Electronic health records have come under scrutiny lately, and that has continued this week at HIMSS15, the annual conference of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Here's some of what's been addressed at the conference so far:Read More
Up at 5AM: The 5AM Solutions Blog
Is healthcare technology good enough? Robert M. Wachter, M.D., Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF says no. Or at least not most of it yet. He claims that most of the electronic medical records systems used in hospitals are so bad, that some physicians seeking new positions think that not having an EMR system is a perk.Read More
Imagine the worst: you’ve been shot, and your chances of survival are dismally slim. It goes without saying that when rushed to the ER, you’re unconscious.
Yesterday, at Health Datapalooza, United States CTO, Todd Park, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had launched initiatives that make tons of much-requested — but hard to get — health data accessible to the public.
Alan Kay introduced an idea that the best way to predict the future is to invent in. 5AM takes this idea seriously, continuously honing our Glassbox methodology to empower our customers to drive and receive the change they want. A common perception is that people resist change. We have found that people resist what they perceive as threats. The ability to change is to address the threats (aka risks) by answering five key questions. Legacy systems offer a fine example.
In my last post, I looked at the new heart health and activity tracking tools we can expect in 2014. In this post, I'll look at the new (and arguably more useful and interesting) types of tools that we can look forward to this year.
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is certainly not a new book—it became a celebrated best seller almost immediately after it was published in early 2010.
While the press has been touting 2014 as "the year of wearable technology", many of us know about, and may already be using wearable technology that helps us improve many aspects of our health and our lives. For example, if you're a fitness enthusiast or a competitive athlete, you're probably already using a wireless heart rate monitor - a sensor that's worn around your upper torso - with a watch or an app on your phone that uses GPS to track your position, activity and effort.
Picture it… 10 years ago, 5AM was a startup and the genome had just been mapped. Anyone who was paying attention knew -- just knew! -- that as surely as Mercator revolutionized the way the West saw the world, the newly mapped genome would usher in the next age of science and medicine. Software developers were thrilled at the prospect of wrangling all of that free-floating, wild genomic data into useful, meaningful information. A thing of beauty, to be sure!
Even in a digital world, the term "Above the fold" still matters. "The fold" is a term that comes to us from the newspaper industry and simply refers to news items on the front page of a folded newspaper that the editor thinks will engage readers. Why does such an anachronistic term matter?