Physician burnout is a growing problem, and one app from Seattle’s HappyMD.com hopes to change that by helping doctors relax. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Healthcare Organizations Have New Tool To Help Meet Cloud Compliance
Salesforce Shield unwraps compliance and governance services for the Cloud. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
EHR Design Focuses On Docs, Improves Workflow
It’s simple really; EHRs designed with physicians in mind can improve workflow in ambulatory settings. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Researchers Demand Cloud-Based Genomic Data
According to researchers across the world, its high time health agencies develop a genomic data repository based in the cloud. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT
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From outdated technology to changing culture, three healthcare CIOs share their thoughts on the daily struggles they are facing and how they are overcoming them.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
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
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
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.
FROM THE EDITOR
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.
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.
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.
Key Considerations For Digital Transformation As It Accelerates Patient Care
It’s an exciting time in the healthcare industry as it is being reborn for today’s digital world. I remember a time when a courier would need to send over my charts from my general practitioner before I could meet with the specialist. Things are changing – now x-rays, MRIs, payments, new patient records, and insurance claims are all digitized, accelerating the way patients are served.
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?
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
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.
Is Your Digital Health Strategy Thriving, Surviving Or Non-Existent?
5 Key Steps Companies Can Take to Start or Accelerate Their Digital Health Strategy.
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.
The SSI Group, Inc
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Health Language provides software, content, and consulting solutions that map, translate, update, and manage standard and enhanced clinical terminologies on an enterprise scale — enabling the information liquidity required to support healthcare’s toughest challenges, such as meaningful use, ICD-10, population health, analytics, ACOs, and semantic interoperability among systems.
Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.
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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
Hot Topic At HIMSS15: How Providers Have Handled The Explosion Of Mobile Devices
In this podcast, Rhonda Collins, Chief Nursing Officer for Vocera explains how healthcare providers have handled the challenges of the explosion of mobile devices in the industry. She details Vocera’s view on BYOD and how healthcare organizations should address it, and also talks about the Vocera Badge and how it handles smartphones.
Hospital’s EHR Journey Chronicled At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Hamilton General Hospital physician Dr. Randy Lee looks back to when Hamilton General decided to tackle Meaningful Use. Hamilton attested to Stage 1 as an early adopter and Lee explains why such an aggressive approach was taken as well as what feedback physicians offered during the process and how that information was managed.
The Challenges With Medication Management Vs. Medication Adherence Explained At HIMSS15
In this podcast, DrFirst president Cam Deemer explains what his company – which focuses on medication management, medication adherence, and care collaboration – saw in the market that led it to evolve to address them. He also describes New York’s I-STOP Act, what its objectives are, and how this impacts the national conversation.
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