“And now you know the rest of the story” Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster

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by Nancy Wicklin   This article discusses how important storytelling is in caring for patients, but how EHRs make it very hard to tell these stories. Nurses have always been very good at getting to know the “whole” patient, not just his or her condition. I remember caring for someone with cystic fibrosis who lived longer than predicted. Every nurse …

Mobile technology and EHRs in the care of patients with Type 1 diabetes

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by Nancy Wicklin Evidence of the impact electronic health records (EHRs) have on clinical outcomes remains mixed and it has long been theorized that the impact of EHRs will likely depend on the organizational context in which they are used and their ability to assist rather than impede workflow. In a pilot study, researchers at Stanford School of Medicine demonstrated the …

Can Healthcare’s Internet of Things Move from Froth to Function?

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by Justin Gilbert When it comes to the world of inter-connectivity between smart devices and network-connected objects, I am hard-pressed to give a better example of failed potential to innovate than the healthcare industry. This article from HealthITAnalytics goes to great lengths describing the many pitfalls faced when developing technology that must meaningfully engage its consumers. Validic co-founder & CTO Drew Schiller …

In a fight between nurses and doctors, the nurses are slowly winning.

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by Nancy Wicklin This article from The Washington Post discusses the advancement of nursing practice across the United States. But is giving nurses more autonomy a good thing? It’s important to keep in mind that we are talking about “advanced practice” nurses (APRNs). APRNs include Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists who have extra education, training, and clinical experience in their …

Reminder: Join our Founder at Data4Decisions on March 24th and get in on the discussion about how to staff for analytics

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Reminder: Join our Founder at Data4Decisions on March 24th and get in on the discussion about how to staff for analytics Greg Nelson, our founder and CEO, will be speaking Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Data4Decisions conference in Raleigh, NC. He will be at the conference all-day. If you’d like to setup a meeting while attending, contact us now. …

Why Human Genetics Research Is Full of Costly Mistakes

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by Monica Horvath, PhD This article brings up a problem that I have been fussing over for years, but one that gets tossed aside when healthcare executives are hypnotized by the grand promises of Precision Medicine. The research on which many make clinical decisions can be unreliable, misinterpreted, or quite simply–not enough evidence on its own to drive a clinical …