Relying merely on encoders can be a risky proposition. Medical coders continue to play an important role in accurate documentation, owing to their knowledge of medical procedures and terminology. But change is inevitable. As technology continues to disrupt healthcare, there are bound to be changes in the way medical billing and coding is done.
Cybersecurity risks in healthcare have increased significantly. Close to 90 percent of healthcare companies have been breached at least once and now, more than 25 percent of all data breaches are related to healthcare.
The healthcare market has been flooded with new RPM solutions. There are wired connections and wireless sensors tracking patients’ physical states, monitoring and alerting on patient deterioration, notifying caregivers if discharged or disabled patients or even elderly patients’ wellness indicators have changed for the worse — the need for remote monitoring is real. But we have only scratched the surface.
Greater access to data and faster cross-referencing of symptoms, via AI, provides more thorough, real-time, treatment insights.
Healthcare organizations need to have true confidence in their data, which is the foundation for all care, reporting, financial, and compliance efforts. However, it’s no secret that the healthcare arena is challenged when it comes to accessing and leveraging that data.
Identifying the three pillars that explain a service management’s solutions strength can be found in three simple principles: it’s standard and simple; it provides a shared service solution; and it provides for service chain integration. These are the pillars in which service management solutions excel, that should be part of its DNA for the benefit of its users and the organizations that employ it.
There is a plethora of data available to doctors and hospitals today, which is collected from medical devices, instruments and monitors, in settings from doctors' offices to hospital wards to emergency trauma centers. In addition, personal devices, from Apple Watches to Fitbits and everything in between, are collecting steady streams of information on a variety of metrics, from heartbeat to movement and activity data to calories consumed.
For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths. This reputation also killed many residents’ spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Native American youth have the highest rates of alcoholism of any racial group in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Quite frankly, we’re even impressed with the research findings. But that’s the type of company AMTELCO is, and that’s the type of company the 1Call Division is. We specialize in offering enterprise-wide communication solutions for healthcare organizations. 1Call has been, and will continue to be the leader in developing, implementing, and maintaining features and technology designed to streamline communications and contain costs throughout your organization.
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.