Tag Archives: Health IT

Four Lessons In The Adoption Of Machine Learning In Health Care

Technology innovation systems are promising breakthroughs to improve diagnostic accuracy, tailor treatments, and even eventually replace work performed by clinicians. However, it is far from clear how it will transform health care in the short to mid-term.

May 9, 2017

Building New Partnerships For American Indian And Alaska Native Health

A foundation in Montana set out to learn about the practical realities behind health disparities statistics for American Indian and Alaska Native people in its state and develop a strategy to address such disparities. Read the foundation's four key findings.

August 9, 2016

Foundation Blogs Round-Up: Orlando, Flint, High-Deductible Health Plans, and More

This round-up also includes posts on global health (immunizations in Africa), improving physicians' waiting rooms, and certain foundations' reporting of what they have funded.

June 15, 2016

Oral Health, Mental Health, Opioid Addiction, & More: Foundation Blogs Round-Up

Other topics highlighted in these blog posts from foundations around the country are HIV/AIDS and smoking prevention.

January 7, 2016

Four Readings On Health Philanthropy: A Holiday Potpourri

Subjects covered in the holiday potpourri include health care for the homeless, nurses, patient engagement, and the Mark Zuckerberg/Priscilla Chan donation announcement.

December 23, 2015

Time To Implement IOM Health IT Recommendations For Improving Diagnosis

The IOM recently released “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care” and made several recommendations regarding use and/or misuse of EHRs in the diagnostic process. We speculate on possible scenarios if these recommendations were in place before September 2014, when a patient with Ebola was misdiagnosed.

October 9, 2015

Now Is A Great Time For Achieving Health Equity—An Optimist’s Viewpoint

A pediatrician in Seattle explains that the ACA, growth in health technology and innovation sparked by the HITECH provisions, and early adoption of smartphones by those most at risk of health inequities make the timing opportune.

September 16, 2015

Spending Growth Trends: Keeping An Eye On Spending Per Person

All of the evidence points to continued modest growth in per capita/enrollee spending. This is a strong signal that we may be in an era where the “new normal” is more restrained growth in the use of health care services, even as the economic recovery continues and rates of uninsurance decline.

July 28, 2015

Project ECHO: Force Multiplier For Community Health Centers

A new GE Foundation grant aims to increase the number of community health centers participating in Project ECHO nationwide. The grant also includes a quality improvement component that aims to improve centers' effectiveness and efficiency.

July 20, 2015

How Lay Health Care Workers Can Add High Touch To High Tech

Through grants from the Robina Foundation, Allina Health, a not-for-profit health system serving Minnesota and part of Wisconsin, has been able to implement some innovative approaches using "care guides."

June 11, 2015