Delivering immediate access to remote specialists results in 90% patient compliance to follow-up pediatrics appointments.By Julia Ernst, MS, contributing writer
First Week Of ICD-10 End-to-End Testing ‘Successful’
CMS reports 81 percent of the 15,000 test claims submitted this week were accepted. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
ICD-10 Transition Aided By Online Tool
A tool developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Arizona should provide support for providers during the ICD-10 transition through bidirectional mapping of the codes. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Digital Decision Aid Helps Providers Communicate With Patients
An electronic aid might be just what the doctor ordered to encourage meaningful conversations with patients. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
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Coordinating Care For Efficient, Effective Services Statewide
Care coordination software provides the State of Kansas with a framework to effectively share medical information and better support its mental health patients.
Building A Foundation For Effective Analytics
By creating a master data warehouse and longitudinal patient record, Memorial Health System has the pieces in place to improve patient care and cut costs using analytics.
Wireless Network Improves Hospital Communication
Deploying a new wireless network and using smartphones have helped Cornwall Community Hospital improve internal communication, raise patient satisfaction, and elevate employee productivity.
Achieving Stage 2 Meaningful Use Success
Providers that have met three consecutive years of Meaningful Use are now focused on engaging staff and leveraging smart technologies as they work to successfully meet Stage 2 criteria.
FROM THE EDITOR
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?
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.
As the prevalence of high-deductible health plans continue to rise, patient convenience will become more and more important. Small, independent health providers need to invest in the technologies necessary to cater to the most basic customer demands.
Healthcare gamification is generating a lot of hype, but little adoption. Why? It turns out most of today’s healthcare gamification apps aren’t games at all. This article provides some tips for improving gamification in healthcare.
5 Essential Questions When Selecting A Data Analytics Vendor
Although more than half of hospitals have invested in at least basic electronic health record (EHR) technology, we, in the US, are in the infancy of leveraging this data to improve care quality and reduce costs. Accessing this EHR information for analysis and delivering meaningful reports to providers and administrators is still not a reality for many organizations.
6 Ways Healthcare Will Change Over The Next 5 Years
Rarely a day passes without someone asking me where I think healthcare will be five years from now. I’m not a fortuneteller, but I do know a working crystal ball when I see one. And none work better than McKesson’s Better Health Tour events, where the thoughts shared by attendees offer important clues to health care’s future and how the industry will get there from here. By Andy Burtis, SVP of Corporate Marketing and Communications, McKesson Corporation
IT Innovations Disrupting EHRs Across The Healthcare Continuum
It is strange to discuss disrupting EHRs since their widespread adoption began only five years ago with the HITECH Act of 2009. In the last five years, there have been hospital and EHR adoption rate increases of almost 50 percent and 26 percent, according to the 2014 Report to Congress on Health IT Adoption.
Business Continuity Best Practices For Hospitals Affected By M&As
Last fall, a spate of major merger announcements between hospital systems in the United States was the latest charge in a broader trend of marriages between hospitals and healthcare systems across the country
The Critical Analytics You’ll Need To Survive The Move To Value-Based Care
Get the winning edge in a value-based care world.
How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Business Results
The Internet of Things is founded on familiar technologies — like sensors, networking, and cloud computing — but its potential for transformation is incredible.
EHR Transitions: The Right Time To Consider Order Set And Care Plan Initiatives
Current movements within the healthcare industry increasingly point to the need for industry best practices around migrating clinical content from one electronic health record (EHR) system to another. As regulatory initiatives continue evolving in tandem with the advancement of IT infrastructures, the need for EHR transitions and consolidations is gaining momentum.
Population Health Analytics Reduces Unnecessary ED Services 25%
Since its inception, St. Vincent’s Health Partners (SVHP), a physician-hospital organization based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has focused on optimizing the quality of its patient care in order to improve outcomes, expand access to care, and meet the growing demands of value-based reimbursement models.
Imprivata is a leading provider of authentication, access management and secure communications solutions that improve provider productivity for better focus on patient care. Imprivata’s solutions enable fast, secure access to clinical applications, support more effective communication and care coordination and increase workflow efficiency.
Infor Healthcare’s solutions include supply chain, human capital, and financial management software that help people and systems work better together so healthcare organizations can focus on delivering quality patient care.
TigerText is the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflow and complies with industry regulations. Developed to address the security needs, BYOD policies, and message restrictions in the enterprise, TigerText is committed to keeping mobile communications secure, private and impermanent.
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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.
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