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EHRs Must Find Zebras Among the Horses

October 10th, 2014
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This post is originally published on InformationWeek Healthcare, October 8, 2014

 

EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn’t as relevant a year ago.

In my last article for InformationWeekWill Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?, I introduced the American Medical Association’s EHR usability priorities, published last month. This time let’s dig a little more deeply into some of these priorities.

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Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?

October 2nd, 2014
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This post is originally published on InformationWeek Healthcare, September 26, 2014

 

AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.

 

“It’s easy to use, once you know where everything is,” the instructor said during an EHR training session I recently attended. Most EHR companies seem to believe this is an acceptable way to design software.

 

EHR usability has been greatly ignored by vendors, and last week the American Medical Association issued eight usability priorities in an attempt to address the issue. This directive comes as a result of a joint study by the RAND Corporation and the AMA highlighting EHRs as a significant detractor from physicians’ professional satisfaction.
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FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare

July 23rd, 2014
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This post is originally published on InformationWeek Healthcare, July 23, 2014
 
THE FDA’S RELUCTANCE TO OVER-REGULATE MEDICAL APPS OPENS A PITFALL FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS THAT INNOVATE TOO FAR AHEAD OF THE CURVE.

 

The FDA’s recent guidance on mobile medical apps creates a gray area in which the agency will not automatically require approval for all new mobile medical apps, but may exercise “enforcement discretion,” depending on how the app functions, the risks it introduces to patients/consumers, and its intended use.

 
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FDA Creates Medical App Regulation Maze

March 3rd, 2014
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This post is published on InformationWeek Healthcare, March 3, 2014

 

When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final guidance for medical apps, inventors and investors alike pored through the document, seeking answers on what was to be regulated and what wasn’t. While they indeed found more specific information than has been available from the agency, the guidance also showed the agency’s uncertainty over how the world of medical apps is going to evolve.

 

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Robotic Surgery: da Vinci Versus The Ideal

November 25th, 2013
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This post is published on InformationWeek Healthcare, November 25, 2013
 
When the da Vinci Surgical System was introduced in 2000 by Intuitive Surgical, it was heralded for ushering in a new era of robotic surgeries. The robot promised to make operations easier for the surgeon, reducing complications and pain while shortening time under anesthesia and time to recovery for the patient.
 
Now, it appears that the robotic reality is introducing some cracks in these perspectives.
 

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Patient Satisfaction, Medical Outcomes Must Go Together

November 20th, 2013
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This post is published on InformationWeek Healthcare, November 20, 2013
 
Beyond keeping patients well, today’s healthcare providers must keep them happy.
 
Today’s healthcare providers and companies alike are facing a question they’ve never had to confront before: Are patients happy? Logically, practitioners have generally focused more on outcomes and quality of care, such as the rates of post-procedure complications, readmissions, and morbidity and mortality.
 
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Lawmakers Try To Sharpen FDA Focus On Healthcare Apps

October 29th, 2013
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This post is published on InformationWeek Healthcare, October 29, 2013
 
Congress attempts to clarify which health software should be regulated like a medical device with the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act.
 
The number of medical apps and software products is mushrooming.
 
Currently, nearly 100,000 mobile medical apps are available, which is double the number from last year. Moreover, those numbers don’t include other software products such as electronic health records (EHR) and clinical decision support (CDS) software.
 
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Welcoming Stephanie Kreml, M.D. as Newest Team Member

April 3rd, 2013
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I’m pleased to announce that Stephanie Kreml, M.D. has returned to Popper and Company, joining our core team of life science advisors as Principal.
 
Like all of our team members, Stephanie is committed to delivering perspective, value, and high-quality, hands-on service to clients across the life sciences spectrum.  As a practicing physician with an engineering background, Stephanie brings a unique multi-disciplinary perspective to helping life sciences companies address diverse healthcare issues.  She is an excellent addition to our existing team of experts whose operational backgrounds span clinical, technology, marketing and finance in a variety of capacities in the diagnostics, medical device, pharmaceuticals and digital health industries.
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