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@TumorBoard - A virtual tumor board crowd sourcing clinical intelligence.

@TumorBoard intends to leverage people, places and things in service of better cancer diagnosis and care. Once touted as essential to superior outcomes and hardwired into hospital and physician culture via the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation Standards for the recognition of cancer programs, the multidisciplinary case conference aka 'tumor board' has yet to fulfill its promise. In ...more »

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Transforming Health Care by Eliminating Fatal Hospital-Associated Blood Clots Through Technology

We plan to transform health care by decreasing hospital readmissions and improving quality through the eventual elimination of preventable deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVTs - blood clots in the leg veins - can travel to the lungs and cause fatal pulmonary embolisms (PE). Preventable DVT/PEs are a leading cause of hospital deaths and readmissions. In collaboration with our partners, the Society of Hospital Medicine, ...more »

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A Simple Patient-Activated Tool Saves Lives, Cuts Costs, Improves Patient Satsfaction

To err is human, and over 100,000 people die each year in U.S. hospitals from provider errors. Patients have been culturally excluded in our “doctor-knows-best” society, limiting the most important constant and voice, the patient or their primary advocate. A patient-level, multi-functional turnkey intervention can empower them to help in this role…while being happier and safer in the process. The Patient Pod is a multi-tool ...more »

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EHK: Miranda Rights for Your Health and Health Care

In the U.S. health system, what you DON’T know and DON’T say can be used against you. Pervasive health knowledge gaps plague the U.S. public. Many know little - or overlook much - regarding fundamental concepts of determinants of health, engagement, and the basic mechanics of health care and health benefits. Health care reform’s major challenge is NOT poor marketing of the ACA and Essential Health Benefits (EHB); ...more »

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COLLABORATIVE CARE 2.0 > 1+1. Changing the way we communicate to improve health & healthcare

“I see two docs for my heart alone--a plumber and an electrician. They each tell me different things and I’m lost in the middle. Why can’t everyone just get into the same room?” A set of tools to enable secure, efficient, real-time or asynchronous communication between collaborating healthcare professionals, patients, & caregivers could revolutionize the process of care for those with complex needs. A platform to ...more »

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Patients forget 50% of what they hear in a visit. Solution: Video the visit with Postwire Health

According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, patients said that unclear communication was their biggest complaint. Another recent study stated that patients forget or misunderstand over half of what they hear in a visit. Healthcare has a communication problem. Solution: Postwire Health is a revolutionary new technology that allows providers to securely capture the ACTUAL VIDEO from the visit and automatically share ...more »

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The Patient Support Corps

When we fall ill, our coping skills are often compromised. We are then at risk for being under-treated or over-treated relative to our needs and goals. This results in unnecessary suffering and wasted resources. The vision of the Patient Support Corps is that all patients have the support they need to be active partners in their care. Engaged patients have better outcomes and use resources more appropriately than passive ...more »

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Re-Engage to Humanize Health Care

Patients highly value empathy from their providers. Yet demands stretch physicians-who often set the tone for the care team-so they are unable to connect with patients in this most basic way. Physicians’ ability to be empathic is essential for high-quality care with full patient engagement. Patient engagement requires engaged providers. The power of video has not been fully realized in health care communications. Our ...more »

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Map Your App

There are close to a million mobile health apps available from 62 different app stores and the number continues to increase. Many apps have morphed into sophisticated medical devices that attach to smart phones and measure blood pressure and blood sugar. Some use artificial intelligence to act as pedometers or wireless heart rate monitors. Over 90% of persons aged 18-49 use the internet and a significant number use it ...more »

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Filling Safety Net Gaps One Family at a Time Addresses Social Determinants for Two Generations

Family resources impact health outcomes and medical professionals want to write “social need’ prescriptions. Let’s let them. To a low-income family, one catalytic need – a security deposit, a bed – can be the difference between success and backsliding. Benevolent successfully fills these gaps, working with community organizations and individuals, allowing professionals to post clients’ needs online, and inviting donors ...more »

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It is your damn data. Use it for personal and public good.

What if we could completely change the center of health information gravity to the patient with a “Public Health Graph” (PHG). Imagine patients not only accessing their own medical records, but adding fitness, nutrition and sleep information. Conversations with Drs become much more productive. But the real power comes from connectivity to big data sets like the EPA and CDC surveillance of things like air quality, the ...more »

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Digital Starting Points

Imagine if every encounter between patients and healthcare providers (HCP) ended with patients receiving relevant and reliable Digital Starting Points tailored to their needs and health literacy skills. Instead of searching on their mobile phones outside the doctor’s office or pharmacy or on the web at home, patients start with trustworthy websites, social media, and apps and can avoid inaccurate, biased, and unbranded ...more »

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