Hospital Air Quality How Tech Can Improve Air Quality In Hospitals

Managing air quality in hospitals can be challenging due to the wide range of pollutants — like pathogens, chemical compounds and dust — that HVAC systems need to handle.

  • Making Care At Home Possible

    Care-at-home as a concept is not new. In the early 1900s, doctors would often make home visits for patients. Today, as healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals are increasingly trying to figure out how to send patients home as early as possible after a procedure or illness.

  • Finding The Balance Between Patient Outreach And Patient Care With Technology

    Patient engagement is crucial to all healthcare organizations. It might seem at first glance that the larger an organization is, the more hands there would be to connect with patients. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. The resources of health systems and hospitals are stretched to the limit with the basics, leaving little time for the “extras.”

  • 4 Ways Identity And Access Management (IAM) Solutions Can Benefit Healthcare Organizations

    Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries in existence because of the sensitivity of information and data that is collected. Thus, high levels of privacy and security are expected and demanded to maintain order throughout the sector.

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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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Health IT Outcomes covers all technology solutions that impact the productivity, efficiency, patient care, and cash flow of a healthcare facility — from the latest electronic health record software (EHR), healthcare information exchange (HIE), healthcare information management Software (HIM), healthcare document management, healthcare business intelligence software, healthcare revenue cycle management software, point of care (POC) EMR (electronic medical record) and HIM (health information management) software to point-of-care solutions and medical imaging systems. The site features a comprehensive buyer's guide, daily health IT news updates on the latest technologies, contributed articles from leading healthcare industry analysts and vendors, and original success stories that highlight how leading healthcare facilities are implementing technology solutions with maximum return.

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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.