Magazine Issue | March 31, 2014

March/April 2014 HITO Issue

Source: Health IT Outcomes
From The Editor

Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesDo Wearables Fit In Healthcare?

I admit it. I’ve been bit by the wearable technology bug. I received a Fitbit Force as a Christmas gift, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. I’ve been tracking my steps like a madman. I now intentionally park my car in the farthest spot, seek out opportunities to take the stairs, make it a point to peel myself from my computer screen every hour to take a lap around the office, and I even joined (and regularly visit) a local gym — all in an effort to up my activity level and earn those oh so tantalizing Fitbit badges.

Feature Story

Lock Down mHealth Security

Don’t make mobile security more complex than it needs to be. Focus on risk assessment and your overall security architecture to limit your exposure.

Case Studies

A New PHM Platform Saves An ACO Thousands Of Physician Hours

For OSF HealthCare, manually identifying costly patients was wasting both time and money.

Keep Medicare At Bay With Audit Technology

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System increased its Medicare Recovery Audit appeal success rate by 35% with the help of a Web-based audit tracking solution.

Cloud Storage Is The Solution For Outpatient Center

When a large outpatient center needed more space for archives but wasn’t able to expand its datacenter footprint, it turned to the cloud for storage options.

Mobile EHR Offers Ease, Efficiency For Family Docs

At a small family practice in Hickory, NC, doctors have found a mobile EHR solution that has seamlessly moved their office into the digital age.


Taking HIE Beyond The Enterprise And Into The Community

Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX), a community HIE founded by Baystate Health, is fostering clinical collaboration throughout Massachusetts.

Reducing Readmissions With Telehealth

A remote patient monitoring program has helped Lee Memorial Health System avoid more than 1,200 hospital readmissions since 2010.