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When “This is the way” becomes “This is the ONLY way”

When “This is the way” becomes “This is the ONLY way”

  It’s Friday night, and I just finished up another long day of virtual meetings ending with one where I failed to explain something that I believe to be obvious, so I’m opening a bottle of wine and reflecting. How did this become standard practice? Clinicians in...

CareAlign CEO Wins Sharp Index Award for Burnout

CareAlign CEO Wins Sharp Index Award for Burnout

The Sharp Index, a non-profit dedicated to reducing physician suicide through awareness and data science, recently recognized CareAlign CEO Subha Airan-Javia, MD with the ‘Best Health Tech Innovator’ award for physician burnout and suicide prevention.

New Name, Same Mission – Welcome to CareAlign

New Name, Same Mission – Welcome to CareAlign

Our mission has always been to bring patients and providers closer together through better designed technology. Making it easier for clinicians to #DoTheRightThing and enabling them to focus on patient care – is at the top of our priority list. Today, as we transition...

It Should Be Easy To Do the Right Thing (part 3)

It Should Be Easy To Do the Right Thing (part 3)

Perhaps the biggest opportunity for improvement and reduction in error, is redesigning how clinicians communicate.  Medicine is a team effort yet our tools are focused on the individual. When we take a step back and evaluate the systems through which healthcare workers communicate with each other, we are able to understand the gaps:

It Should Be Easy To Do the Right Thing (part 2)

It Should Be Easy To Do the Right Thing (part 2)

Perhaps the biggest opportunity for improvement and reduction in error, is redesigning how clinicians communicate.  Medicine is a team effort yet our tools are focused on the individual. When we take a step back and evaluate the systems through which healthcare workers communicate with each other, we are able to understand the gaps:

It Should Be Easy To Do the Right Thing (part 1)

It Should Be Easy To Do the Right Thing (part 1)

Recent Research has shown that an alarming number of medical errors are based on communication gaps, either while taking patient history or during handoffs between care providers. In 2015, a benchmarking study conducted by CRICO (The Controlled Risk Insurance Company , providing coverage to Harvard affiliated medical organizations and their physicians) found that communication errors were responsible for over 1,700 deaths as well as additional costs of $ 1.7 billion, to the healthcare system.

It’s time for better healthcare technology

It’s time for better healthcare technology

I quickly realized the difference between my daily tech and health tech: the applications that I use in my daily life are built for me, the end-user. The technology that I use as a physician—the EHR—was built to satisfy the business of healthcare.  Not the delivery of care. 

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