Hospitals Leverage AC Power Probes To Detect Malware

Hospitals can use WattsUpDoc to detect whether or not malware has been introduced into networks. 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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  • 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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  • Innovations In Radiology: Get The Right *Beeping* Results
    Innovations In Radiology: Get The Right *Beeping* Results

    There is a culture of certainty in healthcare that is driving unnecessary testing and increasing costs, but some organizations are using the latest technology innovations in radiology to help improve patient care and protect their bottom line. By Karen Holzberger, VP and GM Diagnostics, Nuance

  • The Pros And Cons Of EHRs In The Cloud
    The Pros And Cons Of EHRs In The Cloud

    Patient health records – how secure are they? Fast on the heels of the Anthem breach, news of the Premera Blue Cross cyberattack overtook the headlines. According to a Redspin Report, more than 40 million Americans suffered a breach of their personal health information between 2009 and 2014. Of the PHI data breaches in 2014, more than 50 percent were due to hacking attacks; unauthorized access or disclosure was the cause of a third of the hacks. However, as many institutions prefer to avoid the liability, costs and damage to their reputation that result from disclosure and notification, many breaches go unreported, so that the actual numbers might be much higher. By Amit Cohen, CEO, FortyCloud

  • 5 Ways To Spot Malicious Insiders
    5 Ways To Spot Malicious Insiders

    Medical data is under attack. Both patients and healthcare providers are becoming increasingly aware of the threats to information stored within the industry. And the trust in organizations’ ability to protect this highly sensitive data isn’t keeping pace. In a 2014 Ponemon Institute study, of the people who said their healthcare providers outlined the measures used to protect patients' medical records, 68 percent of those respondents revealed they weren't confident the measures would actually keep their medical data secure. By Lisa J. Berry-Tayman, senior privacy and information governance advisor, IDT911 Consulting

  • Community Hospital IT: When To Optimize, When To Replace
    Community Hospital IT: When To Optimize, When To Replace

    Does your community hospital leadership expect new technology to solve old problems? If so, it’s time for a perspective shift. In reality, optimizing your hospital’s existing technology and adjusting processes accordingly is usually the quicker, more cost-effective option. Buying new systems won’t automatically make problems go away. By Phil Stravers, ICE Technologies, Inc.

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  • Top 8 Best Practices For Secure Messaging

    There’s a reason text messaging is quickly becoming common in the work- place: It’s quick; it’s to the point; it saves time. But for all the considerable benefits, traditional text messaging has severe security limitations – the sender cannot be assured of the privacy and confidentiality of messages. This risk poses an even greater threat in organizations where regular communications contain confidential or industry-regulated information.

  • The Changing Face Of Healthcare Leadership

    In response to a fast-moving healthcare marketplace, a new list of traits has risen to the top of executive recruiters' wish lists.

  • Areas Of Focus To Navigate From ICD-9 To ICD-10

    As the healthcare industry migrates from ICD-9 to ICD-10 many organizations find that with less than six months to go before the October 1, 2015 compliance deadline they’re applying new strategies, shifting focus and addressing critical areas that need urgent attention.

  • Addressing The Documentation Challenge for Clinicians: Workflow Enhancing Search

    Healthcare providers are rapidly converting from the paper chart to the Electronic Heath Record (EHR), driven steadily by the Meaningful Use initiatives.

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  • Everbridge

    Everbridge provides a unified critical communication suite that helps clients be better prepared, make better decisions, and respond quickly and confidently during disruptive events. When an incident happens, whether it’s a natural disaster or an IT service outage, we automate communications to ensure that the right messages get to the right people at the right time.

  • Vocera Communications
    Vocera Communications

    Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.

  • 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.


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.


  • Overcoming Unstructured Data Topic Of Conversation At HIMSS15
    Overcoming Unstructured Data Topic Of Conversation At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Dr. Brian Levy, VP of Global Clinical Operations for Wolters Kluwer Health Language explains what Health Language’s Enterprise Terminology Management platform is and why it’s important to healthcare providers.

  • The Benefits Of A PHM Implementation On A Family Practice Discussed At HIMSS15
    The Benefits Of A PHM Implementation On A Family Practice Discussed At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Dr. Clive Fields, president, Village Family Practice and Co-Founder, Village MD and Paul Martino, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Village MD detail some of the patient population management challenges the face before partnering with Healthline and which of Healthline’s products and services they are currently leveraging to solve those problems.

  • Which Information Silos Need Broken Down Revealed At HIMSS15
    Which Information Silos Need Broken Down Revealed At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, John Backhouse, executive director of the Omni Program for Information Builders provides background on what Information Builders does across other markets it operates in and how the Omni Patient solution applies specifically to healthcare.

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