Dennis Truong and Jody Crane have reinvented the traditional house call. The Kaiser Permanente doctors are responsible for the creation and implementation of a new program called HouseCalls, in which patients can schedule 20-minute appointments with physicians via video.
Healthcare IT leaders struggle with the tug of war that is addressing clear and present dangers such as meaningful use, the ICD-10 conversion, security, data exchange and interoperability while also identifying future needs.
Innovation in education today seeks to serve the “whole child.” In Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky classrooms, this means adapting teaching methods to students', and shifting the traditional teacher-centered model to one more focused on customizable education experiences.
I have been struck by the frequency with which experts recently have linked the issues confronting our health care and education systems. At first, I did not appreciate the depth of the linkages between these two central social priorities, and now I struggle to separate them.
The basic infrastructure is largely in place to foster widespread low-cost innovation in health IT, Bill Geary of Northbridge Venture Partners said as part of a panel discussion last week at the Partners Connected Health Symposium.
Scientific enterprise faces its greatest challenge in decades. The effects of the federal shutdown, combined with budget cuts implemented this year as a result of sequestration, pose a significant barrier to healthcare innovation in both the public and private sectors.