From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.
Waiting for the “next big thing” before proceeding with an IT implementation can be a lesson in futility. Geisinger Health System faced such a conundrum when choosing an RTLS (real-time location system) solution, and here’s what they did to expedite the process.
Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.
Interoperability and Population Health Management were once again the hottest topics at the health IT industry’s largest conference. The event helped to clarify efforts in one of these areas while muddling the messages delivered in the other.