The bipartisan bill would help providers meet the goals of MACRA with telehealth options. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The rule would encourage analysis and sharing of the medical-claims data. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The merger between Venaxis and Strand Life Sciences will initially focus on developing StrandAdvantage tests with further expansion expected. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Avalon Health Care Group reduced costs and gained budget visibility by deploying an automated procurement solution.
Boston Medical Center reduces support costs and adds functionality with a wireless LAN upgrade.
With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.
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.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of your manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines and best practices for meeting these requirements isn’t always clear and, as a result, your software may be compliant but you may not be. This article provides answers to the top five most common software validation and documentation questions asked by others in FDA-regulated industries and demonstrates best practices for meeting the guidelines. By Penny Goss, Technical Solutions
Big Data, aka the biggest challenge facing organizations everywhere, isn’t going away anytime soon. According to IBM, every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. To give you an idea of what that may look like, one terabyte alone is the equivalent of 4.5 million books — overwhelming to think about, especially for healthcare providers. From medical charts and prescriptions to financial and insurance information, patients generate a lot of data throughout their lifetimes. Some of that data is structured. However, even within sophisticated healthcare organizations, most of it — paper documents, ad hoc emails, data created through monitoring devices, for example — is not. As healthcare moves toward more of an evidence based model, data will play more of an instrumental role. Now more than ever, it’s important for healthcare providers to realize organizational success has less to do with how much data they gather and more to do with how data is utilized. By Andre Vandenberk, VP of Product Management and Lori Frampton, VP of Patient Flow Process Improvement & Data Analysis both of Medworxx, an Aptean Company
A new category of tools is gaining traction as providers transition to value-based care in 2016. They integrate into existing platforms, prevent IT restructure, and make EMR and patient portal data easier to access and use in care delivery.
It’s more important than ever before as the use of computers could take the human element out of care encounters. By Ben Nwoke, MD, MBA, COO, DEMA/DMCG
You don’t have to be working in health IT to know that the field is booming. As the healthcare industry continues to grow, so too, does its need for technical assistance. From programming and application development skills to security and big data expertise, healthcare employers are clamoring to hire professionals with these types of IT skills who also have an understanding of the unique needs of the healthcare industry.
Identify authentication is your digital gatekeeper.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is based upon identifying potential risks to Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Completing an inventory of the PHI and PII that you hold and reviewing the current physical, administrative and technical measures that are in place to protect that data is critical to ensuring compliance with HIPAA mandates. Also key is determining what additional measures need to be put into place to mitigate the risks that have been identified.
#LetDoctorsBeDoctors is a movement that encourages health care professionals to air frustrations with laggard software (specifically EHRs) and advocate for better technology.
Consistent, high-quality patient care requires evidence-based content incorporated into the care process. Elsevier integrates more than 100 years of world-class clinical knowledge into provider workflows, making it accessible to providers and their patients where and when they need it.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to the healthcare industry.
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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Accelerate interoperability in healthcare with a first-to-market healthcare solution that combines fax and Direct messaging in a single solution by enabling healthcare organization to easily exchange Direct messages with no change to the user experience using their current RightFax-EMR integrations.
Seatbelts are required by law in the manufacture of cars to be sold in the United States, and legislated to be worn by drivers and passengers in many states and locales. Yet seatbelts only improve safety if they are actually buckled.
Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospital critical care units, each year claiming the lives of 258,000 patients nationwide. At $20 billion annually, it is also the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals. Strong evidence correlates early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy to significant reductions in sepsis-related mortality. However, early identification and treatment remains elusive, emphasizing the need for intelligent, prompt and patient-specific clinical decision support (CDS) at the point of care.
In this podcast, Nancy Green, Global Lead - Healthcare Vertical for Verizon explains Verizon’s role in working with healthcare providers.
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.
In this podcast, Michael Lovett, Executive VP and General Manager for NextGen explains his role with and a brief overview of the company before describing NextGen product developments, enhancements, and announcements unveiled at HIMSS.