February 21, 2017
Bringing digital tools into health systems may be welcomed for the improved continuity of care and patient engagement, but adding value in a way that improves the financial bottom line is an unavoidable necessity as well.
On a panel discussing the business case for digital and connected health at HIMSS 17 in Orlando, speakers from various backgrounds and specialties shared how their organizations...
March 24, 2015
Phoenix Children's Hospital has announced that it will install 200 tablets in patient rooms to provide patients and their families with customized, interactive information about their treatment plan.
The hospital was awarded $200,000 from the James M. Cox Foundation to launch this initiative, called the "Connected Patient Project". The James M. Cox Foundation provides support for organizations in...
January 27, 2015
Miami Children's Hospital CIO Edward Martinez talked about two of the hospital's new mobile offerings for patients and clinicians in an interview with HealthcareIT News this week.
The hospital has developed a care coordination app that helps clinicians hand off patients between shifts in addition to a patient-facing version of the app that helps parents keep tabs on those transitions. The...
June 21, 2013
When Miami Children's Hospital Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Edward Martinez returned from a trip to a local history museum, he brought back an idea for an app -- a GPS system to help patients get around the hospital. He liked the way a similar app worked at the museum and decided to test it at the healthcare facility.
As MobiHealthNews reported earlier this month,...
June 5, 2013
In the newest version of Miami Children's Hospital's patient-facing iPhone app, the hospital offers a WiFi-enabled GPS system that tracks where the user is within the hospital and tells them how they can get to their desired location.
Additionally, the app now allows families to deliver cafeteria food or gifts to a patient in the hospital. Gifts that families can send include balloons, stuffed...
March 8, 2013
Emmi Solutions' patient engagement software.
Whether intentional or coincidental, the timing of Clay Christensen's controversial Wall Street Journal editorial on "The Coming Failure of ACOs" was interesting, putting Christensen's well-rooted skepticism at the forefront of the conversation going into HIMSS 2013, where ACOs were a dominant topic of discussion. Christensen contends that ACOs will...