Here are my posts on Informatics and EHR (electronic health records).
In 25 years, communication technologies have gone through several generations of change. Look back and see what I saw in 1997.
Immediate release of test results, discussed with a radiologist audience: a pro and con debate. What could go wrong? And, of course, the ukulele.
Saving lives at UCHealth: a combination of predictive analytics (AI) and a dedicated team: the Virtual Health Center nurses. Come see how the sausage is made (kinda cool)
Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you the next episode of the CIO Podcast by Healthcare IT Today.
An audio podcast of EHR trends including AI chatbots, shiny new objects, and boring old governance.
New Research: Information transparency with immediate release: Oncology clinician and patient perceptions
Highlights: Clinicians and patients have varying insights on the role of immediately released reports (pathology/radiology) in oncology. We must support the expansion of patient-centered strategies and tools for patient understanding and empowerment. These include patient portal tools (glossaries, summaries, and additional information) embedded into released results.
What happens when you put a news reporter, and AI researcher, a Bioethicist and a CMIO together to discuss AI, Chatbots, Bias and emerging trends? You get this highly interactive and entertaining panel. And maybe a song.
Help us solve a conundrum! We want to teach physicians just-in-time. However, this may worsen a patient’s understanding of a radiology report. Can we make this a win-win?
Advances in PGx (Pharmacogenomic or Drug-gene interaction) at UCHealth (guest bloggers Dr. Christina Aquilante and Dr. David Kao)
Pharmacogenomics is advancing quickly: we can warn prescribers in the EHR when patients have genomic variants that reduce medication effectiveness. We are going from screening populations (18,000 so far), to anticipatory screening for high risk patients (cancer center patients about to choose a chemotherapy). Cool.
Caution: humor and high quality research facts ahead! What percent of patients worry? What percent of patients prefer immediate release even if result is abnormal? There are research findings?
Podcast: Designing for Health: Do patients want to see their test results immediately? (hint: 96% say yes)
Come join us! Dr. Bryan Steiz, first author, Liz Salmi, Chief Patient Informaticist, and I discuss our recent publication on the subject of patients accessing their test results online BEFORE their doctor can inform them. This poses a host of gnarly questions that had no data, no answers … UNTIL NOW.
It is hard to express the excitement I have for this tiny little (yet disproportionately huge) development in our Unified Communications strategy
Where Bobby Zarr and I discuss the future of learning in health systems, with AI embedded in tools like the ones in our Learning Assistant, what we internally brand our education from uPerform.
Aren’t you frustrated with EHR usability? Don’t you wish you could see just-in-time guidance in the EHR? If the US Highway system can put signs on the highway, why can’t we?
The classic case of the Uber self driving car, in-person monitor, and the fatal pedestrian accident, is now legally concluded. A sober reminder of ALL OUR complacencies. Or paraphrasing Shakespeare: “But, soft ye now, the fair Ophelia, nymph in thy orisons, be all my complacencies remembered.”
Any health systems still struggling with decisions about sharing Open Notes and Open Test Results, and how to build a win-win-win relationship between physicians/APP’s, patients and hospital leadership? Here you go, the result of years of building together at UCHealth
Here’s a sneak peak at my newest talk. Did someone’s story defeat your data-driven brilliant proposal? Do you understand why? Like me, did you go crawl under a rock and wonder “wtf”? With luck, I’ll share this talk in November.
Do you struggle with EHR workflow and optimization? Do you have an optimization team where you work? Can you tell us about it? We’re gathering a national feedback sample. Come help make things better!
Want to see how the sausage is made? Here are some tidbits from our recent EMO discussion. Yes, our committee is named Electronic Medication (warning) Optimization. Who doesn’t want the “EMO notes”?