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2015: The Year Well-Designed Interfaces Will Transform Health IT?

By THCBist

What else could lie in store? We talked with Nuance’s Nick Van Terheyden, who remains optimistic.

Nick van Terheyden, MD, CMIO, Nuance Communications

flying cadeucii2015 will be the year well-designed interfaces will transform health IT legacy systems into sleeker, more intuitive, and cost-effective technology.

We know that good usability works hand-in-hand with accessibility to remove the burden from the end user, allowing her to focus on more important tasks— and nowhere is this more important than in healthcare.  In the coming year, we will see a major uptick in the availability of secure health IT access on mobile devices that better support physicians in their natural, fast-paced environment, whether it is through clinical speech recognition technology, gestures, or touch.  Physicians are consumers, too, and want and need the convenience of anywhere, anytime access to information.

We will also start to see the breakdown of silos in patient and physician technologies.  The devices we rely on to track our vitals and help us stay active will begin to integrate in meaningful ways with clinical data, providing us with more awareness about our health and supplying our physicians with useful information about our health trends.  Wearables will become a staple, leading to a healthier population and reducing overall healthcare costs.  After all, what good is having a smart watch track all this data if it can’t help keep you healthier?

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  1. Thanks for the information. Innovative healthcare technologies are making a mark and also becoming easy to use and access. Also, with the availability of the patient’s history and health data, it is becoming easier for physicians to refer back to the symptoms and prescribe appropriate medications. The app that I use is mfine (https://www.mfine.co/) which stores data and also helps you easily connect to doctors. This has been very useful and helpful for me.

  2. Thanks for sharing this information…
    In today’s era the online mobile platform in healthcare industry play an important role. In India the Homeopath Cures http://www.homeopathcures.com/online-treatment is one such big online platform for homeopathy patients with all the online treatment & consultation facilities.
    For patients its the best way to connect online with doctors across world…

  3. Practo is a software that I am highly impressed with. They have well defined interfaces and UI that lot of doctors like me love

  4. Peter, I couldn’t agree with you more, in fact, more than 500,000 clinicians worldwide rely on our technology. The goal is to ease the administrative burdens being placed on healthcare professionals and help make data meaningful for both providers and patients. After all, no one cares more about positive health outcomes than patients (followed closely by their healthcare professionals)!

  5. “In the coming year, we will see a major uptick in the availability of secure health IT access on mobile devices that better support physicians in their natural, fast-paced environment, whether it is through clinical speech recognition technology, gestures, or touch. Physicians are consumers, too, and want and need the convenience of anywhere, anytime access to information.”

    1. Physicians, but not nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists and ESPECIALLY patients?

    2. Let’s design the interface to facilitate information flow and use including patients.

    3. Patients want and need the convenience of anywhere, anytime access to their health information far more than the clinicians they engage to help them with their health care.

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