VitalBlog

In our VitalBlog we frequently share our thoughts and opinions on healthcare-related topics.

Michiel van Genuchten

Software and bugs

Michiel van Genuchten wrote this on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Software has been around for about 50 years and it seems software bugs have been around for just as long. We all know the annoying feeling that ‘it’... read more

Ernest Owusu-Afriyie

PROs: A measurement whose time has come

Ernest Owusu-Afriyie wrote this on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Patient Reported Outcome (PROs), as the name implies, are outcomes reported by the patient to the clinical team regarding clinical encounters. The... read more

Michiel van Genuchten

Traveling the world of healthcare platforms and applications

Michiel van Genuchten wrote this on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New kid on the block: my name is Michiel van Genuchten and I have joined VitalHealth asCOO in October 2013. Please follow me on a short journey... read more

Blair Butterfield

What is the Value of Health IT?

Blair Butterfield wrote this on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Health IT has been in use for several decades, and over time its presence in the care delivery process has gradually intensified.... read more

Laurens van der Tang

Looking Towards a Healthy 2014 and Beyond

Laurens van der Tang wrote this on Tuesday, January 7, 2014

During the holiday season, many people wish each other “Happy New Year” or “Happy Holidays”. However, in the healthcare industry we often say, “Have... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Patient Engagement: Costs and Benefits of a Paradigm Shift

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The promise of patient engagement to reduce health care costs and improve outcomes has been widely touted in the press.  Not all who have written... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Patient Engagement: The Patient’s Perspective

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Monday, December 9, 2013

Health care reform has lofty goals – improving quality, lowering costs, improving safety and improving patient satisfaction among others.  More... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Patient Engagement: The Importance of Effective Communication

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Friday, December 6, 2013

There is significant buzz around the potential for patient engagement to contribute to the ultimate goals of health care reform – lower costs, higher... read more

Laurens van der Tang

Do we need a World Diabetes Day?

Laurens van der Tang wrote this on Thursday, November 14, 2013

Worldwide, as many as 370 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes. Does that justify an annual day dedicated to diabetes awareness? The... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Repetition Isn't Always a Good Thing

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What do Groundhog Day (the 1993 movie) and healthcare have in common?  I believe the answer is that in both cases things tend to repeat themselves. ... read more

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