The analytics pilot program is anticipated to help the Children’s Hospital Association’s 220 member hospitals enhance their comparative analytics. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Penn Medicine Cuts Readmissions With mHealth
Using a tablet-based app, providers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia were able to reduce readmissions for congestive heart failure patients. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Two-Thirds Of Survey Respondents Report HIT Is Improving The Triple Aim
The numbers are in and results of the 26th annual HIMSS Leadership Survey show providers really do care what patients think, especially when it comes to engagement and satisfaction. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Epic, Other Vendors Waive Data Sharing Fees
The decision follows criticism of vendors for impeding interoperability and information exchange. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT
Executing A Large-Scale MDM Conversion Project
Balancing mobile communication and data security in healthcare is a challenge, especially when your mobile device landscape is vast and varied. Here’s how Intermountain Healthcare accomplishes this feat.
Finding A Successful HIE Formula
HIE remains an elusive concept for many healthcare providers, but the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative believes it has a strategy for HIE success.
Ochsner’s ECM Overhaul
In an effort to achieve content consistency and enhance efficiency, Ochsner Health System replaced three document management systems with a single ECM solution.
Eliminate Login Nightmares With Single Sign-On Technology
Munson Medical Center saved valuable clinician time and more than $500,000 by implementing virtual desktops and a single sign-on authentication and access management solution.
FROM THE EDITOR
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.
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.
A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.
3 Steps To Find Hidden Time For Clinicians
No one in healthcare has a minute to waste. This complexity consumes more “people energy” all the time. Often talking about improving EHR usability feels like discussing philanthropy while sinking into bankruptcy. It doesn’t seem to fit. By Dan Nikkel, ICE Technologies
Improving Care And Bolstering Revenue With The Gift Of Time
In the highly competitive health system market, savvy hospitals are stepping up to make their resources go further and work harder, and are recovering their most valuable resource of all, time, in order to keep revenue flowing into their health system and keep patients and providers collaborative and happy. By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions
Why You Should Move Your Practice To The Cloud
Looking for medical software as a method for better managing your practice? It may be time to consider a program hosted in the cloud. By Zach Watson, content manager, TechnologyAdvice
The Boy Who Cried ICD-10
The health IT industry has faced its fair share of ups and downs, starts and stops – particularly when it comes to the ICD-10 implementation. We are now moving ahead with the October 1 transition date and must stay focused on rolling out ICD-10 education to plans key stakeholders. By Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation, Nuance Communications
HIPAA Compliance – Why It’s Critical To Have An IT Maintenance And Security Policy
It is often a neglected topic of IT management and HIPAA compliance, but the maintenance of an IT Infrastructure and its security policies are critical to the success of any healthcare operation’s HIPAA compliance program.
Why Data Security In Healthcare Must Adapt To Mobility
In 2014, the world became very aware of how vulnerable their data is. Home Depot, Target, Sony, Community Health Systems, Texas Health, and Anthem were only some of the many enterprises that got hacked last year. With the amount of data stolen, there is a high probability that some of your personal information was hacked in 2014 – even if you didn’t realize it.
The Future Of Healthcare – Patient Engagement Is Due For A Paradigm Shift
Just as healthcare is making the shift from volume to value, the concept of Patient Engagement needs to be reimagined in several important ways.
How Some Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Are Taking The Lead
The number of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) has continued to grow steadily as there are now approximately 405 participants after the latest wave of 89 newly accepted applicants.
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PODCASTS RECORDED AT HIMSS15
The Impact Of A Unified Communications Initiative On A Health System Revealed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, PerfectServe CEO Terry Edwards offers up an overview of his company and the key announcements it made at HIMSS. He also notes the importance of streamlining all communication under one secure and unified mobile platform as many healthcare providers begin to focus their mobile clinical communications efforts on implementing secure messaging solutions.
Challenges Providers Face When Aggregating And Analyzing Data Discussed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Validic co-founder Drew Schiller explains what his company does and how it fits into the overall healthcare ecosystem as well as provided background on the two substantial deals entered into with Cerner and Meditech.
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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