VitalBlog

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

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

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

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