HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. 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

  2. Is It Bad Debt Or Charity Care? The Right Way To Measure Uncompensated Care

    As part of the Affordable Care Act of 2009, new requirements were introduced relating to community benefits for nonprofit hospitals to meet in order to qualify for 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status. By Lori M. Jones, chief revenue officer, Connance

  3. Overcoming The Hurdles Of Healthcare Technology

    Healthcare is losing over $2.2 million per data breach, and that doesn’t include additional losses in customer information. Since 2009, almost half the population has had their healthcare data stolen as a result of one of approximately 1,500 data breaches. So, why aren’t healthcare companies doing more to address this problem? There are a couple of reasons, both of which can be attributed to the fact the healthcare industry is, at its core, outdated.

  4. Patient Data Breaches And Healthcare Cyber Risks

    Healthcare organizations are a treasure trove of personally identifiable information (PII), making them very lucrative targets for cybercriminals. Databases of stolen medical records are being sold on the black market for as much as $200,000. By Ellen Fischl-Bodner, Healthcare IT security subject matter expert, Tufin

  5. 5 Ways Autonomous Vehicles Are Disrupting Healthcare

    With Uber rolling out its self-driving cars on the streets in Pittsburgh, PA; Tesla drivers logging more than a million miles a day of autonomous driving; and Ford sharing plans to manufacture autonomous ride sharing vehicles by 2021, the driverless car is becoming a reality. By Jim Walker, Director of Marketing Strategy, Cadient

  6. 6 Steps To A Successful Data Governance Program

    Data governance is not exactly the healthcare industry’s most glamorous topic. Yet it’s a necessary evil, one that has several downstream impacts on organizations.

  7. A New Approach To Threat Detection Helps Get Ahead Of Cyberattackers

    Cyberattacks in the healthcare industry represent an enormous social, governmental and operational challenge, with potential financial, privacy and reputational costs that can be massive. The consequences and costs can be extensive and can impact patients, healthcare providers, device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers and government entities.

  8. Addressing Interoperability In Healthcare

    Healthcare organizations are notoriously complicated. Data pours in 24/7 from myriad sources, and each patient record incorporates information from numerous clinical applications, financial applications, and beyond. It’s critical these systems work together seamlessly to ensure record accuracy, and ultimately high-level care. The need for simple information sharing is clear, and yet, true interoperability in healthcare remains a challenge for several reasons.

  9. How Data Analytics Improve Hospital Management And The Patient Experience

    Technology can provide providers with streamlined, valuable insight which can improve inpatient care.

  10. GRC Approach Builds Strong Foundation For OCR Audit Readiness

    Healthcare providers are shouldered with many serious responsibilities. From patients’ physical health and safety to their data security and privacy — and everything in between — doctors’ offices and hospitals operate on stringent standards. By Sam Abadir, Director of Product Management at LockPath