Mobility

Doctor On Demand physician smiling at laptop
By Kat Jercich 03:28 pm October 26, 2020
CareLinx clients can turn to Doctor On Demand clinicians for acute issues such as infections or chronic care management.  
Person using a phone on a couch
By Kat Jercich 03:13 pm October 16, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of apps aimed at treating a wide variety of conditions are available – but their efficacy and quality remains largely unclear.
Valley Health System complex

Valley Health System

By Bill Siwicki 11:43 am October 09, 2020
The agile software development approach allows for GUI app creation rather than hard coding, and IT staff at the New Jersey provider are using it to their advantage.
Pandemic-era burnout: One consumer’s tiring, tech-enabled journey to find memory care for a parent

My mom settles in to the memory care facility as my husband finishes unpacking on move-in day.

By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm September 21, 2020
The first in a new feature story series on burnout in healthcare during the COVID-19 crisis, this personal essay shows how healthcare consumers – just like clinicians, CIOs, vendor employees and others – are being worn down by the demands of distance and disruption, but also being helped by technology.
L.A. health center reduces no-shows, fills empty slots via text messaging

Universal Community Health Center in South L.A.

By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm August 20, 2020
With new reminder texts in place, the Universal Community Health Center had a drop in no-shows between 5-7% and saw a decrease in empty slots of about 10%.
By Kat Jercich 03:14 pm July 10, 2020
A blog post published in Health Affairs outlines a framework for tracking the effectiveness of stakeholder behavior in response to ONC data-sharing rules.   
Hartford Hospital entrance

Hartford Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:07 pm June 10, 2020
The machine learning-powered app has gained attention as a way to reshape pain therapy and enhance self-care for oncology, orthopedics, women’s health, migraine headaches and more.
How athenahealth’s EHR FaceTime feature is helping a solo practice during COVID-19

The location of the practice of Dr. Mamdouh Riad, a solo practitioner in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

By Bill Siwicki 12:54 pm May 08, 2020
Since mid-March, Dr. Mamdouh Riad has been able to see an average of 30 patients per day via the mobile FaceTime integration and has converted 85-90% of patients to telehealth.
Mobile charge capture leads to $800K increase in hospitalist revenue

Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, New York.

By Bill Siwicki 12:44 pm April 28, 2020
What’s more, at Peconic Bay Medical Center, the point-of-care tech for physicians led to a 13.5% boost in charge codes captured and a whopping 490% jump in patient satisfaction.
By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am April 17, 2020
The head of the pediatric practice describes the choice to implement telemedicine as a way to improve patient experience – a choice that turned out to be a valuable investment as coronavirus spread.