American Well takes doc-on-demand to chronic care market; 6 tips to offload stress for hospital IT workers;

> American Well is now taking doc-on-demand into chronic care market. The online physician service just partnered with diabetes management group Joslin Diabetes Center to create a nationwide telehealth network for diabetes care. Announcement

> New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University just went live with their radio frequency identification tracking system for surgical equipment and supplies. One interesting tidbit: It's not just supplies the system will track--it also will monitor the location of both employees and patients, too. Announcement

> A new "spin" case for the iPad may provide easier one-handed handling for clinicians. CIO reviewers give it two thumbs up. Blog post

> Here's an interesting take on "big data" and how hospitals should use it, from MedCity News. One big tip: Hospitals need to separate concurrent data, or data that clinical staff can use immediately, from longer-term, trending data that may be more useful for policy-making, business decisions, etc. Article

> IT staff burnout is a top risk for ever-busier hospital IT shops. Healthcare IT News has six worthwhile tips to help spread out the work, offload the stress. One tip: Create teams to work on large goals--collaboration is a primary way to prevent individual staffers from feeling overwhelmed. Article

And Finally... I'm a picky eater, too, but this is ridiculous. Article

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