Former ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator will succeed DeSalvo as agency leader. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
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Latest attack demonstrates the potential costs of a data breach beyond lost data. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
A cloud-based time and attendance solution has reduced IT support costs and improved staffi ng processes at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
The latest delay will prompt healthcare providers to put ICD-10 on the back burner and focus instead on more pressing initiatives like Meaningful Use.
Patient privacy concerns have kept many healthcare providers from seriously pursuing a social media strategy. However, leveraging these tools effectively can have a profound impact on patient communication and engagement.
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.
In today’s ever-evolving healthcare environment, many practices are struggling to keep up with rising costs and quality of care demands. With the move from a fee-for-service payment model to a value-based payment model, these demands have significantly increased.
Healthcare professionals are more reliant on mobile devices than ever, with laptops, tablets, and smartphones quickly obviating the need for paper records. While a boon to productivity, mobile devices have also increased the risk of data leakage. Cloud-based EHR systems and adoption of productivity apps like Office 365 have made large volumes of patient data and claims information readily accessible from loss and theft prone mobile devices.
With the proliferation of high-deductible health plans, patients have a greater financial stake in their care than ever before — in some cases paying thousands of dollars for a single care episode. Likewise, hospitals are taking on more financial risk for patients beyond the hospital stay.
Healthcare professionals need to spend time focusing on patient care, not technology. They need mission-critical applications to just work — quickly and reliably. Unfortunately, IT wellness, so to speak, faces a new and growing threat, one that can cripple entire healthcare organizations, impact patient care, and lead to costly system repairs. That threat is ransomware and related malware.
Smartphones have become pivotal for communications in many healthcare organizations – but by taking these versatile devices a step further, organizations can also revolutionize their care delivery with better responsiveness, more attentive care and lower IT costs.
In the seminal work Crossing the Quality Chasm, published by the Institute of Medicine in 2001, there was a clear call to action for the U.S. healthcare system. This work has driven much of what we are seeing in healthcare information management today. Crossing the Quality Chasm called for healthcare to be safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. The argument was made that the adoption of information technology is critical to meeting these goals. I would agree.
It’s an interesting time to be in healthcare, especially medical billing and coding! Over the next few years we will see major changes that will help us spend our healthcare dollars more wisely, and keep people healthier. These changes will have a profound impact on patients’ and physicians’ daily lives. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest changes...
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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?”
Hear from Kathleen Kosztowny, an experienced project management consultant for EMR & HIS systems, as she shares the challenges one healthcare organization faced, the ‘decision tree’ which resulted, and how automation enabled a successful EMR/HIS migration.
Many if not most healthcare executives and traditional care providers view “Patient Engagement” as ambiguous in terms of measureable clinical value and actual financial ROI. Thus, financial and human resources are allocated to Patient Engagement projects only with significant hesitancy (if at all).