LiveHealth Online launches Cuidado Médico crossing the language barrier for video doctor visits. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The cost to keep up with technology is around $32,000 per doctor, per year, according to the Medical Group Management Association. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
A study has found, while privacy is not a priority for all app creators, the number of mHealth apps with privacy policies has increased 8 percent in four years. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Article says giving patients more control over their health information helps with privacy issues. By Christine Kern, 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.
There is a lot of talk these days about patient engagement, but what does that mean when it comes to value-based purchasing? According to the National Business Coalition on Health, value-based purchasing is “a demand side strategy to measure, report, and reward excellence in healthcare delivery.” By Scott Logan, Vice President of Marketing, Enghouse Interactive
Healthcare decision-makers have many choices when it comes to wearable medical devices. Body-worn patches present advantages for some applications. By Deepak Prakash, global director of marketing, Vancive Medical Technologies
When it comes down to it, what industry has a greater need to transform data into actionable intelligence than healthcare? From clinical analysis for decision making about patient treatment and preventative care, to operational analysis for revenue cycle management and patient experience, making data-driven decisions in healthcare is high stakes. By Frank Moreno, VP of Product Marketing, Datawatch
Rapidly shifting payment models, from fee-for-service to value-based payments, are driving an increased demand for system interoperability. For example, care providers who are members of accountable care organizations (ACO), as defined in the Affordable Care Act, can potentially earn significant Medicare rewards for the realized cost savings from bundled payments and meeting pre-defined quality of care benchmarks. But without interoperability, it is extremely challenging to realize those cost savings or improve quality of care.
Public clouds such as AWS, Azure and others are becoming more attractive because of scalability, agility, features, speed to market, etc. But the key challenge becomes how to best maintain security and compliance. There are two broad approaches available – using internal staff to manage the cloud (a DIY approach) or working with cloud managed service provider.
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 and how do we do it?”
In the U.S., the healthcare industry remains vulnerable to data breaches affecting millions of American patients as of 2015. Hackers have stolen sensitive data such as identity, credit card and healthcare information from electronic databases, leaving concerned individuals vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. The lure of healthcare data is simple – personal information and healthcare records are 10 times more valuable than credit card information, thus making them lucrative targets for hackers. Fortunately, there are solutions available that healthcare organizations can use to avoid the risks these types of vulnerabilities present.
Smartphones have become pivotal for communications in many healthcare organizations – but by taking these versatile devices a step further, organizations can also revolutionize their care delivery with better responsiveness, more attentive care and lower IT costs.
Solutionreach is a cloud-based platform built upon patient engagement technology, designed to help healthcare professionals eliminate the communication gaps that occur between their practice and their patients. The tools and services included with the platform focus on maintaining engaged relationships with each patient, all throughout the continuum of care.
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.
A2iA Corporation, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a worldwide leading developer of natural handwriting recognition, Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR) and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) technologies and products for the payment, mail, document and forms processing markets.
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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.
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).