Digital disruption, in any industry, comes in waves. While other industries have benefitted from modern technology, healthcare has some catching up to do. Consider, for example, application programming interfaces or APIs. Today, consumer technology runs on modern APIs. We have all heard that APIs have a big part to play in the health IT interoperability, and with phrases such as “Blue Button 2.0” and “21st Century Cures Act,” it’s time we saw what the story is behind APIs and what is the best way forward.
The World Health Organization’s priorities this year include health as a human right, universal health coverage, appropriate access to care, and high-quality care. These themes increasingly echo as part of international public discourse, especially in the United States where we continue to explore the most efficient and effective ways to take care of our communities.
While we’re starting to see some recognition of the role that social determinants play in contributing toward health and wellbeing, the influence and impact of factors such as health behaviors, food supply, housing, financial situation, access to healthcare and social relationships on overall health have so far been greatly underestimated. We are complex and our health reflects this complexity. Including social determinants in health evaluations holds great promise not only for patients and broader population groups, but for healthcare providers and health systems overall.
Receiving our U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance was a multi-year journey for Ivenix, and the road was rigorous and exhaustive, as it should be. Ninety percent of patients receive an IV at some point during their hospital stay, so it’s critical that infusion pumps delivering potentially life-saving drugs are safe, intuitive and secure.
Small and Medium Enterprises add up to a significant percentage of the new private sector companies all over the world. Over the years, the enterprises belonging of this sector that have stood out and emerged as leaders in world economy have had atleast 2 things in common - relentless focus on the fundamentals of their businesses and an uncanny knack for identifying and riding on a market/technological wave.
Middleware has long been an asset in healthcare IT. Its continued impact has the opportunity to change the future of healthcare. Many consider middleware to be the "glue" that allows different software programs to work together, enabling interoperability. Middleware helps users solve the challenges of heterogeneity and distribution, sitting above operating systems and networking software but below specific applications.
HIMSS Analytics surveyed 323 clinical and IT leaders at HIMSS19 and online to find out how prevalent clinician cognitive overload is, which healthcare technologies are contributing to it most, and how to solve the problem. We discovered that leaders view minimizing cognitive burden as important to organizational success, and that technology in and of itself is not the root cause of the problem.
Nurses make mistakes every day due to cognitive overload. Nurse leaders have a responsibility to recognize signs of cognitive overload in clinicians and take active measures to reduce cognitive burden and its consequences. Reducing cognitive burden for nurses helps create a more satisfying work environment and fosters well-being and retention. This is a report about understanding the problem and how to take specific, achievable steps to solve it.
Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.
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The long-anticipated Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry has been released by the HHS Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, and with it comes clear, prescriptive recommendations on protecting your organization from the growing risk of cyber-attacks.
To protect PHI, healthcare organizations often build a system of usernames and complex passwords. But why are we still relying on usernames and passwords when solutions such as single sign-on (SSO) have a measurable benefit of giving time back to clinicians, which is everything in healthcare. That time saved –amounting to hours per week – can now be spent with patients, increasing both patient and clinician satisfaction.
UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center dramatically improved patient outcomes after moving to a smartphone-based platform for clinical communication and alarm and alert notification.