Informatics Nurses Provide ‘High Degree Of Impact’ On Quality Of Care

The 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse survey demonstrates important role they play in driving patient safety and workflow improvement. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

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  • Executing A Large-Scale MDM Conversion Project
    Executing A Large-Scale MDM Conversion Project

    Balancing mobile communication and data security in healthcare is a challenge, especially when your mobile device landscape is vast and varied. Here’s how Intermountain Healthcare accomplishes this feat.

  • Finding A Successful HIE Formula
    Finding A Successful HIE Formula

    HIE remains an elusive concept for many healthcare providers, but the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative believes it has a strategy for HIE success.

  • Ochsner’s ECM Overhaul
    Ochsner’s ECM Overhaul

    In an effort to achieve content consistency and enhance efficiency, Ochsner Health System replaced three document management systems with a single ECM solution.

  • Eliminate Login Nightmares With Single Sign-On Technology
    Eliminate Login Nightmares With Single Sign-On Technology

    Munson Medical Center saved valuable clinician time and more than $500,000 by implementing virtual desktops and a single sign-on authentication and access management solution.

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  • HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion
    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.

The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Price Transparency

A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.

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  • Improving Care And Bolstering Revenue With The Gift Of Time
    Improving Care And Bolstering Revenue With The Gift Of Time

    In the highly competitive health system market, savvy hospitals are stepping up to make their resources go further and work harder, and are recovering their most valuable resource of all, time, in order to keep revenue flowing into their health system and keep patients and providers collaborative and happy. By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions

  • Why You Should Move Your Practice To The Cloud
    Why You Should Move Your Practice To The Cloud

    Looking for medical software as a method for better managing your practice? It may be time to consider a program hosted in the cloud. By Zach Watson, content manager, TechnologyAdvice

  • The Boy Who Cried ICD-10
    The Boy Who Cried ICD-10

    The health IT industry has faced its fair share of ups and downs, starts and stops – particularly when it comes to the ICD-10 implementation. We are now moving ahead with the October 1 transition date and must stay focused on rolling out ICD-10 education to plans key stakeholders. By Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation, Nuance Communications

  • Direct Relief’s Plan To Ensure Healthcare For All
    Direct Relief’s Plan To Ensure Healthcare For All

    How a set of mapping applications and GIS are being utilized to deliver healthcare to those who might otherwise be overlooked. By Andrew Schroeder, Director of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief

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  • Wolters Kluwer
    Wolters Kluwer

    Wolters Kluwer is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, Medknow, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical.

  • The SSI Group, Inc
    The SSI Group, Inc

    The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) is a forward-thinking innovator that is powering the business of healthcare through improved flexibility, connectivity and integration. The company offers a single-vendor, end-to-end Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution featuring front-end patient access; industry-leading, best-in-class billing and claims transmission; contract management, release of information and attachment processing; and an advanced analytics and business intelligence product suite.

  • Validic

    Validic is the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for convenient, easy data access to a world of mobile health and in-home devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies, wellness companies and health IT vendors — to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies, enhance their remote patient monitoring capabilities, and more efficiently manage their patient populations.


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  • Effectively Connecting Providers And Patients Thought Mobile Technologies Discussed At HIMSS15
    Effectively Connecting Providers And Patients Thought Mobile Technologies Discussed At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Bob Rossi, VP of Healthcare at CDW explains that, as healthcare providers start shifting to value-based care and population health management, how the types of products and services they seek from CDW has changed as well as what technologies are impacting the patient experience at the point-of-care today and if that is changing from last year or the year before.

  • How To Separate PHM Hype From Reality Revealed 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.

  • Two-Factor Authentication For EPCS Topic Of Conversation At HIMSS15
    Two-Factor Authentication For EPCS Topic Of Conversation At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Imprivata CMO Dr. Sean Kelly provides a brief overview of Imprivata and his role with the company. Kelly discusses how the reliance on electronic data and digital information systems has impacted physician authorization and access to these systems, as well as how problematic log-in and password management scenarios are for physicians today.

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