Insights Into Implementing A Patient-Centered Medical Home

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  • Real-Time Analytics Provide Early Warning
    Real-Time Analytics Provide Early Warning

    IBM and AirStrip are teaming up to provide streaming analytics and improve quality of care for chronically ill patients. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Mobile Overcomes Communication Challenges
    Mobile Overcomes Communication Challenges

    An Accenture survey has found mHealth is key to alleviating communication problems in healthcare organizations, especially for nurses. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • 90% Of Executives Say Big Data Is Key
    90% Of Executives Say Big Data Is Key

    While the majority of executives believe Big Data is essential for their business, few actually use it for predictive analytics. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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  • The Great HealthKit Betrayal
    The Great HealthKit Betrayal

    Editor In Chief Ken Congdon explains why the health IT industry shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed that Apple’s big iPhone and smartwatch launch ignored HealthKit.

The Final Nail In The Meaningful Use Coffin?

Healthcare providers across the country express their disappointment in the final Meaningful Use ‘Modifications’ Rule issued by CMS, and question the long-term viability of the program.

It’s Time To Change The Provider/Pharmacy Paradigm

In an era of team-driven care coordination and value-based reimbursement, it makes more sense than ever for providers to establish their own point-of-care pharmacies.

IBM, Apple & Epic: Health IT’s Dream Team?

IBM’s exclusive partnership with Apple could mean a giant leap forward for healthcare mobility. Here’s why.

Financial And Clinical Worlds Unite At ANI 2014

This year’s HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) ANI (Annual National Institute) conference went beyond ICD-10 to show a growing harmonization between financial and clinical teams in an effort to address a variety of reimbursement challenges.

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  • Mobility Delivers Powerful Possibilities
    Mobility Delivers Powerful Possibilities

    As the computer form factor shrank from the size of a room to a laptop, computing mobility finally became a reality. For over a decade, the laptop continued to shrink while increasing in performance and lowering in price. Mobility became synonymous with portability. However, with the advent of the smart phone, mobility now transcends a single product category and has morphed into an experience. Over a short five years, mobility has become synonymous with easy, convenient, enabling, engaging, meaningful, connected, and accessible. Mobility is no longer a material thing, but rather it’s the picture of a three-year-old playing their favorite game on their tablet while at their brother’s soccer game. It’s taking a spontaneous video of our kids playing in the pool and sharing it with their cousins in Europe. Mobility is an experience that fits naturally into our daily lives while delivering powerful, improved possibilities – PeriOperative Medicine is no exception. By Jeffrey Zavaleta, MD, CMO, Graphium Health

  • Technology Evolves To Meet The Needs Of Mobile Nurses
    Technology Evolves To Meet The Needs Of Mobile Nurses

    Nurses are the frontline when it comes to delivery of care. With our aging population and the nearly 20 million newly insured Americans under the Affordable Care Act, nurses will be even more heavily relied upon in coming years. By Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer of Vocera

  • EMRs Won’t Prevent The Spread Of Ebola (Or The Next Scary Outbreak)
    EMRs Won’t Prevent The Spread Of Ebola (Or The Next Scary Outbreak)

    According to IBM, there are 2.5 exabytes of data created every day, and most of it is unstructured. Imagine receiving all the words ever spoken by human beings on your doorstep each and every day. Now, imagine consuming that, making sense of it and trying to keep up with the ever-accelerating pace of data creation each day.

  • Bridge The Digital Health Divide With Patient-Generated Data
    Bridge The Digital Health Divide With Patient-Generated Data

    New technologies for tracking and monitoring populations and diseases are flooding to the market. The rapid change and innovation within all sectors of healthcare is causing continued disruption as companies struggle for a competitive advantage in engaging and managing their populations. As such, digital health is becoming increasingly vital for healthcare to incorporate into their strategic objectives.

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  • One Patient, One Record: Enterprise Content Management Is A Core System For Allina Health

    To give patients the best care possible, Allina Health (Allina) set a goal of “One patient. One record.” Shortly after implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) across the health system, Allina knew it needed an enterprise solution to manage the unstructured content – the paper, forms, faxes, clinical images and more – that would still exist outside of the patient record. It also wanted to eliminate the disconnected systems that slowed down care and operations in departments from Accounts Payable and Human Resources to the Laboratories and Home Health Care.

  • The Need For Quality Improvement In Healthcare

    Reporting initiatives have revealed the state of quality in healthcare. Now, it's time to go beyond just reporting to actually improving quality. Learn the impact of poor quality on patients, healthcare providers, and the economy--and how it can be remedied.

  • Using An Evidence-Based Framework To Cross The CPOE Adoption Divide

    As a result of embracing an evidence-based culture, McLaren Port Huron has seen its CPOE rates swell to well over 80 percent.

  • Automate Your Way To A More Efficient Practice — And Happier Patients

    Take a glance into your waiting room. Odds are, you will find that the stacks of magazines and educational brochures you keep on the tables are going largely untouched. rather, your patients are engaged with their smart phones, electronic tablets, or even laptop computers.

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  • A2iA Corporation
    A2iA Corporation

    A2iA Corporation, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a worldwide leading developer of natural handwriting recognition, Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR) and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) technologies and products for the payment, mail, document and forms processing markets.

  • TigerText

    TigerText is the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflow and complies with industry regulations. Developed to address the security needs, BYOD policies, and message restrictions in the enterprise, TigerText is committed to keeping mobile communications secure, private and impermanent.

  • 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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    All healthcare organizations in the US are subject to HIPAA and HITECH regulations, and most organizations take credit and debit cards, and are therefore subject to Payment Card Industry or PCI compliance rules as well. Today, we're going to talk about how to develop a security strategy that addresses both of these standards and strengthens your overall security posture in the process.

  • Protecting Your Patients From Medical Identity Theft Podcast

    Medical identity theft is becoming a concern of epidemic proportions for patients, healthcare providers and healthcare plans. Not only is the Federal Government cracking down on fraud, but healthcare providers are striving to implement policies, procedures and technologies that will help them minimize the risk of data exposure.

  • The Value Of A Perioperative EHR In this podcast, Kermit Randa, senior VP of sales and marketing for Surgical Information Systems provides Health IT Outcomes's editor in chief Ken Congdon with his insights on why specialty EHR platforms, such as perioperative systems, are vital to the health information management efforts of today's hospitals. The podcast addresses key differences between perioperative EHRs and enterprise EHRs and key HIT challenges that require specialization. In response to the question of why are operating room and perioperative services so important to hospitals today, Randa says "The OR, according to HFMA, is about 70% of the revenue of the average hospital, 60% of the margin, and 40% to 60% of the supply costs. Additionally, about half the errors caused in the hospital are done in the operating room. So, when you start to look at what’s happening today, the hospitals are in need of radical change."
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