Patients Worry About Telemedicine

Despite the growing popularity of virtual visits, patients report they would still be more likely to see their doctor in person. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT

  • CIO Struggles And Triumphs
    CIO Struggles And Triumphs

    From outdated technology to changing culture, three healthcare CIOs share their thoughts on the daily struggles they are facing and how they are overcoming them.

  • The Promise And Pain Of EHRS
    The Promise And Pain Of EHRS

    EHRs have provided faster access to patient data and billing information, but workflow disruptions have prevented many providers from realizing efficiency and patient care benefits from the technology.

  • Secure Clinical Communications Makes Real Patient Impact
    Secure Clinical Communications Makes Real Patient Impact

    MemorialCare Health System’s new secure clinical communications solution has done more than streamline communications among physicians. It has helped decrease patient wait times and length of stay as well.

  • Improving Price Transparency With IT
    Improving Price Transparency With IT

    Providers are leveraging technology and enhancing education efforts earlier in the treatment process to better inform patients of their financial responsibility while gaining a competitive business edge.

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
    Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?

    Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.

HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion

Interoperability and Population Health Management were once again the hottest topics at the health IT industry’s largest conference. The event helped to clarify efforts in one of these areas while muddling the messages delivered in the other.

The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?

According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?

The ONC’s Olive Branch

Just when the Meaningful Use program was on life support, the ONC makes two key announcements that seem to have healthcare leaders rallying around the program (and the organization) once again.

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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Will PHI Exchanges Lead The Consumer Medical Record Revolution?
    Will PHI Exchanges Lead The Consumer Medical Record Revolution?

    It has only been about two generations since traveling medicine shows were common forums for medical information. Phony research and medical claims were used to back up the sale of all kinds of dubious medicines and patients had no real method to determine what was true or false, let alone know what their real medical issues were. 

  • The Digital Consumer Is Coming: Are You Ready?
    The Digital Consumer Is Coming: Are You Ready?

    Market forces such as the consumerization of healthcare, rise of healthcare retail, and emerging digital upstarts mean health systems are faced with fundamentally re-thinking their business. Healthcare is ripe for disruption – it is one of the last major U.S. industries to be transformed by technology advancements and business model innovations and is seemingly intractably tied to technologies, processes, and implementation models that are highly organization-centric rather than patient-centric.

  • The Problem With Electronic Signatures In The Medical Office
    The Problem With Electronic Signatures In The Medical Office

    As the popularity of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has risen, so has the confusion revolving around the Electronic Signature. The following excerpts from the California Physicians Legal Handbook (CPLH) are intended to address a few of the issues regarding how to handle the issue of the Electronic Signature. For more comprehensive information, please consult the CPLH, published by the California Medical Association, for additional details or consult your risk management specialist.

  • The Pros And Cons Of EMR In End Of Life Care
    The Pros And Cons Of EMR In End Of Life Care

    Should there be a consideration for safe guards such as check lists for patient safety? A Patient Safety Checklist Is Needed

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FEATURE ARTICLES

  • Availity Chooses ForgeRock To Help Manage, Route Millions Of Daily Transactions

    Availity previously used a legacy vendor’s solution for identity access management (IAM). However, the legacy technology lacked the ability to scale to the increasing number of healthcare practitioners and health plans using the system. It also lacked the flexibility to add new services as needed. In addition, legacy vendor options would take up-to-three times longer to deploy, come with a much higher price tag, and lack the strong customer support required to maintain a platform that handles millions of confidential health records.

  • Three Steps To A Successful Migration

    There are a variety of factors that drive healthcare organizations to either replace or upgrade existing ap- plications. This white paper examines the basic considerations and challenges encountered in migrating data and offers solutions to ensure migrations work within your budget and are completed within your timeframe.

  • Eliminate The Chaos: Five Myths to Avoid In Your EHR Migration

    Migrating to a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) is, for most hospital systems the single largest undertaking in the history of its health system and presents significant challenges to its operations, the clinical staff’s workflow, their process for documenting care and lastly keeping the health system’s revenue flowing.

  • Two Common Data Normalization Use Cases

    Data normalization is finding an expanding role in a range of healthcare settings.

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  • PC Connection, Inc.
    PC Connection, Inc.

    The PC Connection, Inc. family of companies has been trusted for more than 30 years to provide and transform technology into complete solutions that increase the value of IT. Our teams at PC Connection, GovConnection, and MoreDirect include experts who specialize in customized services and solutions for the healthcare market.

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    Solutionreach is a cloud-based platform built upon patient engagement technology, designed to help healthcare professionals eliminate the communication gaps that occur between their practice and their patients. The tools and services included with the platform focus on maintaining engaged relationships with each patient, all throughout the continuum of care.

ABOUT HEALTH IT OUTCOMES

Health IT Outcomes is the premier information resource for today’s most pressing Health IT topics. Our mission is to provide healthcare providers with expert guidance on technology system selection, integration, project management, and change management. In addition to its online presence, Health IT Outcomes produces a bi-monthly print publication focused on peer-based content centered on best practices and implementation trends.

Health IT Outcomes covers all technology solutions that impact the productivity, efficiency, patient care, and cash flow of a healthcare facility — from the latest electronic health record software (EHR), healthcare information exchange (HIE), healthcare information management Software (HIM), healthcare document management, healthcare business intelligence software, healthcare revenue cycle management software, point of care (POC) EMR (electronic medical record) and HIM (health information management) software to point-of-care solutions and medical imaging systems. The site features a comprehensive buyer's guide, daily health IT news updates on the latest technologies, contributed articles from leading healthcare industry analysts and vendors, and original success stories that highlight how leading healthcare facilities are implementing technology solutions with maximum return.

PODCASTS RECORDED AT HIMSS15

  • Chronic Disease Management Weaknesses, Possible Solutions Explained At HIMSS15
    Chronic Disease Management Weaknesses, Possible Solutions Explained At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Lumira CEO Sumit Nagpal provides an overview of Lumira and walks through its journey from Wellogic to Alere Accountable Care Solutions and ultimately, to Lumira. Nagpal, recognized as one of Health IT Outcomes’ 2014 Health IT Change Agents largely because of his leadership in trying to improve population health and clinical outcomes, details the biggest weakness in the U.S. healthcare system today when it comes to chronic disease management and how is Lumira trying to address this challenge.

  • Adding Predictive Analytics To The Mix Is Topic Of Discussion At HIMSS15
    Adding Predictive Analytics To The Mix Is Topic Of Discussion At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Jyoti Kamal, Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist for Health Care DataWorks discusses Health Care DataWorks and her role with the company. Kamal explains what the intent was when the company was founded and how it has evolved since then. She also touched on Health Care DataWorks helps healthcare organizations not only with data integrations and analytics, but with predictive analytics as well.

  • Topol Talks mHealth, Patient Generated Data At HIMSS15
    Topol Talks mHealth, Patient Generated Data At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Dr. Eric Topol, Director and Chief Academic Officer for Scripps Health explains what impact he believes the proliferation and use of mHealth technologies – clinical smartphone attachments and applications, remote sensors, etc. – will have on the transformation of healthcare.

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