According to a study published in the Journal of the AHIMA, the most in-demand skill for health IT workers is big data and analytics knowledge. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Symptom Checker Websites Right Half The Time
Do your patients often come in with a diagnosis they found online? If they are getting their info from an online symptom checker it may only be accurate about half the time. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
CMS Announces Flexibility In ICD-10 Claims Auditing
The agency will reimburse for incorrectly-coded claims to ease transition. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
‘Virtual Research Visits’ Show Potential
A study by researchers from Rochester University found patients from the 23andMe Parkinson’s Research Community found great success in using telemedicine services. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT
CIO Struggles And Triumphs
From outdated technology to changing culture, three healthcare CIOs share their thoughts on the daily struggles they are facing and how they are overcoming them.
The Promise And Pain Of EHRS
EHRs have provided faster access to patient data and billing information, but workflow disruptions have prevented many providers from realizing efficiency and patient care benefits from the technology.
Secure Clinical Communications Makes Real Patient Impact
MemorialCare Health System’s new secure clinical communications solution has done more than streamline communications among physicians. It has helped decrease patient wait times and length of stay as well.
Improving Price Transparency With IT
Providers are leveraging technology and enhancing education efforts earlier in the treatment process to better inform patients of their financial responsibility while gaining a competitive business edge.
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.
The Problem With Electronic Signatures In The Medical Office
As the popularity of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has risen, so has the confusion revolving around the Electronic Signature. The following excerpts from the California Physicians Legal Handbook (CPLH) are intended to address a few of the issues regarding how to handle the issue of the Electronic Signature. For more comprehensive information, please consult the CPLH, published by the California Medical Association, for additional details or consult your risk management specialist.
The Pros And Cons Of EMR In End Of Life Care
Should there be a consideration for safe guards such as check lists for patient safety? A Patient Safety Checklist Is Needed
What Does The Datacenter Have To Do With Clinician Adoption?
EHR Adoption Strategies: Have We Talked About The Engine?
The ‘Monetization’ Of Health Data
We’re currently witnessing an explosion of digital health applications and software that is producing rapidly growing volumes of consumer and patient information. As a result, healthcare organizations are sitting on large stores of data that have significant value beyond the primary clinical use for which it was collected.
Availity Chooses ForgeRock To Help Manage, Route Millions Of Daily Transactions
Availity previously used a legacy vendor’s solution for identity access management (IAM). However, the legacy technology lacked the ability to scale to the increasing number of healthcare practitioners and health plans using the system. It also lacked the flexibility to add new services as needed. In addition, legacy vendor options would take up-to-three times longer to deploy, come with a much higher price tag, and lack the strong customer support required to maintain a platform that handles millions of confidential health records.
Three Steps To A Successful Migration
There are a variety of factors that drive healthcare organizations to either replace or upgrade existing ap- plications. This white paper examines the basic considerations and challenges encountered in migrating data and offers solutions to ensure migrations work within your budget and are completed within your timeframe.
Eliminate The Chaos: Five Myths to Avoid In Your EHR Migration
Migrating to a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) is, for most hospital systems the single largest undertaking in the history of its health system and presents significant challenges to its operations, the clinical staff’s workflow, their process for documenting care and lastly keeping the health system’s revenue flowing.
Two Common Data Normalization Use Cases
Data normalization is finding an expanding role in a range of healthcare settings.
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.
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.
Solutionreach is a cloud-based platform built upon patient engagement technology, designed to help healthcare professionals eliminate the communication gaps that occur between their practice and their patients. The tools and services included with the platform focus on maintaining engaged relationships with each patient, all throughout the continuum of care.
ABOUT HEALTH IT OUTCOMES
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
How To Separate PHM Hype From Reality Revealed At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Deborah Gage, president and CEO of Medecision, provides a brief overview of Medecision before looking at how health providers can separate reality from hype when it comes to population health management.
Chronic Disease Management Weaknesses, Possible Solutions Explained At HIMSS15
In this podcast, Lumira CEO Sumit Nagpal provides an overview of Lumira and walks through its journey from Wellogic to Alere Accountable Care Solutions and ultimately, to Lumira. Nagpal, recognized as one of Health IT Outcomes’ 2014 Health IT Change Agents largely because of his leadership in trying to improve population health and clinical outcomes, details the biggest weakness in the U.S. healthcare system today when it comes to chronic disease management and how is Lumira trying to address this challenge.
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.
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