Magazine Issue | August 26, 2015

August/September 2015 HITO Issue

Source: Health IT Outcomes
From The Editor

Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesThe Telemedicine Tipping Point

Telemedicine finally seems to be gaining traction in healthcare. In early August, Mordor Intelligence released a research report titled Global Telemedicine Market — Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2015-2020) that predicts the global market for telemedicine will be worth more than $34 billion by the end of the decade.

Cover Story

Are IT Costs Squeezing Community Hospitals Dry?

The results of our fifth annual Community Hospital IT survey are in, and one thing is clear — the cost of IT is having an adverse effect on the survival of small, rural hospitals.

Feature Article

The Power Of Telemedicine

Telehealth is no longer just a buzzword — it is fast becoming a viable treatment option and, in some cases, a savior for the patient population that it serves.

Case Studies

Physicians Save 45 Minutes Per Day With Virtual Infrastructure

VDI and single sign-on have improved efficiency at North Bend Medical Center and helped reduce IT support requirements.

Driving Better Outcomes With CDS/Evidence-Based Medicine

Seeking to deliver the best and most cost-effective patient care, healthcare providers such as Community Medical Centers are tapping clinical decision support (CDS) technology to develop an evidence-based approach to care.

Clinically Driven Revenue Cycles Create More Efficiency, Measurable Results

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is wedding finances with patient care data to create more efficiency, increase profitability, and improve the delivery of patient care.


A Geographic View Of Children’s Health

By combining geospatial and patient data, Children’s National Health System is developing new ways to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions.

Remote Presence Robots Level The Playing Field

Telemedicine is being leveraged to improve treatment times for stroke patients, and one network is taking it to the next level with remote presence robots.

Reflecting On The Transformation To Value-Based Reimbursement

Top administrators from Crystal Run Healthcare look back on what it took to make the successful transition to value-based reimbursement and the role that transition played in its population health management initiative.


Achieving (And Sustaining) Next-Generation HIE

Transforming patient care with data interoperability and trust is a common healthcare industry goal. Three industry experts share their thoughts on how to achieve next-generation health information exchange.

The Rise Of The Healthcare CISO

More healthcare organizations are recognizing the value of appointing a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to develop information security strategy and oversee efforts aimed at preventing breaches.