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What does state-of-the-art critical care vs. chronic care look like?

Tomorrow (June 25, 2009), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (more commonly known as HIMSS) is hosting a webinar entitled, "Ubiquitous Wireless Enables All-Private Room Critical Care Hospital."  This struck my interest from a technology standpoint, by it also made me pause to consider the question of how and when the hospital infrastructure in this country will start adapting to meet our growing need for chronic care?

On Personalized, Population Health

IFTF Senior Researcher Mike Liebhold delivered a keynote address on combinatorial innovation as part of a Department of Health and Human Services' meeting for its Roundtable Discussion on Personalized Population Health. His talk addressed some of the challenges of integrating personal information--from biosensors, mobile devices, and other day-to-day personal consumer technologies--with electronic health records and scientific research.

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