CHIME Announces National Patient ID Challenge

CHIME has announced the winner of its National Patient ID Challenge will also be the winner of $1 million. By Katie Wike, 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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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.

Health Providers Need To Get With The Times

As the prevalence of high-deductible health plans continue to rise, patient convenience will become more and more important. Small, independent health providers need to invest in the technologies necessary to cater to the most basic customer demands.

Why Gamification Is Failing In Healthcare

Healthcare gamification is generating a lot of hype, but little adoption. Why? It turns out most of today’s healthcare gamification apps aren’t games at all. This article provides some tips for improving gamification in healthcare.

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  • Interprofessional Collaboration Requires Innovative Education And Practice To Improve Outcomes
    Interprofessional Collaboration Requires Innovative Education And Practice To Improve Outcomes

    Healthcare is in a state of flux. Providers, payers, government, vendors, and patients will no longer tolerate a system dominated by care silos, fragmentation, costly duplication, and uneven outcomes. A re-invigorated healthcare system will take root only if professionals advance a framework for interprofessional care coordination and collaboration across the expanding continuum. By Michelle Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions

  • The Failings Of Meaningful Use
    The Failings Of Meaningful Use

    It is remarkable that a program aimed at specific end users continues despite the fact the majority of those end users refuse to comply, even despite financial penalties from CMS. By Linda M. Girgis, MD, FAAFP

  • Healthcare And Banking Convergence Calls For Stricter Security
    Healthcare And Banking Convergence Calls For Stricter Security

    Regulatory and compliance pressures continue to rise for healthcare companies, and for good reason. The convergence of healthcare, banking and technology has created a much greater need for consumer education, security, and privacy. The most recent high-profile healthcare industry breach is another reminder of the importance of securing customers’ most sensitive and valuable data – but it surely won’t be the last. More than ever before, security and privacy protections are critical components of any platform. By Carlos Hernandez, VP of Strategic Accounts, Acclaris

  • Predictive Analytics Reduces Readmissions And Advances The Quality Of Care
    Predictive Analytics Reduces Readmissions And Advances The Quality Of Care

    Imagine a standard of care where before the patient leaves the hospital, the institution already knows not just the patient's critical data, but has also taken actions in response to the data that further reduce the risk of readmission within the next thirty days.

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  • Evaluating Interdisciplinary Care Plans: Ask The Right Questions To Improve Outcomes

    While adopting evidence-based interdisciplinary care plans in the hospital is a known driver for improving quality or care, informatics teams often have a difficult time with care plan content maintenance and processes. Fortunately, asking the right questions about your care plan management practices can lead to improvements in patient outcomes.

  • Population Health Management Defined

    Healthcare’s evolution has reached a pivotal juncture. At no point in history have we seen an array of external factors simultaneously converge to create such a perfect storm of change and transition.

  • Best Practices For Mass Communication In Healthcare

    Mass communication systems are gradually becoming commonplace in most healthcare organizations across the globe. With the advent of mobile technology and an increasingly connected workforce, employees are learning to utilize these systems, originally intended for emergency notification, to lower costs through increased day-to- day operational efficiencies.

  • Disaster Crisis Communication Preparedness For Healthcare

    Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 were large-scale crises that have amplified the urgency of disaster preparedness for hospitals and healthcare professionals. As urban populations continue to increase, hospital patient-surge capacity is a significant variable. Meanwhile, healthcare organizations, themselves, are increasingly large and complex, with multiple-hospital and clinical team structures that have varying organizational structures within them.

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  • Sprint

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

  • 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.

  • Solutionreach Inc.
    Solutionreach Inc.

    Solutionreach is a cloud-based platform built upon patient engagement technology, designed to help healthcare professionals eliminate the communication gaps that occur between their practice and their patients. The tools and services included with the platform focus on maintaining engaged relationships with each patient, all throughout the continuum of care.


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