New service lets patients “skip the trip” and receive convenient, safe, affordable treatment online. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Healthcare is under attack. Cyber criminals are targeting the industry for its lucrative, often times unsecured data, at times leveraging patient’s lives in order to collect a rich payout. As a result, healthcare organizations must prepare themselves and fully understand their risks. Cyber security has to be one of the highest priorities today for IT departments which must operate in a constantly changing threat landscape.
New corporate wellness program connects patients and better health. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Ambulatory care clinics in Canada saved more than $200 million thanks to the benefits of EHR use. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
A cloud-based time and attendance solution has reduced IT support costs and improved staffi ng processes at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
The latest delay will prompt healthcare providers to put ICD-10 on the back burner and focus instead on more pressing initiatives like Meaningful Use.
Patient privacy concerns have kept many healthcare providers from seriously pursuing a social media strategy. However, leveraging these tools effectively can have a profound impact on patient communication and engagement.
EHRs provide a wealth of data, but the time it takes to make sense of that information can be overwhelming. Massachusetts General Hospital implemented a solution to efficiently mine unstructured data for clinical decision support.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.
Hospitals and health systems often use physician liaisons to strengthen the ties that bond. Part salesperson, part customer service agent, and part consultant — physician liaisons are charged, in part with establishing and maintaining good relations with the cadre of physicians working in their communities. As such, these liaisons often visit with physicians to provide updates on hospital services and to ensure they are satisfied with the hospital’s level of service. It’s part of a strategy that goes a long way in not only keeping physicians happy with the hospital or health system; it also leads to business growth.
Healthcare cybersecurity primarily focuses on protecting breaches of patients’ private medical data and, more recently, on preventing ransomware attacks that can lock health professionals out of their systems and make electronic medical records inaccessible. However, as wearable and implantable medical devices are developed and grow in popularity, another concern arises: the potential for hackers to actually attack the body of patients.
In a time when consumers are getting much of their information on-demand, they are also starting to expect more convenience from healthcare. For example, most patients report the desire to contact their doctor through email or virtual visits. In short, telemedicine provides the convenient, time-saving access to health care that consumers want.
In the first part of this article, we discussed the ways in which health insurers should begin to position themselves for the transformation to a data world where the quality of the data — and thus its believability — holds primacy above anything else.
Payers and providers are increasingly looking at public cloud infrastructure to achieve agility and manage costs in a rapidly changing healthcare business climate.
Healthcare IT organizations are rapidly adopting cloud infrastructure as a wise alternative to managing their own data centers. However, not all cloud service providers (CSP) are created equal. Safeguarding PHI in the cloud requires advanced multilayered security measures. Gain insights into the seven essential layers of secure cloud computing and practical advice for identifying which CSPs are capable of providing the protection your organization needs to effectively safeguard your PHI.
A healthcare provider or payer that goes through a data normalization project will want to make sure its investment in time and money continues to pay off down the road.
Consequences of medication non-adherence include wasted medications, poor health and added medical expenses. Of note, 30 percent of prescriptions are never filled and 69 percent of non-adherence is attributable to behavioral issues like forgetfulness. We're all human, after all.
Everbridge provides a unified critical communication suite that helps clients be better prepared, make better decisions, and respond quickly and confidently during disruptive events. When an incident happens, whether it’s a natural disaster or an IT service outage, we automate communications to ensure that the right messages get to the right people at the right time.
Consistent, high-quality patient care requires evidence-based content incorporated into the care process. Elsevier integrates more than 100 years of world-class clinical knowledge into provider workflows, making it accessible to providers and their patients where and when they need it.
The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) is a forward-thinking innovator that is powering the business of healthcare through improved flexibility, connectivity and integration. The company offers a single-vendor, end-to-end Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution featuring front-end patient access; industry-leading, best-in-class billing and claims transmission; contract management, release of information and attachment processing; and an advanced analytics and business intelligence product suite.
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.
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.
Hear from Kathleen Kosztowny, an experienced project management consultant for EMR & HIS systems, as she shares the challenges one healthcare organization faced, the ‘decision tree’ which resulted, and how automation enabled a successful EMR/HIS migration.
Many if not most healthcare executives and traditional care providers view “Patient Engagement” as ambiguous in terms of measureable clinical value and actual financial ROI. Thus, financial and human resources are allocated to Patient Engagement projects only with significant hesitancy (if at all).
When providing patient care, every minute counts. As clinical mobility continues to increase, the efficient communication and collaboration among physicians, nurses, and other providers is critical to the delivery of quality patient care. In this environment, healthcare organizations must find a way to balance the clinical need for better, faster communication with safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI).