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Hospitals

Sven Gierlinger, Chief Patient Experience Office Talks Patient Experience!

By | Blog, Chief Patient Experience Officer, Health, Health Outcomes, Healthcare Organizations, Hospitals, Patient Engagement | No Comments

Patient Experience Week is April 24-28. In honor of this event, Dr. Pendharkar, Founder and CEO of Valeet Healthcare, sat down to chat with Sven Gierlinger, VP and Chief Patient Experience Officer at Northwell Health System, to discuss his perspectives on patient experience. Dr. Pendharkar: I understand you worked in the hospitality industry prior to healthcare. How did you make the transition into healthcare? Sven:  I was approached to go into healthcare by Henry Ford Health System. Henry Ford was opening a new hospital, and they wanted it to be very service centric — very hospitality focused. Hospitality, wellness, and…

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Leveraging Big Data in Healthcare

By | Big Data, Blog, Data, Digital Health, EHR, Health, Health Innovations, Hospitals, Medical | 2 Comments

Big data analytics and clinical decision support is the wave of the future in healthcare and is already taking shape.  The industry has vast amounts of data it generates, and to date, most has been stored as hard copies or in unstructured formats rather than in easily usable digitized formats.  This data includes clinical data, written notes and prescriptions, medical imaging, labs, insurance information, demographic and administrative data, sensor data from vital sign monitoring, and information from social media streams.. Information explosion Some reports note that in 2011, the US healthcare system’s data reached 150 exabytes.   At this rate of…

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Reflections on Innovation in Healthcare

By | Blog, Data, Digital Health, EHR, EMR integration, Health, Health Innovations, Health Outcomes, Hospitals, Patient Activation, Patient Understanding, Provider workflow | No Comments

Innovation. As I prepare to attend Health 2.0 next week and share the Valeet Healthcare engagement platform, I’ve been reflecting on innovation in medicine, an essential ingredient to progress and transformation. It’s fascinating to realize how far we have come – and to imagine how much further we can go. While there have been a myriad of milestones and breakthrough innovations in the history of medicine, there are several that stand out in my mind: The magnifying glass — first created in 1250 by Roger Bacon, he designed a convex lens specifically used for science. Shortly thereafter, lenses were constructed…

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How to Navigate the Health System: A Patient Perspective

By | Blog, Cancer Survivor, Health, Health Outcomes, Hospitals, Medical, Patient Activation, Patient education, Patient Engagement, Patient Understanding | No Comments

I’ve had to learn how to navigate the healthcare system over the last few years.  If you read my last blog post, I am a cancer survivor!  I’ve been through some ups and downs, some highs and some lows, but here I am.  Through my journey, I learned some ways to succeed in my health outcomes and I want to share them with you in hopes that my experiences and insights can help shed light for others out there who are also trying to navigate the healthcare system: 1.Take charge of your own health This is a must!  In order…

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Physician Workflow in the Digital Age: Let’s Get With It!

By | Blog, Data, Digital Health, EHR, EMR integration, Health, Hospitals, Patient Understanding, Provider workflow | No Comments

Looking back on when I was a medical student, one of my favorite things to do was sift through the charts for the two or three patients I would carry. I always found it satisfying to look at all of the data and find order amidst the sea of chaos. It was rewarding, and I even made up a special color-coding system with my gel roll pens to organize the information on paper. But that was about 10 years ago. Fast forward to 2016 and now I’m an attending physician. Recently, a resident that I was working with pulled out…

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