News Feature | December 2, 2014

Health IT In November: A Look Back

John Oncea

By John Oncea, Digital Editorial Director

Top 10

What was most important to our readers in November? Take a look back at last month by reviewing the 10 most popular articles that appeared on Health IT Outcomes.

  1. 12 Ways Secure Texting Is Used In Healthcare
    With 87 percent of healthcare professionals using their smartphones in the workplace, several organizations have turned to secure texting to streamline conversations around patients while managing compliance risks. By Brad Brooks, CEO, TigerText
  2. CHIME: Geisinger Shows That Better Care Costs Less
    Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, PA, has been held up as an example of the future of healthcare, an integrated provider and payer organization in which financial incentives are aligned with clinical goals, decisions are made with data in hand and everyone is held accountable for those decisions. By Neil Versel , contributing writer
  3. 2014 Health IT Change Agents
    These influential individuals and organizations are leading the charge for positive change in health IT.
  4. DOD Considering Open Source EHR System
    PwC proposes bid to the Department of Defense that would transform the department’s IT management to heighten quality and efficiency. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
  5. The Banquet Of Analytics In Healthcare: Will You Be At The Table?
    It’s no secret data analytics have stormed into everyday life. While the use of analytics is not new to other industries, there has been a dramatic upswing in the amount of attention paid to them in healthcare, the technology that accompanies them, and – more importantly – what can be done with clean and aggregated healthcare patient data. By R. Chris Christy, Qlik
  6. 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.
  7. HIMSS Analytics Honors Three Healthe At Cerner Clinics With Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards
    HIMSS Analytics awarded three Healthe at Cerner clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo. with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.
  8. CMS Increases Telemedicine Reimbursement
    CMS issued a final rule updating physician fee schedules and boosting payments for telehealth services. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
  9. First Cancer Health Literacy Tool Introduced
    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center researchers have developed a new tool that can accurately measure cancer health literacy (CHL) and identify patients with limited CHL, according to a press release. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
  10. Hospital Drives Clinical Excellence With Gamification
    Inova Fairfax Medical Center is using a mobile, game-based platform to improve the continuing medical education of its clinical staff.