Health IT In July: A Look Back

What was most important to our readers in July? Take a look back at last month by reviewing the 10 most popular articles that appeared on Health IT Outcomes.

  • NOC Boosts Bandwidth, Critical Operation Of Healthcare Network
    NOC Boosts Bandwidth, Critical Operation Of Healthcare Network

    Illinois Rural HealthNet (IRHN) selects network operations center to better manage statewide communications network and allow rural facilities to access medical applications and information in real-time. By Karla Paris, contributing writer

  • Docs Want Sunshine Act Details
    Docs Want Sunshine Act Details

    A total of 20 healthcare organizations sent a letter to the CMS yesterday asking the agency to elaborate on how information will be shared on the future payment database. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Loyalty Rewards Fail To Keep Patients Engaged
    Loyalty Rewards Fail To Keep Patients Engaged

    Offering patients rewards for engaging in their own healthcare works in the short term, but research shows the effect quickly wears off. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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FROM THE EDITOR

Financial And Clinical Worlds Unite At ANI 2014

This year’s HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) ANI (Annual National Institute) conference went beyond ICD-10 to show a growing harmonization between financial and clinical teams in an effort to address a variety of reimbursement challenges.

Birmingham’s Health IT Breeding Ground

Atlanta is largely considered the health IT capital of the United States, but there are some innovative new health IT technology companies for providers to watch in Birmingham, Alabama.

Will Apple Revolutionize Healthcare?

Apple announced its new HealthKit app at its Worldwide Developer Conference this week and the platform had more provider play than expected. What does this announcement mean for the ongoing transformation of the healthcare industry?

Making Health Data Hurricane-Proof

Hurricane season is nearly upon us. Here’s 5 tips that can help ensure your health data can stand up to any storm.

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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • The Burgeoning Role Of HIM In Population Health Management
    The Burgeoning Role Of HIM In Population Health Management

    Effective population health management begins at the point of care, where strong governance processes must be established to guide how data is collected, structured, accessed, maintained, and analyzed. Many healthcare organizations continue to struggle with creation of these policies, hampered by the sheer volume of data and the pace at which change is taking place. By Subbu Ravi, COO, Amphion Medical Solutions

  • Tear Down Clinical & Financial Silos In Healthcare
    Tear Down Clinical & Financial Silos In Healthcare

    The days of separation between clinical and financial teams in healthcare are gone. Better documentation means better care and a stronger financial story.

  • Patients’ Demand For Digital Communication Will Continue To Increase
    Patients’ Demand For Digital Communication Will Continue To Increase

    When was the last time you purchased an airline ticket by calling a carrier or paid a monthly bill with a paper check? In the past two decades, companies from the nation’s largest industries—financial, retail, travel and real estate—have invested significantly in online technology to connect with their customers and conduct transactions.

  • Medical Records In Third World Countries
    Medical Records In Third World Countries

    When compared to third-world healthcare, EHRs prove to be infinitely more valuable. But that doesn’t mean EHRs can’t be improved. By Linda M. Girgis, MD, FAAFP

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  • From Rice Fields To Big Data

    My journey into technology was a long road. The first 15 years of my life were spent in the Hunan province in rural southern China. My family had no running water, and more often than not, we went to bed hungry.

  • Boost Your HCAHPS With Secure Texting

    Secure texting allows you to instantly communicate with your coworkers and enhance your day-to-day workflows. Secure texting gives you the ability to quickly notify a clinician and confirm delivery of your messages, allowing you to spend more time with your patients and ultimately enhance patient care and satisfaction.

  • What The Transition To Stage II Meaningful Use Means To You

    A certified EHR is not enough anymore. Eligible Professionals and Hospitals must now follow the new Meaningful Use laws established to protect patients’ medical records. With the ability to share private documents quickly and easily, medical professionals must take extra precaution to ensure that these documents do not fall into the wrong hands.

  • 5 Ways You Can Improve Workflow With Message Confirmations

    Healthcare professionals know that every second on the job counts. Physicians and nurses’ time come at a premium and the goal of every healthcare organization is to maximize as much face time with patients as possible.

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