Feature Articles

  1. 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report
    1/18/2017

    As the healthcare industry has transitioned to digital health records, patient misidentification has become rampant and carries significant consequences that can negatively impact patient care and a hospital’s financial performance.

  2. HFMA Educational Report: The Value Of Precise Patient Identification
    1/18/2017

    Despite the best intentions, healthcare organizations can struggle with consistently and reliably collecting precise patient information and matching individuals to their medical records. The consequences of patient misidentification and mismatching can be severe, ranging from medical errors to adverse effects on the bottom line. Patient misidentification also makes it difficult for organizations to track their costs and determine the total cost of care in risk-based arrangements.

  3. The Imprivata Report On The Economic Impact Of Inefficient Communications In Healthcare
    1/18/2017

    For healthcare IT leaders charged with balancing the clinical need for more efficient technologies with the compliance and security requirements to safeguard protected health information (PHI), “The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare” provides a useful guide to understanding how communications inefficiency impacts provider workflows and the patient care process.

  4. How Hospitals Can Avoid The Biggest Healthcare Communications Mistake
    1/18/2017

    Many hospitals believe that pagers provide an ‘insurance policy’ that smartphones don’t: cellular networks go down but paging networks don’t. Based on this logic, many healthcare organizations keep their pagers. This is the biggest mistake that healthcare IT departments make.

  5. Single Sign-On Vendor Selection Evaluator's Guide
    1/18/2017

    Are you considering implementing a single sign-on (SSO) solution? The Imprivata SSO Vendor Evaluation Checklist is designed to help you select the solution that best matches your organization’s needs and priorities. It incorporates customer learnings from thousands of successful SSO deployments.

  6. 20 Practical Tips On Single Sign-On And Strong Authentication From Healthcare IT Professionals
    1/18/2017

    You know your care providers need faster access to patient data, and that accessing applications and searching for patient data is time consuming and frustrating for them. Security requirements get in the way and cause disruption to their workflows. To address these issues, you need to eliminate password headaches and increase care provider satisfaction without negatively impacting patient data security.

  7. Choosing The Right Two-Factor Authentication Solution For Healthcare
    1/18/2017

    The healthcare industry’s transition from paper to electronic records has introduced significant security risk from hackers around the globe, and care providers find themselves in the midst of a cybersecurity war to protect patient health information.

  8. A Quick Guide To EPCS: What You Need To Know To Implement Electronic Prescriptions For Controlled Substances
    1/18/2017

    Many healthcare providers have delayed implementing electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS). Some may be waiting for the regulatory dust to settle, as the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ruling is titled “Interim.” Others may be deterred by the length and complexity of the document.

  9. Phoenix Children’s Hospital Improves Service And Timely Revenue With Verisma’s Release Of Information Technology And Expert Support
    1/18/2017

    Since the hospital’s founding in 1983, Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) has provided hope, healing, and the best health care for children across Arizona. Over 80 percent of pediatric subspecialists in the metropolitan area and 50 percent of pediatricians in Maricopa County are associated with PCH’s ambulatory and acute care network.

  10. New Measures Increase Focus On Semantic Interoperability
    1/17/2017

    National healthcare movements demand an interoperable framework for accurate data exchange across healthcare continuums. As value-based care continues to unfold, the industry at large remains focused on efforts to mature interoperability to support high-level quality initiatives aimed at improving population health and cutting costs.