Imagine that a health system enrolls all of its fully at-risk patients into its high-touch care management program to better manage costs and care quality. The care management team must understand the medications each patient is taking, whether or not they are adhering to them and if they are following their care plan.
Healthcare invented the concept of preventative care – the regular analysis of patient health indicators and diagnostics to stay ahead of issues. Practitioners aim to discover health related anomalies in their earliest stages of development in order to treat them quickly before they become life threatening and catastrophic. If we were to extend this principle to the digital services doctors and clinical staff need and use in treating patients, wouldn’t it also make sense to monitor and analyse the application services and underlying networks to stay ahead of slowdowns that could wreak havoc throughout the patient care delivery network?
If you’ve ever gone hiking with a group in the wilderness, you’ve probably heard this corny joke: What do you have to do to outrun a bear? Answer: You don’t have to outrun the bear; you just have to outrun the slowest member of your group.
More of the same and plenty of the new are on tap for health IT in 2018. Here are five trends to watch as the year unfolds.
Payers need to choose between automated payment and accurate automated payment.
In the continuing effort to increase quality and decrease costs, health plans and providers are shifting from volume-based care (fee for service) to a value-based reimbursement structure (fee for value). Value-based reimbursement promises benefits to patients, providers, and health plans, as it encourages delivery of high quality care at the lowest cost, largely by improving clinical and administrative efficiency.
When you’re tackling the industry’s biggest challenges, an experienced consulting firm can help ensure success. You will have many options, but these three must-have characteristics can help guide your search for the right firm.
Voalte develops smartphone solutions that simplify caregiver communication. Ranked number-one and named 2017 Category Leader in the Best in KLAS: Software & Services report for the Secure Communications Platform segment, Voalte is the only company to offer a comprehensive Mobile Communication Strategy that enables care teams inside and outside the hospital to access and exchange information securely.
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.
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.
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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.