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
Holograms Provide Unique 3-D Views In The OR
Technology that converts 2-D images into 3-D images provides a unique virtual view of patients’ bodies for operating room doctors. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
ONC Releases Updated HIT Privacy And Security Guide
Update includes new, practical information on cybersecurity, patient access, and EHR guidelines. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Report Finds ‘Information Blocking’ Stymies EHR Reform
Security and confidentiality are often used as excuses for impeding information sharing. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
HEALTH IT OUTCOMES MAGAZINE CONTENT
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
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
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
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.
FROM THE EDITOR
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
HIPAA Compliance – Why It’s Critical To Have An IT Maintenance And Security Policy
It is often a neglected topic of IT management and HIPAA compliance, but the maintenance of an IT Infrastructure and its security policies are critical to the success of any healthcare operation’s HIPAA compliance program.
Why Data Security In Healthcare Must Adapt To Mobility
In 2014, the world became very aware of how vulnerable their data is. Home Depot, Target, Sony, Community Health Systems, Texas Health, and Anthem were only some of the many enterprises that got hacked last year. With the amount of data stolen, there is a high probability that some of your personal information was hacked in 2014 – even if you didn’t realize it.
The Future Of Healthcare – Patient Engagement Is Due For A Paradigm Shift
Just as healthcare is making the shift from volume to value, the concept of Patient Engagement needs to be reimagined in several important ways.
How Some Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Are Taking The Lead
The number of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) has continued to grow steadily as there are now approximately 405 participants after the latest wave of 89 newly accepted applicants.
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PODCASTS RECORDED 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
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
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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