The future is bright for health IT in 2018 - unless you’re one of the many physicians who have grown deeply disillusioned with ever-changing healthcare policies, unfriendly technology, and an overwhelming number of administrative tasks – all of which interfere with the ability of clinicians to focus on the delivery of medicine.
The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) is overused today. Unfortunately, this often leads to a misunderstanding of what AI is. Artificial intelligence is an umbrella term and covers many areas, including robotics, machine learning (ML), natural language processing, knowledge representation and computer vision. For the purposes of this article it will suffice to view AI in a simplified form as a synonym of Machine Learning with one stipulation – AI implies automatic decision making while Machine Learning only provides insights for a human observer to facilitate the decision-making process.
In his recent column, Telehealth Is Here To Stay, Dan Trott lists a number of happenings that herald a tipping point in telehealth adoption: improved access, reduced costs, improved quality of care. He mentions telestroke apps as being popular in the telehealth world because it reduces the critical time-to-treatment.
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?
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.
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.
Change Healthcare is one of the largest, independent healthcare technology companies in the United States. Working alongside our customers and partners, we enable better patient care, choice, and outcomes at scale. As a new company, Change Healthcare has increased capabilities for innovation, investment, and customer service.
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.
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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.