Magazine Issue | November 24, 2015

November/December 2015 HITO Issue

Source: Health IT Outcomes

From The Editor

Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesRethinking EHRs As Engagement Enablers

There are numerous problems with many EHR products on the market today that I accept as fact — they’re cumbersome from a data entry perspective, counter-intuitive to clinical workflows, and aren’t conducive to interoperability.

Cover Feature

Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2016

For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.

Feature Article

Tech-Savvy Doctors Use Social Media To Educate, Market, And Advocate

If you’re considering entering the world of social media — or if you want to improve your current effort — you’d be wise to heed the advice of two who are doing it right.

Case Study

Revenue Cycle Management: Analytics At The Crossroads

By using analytics technology to measure revenue metrics across facilities and physicians, Orlando Health avoided $22.7 million in bad debt write-offs.



Combine Lean & Real-Time Tracking To Improve Outcomes

By combining Kaizen methodologies with real-time asset tracking technology, Health First has reduced patient discharge times, wait times, and overall length of stay.

The Benefits Of Good Patient  Engagement

Changing consumer expectations and requirements driven by the Affordable Care Act are making deeper patient engagement a priority at healthcare organizations. Yet making real progress requires effort from both caregivers and patients.


Clearing Interoperability Roadblocks To Deliver Better Care

Getting different IT and software applications to communicate and share data effectively remains a challenge as healthcare providers seek to achieve interoperability, but progress is being made.

Searching For Evidence Of mHealth Effectiveness

The growing prevalence of mHealth technology promises a new dynamic between patients and caregivers, as well as better health outcomes and cost-effificiency. Yet challenges remain in the effort to get both patients and providers on board.