Health 2.0 Advisors is the Innovation Analytics and Acceleration business unit of Health 2.0, helping companies make sense of the – often ‘noisy’ – innovation landscape. Recently, innovation in care transition improvement became an important area of demand among hospitals and many startups have been developing new technologies, tools, and solutions to improve care transitions. Check out the special presentation of highlights from this report during the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. on the 8th. Filed Under: Health 2.0, THCB Dec 5, 2013. 2007 Office System training courses - Training - Microsoft Office Online. Design Thinking in Health Care. Study: Market power drives up hospital prices.

Hospital costs for those who are privately insured vary widely and are much higher than Medicare payment rates, a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) found.

Study: Market power drives up hospital prices

The study was conducted across 13 U.S. metropolitan areas with large amounts of autoworkers, including: Ann Arbor, Mich.; Cleveland; Indianapolis; Detroit; Kansas City; St. Louis; Cocomo, Ind., Toledo, Ohio; Lansing, Mich.; Flint, Mich.; Youngstown, Ohio; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Warren, Mich. Indra brings telemedicine to Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘SAHEL’ has made it possible to define and implement a pilot program connecting remote areas in Sub-Saharan African countries with hospitals and medical centers of excellence.

Indra brings telemedicine to Sub-Saharan Africa

Indra participates en the ‘SAHEL’ project to provide telemedicine services in Sub-Saharian Africa. Indra, one of the leading multinational consulting and technology firms in Europe and Latin America, has provided its experience and global leadership in the field of health and Digital Medical Records to the ‘SAHEL’ (“Satellite African eHealth validation”) project.

Indra participates en the ‘SAHEL’ project to provide telemedicine services in Sub-Saharian Africa

The objective of this project is to support the implementation and subsequent expansion of financially viable telemedicine services in Africa through the integrated use of Information and Communication Technologies and satellite technology. The ‘SAHEL’ initiative is managed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and co-funded by the European Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa. “Design Thinking” For Healthcare.

Oftentimes the healthcare design industry at large is asked to think a whole lot about the “B” side of an “A-to-B” scenario.

“Design Thinking” For Healthcare

Clients might ask designers to take an outdated inpatient unit and renovate it to become a modern care setting, or ask a construction manager to take a greenfield site and transform it into a new medical campus. Either way, goals for the end result have likely been well thought out and communicated to the project team, guiding planning, design, and construction from start to finish. Re-designing healthcare. I spent last week at the Mayo Clinic symposium on health care innovation called Transform.

Re-designing healthcare

It was excellent. A great group of speakers and an audience populated by some of the most important players in health care innovation. You can check out the videos from many of the speakers at the Mayo Transform site. Unfortunately I can’t link you to the individual talks but I would recommend the following in particular: Clayton Christensen on the Innovators Prescription. Amy Tenderich talks about the Diabetes Challenge.

Victor Montori, a Mayo physician, does a great job of showing how doctors get it wrong when they don’t consider the whole lifestyle of the patient when they prescribe remedies. Why Health Care Needs Creative Thinking More Than Ever. Joel Dudley, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People of 2014, is director of biomedical informatics for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and co-author of the book, Exploring Personal Genomics.

Why Health Care Needs Creative Thinking More Than Ever

His research focuses at the nexus of biology, medicine and big data to advance “precision medicine”--the tailoring of health care to each individual’s unique molecular composition to better treat and prevent disease. Co.Exist editor Jessica Leber spoke to him about how creativity with data has the potential to change the field of health as we know it. The Healthcare Innovator’s Challenge. Adapted from Design for Care (page 253 ) The innovator’s challenge in healthcare is not a technological fix – it is more to understand and preserve core values of human care while changing practices for durable social and economic benefit.

The Healthcare Innovator’s Challenge

Although economic value is often a pivotal driver of innovation adoption, cost management is not itself a core value but a sustainability factor to be evaluated in decision making. The related social innovation challenge is a macro policy problem, not a design issue. An immediate challenge is convincing organizations that accessible patient-centred, value-based care is actually possible with a business model change. NIMS \ ICS (Emergency Management) QA in HealthCare. Healthcare Management Library.