Magazine Issue | January 30, 2014

January/February 2014 HITO Issue

Source: Health IT Outcomes
From The Editor

Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesNew Year, New Name, New Look

As editor in chief, I’m thrilled to bring you the first issue of our magazine to be produced under our new moniker of Health IT Outcomes! It’s been a long journey to this point, and wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless dedication of our entire staff. We hope you enjoy the results.

Feature Story

Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2014

By the closest margin in the history of our survey, Stage 2 EHR Meaningful Use edges out ICD-10 Compliance as the top health IT initiative among healthcare providers for 2014.

Case Studies

Mobile Computing Improves End-Of-Life Care

Cornerstone Hospice has leveraged laptops, mobile carts, and iPads to connect terminally ill patients to loved ones, facilitate communication, and improve the overall quality of its patients’ final days.

Clinical Mobile Apps Lead To Speedy Data Turnaround

At Rockdale Medical Center, clinical mobile apps are accelerating the transmission of data among departments, meeting HIPAA requirements and pleasing physicians.

Population Health Management Provides Regional View Of Care

The addition of population health management (PHM) technology to the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization is resulting in more specific measures of processes and outcomes, as well as the ability to gather that information from EHRs in all of their PCP offices and hospitals.

Don’t Ignore The Business Benefits Of Health Data Analytics

LifeCare Management Services leverages analytics technology to provide a comprehensive, consistent, and accurate view of census and financial data throughout its 27 hospitals — information vital to the organization’s overall business development.


Proactive Partnerships Key To ICD-10

According to practicing pediatrician Dr. Peter Masucci, a successful transition to ICD-10 requires physicians to be proactive and maintain a close relationship with their EHR vendor.