Memorable quotes from HIMSS 2013; AirStripONE launches, will start out at Dignity Health;

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> From knowing the limits of car medical technology to preparing for ICD-10, Health Data Management provides a nice roundup of the memorable quotes to come out of last week's HIMSS13 conference in New Orleans. Article

> AirStrip ONE, the first "enterprise-wide, data- and vendor-agnostic mobility solution to securely deliver patient data from medical devices, electronic medical records and patient monitors to clinicians anywhere across the care continuum," has launched and will be implemented at San Francisco-based health system Dignity Health. Dignity Health has more than 300 care sites in 17 different states. Announcement 

> mHIMSS reports that the Ford Motor Company's next venture is in the healthcare space: technology called SYNC, now in five million cars, has the ability to monitor blood sugar, blood pressure and stress and provides allergy alerts while also letting the driver control their music and cell phone by voice. For example, if stress levels are high while driving, calls are routed to voicemail. Article

Provider News

> FierceHealthcare Editor Gienna Shaw, as reported from HIMSS 2013: I've heard countless hospital executives say it: They worked their butts off to improve patient satisfaction scores at their organization and those efforts paid off. They moved the needle … until the needle got stuck. If you want to go (if you'll pardon the business cliché), from good to great, the key is not to focus primarily on patient satisfaction or service excellence, argues Fred Lee, a patient relations and service consultant and author of "If Disney Ran Your Hospital." Commentary

Healthcare IT News

> For the second year in a row, staffing was identified as the most significant barrier to IT implementation by health IT professionals responding to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual leadership survey. Lack of adequate financial support also was among the top barriers to implementing IT, according to the survey, for which 298 providers participated. Roughly 90 percent of the respondents represented hospitals. Article

> FierceMobileHealthcare editor Greg Slabodkin says it's amazing to see how far mHealth has come in gaining acceptance within an organization that for years has traditionally been focused on mainstay health IT issues such as electronic health records. HIMSS's embrace of mHealth has never been as evident as it is at this year's conference. Commentary

And Finally... Another day, another mHealth in-flight intervention. Article


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