Very few doctors think so, according to a survey by document management company Scrypt. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
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
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
HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT
Reflecting On The Transformation To Value-Based Reimbursement
Top administrators from Crystal Run Healthcare look back on what it took to make the successful transition to value-based reimbursement and the role that transition played in its population health management initiative.
Remote Presence Robots Level The Playing Field
Telemedicine is being leveraged to improve treatment times for stroke patients, and one network is taking it to the next level with remote presence robots.
Clinically Driven Revenue Cycles Create More Efficiency, Measurable Results
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is wedding finances with patient care data to create more efficiency, increase profitability, and improve the delivery of patient care.
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.
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 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
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
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.
Avoiding A Return On Insecurity
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.
Validic is the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for convenient, easy data access to a world of mobile health and in-home devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies, wellness companies and health IT vendors — to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies, enhance their remote patient monitoring capabilities, and more efficiently manage their patient populations.
A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra provides enabling technologies that allow customers to take smarter actions.
Everbridge provides a unified critical communication suite that helps clients be better prepared, make better decisions, and respond quickly and confidently during disruptive events. When an incident happens, whether it’s a natural disaster or an IT service outage, we automate communications to ensure that the right messages get to the right people at the right time.
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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.
PODCASTS RECORDED AT HIMSS15
Hospital Reveals What Big Data Really Means At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Donnal Walter, MD, PhD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital explains what resources Leidos Health brought to the table that Arkansas Children’s Hospital didn’t have as well as what project the two organization collaborated on.
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.
The Benefits Of A PHM Implementation On A Family Practice Discussed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Dr. Clive Fields, president, Village Family Practice and Co-Founder, Village MD and Paul Martino, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Village MD detail some of the patient population management challenges the face before partnering with Healthline and which of Healthline’s products and services they are currently leveraging to solve those problems.
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