A PwC report indicates patients are increasingly frustrated by hospital billing systems which rely heavily on paper and phone calls. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Frequent ePrescribing Cuts ADEs Significantly
Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) were significantly reduced when E-Prescribing was used frequently, according to a new study. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Cancer Research? Elementary, My Dear Watson
IBM announced it will partner its Watson supercomputer with 14 health systems in order to further cancer research. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
UPMC-Backed Evolent Health Files $100 Million IPO
Tech firm joins digital health peers Inovalon and Teladoc in the telehealth investment boom. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT
Executing A Large-Scale MDM Conversion Project
Balancing mobile communication and data security in healthcare is a challenge, especially when your mobile device landscape is vast and varied. Here’s how Intermountain Healthcare accomplishes this feat.
Finding A Successful HIE Formula
HIE remains an elusive concept for many healthcare providers, but the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative believes it has a strategy for HIE success.
Ochsner’s ECM Overhaul
In an effort to achieve content consistency and enhance efficiency, Ochsner Health System replaced three document management systems with a single ECM solution.
Eliminate Login Nightmares With Single Sign-On Technology
Munson Medical Center saved valuable clinician time and more than $500,000 by implementing virtual desktops and a single sign-on authentication and access management solution.
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.
5 Ways To Spot Malicious Insiders
Medical data is under attack. Both patients and healthcare providers are becoming increasingly aware of the threats to information stored within the industry. And the trust in organizations’ ability to protect this highly sensitive data isn’t keeping pace. In a 2014 Ponemon Institute study, of the people who said their healthcare providers outlined the measures used to protect patients' medical records, 68 percent of those respondents revealed they weren't confident the measures would actually keep their medical data secure. By Lisa J. Berry-Tayman, senior privacy and information governance advisor, IDT911 Consulting
Community Hospital IT: When To Optimize, When To Replace
Does your community hospital leadership expect new technology to solve old problems? If so, it’s time for a perspective shift. In reality, optimizing your hospital’s existing technology and adjusting processes accordingly is usually the quicker, more cost-effective option. Buying new systems won’t automatically make problems go away. By Phil Stravers, ICE Technologies, Inc.
How To Sustain High Productivity After Implementing An EHR
Talk with any physician, and they’ll likely voice concerns about the EHR, including its cost and potential drain on productivity. Physicians fear that even after a costly and time-consuming implementation, the EHR will create an additional burden and require more of their time, allowing for fewer minutes of face-to-face interactions with patients. By Alok Prasad, president, RevenueXL Inc.
A Great Communications Strategy Is No Cure For A Terrible Cyber Security Plan
It has been more than three months since 80 million people had their most sensitive data stolen during the largest healthcare data breach ever at Anthem Inc. From a crisis management perspective Anthem checked all the boxes. However, from an IT perspective, it failed to protect its customer data, allowing “hackers” to use a stolen employee password to access the database. Unfortunately for Anthem’s 80 million exposed customers, the company is learning its security lesson the hard way. For others in the healthcare industry it presents an opportunity to do better. By Cameron Burke, SVP Business Development, Cirius Messaging Inc.
The Changing Face Of Healthcare Leadership
In response to a fast-moving healthcare marketplace, a new list of traits has risen to the top of executive recruiters' wish lists.
Areas Of Focus To Navigate From ICD-9 To ICD-10
As the healthcare industry migrates from ICD-9 to ICD-10 many organizations find that with less than six months to go before the October 1, 2015 compliance deadline they’re applying new strategies, shifting focus and addressing critical areas that need urgent attention.
Addressing The Documentation Challenge for Clinicians: Workflow Enhancing Search
Healthcare providers are rapidly converting from the paper chart to the Electronic Heath Record (EHR), driven steadily by the Meaningful Use initiatives.
Criteria For Selecting The Right Telemedicine Solution
Telemedicine is the future of healthcare. According to the 2014 World Market for Telehealth report from HIS Technology, the number of patients using telemedicine will increase to about 7 million in 2018. Telemedicine solutions fall into two broad categories. Remote patient monitoring solutions use a wired or wireless connection to link home healthcare equipment (heart monitors, dialysis equipment, etc.) to the Internet and then securely report patient data back to a healthcare provider.
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.
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.
The SSI Group, Inc
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.
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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
Overcoming Unstructured Data Topic Of Conversation At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Dr. Brian Levy, VP of Global Clinical Operations for Wolters Kluwer Health Language explains what Health Language’s Enterprise Terminology Management platform is and why it’s important to healthcare providers.
The Benefits Of A PHM Implementation On A Family Practice Discussed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Dr. Clive Fields, president, Village Family Practice and Co-Founder, Village MD and Paul Martino, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Village MD detail some of the patient population management challenges the face before partnering with Healthline and which of Healthline’s products and services they are currently leveraging to solve those problems.
Which Information Silos Need Broken Down Revealed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, John Backhouse, executive director of the Omni Program for Information Builders provides background on what Information Builders does across other markets it operates in and how the Omni Patient solution applies specifically to healthcare.
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