Can The ONC Achieve Full Interoperability In 10 Years?

Very few doctors think so, according to a survey by document management company Scrypt. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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    Best Practices For Privileged Access Management In Healthcare

    How can healthcare organizations protect against breaches in PHI security? By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  • PCPs Weigh In On HIT
    PCPs Weigh In On HIT

    A report from the Commonwealth Fund and Kaiser Family Foundation finds primary care physicians believe health IT has a positive effect on patient outcomes. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • The Power Of Telemedicine
    The Power Of Telemedicine

    Telehealth is no longer just a buzzword — it is fast becoming a viable treatment option and, in some cases, a savior for the patient population that it serves.

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  • Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
    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.

HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion

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.

The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

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.

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?

The ONC’s Olive Branch

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.

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    What You Really Need To Know About Population Health

    The healthcare industry is changing more rapidly than it has since at any point its inception. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 ensure that millions of Americans will now have health insurance and the healthcare paradigm will shift from volume to value.

  • Patient Portals: Turning Health Information Into Actionable Insights
    Patient Portals: Turning Health Information Into Actionable Insights

    Patient portals have come a long way since their original administrative functions of scheduling appointments, managing prescription refills, and completing forms prior to seeing a doctor. Today, the patient portal is evolving into a more interactive tool that bridges the gap between the patient and the provider. Increased provider access enables patients to take a more active role in maintaining their health of populations and helps physicians to achieve healthcare’s Triple Aim: improving the patient experience, improving health populations, and reducing per-capita costs of healthcare delivery. By Christina Slade, VP of product management for cross-platform solutions, Greenway Health

  • Beyond EMRs: Technology And The Patient Experience
    Beyond EMRs: Technology And The Patient Experience

    Patient Engagement. The Patient Experience. Patient Satisfaction. It’s refreshing to see so much focus on the patient in today’s healthcare landscape, especially in the health information technology (IT) sector.

  • ICD-10: Key Changes For Primary Care
    ICD-10: Key Changes For Primary Care

    Transitioning successfully to the new ICD-10-CM code set will be particularly important for primary care physicians. ICD-10-CM will allow primary care specialists to more accurately depict chronic conditions as well as other commonly reported diagnoses.

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    How seven questions will enable you to invest confidently in healthcare IT, driving agility and adaptability throughout the enterprise.

  • The ROI Of Care Team Collaboration: Increase Efficiency And Reduce Costs

    Hospitals are under more scrutiny now than ever before. Strict regulations require facilities to hit goals in certain areas of patient care to avoid being fined and penalized. For example, if a patient is readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge, the hospital receives a strike from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. After so many strikes within a given year, the hospital loses 3% percent of its annual income from Medicare.

  • Four Reasons Data Normalization Is Key To The Future Of EHRs

    Electronic Health Records (EHRs) originated as an attempt to digitize traditional paper medical records (hence the early moniker “Electronic Medical Record” (EMR), implying the system is an electronic representation of a paper medical record). There were certainly drivers for this shift from paper to electronic records, such as enhanced storage, retrieval, update, availability of patient data, and reduction of paper waste, but the capabilities of first-generation EMRs were not designed to extend the use of patient records significantly beyond similar uses to those met by their paper forebears.

  • 5 Steps To A Smooth ICD-10 Conversion

    Determined by the advent in healthcare technologies, the World Health Organization has brought out the updated ICD codes. These new codes encompass a wider range of diseases and their procedures, making it easier for doctors to implement them.

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  • Solutionreach Inc.
    Solutionreach Inc.

    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.

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    Zebra Technologies
    A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra provides enabling technologies that allow customers to take smarter actions.  



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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    The Importance, Future Of HIT At Intermountain Subject Of Conversation At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst provides a brief overview of his company and what he’s responsible for as CIO. He explains why health IT is so important to Intermountain, and how he’s seen IT positively impact Intermountain and its patients over the years.

  • PHM, CommonWell Topic Of Greenway Discussion At HIMSS15
    PHM, CommonWell Topic Of Greenway Discussion At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Greenway Health CMO Robin Hackney explains what Greenway Health does and provides insight into what announcements were made at HIMSS. Hackney details the ways Greenway Health is addressing population health and how its unique approach to PHM has positioned it to benefit providers and patients.

  • Caradigm’s View On PHM Strategies Revealed At HIMSS15
    Caradigm’s View On PHM Strategies Revealed At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Brian Drozdowicz, VP of Population Health, Caradigm explains Caradigm’s approach to population health and the overarching strategies and principles which drive its technology platform.

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