Patient Engagement Goes Mainstream: 5 Observations from HIMSS 2016
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News
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Patient Engagement Goes Mainstream: 5 Observations from HIMSS 2016

Anne Weiler - March 14, 2016

A walk through the trade show floor, and a glance at some of the sessions at HIMSS, quickly indicates that patient engagement is everywhere, which is great…

The (Little) Things That Matter To Patients
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Business
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The (Little) Things That Matter To Patients

Anne Weiler - August 25, 2015

Outcome measurement is top of mind for all of us in healthcare these days, and there’s been a lot of talk about whether measures drive the right…

Measure What You Manage, With Caveats: Thoughts on Surgeon Ratings
Business
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Business
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Measure What You Manage, With Caveats: Thoughts on Surgeon Ratings

Anne Weiler - July 27, 2015

When I worked at Microsoft, we managed by the scorecard. The scorecard was meant to provide key indicators of the business health. If something wasn’t on the scorecard,…

Reducing Readmissions and Costs for Total Joint Replacement
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Business
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Reducing Readmissions and Costs for Total Joint Replacement

Anne Weiler - July 14, 2015

Last week CMS announced a major new initiative for Total Joint Replacement, aimed at both reducing and reconciling costs. Total joint replacements are predicted to increase at a…

Personal or Population Health? Big Data or Small Data?
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Business
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Personal or Population Health? Big Data or Small Data?

Anne Weiler - June 10, 2015

June’s Seattle Health Innovator’s Meetup topic was on Innovations in Population Health Management. Interestingly much of the discussion from panelists circled back to the individual patient. June’s…

Telemedicine Requires Optimism and Patience: Dispatches from American Telemedicine 2015
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Telemedicine Requires Optimism and Patience: Dispatches from American Telemedicine 2015

Anne Weiler - May 14, 2015

The 21st annual American Telemedicine Conference wrapped up last week in Los Angeles. The 21st annual American Telemedicine Conference wrapped up last week in Los Angeles. While…

Breaking Bad Healthcare: The Story of Healthcare.gov
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Breaking Bad Healthcare: The Story of Healthcare.gov

Anne Weiler - April 15, 2015

It’s generally a good principle not to criticize something unless you're willing to help fix it. That’s what former Microsoft exec Kurt DelBene learned, when he offered…

Using “Teach Back” to Decrease Patient Readmissions
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Using “Teach Back” to Decrease Patient Readmissions

Anne Weiler - April 7, 2015

Marshall McLuhan, the late Canadian philosopher, famously said both “the medium is the message” and “the medium is the massage” meaning that the delivery mechanism of information…

From the Health Innovator’s Collaborative: Providing Better Care with Less
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From the Health Innovator’s Collaborative: Providing Better Care with Less

Anne Weiler - April 6, 2015

As someone (most likely French philosopher Blaise Pascal) once said, “I would have written a shorter letter but I didn’t have time.” Stanford Professor Dr. As someone…

Reducing Avoidable Readmissions: Care Transitions
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Business
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Reducing Avoidable Readmissions: Care Transitions

Anne Weiler - April 2, 2015

This is the second in our series, recapping the lessons learned from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Reducing Avoidable Readmissions course.Care transitions are seen as key to…