A recent HIMSS study reveals hospitals that have implemented EMRs can better predict and decrease mortality rates. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Senator Calls Use of Wearables A ‘Privacy Nightmare’
New York’s Chuck Schumer tells FTC regulation of wearable is necessary. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
HIE Extending To Skilled Nursing Facilities
CMS issues a final rule aimed at accelerating HIE connectivity in skilled nursing facilities. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
ACOs Struggle With Tech Adoption
A survey from the eHealth Initiative shows ACOs have made little HIT progress in the last year. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
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Secure Mobile Technology Replaces Overhead Paging At Reading Health System
Thanks to quick and quiet mobile apps and devices, doctors and nurses are now in constant contact without interfering with patient care.
Mobile Carts Improve Workflow, Patient Safety
MaineGeneral Medical Center equips every patient room with a workstation on wheels, facilitating communication between hospital staff and preventing the spread of infection.
Facilitating Health Information Exchange
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center aims to help more healthcare providers realize the potential benefits of HIEs by tackling adoption challenges head-on.
Clinical Decision Support: Bridging The Gap Between Knowledge And Practice
Cleveland’s MetroHealth System is on a multiyear journey to encourage physician adoption of evidence-based clinical decision support to deliver care more efficiently and effectively.
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It’s Time To Change The Provider/Pharmacy Paradigm
In an era of team-driven care coordination and value-based reimbursement, it makes more sense than ever for providers to establish their own point-of-care pharmacies.
IBM’s exclusive partnership with Apple could mean a giant leap forward for healthcare mobility. Here’s why.
This year’s HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) ANI (Annual National Institute) conference went beyond ICD-10 to show a growing harmonization between financial and clinical teams in an effort to address a variety of reimbursement challenges.
Atlanta is largely considered the health IT capital of the United States, but there are some innovative new health IT technology companies for providers to watch in Birmingham, Alabama.
Apple announced its new HealthKit app at its Worldwide Developer Conference this week and the platform had more provider play than expected. What does this announcement mean for the ongoing transformation of the healthcare industry?
Remote Monitoring Helps Achieve Healthcare’s Triple Aim
The healthcare industry is in the midst of a transition from ‘healthcare’ to ‘health optimization’ and remote monitoring technology will play a crucial role. By Julie Carr, RN, BSN, Director, Clinical Operations, Healthsense, Inc.
Ensuring Security And Compliance In An Era Of Connected Health
Federal regulations, mobility, and security present challenges to healthcare companies which require secure support from IT professionals. By Scott Braynard, VP of Public Sector, Bomgar
A Primer On ePrescribing Controlled Substances
In 2010 the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) finalized a rule allowing controlled substances – such as oxycodone, methadone, fentanyl, and morphine – to be prescribed electronically, which promises to address the efficiency and patient safety challenges associated with paper prescriptions for controlled substances. Specifically, electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) can improve the efficiency of care provider workflows, especially if they are already using e-Prescribing of non-controlled substances. EPCS can also decrease patient wait times at pharmacies and minimize the risk of potential medication errors, inaccuracies or forgeries. By David Ting, Founder & CTO, Imprivata
Achieving Innovation’s Full Potential
We’ve seen the evolution from film to digital x-ray; from beepers to texts and images on smartphones; and from hard journals for research to electronic medical records searching on iPads. These innovations have greatly improved the speed of diagnosis, enabling faster treatment and better patient care. What’s next? By Steve Deaton, VP, Viztek
4 Advantages To Infusing Analytics Into Healthcare Data
Smarter data enables wellness health outcomes and cost reduction for self-insured employers and care providers.
Easily Connect And Exchange Patient Information With Direct Messaging
Healthcare providers—ranging from acute care hospitals to skilled nursing facilities, from physicians’ offices to care service providers—continue to be challenged in effectively managing and securely exchanging patient information, originating from a variety of formats, including unstructured (text messages, Word documents, faxes, email), structured (forms, CCD, CDA, HL7) and electronic content.
What's Driving The Need For Data Analytics
According to Julie Corcoran, principal consultant at Hayes Management Consulting, “Some of the major driving forces behind stress at the hospital’s C-Suite level are that there are so many competing high priority projects right now. They are focusing on ICD-10, meaningful use, clinical documentation education, reducing reimbursement, market changes — there’s never been a greater time of transformation in healthcare. That, in and of itself, is a huge challenge.”
4 Essential Lessons For Adopting Predictive Analytics In Healthcare
Information plus context equals knowledge. But predictions made solely for the sake of making a prediction are a waste of time and money.
A2iA Corporation, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a worldwide leading developer of natural handwriting recognition, Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR) and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) technologies and products for the payment, mail, document and forms processing markets.
No doubt about it, technology has forever changed the way the world works. Businesses have realized the positive impact of aligning work functions with workstations. Since 1993, CompuCaddy has been designing & manufacturing Mobile Computer Carts & Power Systems that fulfill all application, ergonomic & budgetary requirements.
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.
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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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All healthcare organizations in the US are subject to HIPAA and HITECH regulations, and most organizations take credit and debit cards, and are therefore subject to Payment Card Industry or PCI compliance rules as well. Today, we're going to talk about how to develop a security strategy that addresses both of these standards and strengthens your overall security posture in the process.
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Medical identity theft is becoming a concern of epidemic proportions for patients, healthcare providers and healthcare plans. Not only is the Federal Government cracking down on fraud, but healthcare providers are striving to implement policies, procedures and technologies that will help them minimize the risk of data exposure.
The Value Of A Perioperative EHR In this podcast, Kermit Randa, senior VP of sales and marketing for Surgical Information Systems provides Health IT Outcomes's editor in chief Ken Congdon with his insights on why specialty EHR platforms, such as perioperative systems, are vital to the health information management efforts of today's hospitals. The podcast addresses key differences between perioperative EHRs and enterprise EHRs and key HIT challenges that require specialization. In response to the question of why are operating room and perioperative services so important to hospitals today, Randa says "The OR, according to HFMA, is about 70% of the revenue of the average hospital, 60% of the margin, and 40% to 60% of the supply costs. Additionally, about half the errors caused in the hospital are done in the operating room. So, when you start to look at what’s happening today, the hospitals are in need of radical change."