New suite of products helps healthcare providers address crucial population health issues. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Hospital HIE engagement is associated with vendor dominance, research shows. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, Slavitt admits start date could be pushed back. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Nearly 100 comments from stakeholders helped to shape the new metrics. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
A cloud-based time and attendance solution has reduced IT support costs and improved staffi ng processes at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
The latest delay will prompt healthcare providers to put ICD-10 on the back burner and focus instead on more pressing initiatives like Meaningful Use.
Patient privacy concerns have kept many healthcare providers from seriously pursuing a social media strategy. However, leveraging these tools effectively can have a profound impact on patient communication and engagement.
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.
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.
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.
The first quarter of 2016 saw more than $209 million in ransomware payments made in the U.S. according to FBI estimates, compared to only $24 million in payments in all of 2015.
A recent Johns Hopkins University study citing medical errors as the third-leading cause of death in the United States has been met with significant controversy in the press. By Dr. Viet Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions
Patient goes to the doctor. Doctor prescribes medicine. Pharmacist dispenses the drug. Patient takes the medication as prescribed. All is well.
As mobile technology becomes engrained into almost all facets of life and business, the rise of mobile healthcare, or mHealth, is not surprising. By Ilan Paretsky, Vice President of Marketing, Ericom Software
Providers today are facing a record number of audits, denials, and payer revenue recoupments, which not only affect an organization’s bottom line but create costly administrative burdens as well. This increase can be attributed to the growing number of private insurers now conducting their own audits after observing the success of government auditors. While providers might feel that facing regulatory and commercial audits is insurmountable, the right audit management processes can help providers conquer audits and maintain control during uncertain times.
With more than 9,000 healthcare workers across four hospitals, 80 specialized clinics and over 140 outreach programs, University of Kentucky HealthCare® struggled with an inefficient order set management process. The clinicians had to maintain thousands of scattered order sets, search for applicable evidence, and navigate through complex workflows.
Over the past two years, the pharmacy industry has seen unprecedented increases in the prices of generic drugs, causing unexpected cost increases for payers and consumers, and spurring an investigation by the United States Congress.
With clinical expertise that spans a patient’s surgical experience – preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative – perioperative nurses work to ensure that the highest standard of care is delivered to each individual throughout his or her journey.
Established in 1972, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility is a leading manufacturer of data collection and communication products designed specifically for mobile, on-site, and transaction processing applications.
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.
Boston Software Systems revolutionizes how healthcare works by providing error-free automation for any application, enabling successful EHR migration, streamlined business processes and improved productivity. Our Active Data Quality (ADQ) platforms are the most sophisticated automation platforms available giving customers’ peace of mind that critical data is 100% error free. We have the best reputation for ease of use and customer support helping organizations bridge the gap between technologies to help provide optimal patient care.
Health IT Outcomes is the premier information resource for today’s most pressing Health IT topics. Our mission is to provide healthcare providers with expert guidance on technology system selection, integration, project management, and change management.
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.
Hear from Kathleen Kosztowny, an experienced project management consultant for EMR & HIS systems, as she shares the challenges one healthcare organization faced, the ‘decision tree’ which resulted, and how automation enabled a successful EMR/HIS migration.
Many if not most healthcare executives and traditional care providers view “Patient Engagement” as ambiguous in terms of measureable clinical value and actual financial ROI. Thus, financial and human resources are allocated to Patient Engagement projects only with significant hesitancy (if at all).
When providing patient care, every minute counts. As clinical mobility continues to increase, the efficient communication and collaboration among physicians, nurses, and other providers is critical to the delivery of quality patient care. In this environment, healthcare organizations must find a way to balance the clinical need for better, faster communication with safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI).