Direct Messaging Streamlines Healthcare Document Management

When the Mental Health Center of Denver replaced fax with a cloud-based direct messaging solution, it was able to go green, reduce costs, and improve security.

  • HIMSS, CHIME Say Part-Time Status Not Sufficient For DeSalvo
    HIMSS, CHIME Say Part-Time Status Not Sufficient For DeSalvo

    In light of the recent administrative changes at the ONC, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have voiced their concerns over the lack of oversight within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  • Automated Reminders Boost Medication Adherence
    Automated Reminders Boost Medication Adherence

    Patients who received automated reminders when it was time to refill their medications were much more likely to adhere to their doctors’ instructions. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Lack Of Analytics Hindering Transition To Value Based Care
    Lack Of Analytics Hindering Transition To Value Based Care

    A survey from McKesson finds providers are having difficulty making the switch to value-based reimbursement, mostly due to a lack of proper data. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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  • Medical Practices Strive To Regain Patient Focus With IT
    Medical Practices Strive To Regain Patient Focus With IT

    This year’s MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) conference featured a ton of great technology solutions, but the medical practices in attendance only seemed interested in those that would allow them to return their focus back to patient care.

The Great HealthKit Betrayal

Editor In Chief Ken Congdon explains why the health IT industry shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed that Apple’s big iPhone and smartwatch launch ignored HealthKit.

The Final Nail In The Meaningful Use Coffin?

Healthcare providers across the country express their disappointment in the final Meaningful Use ‘Modifications’ Rule issued by CMS, and question the long-term viability of the program.

It’s Time To Change The Provider/Pharmacy Paradigm

In an era of team-driven care coordination and value-based reimbursement, it makes more sense than ever for providers to establish their own point-of-care pharmacies.

IBM, Apple & Epic: Health IT’s Dream Team?

IBM’s exclusive partnership with Apple could mean a giant leap forward for healthcare mobility. Here’s why.

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  • RTLS Helps Manage Equipment Fleet Size And Increase Nurse Satisfaction
    RTLS Helps Manage Equipment Fleet Size And Increase Nurse Satisfaction

    Using a real-time location system (RTLS) has proven to be exceptionally beneficial to cost containment at Christiana Care Health System, a not-for-profit teaching health system in Wilmington, Delaware, that includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 beds. One of the most significant benefits has been that the RTLS helps us understand how to manage our equipment fleet.

  • The New Middle Ground – Hybrid Clouds
    The New Middle Ground – Hybrid Clouds

    Without dispute, cloud computing ranks as one of the most significant technological developments in recent years. And like many major advancements, it comes with controversy and challenges. Still being disputed is the suitability of the cloud in compliance-centric industries. Many healthcare organizations still question whether the essential benefits of the cloud – elasticity and quicker deployments – are outweighed by the perceived risks related to security, compliance, and reliability. By Mika Javanainen, senior director of product management, M-Files Corporation

  • Maximizing The True Power Of Direct Secure Messaging
    Maximizing The True Power Of Direct Secure Messaging

    Many hospitals are using EHRs to implement secure communications services for meeting Meaningful Use 2 (MU2) requirements. These MU2 efforts are focused on transitions of care (TOC) supporting the secure exchange of information related to referrals and the passing of information between providers and hospitals when patients are admitted, transferred or discharged.

  • Ebola: Yet Another Reason The U.S. Must Advance To ICD-10
    Ebola: Yet Another Reason The U.S. Must Advance To ICD-10

    In October of next year, the United States will become the last industrialized nation to switch from the more than 13,000 codes of ICD-9 to the 70,000 plus codes included in ICD-10. We’ve all read articles making the case for sticking with ICD-9 because of “bizarre codes,” or that this update of our coding system will add little to the care of our patients. By Pete Spitellie, M.D., medical education director, Precyse Learning Solutions

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  • Quality Improvement In The Advent Of Population Health Management

    for healthcare organizations whose reimbursement and revenue are tied to patient outcomes, achieving performance on quality measures for the Centers for medicare and medicaid Services (CmS) and other stakeholders drives high-priority quality improvement projects. organizations face challenges, however, in the execution of quality initiatives due to disparate data systems, inefficient clinician workflows, and time-consuming measurement processes. adding to these challenges are the quality demands of risk-based contracts that have grown with the advent of population health management.

  • Clinically Integrated Networks And Population Health

    Healthcare organizations increasingly face the demands of value-based reimbursement as hospitals and physicians are held accountable for higher quality care delivered at a lower cost. As organizations plan and prepare for value-based care, they also must remain focused on margins threatened by increased cost structure and declines in reimbursement in the current fee-for-service environment.

  • The Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2015: Complete Survey Results

    To identify the top technology trends, Health IT Outcomes asked each of the survey respondents to rank a series of technology initiatives in line with their implementation plans for 2015. For each initiative, respondents were asked to clarify whether the initiative was a “Top Priority,” a “Priority,” “Important,” “Somewhat Important,” or “Not Important At This Time.” Each response was then weighted. For example, all “Top Priority” responses were given a rating of one (1), while “Not Important At This Time” responses were given a rating of five (5). An average of the total ratings was then calculated for each IT initiative. The lower the cumulative rating, the higher the priority the technology project was to our survey respondents. This rating system was used to determine the top 10 health IT trends for 2015. A list of how all technology initiatives scored in our survey is presented below. In an instance of a tie in the average score, the percentage of “Top Priority” votes determined the higher trend number.

  • 5 Ways ECM Simplifies Systems And Processes

    The complexity inherent in the healthcare technology environment is as obvious as it is dynamic. Things can change – and quickly. Many of the contributing factors are external and outside the bounds of your control. Changing regulations, patient demographics, technology landscapes, competitive pressures, overarching industry trends and even vendor relationships all present issues you must account for and manage.

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