#HIMSS18: Oh The Humanity

The following is a guest blog post by Sean Erreger, LCSW or @StuckonSW as some of you may know him. It was a privilege to attend the 2018 HIMSS global conference this year. Having blogged and tweeted about Health IT for a couple of years, it was great to finally live it. By taking a deep dive, attending presentations, demoing products, and networking; I came to a greater understanding of how Health IT tackles the problems I hope to solve. From a social work perspective, I continue to be fascinated with the idea that technology can facilitate change.  Getting lost in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and predictive analytics was easy. It was exciting to learn the landscape of solutions, amount of automation, and workflow management possible. As a care manager, I believe these tools can be incredibly impactful. However, despite all the technology and solutions, came the reminder that Health IT is a human process. There were two presentations that argued that we can’t divorce the humanity from health information technology process.  First was on the value of behavioral science and secondly a presentation on provider burnout and physician suicide. The Value Of Behavioral Science This was a panel presentation and discussion moderated by Dr. Amy Bucher of Mad*Pow including Dr. Heather Cole-Lewis of Johnson and Johnson, Dr. David Ahern of the FCC, and Dr. John Torous of Harvard Medical school. All experts were a part of projects ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Connected Health Digital Health Health Care Health IT Startups Healthcare HealthCare IT Amy Bucher Healther Cole-Lewis HIMSS HIMSS 2018 HIMSS18 Janae Sharp Johnson and Johnson Mad*Pow Melissa McCool Physician Suicide Sean E Source Type: blogs

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Grief and Loss Suicide Bereavement grieving National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Source Type: blogs
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Source: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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