end of life care

By Laura Lovett 02:14 pm June 9, 2020
Planning for the end of life can be an uncomfortable and often times overwhelming tasks – for both patients and providers.  “These are important yet hard things to talk about,” Dr. Matthew Gonzales, chief medical information officer at the Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joesph Health, said during a HIMSS20 Digital event. “They aren’t entirely the easiest thing to dig into and...
By Jonah Comstock 04:32 pm October 23, 2017
Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, EVP and chief clinical officer at Renton, Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health, took the stage today at the HIMSS Media Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum to discuss how her organization uses digital tools to engage and empower patients. “We stole our chief digital officer from Amazon,” Compton-Phillips said. “He’s the guy who pretty much led building the...
By Jonah Comstock 10:23 am April 29, 2014
The My Health Care Wishes Pro app for Android A new healthcare app this month was released by an unlikely source -- the American Bar Association. As the New York Times' "The New Old Age" blog picked up, the ABA offered up a freemium app for iOS and Android devices to help people make their advanced directives available easily to doctors and loved ones in emergency situations. The app, called...
By Jonah Comstock 12:22 pm July 9, 2013
San Francisco-based Hospice by the Bay, the second oldest hospice care facility in the nation, has introduced an app to help physicians refer patients to end of life care. "If you look at the overall population, the eligible population of Medicare patients, only about 50 percent of those eligible ever get hospice care for a lot of reasons," David Zwicky, director of business strategy at Hospice...