To optimize payments and reimbursement in emerging value-based care models, hospitals and health systems need to more proactively measure and improve clinical and financial performance across a myriad of quality and patient safety measures and programs. By Andy Weissberg, SVP, Marketing Communications, Quantros
A recent survey of healthcare executives revealed employee awareness as their greatest cybersecurity concern. By Jim Keener, Chief Technology Officer at Ingenious Med
Our health information is some of the most sensitive and personal data we have, which also makes it a prime target for hackers. By John Callahan, Chief Technology Officer, Veridium
Identity fraud has become more and more of an issue as the internet has shifted and changed through the years. Security protocols must keep up with the latest malware and viruses that come out every day in order to keep out internet fraud criminals, and hackers merely see these updates as the latest challenge for their activities. By Heather Lomax, media relations specialist, Blaze Systems
Offering $1.6M in annual savings, a Cree® LED lighting upgrade for McLaren Health Care’s 11 primary hospitals was a clear win for the balance sheet.
In early 2018, all clinicians must report performance data to CMS in three of four categories that count as a portion of the final composite score. A comparison of all composite scores above the pre-set performance threshold will determine the number of positive adjustments that will be issued. Will your adjustment be negative or positive?
Incorporating mobile devices into standard communication workflows in most health systems typically starts as a bottom-up effort by physicians and user groups who want the convenience and efficiencies that go hand-in-hand with mobile devices. Some have even said that mobility is the next battleground for patient engagement. Although those user groups must garner the buy-in and support of the executive management team, getting everyone to agree that technology creates valuable efficiencies and simplifies communication is generally not the holdup. Uncovering and analyzing all the possible options, weighing the pros and cons, and settling on the best mobile device strategy for each organization can be the longest steps in the process.
Payers and providers must adopt new industry models to meet customer needs.
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.
A2iA Corporation, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a worldwide leading developer of natural handwriting recognition, Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR) and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) technologies and products for the payment, mail, document and forms processing markets.
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.