December 28, 2020
Last New Year’s Eve, the first COVID-19 case was reported in Wuhan, China. Since then, the virus has spread all over the world. Today, more than 70 million coronavirus cases and nearly 1.6 million deaths associated with the virus have been reported, according to the World Health Organization.
By February, health systems were quickly responding and rethinking their care-delivery model. Over the...
December 11, 2020
The year 2020 pushed the notoriously slow healthcare industry to innovate at record speed. Need and collaboration were at the heart of these advancements, according to a panel at Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS’ Patient Experience series.
COVID-19 shook healthcare systems and put digital in the forefront. Providence's health system in Washington became the first system to treat a COVID-19 positive...
July 15, 2020
Before Dr. Matthew Fradkin was a pediatrician he played in a punk rock band. Aside from the years of training to become a physician, he said there were actually some similarities to the two – namely the search for human connection.
“They have the same core, the in-the-moment human connection is really important to both. Bringing back the human connection in medicine is where I see digital and AI...
March 12, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, Washington state has emerged as ground zero for the epidemic in the United States. Currently, the CDC is reporting that the state has 267 cases.
"It's probably not all that surprising since we are based on the West Coast that we ended up with patient one here in the U.S.," Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, chief clinical officer for Providence St...
January 22, 2020
The skinny on acquisition news. This morning Providence St. Joseph Health announced that it was acquiring weight management program HMR (Health Management Resources) from Merck. The tech-enabled program offers an app with weight loss resources, group phone coaching and in-person classes. Prior to this acquisition three of HMR’s clinics were inside of Providence facilities, and the organization...
January 20, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here.
When it comes to accessing healthcare, patients are faced with a lot of decisions: Do I take the dreaded trip to the emergency room or wait to see a PCP? How long can I wait to be seen?
Increasingly, medical centers are looking to ease this stress with chatbots. However, this tech comes with its own set of obstacles and...