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Christina Thielst Patient Expert

Santa Barbara, California
Christina received a Bachelors degree in Social Science/Management from Louisiana State University... Full Bio
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Big Data and the C-Suite: Effective Leaders Leverage Enterprise-Wide Data by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The May issue of Health Management Technology includes a great infograpic represending data from a new IBM study finding the vast majorit ... Read on »
Creole and Crime: The pathologist finds the killer! by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My blog seems to have opened up a floodgate of physician writers.  The first trickles came from Dr. Gelber and Dr. Parsons , but I've now ... Read on »
Risk of EHRs: Malpractice Claims by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Way back in 2005 when I was still getting started as a blogger and was active in the world of EHR adoption, I wondered about their impact ... Read on »
Case Studies on Social Media and Technologies for Health by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My latest book is a compilation of case studies and overviews of trends in social media technologies for healthcare environments.  A recen ... Read on »
12 Years a Slave and Avoyelles Parish by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I haven't posted on Louisiana lately, but this one is a bit close to home.  As a result of my current commute, I just finished the book 12 ... Read on »
Criminal Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase 100% by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've posted on data security and breaches for the last few years and know that many healthcare providers have struggled to make sense of t ... Read on »
50 Shades: Story of Abuse and Recovery by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Most of my reading is professional in nature, but from time to time I also read books that I think have a great story line or which seem t ... Read on »
DeLauro Statement on Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I received many press releases, but don't post on the vast majority.  But, the one below, from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro on her comments ... Read on »
Declining hospital inpatient volumes by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Health Finance News has a great list of reasons for the decline in hospital inpatient volumes and most of these are indicative of what we ... Read on »
Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My latest book addresses social media and the underlying technologies and the ebook is now available - just in time for HIMSS14 .  Several ... Read on »
Doing Harm by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last week I finished a new book and it is yet another written by a talented physician.  This one is Doing Harm , a mystery and thriller,  ... Read on »
Average Wait Time for Doctors Appt: 18.5 days by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living CaliforniaHealthline reported on some recent survey findings that include some  great data on the wait to see a physician for new patient ... Read on »
Leaving Feedback (& Money) on the Table by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The latest issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management arrived in the mail the other day and I immediately noticed that a new mobile pu ... Read on »
Leadership: At Work and Home by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As a working mother, I'm both a leader at work and home.  I was one of those young ladies who knew that she could handle both -- and still ... Read on »
Patient Safety Awareness Week - Focusing on the Consumer and Patient Role by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living March 2nd - 8th is Patient Safety Awareness Week  and the theme , Navigate Your Health…Safely, urges health care providers to help patients ... Read on »
CMS and Transitional Care Management Reimbursement Expansion by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There is a new expansion  to CMS' new reimbursement for transitional care services  to include health professional shortage areas (HPSA) lo ... Read on »
Stop Smoking - Start Repairing by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As we come out of the holiday season and into that time of new year's resolutions, I thought I'd share a great  educational graphic create ... Read on »
Twitter Blocking Content - They don't agree with? by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last night I heard a news report about Twitter blocking posts that referenced a Pro-Phil Robertson site or included the hashtag #Istandwith ... Read on »
Christina's Considerations: Archived in the National Library of Medicine by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Over the years, some of my blog posts have been referenced in research papers and this has been pretty exciting for me to learn.  It also t ... Read on »
Top 5 Most Expensive Conditions Treated in US Hospitals by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living According to AHRQ , the 39 million inpatient hospital stays in 2011 cost an aggregate $387 billion. Medicare and Medicaid shared 63% ... Read on »