HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Banks And Innovative IT: Healthcare’s New Power Couple

    Banks have traditionally played a critical role in serving the healthcare industry. They are payment aggregators, digital and paper lockboxes, data normalizers, systems of record, and more. By Deborah Theobald, CEO, Vecna

  2. 2017 Will Be The Year Of The Cloud In Healthcare

    Healthcare has experienced profound change over the past several years, with 2017 promising more of the same. While many recent changes, such as the mandatory adoption of EHRs, have been driven by federal policy, next year’s changes will be driven by the need to deliver outstanding service to healthcare consumers while keeping costs in check.

  3. Patient Relationship Management: Taking Care To The Next Level

    When patients quit coming back to a practice, it is often for different reasons than providers assume. By Josh Weiner, Chief Operating Officer, Solutionreach

  4. What You Need To Know About The New HIPAA Guidance On Ransomware

    In 2015, Ransomware cost the U.S. healthcare industry nearly $6 billion. Even more concerning is that there has been a 300 percent increase in ransomware attacks in 2016, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government. By Laurie Zabel, Director of Coding & Compliance, MedSafe

  5. Identity Management: Connecting The Digital Age Of Healthcare

    Aging populations, the proliferation of chronic diseases, rising costs, and the expectation of affordable, effective care are serious challenges for healthcare organizations. By Jessica Morrison, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock

  6. Protecting Healthcare Institutions From DDoS And Ransomware Attacks

    Healthcare organizations understand network uptime is a critical (if not the most critical) component to organizational success in today’s digital age. Networks allow for EHRs to be accessed, life-critical applications to be run, and research to be conducted.

  7. The Role Of Mobility And Digital Automation In Patient Engagement

    Healthcare is a heavily documented business. From patient management to compliance upkeep, paper shuffling plays a major role in the day-to-day activities of organizational staff and clinicians alike.

  8. Taking Steps Toward Technology-Supported Population Health Management

    Right now, there are multiple forces driving physicians toward population health management. For one thing, chronic disease — both the prevalence of chronic illness and the cost of treating it — is giving clinicians reasons to divert attention away from episodic care and focus more on managing the ongoing health of patients. In addition, evolving payment models are beginning to reward healthcare providers for quality and efficiency — and that is financially motivating doctors to zero in on population health.

  9. How To Get Comfortable With Alternative Payment Methods

    Healthcare payment models are evolving, and it is vital healthcare providers evolve along with them. Although change can be stressful, this shift represents an opportunity for providers to operate more efficiently while also increasing the quality of care.

  10. How Imaging Interoperability Creates Value For Emerging Healthcare Models

    Value-based imaging, according to the American College of Radiology’s Imaging 3.0 initiative, is the path to moving radiology as a specialty out of the fee-for-service modality and into the care-quality improvement and patient-experience enrichment model upon which reimbursements for all healthcare providers will soon be based. By Matthew Michela, President and CEO, lifeIMAGE