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AI Talk: Wearable technology in health care

September 30, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Future of wearables A recent paper published in the American Society of Clinical Oncology gave a good summary of the role of wearable technologies in health care. […]

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Waterfalls and data…don’t get submerged!

August 21, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Iceland, the location of my daughter’s destination wedding (at the base of a waterfall!) What a marvelous country. Most surprising were the waterfalls […]

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The Obesity Epidemic: It’s time to stop blaming the victim

June 5, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The proportion of overweight American adults remained consistent at about 1 in 3 since the 1960s. However, obesity rates have increased nearly three-fold from less than 15 percent in 1960 […]

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Why you should consider partnering with academia

May 15, 2019 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

As a member of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, I get the opportunity to participate in and shape the curriculum and […]

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Recent challenges to a culture of patient safety

May 1, 2019 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

A culture of patient safety built over the past twenty years is encountering roadblocks. Policies and recent events that defy both research and initiatives geared towards strengthening healthcare safety, whether […]

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The Iron Triangle of Health Care: Access, cost and quality

February 6, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The “Iron Triangle” in health care refers to the concept that access, cost and quality cannot all be simultaneously improved. The premise is that an improvement in one area results […]

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The importance of humans in health care

December 5, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The online portal Dictionary describes healthcare as “noun; the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services”. Interesting that it does not mention […]

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Industry disruption may finally impact “It’s the pricing” conundrum

August 3, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

One of the most enlightening insights from a recent University of Washington research study is that pricing contributes to ever-escalating healthcare costs. Since 2003, the annual rate of growth of […]

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Reducing the total cost of care by reducing the noise

July 9, 2018 / By Brian Mitchell

I was reading an article recently about the luxury of silence and it referenced the word noise as deriving from the Latin word nausea…emanating a sense of discomfort and queasiness. […]

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Prescribing food as medicine

May 11, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

As the U.S. healthcare system tries to manage the 60 percent of persons with at least one chronic disease that consume 90 percent of healthcare costs, it is an opportune […]

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Walking the fine line between the burden of too much quality measurement and not enough

April 11, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Does the “more is better” approach to quality measurement create a burden on healthcare delivery? Does it distract attention from actual care and consume resources that might be used to […]

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A storyline about measuring healthcare value

April 2, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Perhaps it’s true that we tend to see what we expect to see. In my job, I work with healthcare quality measures. Given this bias, my scan of the media […]