Some healthcare stakeholders are concerned about the new oversight rule. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
How Big Data can help further medical research, find new cures, and prevent diseases. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Leveraging data analytics to improve delivery of behavioral health services. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Physicians are more than twice as likely to make a correct diagnosis, according to a new study. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
By using analytics technology to measure revenue metrics across facilities and physicians, Orlando Health avoided $22.7 million in bad debt write-offs.
Replacing your EHR can be a scary proposition. You can simplify the process by considering your revenue cycle management tools when planning and implementing.
By leveraging medical device data management technology, UC San Diego Medical Center was able to accelerate diagnoses for its cardiac patients and reduce the overall length of stay in its ER by 92 minutes.
When the Mental Health Center of Denver replaced fax with a cloud-based direct messaging solution, it was able to go green, reduce costs, and improve security.
When considering patient communication tools, patient portals are an obvious choice as they are proposed and incentivized by CMS. By Lola Koktysh, Healthcare Industry Analyst, ScienceSoft
When it comes to personalized service, hospitals, health systems, and labs can learn a lot from retail. For example, Amazon — which prides itself on its customer obsession — treats getting products to its customers like it’s a life or death mission. By Brad Bostic, founder and CEO, hc1.com
Acquisition and consolidation have become increasingly common across the healthcare industry as hospitals and health systems look to respond to the changing economics of healthcare reform, achieve scale, and capture market share — and many experts predict the pace of consolidation will only continue. By Bruce Brown, Healthcare Practice Leader, Juniper Networks
Chronic Care Management is becoming somewhat of its own specialty — and that’s positively impacting patients and providers in the push toward value-based care. By Travis Bond, CEO, CareSync
The future of EHRs has been a topic of heavy discussion and debate. The world many anticipated coming from Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems is beginning to take shape, but due to the limitations of many practice-and hospital-based systems it is not exactly the future everyone envisioned. By HK Bain, CEO, Digitech Systems
Waiting on a response from the care team during admissions, transfers, and discharges wastes a half hour per patient and poor communication raises patient care costs 75% on average. Poor communication leads to 70% of medical errors and was at the root of 3/4 of preventable readmission - an estimated 12 billion a year nationwide.
We may look back on the 25-year span following the change of the millennium as one of the most densely populated periods of healthcare regulation ever seen in the history of the United States. Every year, individual clinicians, private practices, and health systems are bombarded with new coding, compliance, quality, and reimbursement models, making staying ahead of the curve in terms of overall strategy nearly impossible. Executives, physicians, and healthcare experts would probably agree that it is impossible to maintain a status quo level of performance if your strategy is one of pure reaction to each new deadline from the Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
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.
Consistent, high-quality patient care requires evidence-based content incorporated into the care process. Elsevier integrates more than 100 years of world-class clinical knowledge into provider workflows, making it accessible to providers and their patients where and when they need it.
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.
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.
Rapidly changing market dynamics have triggered a significant paradigm shift in healthcare organizations. Forward-thinking leaders embrace a dynamic process-of-care approach to improve patient experience and outcomes, replacing the more traditional point-of-care mindset.
Savvy healthcare organizations in need of greater IT infrastructure agility, performance, security, and compliance are exploring the benefits of public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The allure of on-demand cloud services combined with advances in cloud security have transformed the healthcare IT mindset from “Why move to the public cloud?” to “What should we move, how do we do it?”
Hear from Kathleen Kosztowny, an experienced project management consultant for EMR & HIS systems, as she shares the challenges one healthcare organization faced, the ‘decision tree’ which resulted, and how automation enabled a successful EMR/HIS migration.