Magazine Issue | November 21, 2014

December 2014 HITO Issue

Source: Health IT Outcomes
From The Editor

Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesIs MU Really Doomed?

According to our annual health IT trends survey, the predicted shift away from MU won’t be occurring in 2015.

Feature Stories

Top 10 Health IT Trends 2015

Our annual reader survey may have identified the top 10 health IT trends for the coming year, but three initiatives clearly rank above the rest when it comes to provider mindshare.

The Ongoing Health IT Interoperability Struggle

While health providers praise the ONC’s interoperability vision, they’re demanding increased standardization and an accelerated roadmap to achieve the Triple Aim.

Case Studies

California Hospital Makes Text Messaging More Efficient And Secure

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian provides secure text messaging to 1,500 physicians to streamline communication and discovers added savings after rollout.

Imaging, EHR Integration Improves Clinical Workflow

By implementing an enterprise-wide medical imaging platform that integrates with its EHR, Georgia Regents Medical Center now has a more holistic view of patient health across the care continuum.

Direct Messaging Streamlines Healthcare Document Management

When the Mental Health Center of Denver replaced fax with a cloud-based direct messaging solution, it was able to go green, reduce costs, and improve security.


Controlling The Risk In The ACO Proposition

While the benefits of accountable care organizations (ACOs) look good on paper, many providers find the reimbursement risk too hard to handle. SCL Health System shares its strategies in this area.

Bedside Bar Coding Puts Patient Safety First

Patient safety is one of the main pillars of care at Memorial Hermann. Bedside patient ID, medication administration, and specimen collection are central to this initiative.