Mark Watts has over 20 years as an imaging professional with vast expertise in imaging informatics and IT issues. He has served in many roles in both hospitals and industry as a health care vice president, imaging director, and IT consultant. His knowledge and experience in the convergence of IT and imaging has made him a sought after author, speaker and consultant. He has authored a textbook on informatics and was a pioneer in the adoption and development of PACS and VNA technologies.
The U.S. federal government spent $35 billion to create electronic medical records (EMR) and digital information for coordination of care and payment. Admissions, discharge and transfer (ADT) are the three statuses within the health care EMR.
The most used form of comprehensive systematic analysis among Joint Commission-accredited organizations is root cause analysis, a process for identifying variation in performance, including the occurrence or possible occurrence.
Considering the growing role that AI plays in organizations’ business processes, in the development of products and in the products themselves, the lack of diversity in AI and the invisibility of people of color will grow into a cascade of crises.
I think the use of simple direct communication via SMS messaging can help address burnout and keep our staff whole during this stressful time.
Accepting change in health care is not easy. To understand the health care of tomorrow we must teach our doctors and nurses to trust the information they are using to make decisions.