‘You Need To Worry About Smartphones’

Manhattan Research’s Monique Levy told providers at the ePharma Summit in New York City not to worry about wearables - smartphones are what your patients want. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

More Health IT News


More From The Current Issue Of Health IT Outcomes


The ONC’s Olive Branch

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.

The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Price Transparency

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.

Health Providers Need To Get With The Times

As the prevalence of high-deductible health plans continue to rise, patient convenience will become more and more important. Small, independent health providers need to invest in the technologies necessary to cater to the most basic customer demands.

Why Gamification Is Failing In Healthcare

Healthcare gamification is generating a lot of hype, but little adoption. Why? It turns out most of today’s healthcare gamification apps aren’t games at all. This article provides some tips for improving gamification in healthcare.

More From The Editor


  • 5 Essential Questions When Selecting A Data Analytics Vendor
    5 Essential Questions When Selecting A Data Analytics Vendor

    Although more than half of hospitals have invested in at least basic electronic health record (EHR) technology, we, in the US, are in the infancy of leveraging this data to improve care quality and reduce costs. Accessing this EHR information for analysis and delivering meaningful reports to providers and administrators is still not a reality for many organizations.

  • 6 Ways Healthcare Will Change Over The Next 5 Years
    6 Ways Healthcare Will Change Over The Next 5 Years

    Rarely a day passes without someone asking me where I think healthcare will be five years from now. I’m not a fortuneteller, but I do know a working crystal ball when I see one. And none work better than McKesson’s Better Health Tour events, where the thoughts shared by attendees offer important clues to health care’s future and how the industry will get there from here. By Andy Burtis, SVP of Corporate Marketing and Communications, McKesson Corporation

  • IT Innovations Disrupting EHRs Across The Healthcare Continuum
    IT Innovations Disrupting EHRs Across The Healthcare Continuum

    It is strange to discuss disrupting EHRs since their widespread adoption began only five years ago with the HITECH Act of 2009. In the last five years, there have been hospital and EHR adoption rate increases of almost 50 percent and 26 percent, according to the 2014 Report to Congress on Health IT Adoption. 

  • Business Continuity Best Practices For Hospitals Affected By M&As
    Business Continuity Best Practices For Hospitals Affected By M&As

    Last fall, a spate of major merger announcements between hospital systems in the United States was the latest charge in a broader trend of marriages between hospitals and healthcare systems across the country

More From Health IT Outcomes' Guest Contributors


  • Improved Care And Documentation Through Voice Technology

    Properly documenting resident care at long- term and other healthcare facilities has become increasingly challenging. The level of documentation required by insurers, federal and state regulators, and accreditation organizations has increased the administrative burden on nurses, clinicians, and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Time spent on these administrative tasks reduces the amount of time available for direct resident care, and results in rushed and often inaccurate documentation of activities of daily living (ADLs) and other data.

  • Predictive Analytics Reduces Readmissions And Advances The Quality Of Care

    Imagine a standard of care where before the patient leaves the hospital, the institution already knows not just the patient's critical data, but has also taken actions in response to the data that further reduce the risk of readmission within the next thirty days.

  • CHIME Paves The Way To The Cloud

    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the premier professional association for healthcare CIOs, paves the way to the cloud. Learn how Office 365, the first productivity stack of its kind, successfully connects and raises the bar for top healthcare executives.

  • Integrated Clinical And Financial Analytics Identifies And Quantifies Opportunities To Reduce Costs

    Combining clinical and financial data to identify significant cost reductions.

More Feature Articles


  • Health Language
    Health Language

    Health Language provides software, content, and consulting solutions that map, translate, update, and manage standard and enhanced clinical terminologies on an enterprise scale — enabling the information liquidity required to support healthcare’s toughest challenges, such as meaningful use, ICD-10, population health, analytics, ACOs, and semantic interoperability among systems.

  • Covisint

    For over a decade, Covisint has been recognized as a pioneer in cloud computing, driving the digital shift in how industries and enterprises connect, engage, and collaborate to achieve optimum performance.

  • OpenText

    OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). EIM enables organizations to grow the business, lower costs of operations, and reduce information governance and security related risks. OpenText focuses on the key drivers of business success to improve business insight, strengthen business impact, accelerate process velocity, address information governance and provide security.


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.

The Current Issue Health IT Outcomes HTO Health IT Outcomes Magazine Subscribe
or renew your FREE MAGAZINE subscription

Issue Archive

Table of Contents
Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup
Health IT Outcomes' twice-weekly newsletter features: real-life use cases, latest health IT news, event recaps, opinion & commentary
By clicking Sign Me Up, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Privacy Policy.


Webinar On Good Clinical Practice

March 9, 2015
Mississauga, ON

Digital Signage Expo 2015

March 10 - 13, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

CIO Healthcare Summit

March 15 - 17, 2015
Chicago, IL
More Industry Events