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Modernizing health infrastructure to improve experiences

Modernizing health infrastructure to improve experiences

September 27, 2019

As part of our National Health IT Week blog series, we are concentrating on modernizing health infrastructure, with a particularly focus on the impact to patient, clinician, and IT experiences. We will look at how the consistent and systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data can be used to change how care is experienced, delivered, and managed.

To understand the role of health IT infrastructure, let’s take a look at one patient’s journey through the health system:

Meet Morgan. Unfortunately, he got hurt. He took a bad fall while playing in a soccer game, and his parents are

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One approach to addressing social determinants of health: The Medibus, a medical practice on wheels

One approach to addressing social determinants of health: The Medibus, a medical practice on wheels

September 25, 2019

As part of our National Health IT Week blog series, we are going to take a look at the social determinants of health. This means the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, to improve our overall health ecosystem and support healthy communities.

Physician shortages

One key factor impacting people around the world is physician shortages. In the U.S., there will be a predicted shortage of 122,000 doctors by 2032. And in Europe, they could face a shortage of 230,000 doctors by next year.

In Germany, this is becoming more critical because doctors are

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Expanding access to telehealth starts with a strong foundation

Expanding access to telehealth starts with a strong foundation

September 23, 2019

National Health IT Week is nationwide action week founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy. It focuses on driving change within the U.S. health system and around the world through information and technology.

This year’s themes focus on supporting healthy communities. The goal is to drive transformation of our health and wellness ecosystem to promote better health outcomes and health equity. As an official partner for this event, each day this week we will focus on different health topics that showcase how IT is transforming health and creating healthy communities.

Using telehealth to improve outcomes

Today, we are focusing

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