Nanobots to the Rescue! But first, we need a map

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology

In a quickly-evolving world of data and the quantified-self we can add one more “21st Century” gadget to our watch list: nanobot. In this real-world “Fantastic Voyage”  bioelectronics the size of a grain of rice are injected into the human body and attach to nerve bundles that serve to either block or alter the electronic signals passing through them. The …

Cloud-Sourcing for Better Health Care

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology, KM_healthcareBI

Ah, the old days…. Where you as an individual were responsible for monitoring your own health. You monitored your blood pressure, or your glucose levels, or whatever your health issues were. You bought a FitBit to help keep track of some health parameters electronically. If some of the values were out of whack, it was up to you to determine …

Hospital Politics to Blame for Ransomware?

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology

by Greg Nelson Like divorce, I would never wish a ransomware on my worst enemy.  Ransomware has been a challenge for more than a decade, but only recently has it become prominent in both the bedroom and the boardroom. Chief Security Information Officers (CSIO) are the new scape goat for hospitals in an ever present battle with those that would …

The importance of planning before implementing an EHR

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology

Moving from an archaic paper-based system to Electronic Health Records seems like a good idea. But as indicated in http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/ehr-debacle-leads-to-paper-based-care-for-coast-guard-servicemembers-222412, throwing money at a problem is pointless if you don’t do careful planning. Moving from one system to another should always require planning. Moving from an inexpensive system to an expensive one means needing to think out all of the change …

Handy tool for mobile health app developers: Which privacy laws do you need to worry about?

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology

The FTC has coordinated with a slew of other Federal agencies to produce a little interactive tool that you can walk through to see if your killer-app idea is subject to any of the laws below: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act)  FTC Health Breach …

Strike up the band! Incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical care.

Greg Nelson Analytics roles, Healthcare Technology

by Nancy Wicklin This article discusses how a smartphone app (called Orchestra) is providing better collaboration between providers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and their patients with chronic illnesses. It’s a great example of how to incorporate patient-reported outcomes into clinical care. I realize that not everyone is good at or even wants to document their daily health happenings, …