Category: Innovating Health Care IT

The Perils of Prevention Primacy

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Locking the Barn Door: The Reality of Health Identity ProtectionWhen prevention hardly works, establishing ineffective prevention protections, creating and running compliance-monitoring entities, and monitoring providers and payers are especially troubling. While we must punish cyber criminals, it is critical to … Read More

Posted on December 26th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Total Impact of Theft

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Locking the Barn Door: The Reality of Health Identity ProtectionSo if the crooks already have our identities, why are we spending huge sums to “protect” what already vanished? Are we, like the proverbial farmer, locking the barn door after a … Read More

Posted on December 18th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Horse is Already Stolen

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Locking the Barn Door: The Reality of Health Identity ProtectionWhen discussing health identity protection, one of the first things that comes to mind is the old proverb reminding us we are foolish to lock the barn door to safeguard a … Read More

Posted on December 11th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Folding in the Internet of Things (IOT)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series What Lies Beneath: Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of HITTechnology innovation doubtlessly enables us to provide more data, in real time, at the point of clinical decision-making. Until now, most of this innovation is “internal” HIT and its associated data created … Read More

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Parable of the Broken Window

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series What Lies Beneath: Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of HITDespite our best efforts to the contrary, we all know, expect and often dread unintended consequences associated with Health Information Technology (HIT). The French economist Frédéric Bastiat offers a classic example of … Read More

Posted on November 25th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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How Can Outsiders Help?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care ITWhat are some key health care benefits we can reap from diverse expert and outsider HIT team membership? To begin with, widening the diversity of HIT team membership helps to overcome Not … Read More

Posted on November 18th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Does True Innovation Require Domain Expertise?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care ITIt is a common belief that true innovation requires domain expertise. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers: The Story of Success, says it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become expert in … Read More

Posted on November 11th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care ITMost of you are familiar with the “blind men and the elephant” parable. Jainism, one of the world’s oldest religions, is often credited as its originator. In the Jain version, six blind … Read More

Posted on November 4th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Change is Growth is Change

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Adding Mindset to the Order Set: Changing the Way We Change

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Adding Mindset to the Order Set: Changing the Way We ChangeAre there examples of the fixed and growth mindsets operating in our industry? While there is no hard data as yet, we believe they exist. Take the “close out” or … Read More

Posted on January 7th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Mapping the Mind Field

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Adding Mindset to the Order Set: Changing the Way We Change

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Adding Mindset to the Order Set: Changing the Way We ChangeIn his blog, psychologist Wayne Dyer relates a story of “mind fields” entitled An Airport Parable. 1 The story describes one of those “airline flights from hell.” In short, Dr. … Read More

Posted on January 1st, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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