AHIP and NCL launch education initiative to aid consumers in making sense of their health insurance. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Projections show spending should triple by 2021 to address rising cybersecurity concerns. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Some healthcare stakeholders are concerned about the new oversight rule. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Study finds AppleWatch had 90 percent accuracy rating. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
VDI and single sign-on have improved efficiency at North Bend Medical Center and helped reduce IT support requirements.
The ONC must ensure the MU criteria related to interoperability isn’t too vague or broad.
Telemedicine offers a clear opportunity for healthcare providers to connect with patients in cost-effective, efficient, and engaging ways. Yet while telemedicine continues to grow, challenges to widespread adoption remain.
Providers that have met three consecutive years of Meaningful Use are now focused on engaging staff and leveraging smart technologies as they work to successfully meet Stage 2 criteria.
Three key strategies for advancing analytics and health information exchange By Barbara Antuna, MD, FACEP, ABPM-CI, Medical Informatics Specialist, Wolters Kluwer Health Language Solutions
Four out of five physicians use smartphones for patient care-related activities. Considering the ubiquity of smartphones in our culture, that finding is not very surprising. What is concerning is physicians who dictate may be using a voice recording application on their smartphone to capture patient care notes, content for letters, and other sensitive data to be later transcribed.
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
High readmission rates are a $17 billion problem across the U.S. for hospital administrators. What’s even more alarming is a portion of 30-day readmissions are preventable. By Lee Horner, President of Stratus’s Telehealth Division, HIT Leaders and News
The push to deliver greater value is prompting healthcare organizations to closely examine their clinical and financial processes in search of ways to boost efficiency, improve accuracy, and elevate the patient experience. With this in mind, First Care Clinic, a federally qualified health center and level 3 patient centered medical home located in rural Kansas, set out to retool one of its critical processes — the patient care visit.
On October 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wrapped up its one-year grace period for allowing the use of unspecified codes without consequence. The governing body also rolled out its first update to the coding system in four years, including a mammoth 6,000 new codes.
Healthcare’s interoperability quest continues to mature, moving the industry closer to semantic interoperability—the highest level of information exchange as defined by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). ONC’s recent identification of two metrics to support specific indicators of “widespread interoperability” demonstrate this movement.
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.
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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.