At Health IT Outcomes, we’ve made it our mission to provide the healthcare industry with expert guidance on technology system selection, integration, project management, and change management. To help achieve this goal, we speak with industry leaders on everything from EHRs to HIEs to HIM, and then share these conversations with you. We recently travelled to Chicago to attend HIMSS15 where we had the privilege to speak with the President of DrFirst, Cam Deemer, and his company’s efforts in medication management and adherence, as well as care collaboration.
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At Health IT Outcomes, we’ve made it our mission to provide the healthcare industry with expert guidance on technology system selection, integration, project management, and change management. To help achieve this goal, we speak with industry leaders on everything from EHRs to HIEs to HIM, and then share these conversations with you.
Apple’s iPad Leverages Anatomy Software To Move Into Healthcare
3D4Medical and Apple team up to create attractive devices for the medical field. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Breaches Left 140 Million Records Vulnerable This Year
Since the beginning of the year, nearly 150,000 records were compromised as a result of data breaches. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
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2015 Health IT Change Agents
Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.
Using Analytics To Build Personalized Plans For Chronic Care Management
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is leveraging functional status assessments and social determinants of health to advance its population health management efforts.
Making EHR Data Usable
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.
Using Images To Tell The Complete Patient Story
Medical images have long been an essential tool for providing optimal patient care, but accessing and tracking those images present significant challenges. Healthcare providers such as the Cleveland Clinic are turning to technology to address these issues.
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.
National Health IT Week: Streamlining Patient Care by Minimizing Alarm Fatigue
National Health IT Week is about recognizing the ways delivery of care is changing. Healthcare is in a period of transition that is changing how care is delivered. Health information is shared, quality is measured, reimbursements are dispersed, and patients are becoming engaged in their own. Today’s technology is advancing quickly and is a reliable tool to support these changes and advancements. Nurses are at the forefront of transforming care with increased responsibility placed on them to achieve better patient outcomes. As nurses balance delivering care at more reasonable costs with providing chronic care management to an aging, sicker, and more diverse population, supporting technology must be finely tuned to meet their needs. By Rhonda Collins, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera Communications
Innovating Healthcare Interoperability
Innovation in healthcare is critical; it helps enhance quality patient care and improves workflow drastically. However, to encourage the innovation we need, a cultural change across the industry is required. Collaborations across the healthcare industry need to occur to improve current processes and ensure the patient is the priority in everything we do. The changes we make should encompass this mantra and focus on putting the patient at the center of quality care. By Mony Weschler, Senior Director Applications Strategy & Innovation, Montefiore Information Technology
Forget October 1, Are You Ready For October 15?
We were all focused on the start of ICD-10, but in a few short weeks healthcare organizations will begin to see the impact of the transition on their bottom lines. Here are some tips on how to mitigate the ICD-10 impact. By Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of HIM innovation, Nuance Communications
Data Analytics: Making Healthcare Healthy, Wealthy And Wise
Today’s technology not only allows the storage of massive amounts of data, but also enables fast analysis and real-time pattern detection that improves clinical efficiency, care quality, affordability and policy making.
Analytics are central to achieving the systematic quality improvements and cost reductions demanded by healthcare reform, but this new age of analytics requires a foundational set of analytical information systems that many executives have not anticipated. How will the healthcare industry leverage Big Data solutions? How can analytics be applied to data security challenges? Some industry players have successfully introduced a Healthcare Analytics and Research Framework to address some use cases that help improve outcomes and optimize costs. By Chetan Manjarekar, SVP and Head of Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG), Syntel, Inc.
If You Can't Rest, You Can't Heal
Hospitals strive to provide a quiet healing environment. Unfortunately hospital staff alarms confuse patients with only 35% of patients thinking that hospital staff did a good job of explaining the alarms.
The Connected Hospital: Effective Leadership Strategies For Unified Communications
The healthcare industry is transitioning to a more integrated care delivery and payment management model in which multiple providers in multiple facilities are required to work more closely together, share more information electronically, and accept bundled, value-based reimbursements for care cycles.
What Nurses Like Most (And Least) About EHRs
When it comes to influence in health care, nursing has the advantage in both numbers and trust. Nursing is the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, outnumbering physicians almost four to one in the United States. Nurses are also consistently named the most trusted professionals in Gallup polls, perhaps in part because they provide the most direct care to patients.
Understanding The Health Language SNOMED CT To ICD-10 Maps
As specified by Meaningful Use Stage 2, the 2014 edition of EHR certification will require problem list entries to have SNOMED CT encoding. Since October 1, 2014, diagnoses must be encoded in ICD-10-CM for billing. After that time personnel and systems will need to convert problem list entries (in SNOMED CT) to billing diagnoses (in ICD-10-CM). Sophisticated SNOMED CT / ICD-10-CM mapping is required to allow this task to be done efficiently and accurately.
A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra provides enabling technologies that allow customers to take smarter actions.
PC Connection, Inc.
The PC Connection, Inc. family of companies has been trusted for more than 30 years to provide and transform technology into complete solutions that increase the value of IT. Our teams at PC Connection, GovConnection, and MoreDirect include experts who specialize in customized services and solutions for the healthcare market.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to the healthcare industry.
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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. In addition to its online presence, Health IT Outcomes produces a bi-monthly print publication focused on peer-based content centered on best practices and implementation trends.
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
Which Information Silos Need Broken Down Revealed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, John Backhouse, executive director of the Omni Program for Information Builders provides background on what Information Builders does across other markets it operates in and how the Omni Patient solution applies specifically to healthcare.
Stanford Children’s Key RCM Strategies Revealed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Andrew Ray, Manager, Revenue Cycle for Stanford Children’s Hospital shares some of the key revenue cycle challenges Stanford Children’s Hospital faced that led it to begin searching for an IT solution and why previous processes and systems fell short in addressing these challenges.
Steps Providers Can Take To Understand, Guard Against Fraud And Breaches Revealed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Suzanne Widup, Senior Consultant - Network and Information Security for Verizon explains some common areas she sees in hospital settings where information security may be at risk or a network is not as secure as it should be.
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