Republican plan to impose higher border taxes would raise healthcare costs. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
This year’s conference focuses on the patient, through healthcare analytics and collaboration. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group based in Rochester, MN, was looking for ways to improve the response time in treating stroke patients. Specifically, they wanted to determine if it would be feasible to assess a stroke patient from the ambulance while in transit. Everbridge CMO Ranya Habash — also an Ophthalmologist at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami — was one of the researchers and took time recently to speak with Health IT Outcomes about the Mayo study and more.
HIMSS addresses the future of blockchain for healthcare. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
This past year, new standards under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. This new regulation prohibits discrimination in certain health programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and reinforces the assertion healthcare institutions are required to provide meaningful access to individuals needing communication assistance. In order to be compliant with the new standards, federally funded healthcare institutions are required to provide “language assistance services” for LEP patients. Kathryn Jackson, vice president of Language Operations, Stratus Video
As we head into HIMSS 2017, the movement toward precision medicine is at the top of the agenda. The idea of using data to customize care for patients is not new; however, with the passage of the 21stCentury Cures Act late in 2016, what was once a far-off dream now seems closer to reality. But are we really that close? Unfortunately, the answer is no, unless we address the key barriers to success: interoperability and cybersecurity. By Alan Portela, CEO, AirStrip
EHRs used to be document management systems. Now, they are focused on data intelligence. Specialists need help in the new world of value-based care to maintain their independence and stay profitable, and they need the right partners to help them advance patient engagement, achieve better clinical outcomes, and realize operational efficiency.
Another year has come and gone and cybersecurity threats have grown more onerous than ever. According to our 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, the largest number of breaches in 2015 took place within the healthcare sector, accounting for 39 percent of all breaches and four million identities exposed. If 2017 follows suit, healthcare is in for a tumultuous year.
Smartphones transformed healthcare communications, but thanks to a new trend called the “Converged Device,” they’re about to revolutionize care delivery. One all-purpose device replaces a belt-full of single-purpose devices. And beyond sheer convenience, the results are stark: better care, higher patient satisfaction, better outcomes.
We’ve all been there, filling out that pre-visit questionnaire on the clipboard with the borrowed pen, scribbling to get the task over with only to have to repeat it at another location or visit. By Jerry Rankin, Industry Strategy Director for Clinical Interoperability, Infor
This white paper from Midmark is the first in a series that defines the outpatient point of care ecosystem and examines how the key components that comprise it – such as interpersonal communication, patient education, patient and family conveyance, vitals acquisition, wait times, patientcaregiver interaction, and even data collection and documentation – have an impact on the patient experience.
A pre-surgical patient at an Israeli hospital remembers a complication from anaesthesia during a surgery 14 years ago that left her in the ICU for several days. Neither she nor her family remembers what the complication was, so the patient must undergo additional testing before her surgery can be scheduled.
Health Language provides software, content, and consulting solutions that map, translate, update, and manage standard and enhanced clinical terminologies on an enterprise scale — enabling the information liquidity required to support healthcare’s toughest challenges, such as meaningful use, ICD-10, population health, analytics, ACOs, and semantic interoperability among systems.
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.
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.
Health IT Outcomes is the premier information resource for today’s most pressing Health IT topics. Our mission is to provide healthcare providers with expert guidance on technology system selection, integration, project management, and change management.
Health IT Outcomes covers all technology solutions that impact the productivity, efficiency, patient care, and cash flow of a healthcare facility — from the latest electronic health record software (EHR), healthcare information exchange (HIE), healthcare information management Software (HIM), healthcare document management, healthcare business intelligence software, healthcare revenue cycle management software, point of care (POC) EMR (electronic medical record) and HIM (health information management) software to point-of-care solutions and medical imaging systems. The site features a comprehensive buyer's guide, daily health IT news updates on the latest technologies, contributed articles from leading healthcare industry analysts and vendors, and original success stories that highlight how leading healthcare facilities are implementing technology solutions with maximum return.
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.