Top Tips to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, typically ramping up in the fall and winter months and disappearing come spring.1,2,3 It's been estimated4 that as many as 20 percent of Americans are affected by SAD each winter. What differentiates SAD from regular depression is that a full remission occurs in...

Beth Israel’s Halamka on how machine learning can add value for hospitals today

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have crossed the threshold from theory and pilots to real implementations in hospitals. But the reality of machine learning’s role is a bit different from the idyllic vision of IBM Watson reading the New England Journal of Medicine and setting a care plan, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO...

Lessons learned from Mayo Clinic’s ‘interactive care plan’ rollout

A patient’s care often extends beyond the time spent within the hospital itself. Unfortunately, even the best efforts of a care team to craft and communicate a long-term health management plan is subject to a raft of pitfalls that, ultimately, can hinder patients’ adherence and outcomes. “ are often fragmented, less collaborative and less conversational...

Looking to startups for the future of health

Innovation is one of those buzzwords that float around conference halls and boardrooms. But startup competitions are one place where the lay person can get a peek into new technologies as they emerge. Now in its thirteenth year running, the HIMSS Pitch Competition featured seven startups described as “Series A ready.” This year, the contestants...

Seven Lessons from Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy

At Monday’s Patient Engagement and Experience Summit at HIMSS19, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy took the stage to answer some attendee questions about the state of patient engagement. While the discussion was wide-ranging, an overall theme shined through: the importance of empathy. Read on for some patient engagement lessons. 1. Don’t mix...