Hospital News, Views and Logistics Links: Halloween Edition 10/31/13

Some industry items and perspectives to enjoy with your candy tonight.

Interesting new mobile technologies that empower docs to care for and monitor patients while protecting privacy

Matthew Weinstock, hhnmag.com: There is a widening gap in the app world between those that are primarily aimed at consumers and those built by and for health care professionals. The ones in the latter category seem to offer real hope for creating a modern-day delivery system…

Why the logistics and system focus of airline travel matters to hospitals

Jonathan H. Burroughs, hospitalimpact.org: Many claim such comparisons are short-sighted, superficial and inappropriate, whereas others feel the changes the airline industry had to make several decades ago are strikingly similar to those healthcare grapples with today. Like healthcare…

Great Personal Perspective on Humanizing Care and What “Patient-Centric” Really Means

Doug Della Pietra, hospitalimpact.org: I was stunned, appalled, disgusted, actually. My mom, siblings, wives and I were at a second opinion appointment; my mom is working with multiple myeloma and wanted to know more about the stem cell transplant option. So, we waited in the lobby…

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