risk Consumers Must Be The Focus Of Providers' Value-Based Technology For Managing Risk

Providers negotiating risk-based health plan contracts or considering Medicare Value-Based payment options have to decide how they are going to avoid devastating financial losses. As capitation re-emerges as a dominant payment type, providers are using various technologies to supplement their current EHRs and financial systems. Their priorities are on spotting patients and providers who may generate "excessive" costs compared to targets and improve performance.

  • Patient Communications: Remembering The Past While Looking To The Future

    Can you remember where you were on December 31, 1999? Most likely, you were gathered with friends or family, ready to celebrate the dawn of the year 2000. It was an exciting time—and doesn’t really feel like it was too long ago. And yet, in terms of technology and communication, it really was a different lifetime.

  • Healthcare On Cloud Nine: Top 8 Benefits Of Healthcare-Cloud Merger

    Rising healthcare promises have been tied to cloud technology in the most recent tech-talks of the town. While the majority of care providers are not holding their breath due to previous disappointments, we wanted to translate the often-vague statements made into discrete simplified processes for healthcare.

  • Why Medical Dictation Is Still Better Than Voice Recognition ... For Now

    While health professionals increasingly use voice recognition and artificial intelligence-backed software programs for clinical documentation, they yield errors in seven percent of dictated words. While this number may seem like a small margin of error, it still leaves room for compromises in healthcare quality and patient safety.

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  • Healthcare’s Unique Challenge: Managing Employee Spend

    Healthcare facilities nationwide face increasing pressure to reduce costs across their organization. Providing patient care is the top priority. For that reason, healthcare executives take advantage of cost savings opportunities within administrative spend to reinvest in critical business areas. These reinvestment efforts enable them to provide better quality care.

  • Vitality Health Services — The Search For A Secure Place To Store Data

    Technology has rapidly changed the chiropractic industry. Less than 5 years ago, only a handful of large chiropractic practices could afford X-ray machines. With the advancement in radiological equipment technology, the cost of this equipment has decreased significantly. Patients are also asking for a quicker turnaround on X-ray diagnostics, forcing their chiropractic care professionals to invest in this technology located on-premises.

  • The Importance Of A Software Development Partner For SMEs

    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.

  • The Relevance Of Middleware In Digital Health

    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. 

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  • Leveraging The HHS Cybersecurity Report

    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.

  • The True ROI Of SSO And VDI

    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.

  • Improving Patient Outcomes With Smartphones: UW Medicine Valley Medical Center’s Story

    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.

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