Newsletter | September 26, 2019

09.26.19 -- How Will The Information Blocking Rule Impact Interoperability Gaps?

Featured Articles
HIT Success Extends Well Beyond The Implementation Stage
Guest Column | By Dawn Knight, The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Walk into virtually any hospital or ASC and you’re almost guaranteed to see stacks of papers and binders of information somewhere. For most people this sight may appear to be simply “business as usual.” However, to the discerning eye, they are red flags.

4 Steps To Better Hand-Off Communication
Article | By Rhonda Collins, Vocera Communications

Technology that enables better clinical communication and workflow can play a critical role in addressing all aspects of The Joint Commission's (TJC) Sentinel Event Alert guidance. Where TJC offers eight tips, we consolidate them into four steps, or concepts.

How Will The Information Blocking Rule Impact Interoperability Gaps?
  Guest Column | By Drew Ivan, Rhapsody and Corepoint Health

Presently one of the bigger challenges facing the industry is the ability to send and receive patient records to and from disparate hospitals, health systems, and other venues of care. The recent Information Blocking Rule put forth by ONC has been introduced to help motivate provider organizations, IT vendors, and information exchanges to eliminate barriers to the free flow of electronic health information.

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7 Elements Of Effective Clinical Communication
Article | By Liz Boehm, Vocera Communications

Communication is the lifeblood that makes healthcare work. More than just listening for facts, communication is at the core of building sacred, trusted, and healing relationships among doctors, nurses, patients, and families. 

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