Posts Tagged: digital health

Caring for the Individual Patient and the Patient Population:   The need for both structured and unstructured data

    Earlier this week, I was a patient in need of my annual physical exam. Every time I visit a health care facility as a patient, I gain new perspectives on what I saw, how it made me feel, and identify the broader healthcare implications. I can say that the overall experience was quite… Read more

Nursing workarounds and what they mean for the future of healthcare

Nursing workarounds and what they mean for the future of healthcare.  Last evening, I spoke to a group of approximately 60 graduate nursing students at Northeastern University in Boston MA.  I spoke on the topic of nurse entrepreneurship and intrapraneurship. The faculty members, Dr. Laura Mylott and Dr. Janet Rico wanted to show their students… Read more

Why aren’t nurses part of the conversation?

A conversation a few months ago led me to wonder (and I should have asked), ‘why isn’t a nurse part of this meeting’?   At that time, I was speaking with a physician and a project director about bedside nursing solutions using mobile to address existing workflow challenges. I realized toward the end of the… Read more

Did you miss our #TweetChat today with Kareo?

Today I was invited to host a #TweetChat with Kareo to discuss hot topics that affect us all, nurses, providers, patients and families. We had a wonderful discussion and I’m happy to share the transcript here: https://storify.com/GoKareo/patient-information-flow-technology#publicize  What I learned today is that we could have discussed each one of the questions in great length. There… Read more

“You are taking my vitals on a post-it note!?”

“You are taking my vitals on a post-it note!?” I said these words a few weeks ago during a doctor’s visit. When it was my turn to be seen, I was brought back to a very small room and the nurse said, “I need to take your vitals”. She sat me down and started with… Read more