Report Finds Healthcare Ecosystem At A Critical Juncture
Report Finds Healthcare Ecosystem At A Critical Juncture

How mobile solutions are transforming the traditional paradigm of healthcare. By Christine Kern, contributing writer 

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    Dedicated Recording Devices More Efficient For Dictation And Clinical Workflows

    Four out of five physicians use smartphones for patient care-related activities. Considering the ubiquity of smartphones in our culture, that finding is not very surprising. What is concerning is physicians who dictate may be using a voice recording application on their smartphone to capture patient care notes, content for letters, and other sensitive data to be later transcribed.

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    When considering patient communication tools, patient portals are an obvious choice as they are proposed and incentivized by CMS. By Lola Koktysh, Healthcare Industry Analyst, ScienceSoft

  • The Quest For Personalized Medicine: What Healthcare Can Learn From Retail
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    When it comes to personalized service, hospitals, health systems, and labs can learn a lot from retail. For example, Amazon — which prides itself on its customer obsession — treats getting products to its customers like it’s a life or death mission. By Brad Bostic, founder and CEO, 

  • Best Practices For Preparing Your IT Network For Consolidation
    Best Practices For Preparing Your IT Network For Consolidation

    Acquisition and consolidation have become increasingly common across the healthcare industry as hospitals and health systems look to respond to the changing economics of healthcare reform, achieve scale, and capture market share — and many experts predict the pace of consolidation will only continue. By Bruce Brown, Healthcare Practice Leader, Juniper Networks

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  • Unspecified Codes: Know Your Financial Exposure

    On October 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wrapped up its one-year grace period for allowing the use of unspecified codes without consequence. The governing body also rolled out its first update to the coding system in four years, including a mammoth 6,000 new codes.

  • New MACRA Measures Sharpen Focus On Semantic Interoperability

    Healthcare’s interoperability quest continues to mature, moving the industry closer to semantic interoperability—the highest level of information exchange as defined by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). ONC’s recent identification of two metrics to support specific indicators of “widespread interoperability” demonstrate this movement.

  • The Importance Of Standardized Healthcare Terminology

    In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of leveraging administrative data for better quality assessment. As the wrap-up to this standards blog series, I want to look back at Crossing the Quality Chasm as a foundational work for improving the quality of healthcare delivery. This paper called not only for better quality but also for a reduction in the cost of that care--this at a time when the population is aging, technology is evolving, and research is rapidly expanding evidenced-based medicine. At least eight of the 13 recommendations made by the authors of Crossing the Quality Chasm directly involve the collection, aggregation, and actionable use of healthcare data.

  • EMR Adoption: Usability, Security Gaps Resolved Through ECM Integration

    The future of EHRs has been a topic of heavy discussion and debate. The world many anticipated coming from Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems is beginning to take shape, but due to the limitations of many practice-and hospital-based systems it is not exactly the future everyone envisioned. By HK Bain, CEO, Digitech Systems

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    Everbridge provides a unified critical communication suite that helps clients be better prepared, make better decisions, and respond quickly and confidently during disruptive events. When an incident happens, whether it’s a natural disaster or an IT service outage, we automate communications to ensure that the right messages get to the right people at the right time.

  • Imprivata

    Imprivata is a leading provider of authentication, access management and secure communications solutions that improve provider productivity for better focus on patient care. Imprivata’s solutions enable fast, secure access to clinical applications, support more effective communication and care coordination and increase workflow efficiency.

  • Elsevier

    Consistent, high-quality patient care requires evidence-based content incorporated into the care process. Elsevier integrates more than 100 years of world-class clinical knowledge into provider workflows, making it accessible to providers and their patients where and when they need it.


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    Savvy healthcare organizations in need of greater IT infrastructure agility, performance, security, and compliance are exploring the benefits of public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The allure of on-demand cloud services combined with advances in cloud security have transformed the healthcare IT mindset from “Why move to the public cloud?” to “What should we move, how do we do it?”

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