OhioHealth Telemedicine Program Drives Better Outcomes
OhioHealth Telemedicine Program Drives Better Outcomes

Transporting patients by medevac helicopter can save lives when moments count, but it’s not always necessary. Telemedicine allows specialists to provide immediate and effective care for patients in remote locations who may otherwise have required an airlift.

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
    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.

HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion

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.

The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

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.

Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?

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?

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.

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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • How CDS Helps Standardize Quality Across A Care Network
    How CDS Helps Standardize Quality Across A Care Network

    Elevating overall quality in healthcare requires closing care gaps across all site-specific services. This undertaking requires IT’s key role of ensuring that information needed to close gaps is delivered uniformly at all points of care. With value­based models placing greater emphasis on care quality — ultimately determining a care network’s financial performance — IT is leading the charge in clinical decision support (CDS) systems.

  • FDA Software Validation: What You Need To Do To Validate Your Quality Computer Systems
    FDA Software Validation: What You Need To Do To Validate Your Quality Computer Systems

    The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of your manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines and best practices for meeting these requirements isn’t always clear and, as a result, your software may be compliant but you may not be. This article provides answers to the top five most common software validation and documentation questions asked by others in FDA-regulated industries and demonstrates best practices for meeting the guidelines. By Penny Goss, Technical Solutions

  • Big Data: The Right Prescription For Providers And Patients
    Big Data: The Right Prescription For Providers And Patients

    Big Data, aka the biggest challenge facing organizations everywhere, isn’t going away anytime soon. According to IBM, every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. To give you an idea of what that may look like, one terabyte alone is the equivalent of 4.5 million books — overwhelming to think about, especially for healthcare providers. From medical charts and prescriptions to financial and insurance information, patients generate a lot of data throughout their lifetimes. Some of that data is structured. However, even within sophisticated healthcare organizations, most of it — paper documents, ad hoc emails, data created through monitoring devices, for example — is not. As healthcare moves toward more of an evidence based model, data will play more of an instrumental role. Now more than ever, it’s important for healthcare providers to realize organizational success has less to do with how much data they gather and more to do with how data is utilized. By Andre Vandenberk, VP of Product Management and Lori Frampton, VP of Patient Flow Process Improvement & Data Analysis both of Medworxx, an Aptean Company

  • 3 Technologies That Integrate And Support Value-Based Transitions
    3 Technologies That Integrate And Support Value-Based Transitions

    A new category of tools is gaining traction as providers transition to value-based care in 2016. They integrate into existing platforms, prevent IT restructure, and make EMR and patient portal data easier to access and use in care delivery.

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FEATURE ARTICLES

  • 22 Organizations Gather At OnBase + Epic User Forum In San Diego

    This past week in San Diego, more than 22 healthcare providers and technology organizations attended the OnBase + Epic User Forum. There they learned about all the latest developments from industry-leading enterprise content management (ECM) and electronic medical record (EMR) companies. The Forum included sessions about the development roadmap and discussed best practices for addressing clinical, payer, back office and mobile needs across the enterprise.

  • The Best Benefits Of Working In Health IT

    You don’t have to be working in health IT to know that the field is booming. As the healthcare industry continues to grow, so too, does its need for technical assistance. From programming and application development skills to security and big data expertise, healthcare employers are clamoring to hire professionals with these types of IT skills who also have an understanding of the unique needs of the healthcare industry.

  • Multi-Factor Identity Authentication: The Gatekeeper Of Digital Security

    Identify authentication is your digital gatekeeper.

  • HIPAA Best Practices Checklist

    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is based upon identifying potential risks to Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Completing an inventory of the PHI and PII that you hold and reviewing the current physical, administrative and technical measures that are in place to protect that data is critical to ensuring compliance with HIPAA mandates. Also key is determining what additional measures need to be put into place to mitigate the risks that have been identified.

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    Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to the healthcare industry.

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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.

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    Accelerate interoperability in healthcare with a first-to-market healthcare solution that combines fax and Direct messaging in a single solution by enabling healthcare organization to easily exchange Direct messages with no change to the user experience using their current RightFax-EMR integrations. 

  • Patient Engagement: The Complexity Behind The Buzzword
    Patient Engagement: The Complexity Behind The Buzzword

    Seatbelts are required by law in the manufacture of cars to be sold in the United States, and legislated to be worn by drivers and passengers in many states and locales. Yet seatbelts only improve safety if they are actually buckled.

  • A Sepsis Solution: Reducing Mortality By 50% Using Advanced Decision Support
    A Sepsis Solution: Reducing Mortality By 50% Using Advanced Decision Support

    Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospital critical care units, each year claiming the lives of 258,000 patients nationwide. At $20 billion annually, it is also the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals. Strong evidence correlates early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy to significant reductions in sepsis-related mortality. However, early identification and treatment remains elusive, emphasizing the need for intelligent, prompt and patient-specific clinical decision support (CDS) at the point of care.

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PODCASTS RECORDED AT HIMSS15

  • How One Multi-Specialty Practice Shares Patient Data, Leverages The EHR Discussed At HIMSS15
    How One Multi-Specialty Practice Shares Patient Data, Leverages The EHR Discussed At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Jonathan Nasser, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Crystal Run Healthcare details his organizations 10-year partnership with NextGen. Nasser also details how Crystal Run (a large multi-specialty practice with more than 250 physicians over 15 locations) shares patient data and leverages the EHR to manage chronic needs patients, identify high-risk patients, and generally do a better job managing these critical parts of your patient population.

  • Challenges Providers Face When Aggregating And Analyzing Data Discussed At HIMSS15
    Challenges Providers Face When Aggregating And Analyzing Data Discussed At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Validic co-founder Drew Schiller explains what his company does and how it fits into the overall healthcare ecosystem as well as provided background on the two substantial deals entered into with Cerner and Meditech.

  • The Challenges With Medication Management Vs. Medication Adherence Explained At HIMSS15
    The Challenges With Medication Management Vs. Medication Adherence Explained At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, DrFirst president Cam Deemer explains what his company – which focuses on medication management, medication adherence, and care collaboration – saw in the market that led it to evolve to address them. He also describes New York’s I-STOP Act, what its objectives are, and how this impacts the national conversation.

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