by Rose Rohloff
Sleep apnea affects about 18 million people. This condition is linked as a major contributor to atrial fibrillation as well as multiple other health issues. Individuals have previously had to go to sleep centers for diagnosis, which is time consuming, and people generally do not sleep well in a foreign environment. "The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Mayo Clinic) has purchased the WatchPAT device, an FDA-approved sleep apnea home testing device developed by Israeli medical diagnostics company Itamar Medica." nocamels -- Israeli innovation News
WatchPAT is an FDA-approved portable diagnostic device that uniquely uses finger based physiology and innovative technology to enable simple and accurate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) testing while avoiding the complexity and discomfort associated with traditional air-flow based systems.
Physicians Past and Present
by Rose Rohloff
Theranos - many lessons learned but the main important lesson has not been talked about
by Rose Rohloff
Learned lessons from the devaluation and closing of Theranos labs and blood testing centers include the lack of transparency, the need for thoroughly vetting new innovation, the requirement to understand the market, the need to support vision with qualified proof of concept, as well as deficient oversight and due diligence, to name a few. One lesson of success, however, has been overlooked – the model that was established. [read more]
5 thoughts on healthcare consumerism, interview with Rose Rohloff by Morgan Haefner, Becker's hospital review
A research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine claimed patient satisfaction-based ratings are associated with patient outcomes, but a recently released study from Quantros disagreed, saying the letter's findings are misleading and may lead patients toward poor clinical outcomes.
Ms. Rohloff, a 35-year healthcare veteran with experience in nursing, business and information systems, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about providing consumers with more detailed evaluation of quality care delivery. [read more]
The healthcare industry has used perioperative morbidity and mortality reviews (M&Ms) for blunt evaluations, to continuously improve the understanding of and performance in surgical intervention. Since the industry touts Population Health and Patient Engagement as top initiatives, health systems can use the successful process of M&Ms to perform Population Health and Patient Engagement reviews (P&Ps) of individual cases, for ensuring quality care processes. [read more]
"Those in healthcare are there for the patients, the patients are not there for them. If we stopped for a moment to view the actual words 'patient,' 'health' and 'care,' there is no 'I' in either 'health' or 'care,' only in the word 'patient.'" Those in the healthcare industry tout the idea of prioritizing patients by using phrases such as "patient-centric" and "patient engagement," and yet current data trends suggest the contrary is happening. Instead, motivation based on self-interest continues to permeate care delivery. Here are three trends in the healthcare industry that work against patient-centered care. [read more]
Upon reading the article "Must have bachelor's degree: Hospitals' new requirement for nurses" concerning a report published by The Wall Street Journal, I wanted to provide perspective from experts with first-hand experience in the industry addressing points within and not included in the Wall Street Journal report. [read more]
“I spoke to more than 40 people for the story and heard many of the points you raise, unfortunately I could not include every nuance in a 700-word story. All the best, Anna” WSJ journalist
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