Interview: Dr. Barry Chaiken on healthcare IT
For this special Wisconsin Technology Network edition, we interviewed Barry Chaiken, chair of the Digital Healthcare Conference. Chaiken
is a physician and associate chief medical officer of BearingPoint.
WTN: If I'm a hospital executive, what questions should I be asking about my information...
Using clinical IT to improve care
...an enormous job, and one which, according to Barry chaiken
MD, and James Prekop, is what information technolo...over two decades in the medical business field, as chaiken
is currently chief medical officer of the American... coding medication were also at the forefront, and chaiken
showed that when Computer Physician Order Entry (C...
Physician mindset slows adoption of electronic health records
...d in quality of care. Independent clinics originally used it to document and collect reimbursement for care rather than implement clinical treatments, chaiken
said, and this sense of accountable service is still what drives practitioners.
Pressed for time and money, physicians say they work in a world whe...
Experts spar over incentives for health-care providers
...ucation. It sounds like it could only produce better outcomes but that's for diabetic patients.
"The physician is less focused on something else," chaiken
One of the tools behind pay-for-performance is the technical ability to reliably track patient care and progress across a potential array of ...
Medical simulations identify potential problems before they can pose a real threat
...rs or nurses while others could be public affairs or other categories.
"You learn mostly from doing the scenario itself," chaiken
said "For example, one thing you learn is not to make things up. You have ...
IT critical in pandemic response, but many are not paying attention
...it has or hasn't spread.
If an outbreak occurs, chaiken
said, people will need questions answered such as ...se Control. Many public organizations are lagging, chaiken
said. And the private sector isn't paying attentio...going to happen, what should I do with my assets?" chaiken
said. "And I get no responses ... it's almost like...
Digital Healthcare Conference marks Wisconsin's Healthcare IT Week
...ture, read up on his column and interview for WTN:
Barry Chaiken: Preparing for avian flu with information technology
Interview: Dr. Barry chaiken
on changing healthcare, AI and pandemic flu
During and after this year's conference, look for more coverage of the sessions and speakers on WTN.
IT may take a back seat in fighting avian flu
...s as they become overtaxed. But panelist Dr. Barry chaiken
suggested that preparing a six-week stockpile of f...d, the reality is that the nation will survive it, chaiken
stated. "It will be a temporary event when it come... will mitigate its effects."
How temporary? Dr. chaiken
cited estimates that human-to-human transmission o...
Healthcare leaders tell how they rally stakeholders around IT
On the budget sheet, IT does not always get credit for increased revenues due to more efficiency or IT capabilities. But conference chair Barry chaiken
wondered during a session on Thursday whether healthcare IT is simply becoming a necessary part of health care - like trucks for UPS - and thus not su...
RFID system aids hospital in tracking assets
... down even if it's needed next floor, next door," chaiken
With these difficulties and the resulting...ospitals is not yet seen as the definite solution. chaiken
said cost is often a prohibitive factor as the act...y or 24-hour day, you know best how to deploy it," chaiken
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