Archive for 2011
December 29, 2011
There are many top 10 predictions for 2012 out there. I could probably add my own for eHealth and mHealth.
These 10 Business Intelligence Trends for 2012 from Tableau Software apply to healthcare as much as any business.
December 27, 2011
In addition to having a great year traveling and presenting, I had additional accomplishments:
- Appointed as the Co-director for Biomedical Research Informatics for the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, an NIH funded program through the Case Medical School
- Joined the Editorial Board of Tech Now Briefs of the American Association of Medical Colleges
- Invited to contribute to a theme issue on social media for Frontiers from the American College of Healthcare Executives
- Became a featured blogger for HealthWorks Collective
- Appointed as a reviewer for HIMSS 2012 abstracts – a new role for me
- Authored chapter on eResearch to a book on medical informatics to be ePublished in 2012
- Celebrated 30 years as an employee at Cleveland Clinic
- Leading a project to develop a clinical data warehouse for research
- Approaching 1000 connections on LinkedIn (969)
- 2881 followers on Twitter
- Klout score hovering around 42
- Invited to be on the advisory board of a health related startup
December 26, 2011
It was a big year for traveling to conferences:
- February – HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando – spoke at the Social Media center twice and presented on a panel on social media
- March – AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Summit in San Francisco. Two podium presentations (CKD Registry and REDCap business model) and two posters
- April – attended TEDx Maastricht in the Netherlands and a side trip to UMC Radboud in Nimegen.
- April – ACRT meeting (Association for Clinical Research Training) in Washington, DC – panel presentation on REDCap.
- May – Patient Experience Summit at Cleveland Clinic with Enoch Choi presenting
- June – consulting at a hospital in Michigan on data warehousing
- September – Medicine 2.0 Congress in Palo Alto, CA. Poster presentation
- October – American Association of Medical Colleges meeting on Big Data in Washington, DC
- October – Clinical and Translational Science Awards Informatics meeting at the National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD – poster presentation
- October – Panel at Case Medical School, Cleveland on Social Media in Clinical Trials
- November – Senior Workers Conference in Minneapolis, MN – presentation on Social Media and Electronic Medical Records
- December – Center for Health Services Research and Policy at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, on Disease Registries using EMR Data
December 19, 2011
The NY Times article on how devices are distracting doctors certainly rings true as hospitals push patient safety and preventing data breaches. New devices, specifically smart phones and tablets (especially the iPad) are becoming pervasive in hospitals and outpatient settings often outside of the control of hospital IT departments. Medical schools as well attempt to increase awareness of the risks while evaluating the advantages of these devices.
One aspect of smart devices yet to be addressed is, does the app model in iOS and Android devices fit with medical practice. Part of the purpose of integrated EMRs is to bring all of the information to the user in one place. This increasingly includes CPOE and embedded clinical decision support tools. But an app model requires the user to jump from one app to another to acquire the information needed. This is a classic dilemma of an integrated application/portal (EMR) versus a better user experience (apps). Which works best for physician workflow? When will EMRs look more like apps?
December 16, 2011
I have an invited article in the current issue of the ACHE Frontiers theme issue on social media in healthcare. My article is titled, “Brand Awareness and Engagement: A Case Study in Healthcare Social Media.” With the help of my colleagues at Cleveland Clinic in Marketing, Communications and CME, I present an overview of some of the successful uses of social media Cleveland Clinic has deployed including the standard Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn sites plus a very active YouTube channel with over 800 videos. Online chats and some new blogs for heart care and rheumatologist are also discussed.
Among the many uses of social media here, I personally think how patients and families engage with a large, academic medical center through Facebook demonstrates engagement best – they use it as a vehicle to show how grateful they are for the medical care and kindness of our physicians and nurses.
This publication is primarily for members of the ACHE but can be purchased. The five articles are a great overview of social media in healthcare currently and could provide a helpful introduction to healthcare leaders in your institutions.Share this:
December 10, 2011
On Dec. 2, I presented at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at MetroHealth Medical Center on “Registry Using EMR Data: Chronic Kidney Disease Case Study.” This has been a successful registry which I am a coinvestigator on for the past 2 years. Some of the success factors include: a well-functioning interdisciplinary team, a systematic approach to the data, and a step-wise approach to publication and grant writing. It fits well into the IMO model of the Learning Healthcare System.
Slides are available here: http://www.chrp.org/seminars_past.aspShare this:
November 21, 2011
Last week I heard National Geographic writer Dan Buettner talk about Blue Zones - communities with unusual high percentage of centenarians. Can this type of study be instructive to a healthy lifestyle in urban America? I was skeptical. But in the end, I bought the book and buy his Power Nine principles:
- Move Naturally
- Know Your Purpose
- Down Shift
- 80% Rule
- Plant Slant
- Wine at 5
- Family First
- Right Tribe
It is encouraging to see these principles being applied to communities around the country.
If you would like to hear him speak, try this popular TED video:Share this:
November 12, 2011
This Thursday I presented at the Senior Workers of the Twin Cities annual conference on this topic. It was helpful to discuss the value and trends in EHRs, PHRs, Social Media, and Mobile Apps. The group was receptive and had excellent questions on privacy and the digital divide. I started the talk by telling Regina Holliday’s story. The slides are below:
November 8, 2011
New featured blog post of mine on HealthWorksCollective. Would be interested in comments especially from the e-Patient and Quantified Health communities.
November 2, 2011
This 300 page book offers a fun approach to what’s more than a reference book on LINUX command lines. Subtitled “140 Linux configuration commands explained in 140 characters or less”, the book provides an alphabetical approach to these commands. In addition to the 140 character summaries, each page provides screen shots and more detailed documentation on the commands. Included in the dictionary are some familiar commands like chmod (change or modify directory permissions) and more esoteric ones like testpharm (checks the smb.conf file for correctness).
So if you want a Linux reference that has a fun approach, pick up a copy.