VitalBlog

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

Dr. Lester Wold

Extending My Healthy Life Year with eHealth

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Monday, February 16, 2015

The issues related to the cost for the care of an aging population are shared by many countries around the world and most of those countries are trying to identify ways in which to encourage healthy lifestyles and healthy aging.... read more

Ruth Neele

Steps to Maximize Your Healthcare Experience

Ruth Neele wrote this on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Doctor appointment times are scheduled for a mere 15 minutes per patient. We as patients should stop allowing doctors to cut us short.... read more

Elizabeth McAuley

Using the Past to Inform the Future

Elizabeth McAuley wrote this on Thursday, January 15, 2015

Health wearables had a large presence at the International Consumer Electronics Show last week and now we need to focus on how we can use the data.... read more

Blair Butterfield

An EHR alone may not be enough – the case for an innovation platform

Blair Butterfield wrote this on Thursday, December 11, 2014

The national push to EHR adoption has been in full court press the past few years. A major reason has been the ONC Meaningful Use incentives.... read more

Erwin Nooteboom

Workflow in Healthcare

Erwin Nooteboom wrote this on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Workflow is a familiar concept in the computer world. A good definition of workflow is a logical sequence of operations which are carried out in order... read more

Elizabeth McAuley

Shared Spaces for Patient Engagement

Elizabeth McAuley wrote this on Monday, November 3, 2014

Describe a patient engagement solution, and chances are the description will start with “the place where a patient can go… to request appointments, ... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

The Only Thing Constant is Change

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Thursday, September 25, 2014

The expression “the only thing constant is change” has been attributed to a number of people. Perhaps the earliest record of this notion is from a... read more

Arjen Westerink

Mobile Technology and the Impact on Healthcare

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Friday, August 29, 2014

In the past year I have noticed an increasing number of people wearing “smart wristbands” that do things like count the number of steps you take per... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Click Fatigue: A New Diagnosis for Health Care Providers

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Health care providers are not immune from illness.  Perhaps the most common symptom that providers have is fatigue.  Being tired can be the result of... read more

Blair Butterfield

PROMs - Europe shows us the way

Blair Butterfield wrote this on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

By Blair Butterfield Visit the PSQH website for the full article, or download a copy of the article here.  Summary Today the U.S. healthcare system... read more

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