BREAKING DOWN THE SILOS OF HEALTHCARE

Healthcare technology has come a long way in recent years. From virtual and augmented reality tools for non-invasive medical training, to systems that keep a human heart beating while awaiting transplant, to the effective use of electronic medical records, we’ve seen some impressive advances in the way we deliver care. For most consumers, however, the […]

Is Vision Overrated?

Like 40,000 other health IT professionals, I’m traveling to the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Orlando this weekend. My ambitious agenda for HIMSS17 includes participating in the Digital & Personal Connected Health Forum, attending lots of educational sessions, meeting with health system professionals, and walking the exhibition floor. The cross-country flight gave me an opportunity […]

A Question of Access

It makes a lot of sense. Supporting health education, providing preventative care, and delivering the right care at the right time can improve population health outcomes while reducing the dollars spent on healthcare services in the long run. While it seems to be a simple premise, patient access to healthcare services continues to be one […]

Tracking … with a valuable twist.

We track everything nowadays. With our smartphones, watches and other wearables, we keep tabs on heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, sleep patterns, nutrition and, of course, every step we take. The information we gather is useful, especially for those who need to monitor certain medical conditions. But at Wildflower Health, we create mobile applications […]

Healthcare Goes Mobile

When my husband and I planned a family trip to Nantucket recently, I started preparing for our vacation the way most people do – by reaching for my smartphone. Which airline has the best rates? What accommodations offer a convenient location with the most comfortable rooms? What activities would be fun for our two young […]

A Seismic Shift

I’ve spent most of my career bringing new and improved technologies into hospitals. From Cardiology to Radiology, from PACS to mobile communication, I have enjoyed helping IT departments implement systems that make hospitals run more efficiently. Over the past few years, I’ve seen a major shift as the industry moves toward value-based care, which requires […]