White paper demonstrates how to position for success in the “merger mania” era. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Carequality and CommonWell Health Alliance join forces to further interoperability. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
New platforms offer improved connected quality care. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
modmed pledge promises to ensure physicians can meet new MIPS criteria. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Healthcare organizations face enormous challenges. From enhancing clinician productivity and lowering IT costs to coordinating care and improving patient outcomes, many are transitioning to a next-generation EHR. This is an important step forward but it is not enough.
With the creation of the 340B Drug Discount Program in 1992, the U.S government produced a new kind of marketplace, one designed to provide prescription medication to eligible healthcare organizations and their qualifying patients at significantly reduced prices. By Dave Brunswick, vice president of solution, Cleo
Lack of healthcare access to low-income residents in both rural and urban areas present a significant challenge in chronic disease treatment such as substance addiction. By Kumar Venkatesiah
These are exciting times for healthcare, with many forces at work shaping a new and hopefully better future for patients and physicians. By Dr. Robert Wah, Global Chief Medical Officer, CSC
As the healthcare industry has transitioned to digital health records, patient misidentification has become rampant and carries significant consequences that can negatively impact patient care and a hospital’s financial performance.
Despite the best intentions, healthcare organizations can struggle with consistently and reliably collecting precise patient information and matching individuals to their medical records. The consequences of patient misidentification and mismatching can be severe, ranging from medical errors to adverse effects on the bottom line. Patient misidentification also makes it difficult for organizations to track their costs and determine the total cost of care in risk-based arrangements.
For healthcare IT leaders charged with balancing the clinical need for more efficient technologies with the compliance and security requirements to safeguard protected health information (PHI), “The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare” provides a useful guide to understanding how communications inefficiency impacts provider workflows and the patient care process.
Many hospitals believe that pagers provide an ‘insurance policy’ that smartphones don’t: cellular networks go down but paging networks don’t. Based on this logic, many healthcare organizations keep their pagers. This is the biggest mistake that healthcare IT departments make.
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Rapidly changing market dynamics have triggered a significant paradigm shift in healthcare organizations. Forward-thinking leaders embrace a dynamic process-of-care approach to improve patient experience and outcomes, replacing the more traditional point-of-care mindset.
Savvy healthcare organizations in need of greater IT infrastructure agility, performance, security, and compliance are exploring the benefits of public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The allure of on-demand cloud services combined with advances in cloud security have transformed the healthcare IT mindset from “Why move to the public cloud?” to “What should we move, how do we do it?”
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.