By Mike McGuire. A 35-year industry veteran, Mike is passionate about following changes in the world of healthcare.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired   Having a loved one with serious health concerns can be debilitating. Indeed, the stress associated with an uncertain outcome can permeate the entire family. When my mother-in-law was diagnosed with metastasized bladder...

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The Little Hospital That Could

The Little Hospital That Could   Remember the story of The Little Engine That Could? As a little engine struggles to pull a long train of toys over a mountain, she repeats the mantra, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” And when she successfully...

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The Flu and You

While it’s impossible to predict what the upcoming 2018-2019 flu season will be like, the Food and Drug Administration has included both Influenza A strains in this year’s vaccine as well as two additional Influenza B strains. Jellyfish Health’s urgent care/primary care customers are uniquely positioned to meet this flu challenge. These customers can proactively send either text or email reminders to their consumers. They can also use the same mechanisms to send information about the strains of flu they’re seeing in patients. read more

5G and Me

Currently, 4G can connect up to 2,000 devices per square kilometer, while 5G could support up to one million devices in the same area. WOW! What does this all mean for those of us in the healthcare industry? read more

Light My FHIR!

I’m sure Jim Morrison is turning over in his grave as I’ve pirated the title of his greatest hit to write this blog! The FHIR I’m referring to is a fast emerging technology that if adopted can and will lead to better interoperability in healthcare. Early in my career, I was part of the company that built the Cloverleaf Interface Engine. Cloverleaf is installed in 72% of the hospitals above 100 beds in the US. The goal of the product was to help disparate systems communicate with each other using HL7, which was the standard at that time. read more