Healthcare Transformation

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I had the opportunity this past Monday to attend the first-ever Health Experience Design conference in Boston.  This innovative conference focused on the issues surrounding designing healthcare applications to meet the needs of patients and providers for collaboration, communication, efficiency, user satisfaction and most of all, improving patient safety. In IDC-HI's evaluations of clinical applications including EHRs, the issue of usability comes up frequently, and providers using clinical application

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On April 6, five leading healthcare systems (Geisinger, Kaiser, Group Health, Intermountain Health and Mayo Clinic) announced a consortium to securely exchange electronic health data.  This announcement is representative of blooming intermediary and constituent solutions as the market responds to health reform demands for business efficiency and improved information exchange.  The one-to-many or many-to-many relationships information exchange and business processes among and between healthcare con


There doesn't seem to be an easy way to turn the big ship NHS around.  The plan originally announced by David Cameron is for all of England's 150 Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) which organize and allocate funding for NHS services, to be abolished by 2013 and to be replaced by GP consortia.  These consortia would assume the challenging (and mostly thankless) financial responsibilities which equate to some £60 billion (around US $97 billion) of public money each year.  Sir David Nicholson, CE

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