Category Archives: Care Delivery Innovations

Health Care Field Optimistic About Innovation in Telehealth Landscape With Testing of eConsult Model

By Sarah Sonies Despite concerns about possible challenges, telemedicine and other distance technologies such as e-consults, are developing rapidly, with many academic medical centers (AMCs) testing new models to improve patient care. According to Michael R. Marquardt, MBA, MPH, director … Continue reading

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From “Patient-Centered” to “Relationship-Centered” Care at Cleveland Clinic

In the June 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove and co-author Thomas H. Lee wrote that, to engage doctors in the health care revolution, we must start with their relationship with patients. “[G]et physicians thinking about … Continue reading

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Physician Filmmaker Documents One of America’s Busiest ERs in Code Black

By Sarah Sonies There are few places of such constant drama and excitement as a hospital emergency room. Crowded with patients awaiting urgent care, Los Angeles County Hospital’s ER is one of the busiest. Code Black, a documentary directed by … Continue reading

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UCLA Institute for Health Innovation Releases Results of Innovation Scan

By Jennifer J. Salopek In an event yesterday in Los Angeles, representatives of the UCLA Institute for Innovation in Health highlighted regional health care ingenuity as they released the results of the first “innovation scan.” The event, “Los Angeles Innovates: … Continue reading

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Telemedicine: Leading the Way to Virtual Care Delivery

By Sarah Sonies Health care and insurance specialists predict that within a few years, almost the majority of health care will be delivered virtually. In remarks two weeks ago in the opening of the 2014 American Telemedicine Association (ATA 2014) annual meeting and … Continue reading

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“Flip the Clinic” to Make Doctor–Patient Interactions More Productive, Less Stressful

By Jennifer J. Salopek In late March, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a new initiative, Flip the Clinic, to re-imagine the medical encounter between patients and care providers. The seed of the inspiration was planted during a visit to … Continue reading

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Rice Design Thinking Students Unveil Solutions at Final Critique

Third in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Over the course of the spring semester, we at Wing of Zock have been following with interest the progress of a group of students at Rice University. These students, all Rice undergrads … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock “Chart Review” Blog Carnival: May 2014 Edition

Wow, the blogosphere was buzzing with excellent content in April! The Wing of Zock editorial team was fortunate to have such a wealth of quality posts to include in this month’s edition of Chart Review, our monthly roundup of posts … Continue reading

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The New ROI: Building An Innovation Portfolio

Originally posted April 23, 2014 By Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH Consider your personal investment portfolio. You invest in a combination of vehicles:  some solid, low-risk stocks, perhaps an annuity, and a few high-risk gambles. If you’re smart, your investment portfolio … Continue reading

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Rebooting Primary Care from the Bottom Up

Originally posted on April 16, 2014 By ZDOGG MD For the better part of a decade, I practiced inpatient hospital medicine at a large academic center (the name isn’t important, but it rhymes with Afghanistan…ford). I used to play a game with … Continue reading

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