Magazine Issue | May 28, 2014

May/June 2014 2014 HITO Issue

Source: Health IT Outcomes
From The Editor

Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesThe Trouble With EHRs

Too many health providers are adopting EHRs simply to satisfy MU requirements and collect their incentive payments. This is a shortsighted goal.

Feature Story

The Great EHR Switch

EHR rip-and-replace activity is currently running rampant. UPMC Hamot’s recent transition to the health system’s Cerner EHR platform provides an inside look at UPMC’s winning EHR conversion formula.

Special Feature

The Health Provider’s EHR Wish List

Meaningful Use may be driving EHR adoption, but our survey reveals that much more is required from the technology to make it a truly useful tool to healthcare providers.


Are ACOs Actually Enhancing Care Coordination?

Leaders from three established ACOs share their perspectives on whether or not the model is delivering on its promise.

Case Studies

Patient Engagement Quells Colonoscopy Fears

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center uses Web-based video programming to educate and engage colonoscopy patients, which is calming their nerves and saving the hospital time and money.

RCM Keeps Cash Flowing For Surgery Center

When the staff at Carolina Center for Specialty Surgery found themselves at the mercy of their revenue cycle management (RCM) software, they decided it was time for an upgrade — this time to a technology with the speed and support they needed.


Discover The Unexpected Benefits Of Secure Text Messaging

Secure text messaging becomes an integral part of team care at San Joaquin General Hospital, finding its niche in several unexpected places.

Advancing Stroke Care With Telemedicine

Telemedicine provides hospitals with the on-demand neurological expertise necessary to accurately assess stroke patients, saving lives in the process.