It’s not just another health care technology but a totally new way of operating that touches all stakeholders in a profound way. Almost 250 million people have downloaded at least one mobile health app, while 50% of doctors use smartphones for the job.
The CEO of the Cleveland Clinic explains what makes this highly respected hospital system so good that it’s success is being exported. Innovative methods pertaining to, for instance, physician engagement are about to go international, with the opening of satellites in Canada and even the United Arab Emirates.
How to keep up with the development of hundreds of new and emerging drugs, devices, and procedures? The Agency for Healthcare Quality offers horizon scanning, in which it tracks emerging technologies and services in clinical stages of research, or very early adoption.
Simple to create and to extract data from, registries are becoming essential to effective patient and population management
Oncologists hope to start a national discussion about which drugs are reasonable to prescribe and pay for
State lawmakers want hospitals to reveal what they’ve negotiated with health plans for lists of services that grow ever longer
Michael Hogue, PharmD
Pharmacists have long wanted more opportunities to contribute and to be respected for their abilities. Behold the patient-centered medical home.
Robert Royce, PhD
The United Kingdom’s debate about linking health with social services tackles a problem that is also a concern in the United States
Thomas Morrow, MD
This cutting-edge method of matching drugs to patient may eventually be used for cystic fibrosis, cancer, and autoimmune diseases