There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.
A year after six Wisconsin health systems partnered on an initiative to share best practices and improve care quality, the program has added two members and reaped the benefits of diverse experts and strengths.
Though new models of healthcare delivery increasingly focus on collaboration, medical education still does not adequately teach aspiring doctors how to work effectively with a team of caregivers, writes Dhruv Khullar, M.D., in a post for the New York Times' Well blog.
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit healthcare providers must conduct periodic assessments of community health needs and that requirement may have broad implications for the future of healthcare, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
Strong nurse-physician collaboration can help hospitals' critical care units cut down on healthcare-associated infections, according to an article in the journal Critical Care Nurse.
For mobile and consumer health technology to advance there needs to be greater collaboration between technology players, physicians and patients to overcome hurdles stalling the ability to fully leverage the power of tech in primary care, according to an organization representing family physicians.
In the discussion about the expanding roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in medical practices, there's little agreement that any one level of education, supervision requirement or scope of practice for any particular type of nonphysician practitioner is the best approach to ensuring high-quality, cost-effective patient care.
Physicians just aren't listening to their C-suite executives, and the reason is simple, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review. Doctors feel overwhelmed, disengaged and don't think leaders listen to them.
New research finds collaboration between physicians and pharmacists can reduce asthma hospitalizations, Pharmacy Times reports.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities don't give nurses enough recognition, support or appreciation--and the effects are far-reaching, according to an opinion pi ece in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.