3D4Medical and Apple team up to create attractive devices for the medical field. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Why Data Leakage Should Be ‘Alarming’ You
EHR data is far from safe and, according to a new study from Microsoft, data leaks are allowing an “alarming” amount of sensitive information to be exposed. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Google Health Info: More Harm Than Good?
Google’s recent announcement it will updating its health conditions has some providers concerned the information will overwhelm and confuse curious patients. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Only 20% Of ACOs Use Telemedicine
According to an eHealth Incentive webinar few ACOs are jumping on the telemedicine bandwagon despite the increased popularity of the technology. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT
2015 Health IT Change Agents
Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.
Using Analytics To Build Personalized Plans For Chronic Care Management
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is leveraging functional status assessments and social determinants of health to advance its population health management efforts.
Making EHR Data Usable
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.
Using Images To Tell The Complete Patient Story
Medical images have long been an essential tool for providing optimal patient care, but accessing and tracking those images present significant challenges. Healthcare providers such as the Cleveland Clinic are turning to technology to address these issues.
FROM THE EDITOR
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.
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.
Innovating Healthcare Interoperability
Innovation in healthcare is critical; it helps enhance quality patient care and improves workflow drastically. However, to encourage the innovation we need, a cultural change across the industry is required. Collaborations across the healthcare industry need to occur to improve current processes and ensure the patient is the priority in everything we do. The changes we make should encompass this mantra and focus on putting the patient at the center of quality care. By Mony Weschler, Senior Director Applications Strategy & Innovation, Montefiore Information Technology
Forget October 1, Are You Ready For October 15?
We were all focused on the start of ICD-10, but in a few short weeks healthcare organizations will begin to see the impact of the transition on their bottom lines. Here are some tips on how to mitigate the ICD-10 impact. By Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of HIM innovation, Nuance Communications
Data Analytics: Making Healthcare Healthy, Wealthy And Wise
Today’s technology not only allows the storage of massive amounts of data, but also enables fast analysis and real-time pattern detection that improves clinical efficiency, care quality, affordability and policy making.
Analytics are central to achieving the systematic quality improvements and cost reductions demanded by healthcare reform, but this new age of analytics requires a foundational set of analytical information systems that many executives have not anticipated. How will the healthcare industry leverage Big Data solutions? How can analytics be applied to data security challenges? Some industry players have successfully introduced a Healthcare Analytics and Research Framework to address some use cases that help improve outcomes and optimize costs. By Chetan Manjarekar, SVP and Head of Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG), Syntel, Inc.
How Payers Are Collaborating In Population Health
It’s no surprise healthcare costs are significant — and growing. CMS announced in July that healthcare spending is projected to accelerate again, increasing an average of 5.8 percent a year until 2024. As a share of the economy, healthcare’s growth is anticipated to reach nearly 20 percent by 2024, from the current 17.4 percent. The so-called silver tsunami of 10,000 people turning 65 every day and enrolling in Medicare is one of the principal drivers of the projected expansion in healthcare spending as is the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions. By Mark Caron, CEO, Geneia
The Connected Hospital: Effective Leadership Strategies For Unified Communications
The healthcare industry is transitioning to a more integrated care delivery and payment management model in which multiple providers in multiple facilities are required to work more closely together, share more information electronically, and accept bundled, value-based reimbursements for care cycles.
What Nurses Like Most (And Least) About EHRs
When it comes to influence in health care, nursing has the advantage in both numbers and trust. Nursing is the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, outnumbering physicians almost four to one in the United States. Nurses are also consistently named the most trusted professionals in Gallup polls, perhaps in part because they provide the most direct care to patients.
Understanding The Health Language SNOMED CT To ICD-10 Maps
As specified by Meaningful Use Stage 2, the 2014 edition of EHR certification will require problem list entries to have SNOMED CT encoding. Since October 1, 2014, diagnoses must be encoded in ICD-10-CM for billing. After that time personnel and systems will need to convert problem list entries (in SNOMED CT) to billing diagnoses (in ICD-10-CM). Sophisticated SNOMED CT / ICD-10-CM mapping is required to allow this task to be done efficiently and accurately.
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PC Connection, Inc.
The PC Connection, Inc. family of companies has been trusted for more than 30 years to provide and transform technology into complete solutions that increase the value of IT. Our teams at PC Connection, GovConnection, and MoreDirect include experts who specialize in customized services and solutions for the healthcare market.
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PODCASTS RECORDED AT HIMSS15
How To Leverage Big Data To Support PHM Initiatives Revealed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Anthony Deighton, CTO and David Bolton, Senior Director Global for Qlik talked about where are we today in terms of our ability to use Big Data to support initiatives like population health management and value-based care and, how with so much data available today, Qlik is helping providers make sense of it all and take action based on it.
How One Multi-Specialty Practice Shares Patient Data, Leverages The EHR Discussed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Jonathan Nasser, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Crystal Run Healthcare details his organizations 10-year partnership with NextGen. Nasser also details how Crystal Run (a large multi-specialty practice with more than 250 physicians over 15 locations) shares patient data and leverages the EHR to manage chronic needs patients, identify high-risk patients, and generally do a better job managing these critical parts of your patient population.
Adding Predictive Analytics To The Mix Is Topic Of Discussion At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Jyoti Kamal, Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist for Health Care DataWorks discusses Health Care DataWorks and her role with the company. Kamal explains what the intent was when the company was founded and how it has evolved since then. She also touched on Health Care DataWorks helps healthcare organizations not only with data integrations and analytics, but with predictive analytics as well.
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