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.

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  • Wireless Network Improves Hospital Communication
    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
    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.

  • Avoiding Health Data Breaches
    Avoiding Health Data Breaches

    Health data is becoming a prime target for cybercriminals, and these healthcare providers are stepping up security efforts in response. Are you doing all you can to protect yourself from a data breach?

  • Patient-Generated Data Fuels Population Health Management
    Patient-Generated Data Fuels Population Health Management

    Think patient-generated data offers little clinical value? Think again. Palo Alto Medical Foundation is incorporating this data into its care plans, and it’s having a powerful impact on population health.

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • Health Providers Need To Get With The Times
    Health Providers Need To Get With The Times

    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.

Why Gamification Is Failing In Healthcare

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.

Medical Practices Strive To Regain Patient Focus With IT

This year’s MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) conference featured a ton of great technology solutions, but the medical practices in attendance only seemed interested in those that would allow them to return their focus back to patient care.

The Great HealthKit Betrayal

Editor In Chief Ken Congdon explains why the health IT industry shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed that Apple’s big iPhone and smartwatch launch ignored HealthKit.

The Final Nail In The Meaningful Use Coffin?

Healthcare providers across the country express their disappointment in the final Meaningful Use ‘Modifications’ Rule issued by CMS, and question the long-term viability of the program.

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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • A Passionate Defense Of Scribes
    A Passionate Defense Of Scribes

    It is clear there is a major amount of tension around the cumbersome technology associated with most EHRs. Unfortunately, some are blaming the technology’s limitations on the ever-popular Medical Scribe. Many have gone as far as to insinuate the use of medical scribes is the reason why technology is not developing quickly to resolve EHR problems – this is like saying that citizens paying their taxes are to blame for the government not seeking to balance the budget and exercise appropriate fiscal control. By Michael Murphy, MD, CEO, ScribeAmerica

  • VNA: A Better Way To Archive
    VNA: A Better Way To Archive

    Given today’s broad healthcare challenges, it’s hard to be neutral about Vendor Neutral Archiving (VNA). Given its ability to translate data to a standardized format and enable communication across disparate IT systems, hospital departments, and enterprises, the VNA addresses today’s most crucial healthcare issues – enabling patient data communication across the continuum of care, creating a more complete patient record, and supporting Meaningful Use. Moreover, after years of little control over PACS and other important data, a VNA puts providers back in the driver’s seat and relegates vendors a secondary position. By Greg Strowig, COO, TeraMedica, Inc.

  • Transformation In 2015: Focusing Technology On The Patient
    Transformation In 2015: Focusing Technology On The Patient

    We are currently experiencing the biggest transformation in healthcare ever. Technology plays a significant role as an enabler of this transformation, but will not drive it alone. Improving patient care and driving toward patient engagement are crucial goals in this next phase of the healthcare industry. To make adoption ubiquitous and implementation effective, there are several things we should focus on as we dive into 2015. By Alan Portela, CEO, AirStrip

  • The Brave New World Of Patient ID And Matching
    The Brave New World Of Patient ID And Matching

    Three ways hospitals and Health IT can make patient-matching more fool-proof. By Jason Harmon, CTO, Get Real Health

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FEATURE ARTICLES

  • Why Tablets Are Essential To The Success Of Your mHealth Initiative

    Tablets continue to offer users a truly unique combination of portability and power. The healthcare sector is particularly intrigued with the potential these devices present in the areas of improved patient care, lower overall costs, and streamlined compliance with regulations. If they haven’t already, administrators in hospitals and long-term care facilities would be well advised to introduce the tablet and its growing portfolio of medical software applications to their patients and staff.

  • The Evolution Of mHealth Solutions

    Mobile health, or mHealth, has broken through as a game-changer in today’s healthcare sector. While still very much a market in early development, mHealth initiatives are driven by a number of significant industry developments:

  • 40 Must Ask Questions When Choosing A Patient Engagement Platform

    First things first. Regardless of what platform you select, it will likely have one key thing in common with its competitors: automated patient messaging. Every platform you are evaluating should automate text and email messages to your patients. (If not, keep looking!)

  • 11 Things Successful Practices Can Teach You About Missed Appointments

    Many practices are losing over $100,000 a year due to missed appointments alone. ...how much are YOU losing?

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