Healthcare has come a long way since the days of doctors making house calls with their black bags and using hand-written logbooks to manage their practice. Since that time, new technologies have been introduced with the goal of changing every aspect of healthcare — from making practices more efficient to improving diagnostics and supporting development of personalized medicine.
Advances in automation, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and industry-ready cognitive capabilities have created a perfect storm that has finally reached RCM. Stuck in technology’s Bronze Age, RCM traditionally has been defined by people-intensive, manual-heavy processes, powered by disconnected operational systems. Digital transformation and related emerging technologies can help transform RCM, and optimize processes for healthcare providers to operate more effectively and efficiently while improving the healthcare experience for patients.
There’s considerable diversity among small and midsize healthcare providers, but one challenge they all face is dealing with data processing including invoices, insurance, patient records, internal and external communications, and perhaps social media accounts. What’s the best way to corral all this data in a way that’s accessible, yet secure?
Providers should prioritize the safety of patient health information (PHI) and remain diligent about HIPAA security and privacy regulations, particularly if they want to survive the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audits. Here’s a look at growing threats and ways medical practices can protect themselves.
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.
Paris Community Hospital was seeking to simplify the management of its IT assets and reduce the time and effort expended on maintaining the environment. With an IT department of four staff to manage 500 machines, the organization was finding it difficult to provide timely and efficient service to users.
Hardin memorial health accelerates care, improves critical workflows and boosts patient satisfaction.
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.