Magazine Issue | September 29, 2015

October 2015 HITO Issue

Source: Health IT Outcomes
From The Editor

Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesAssessing The ICD-10 Aftermath

After being delayed three times in the past five years, ICD-10 is finally upon us. The industry is no longer fixated on the ICD-10 deadline but instead is shifting its focus to the impact the transition will have on healthcare in the U.S. Many, particularly physicians practices and small hospitals, are bracing for the worst.

Cover Feature

2015 Health IT Change Agents

Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.

Case Studies

Reducing Readmissions Through Value-Based Care

To comply with the Readmissions Reduction Program, Nash Healthcare had to reduce time clinicians spent with traditional chart audit methods and allow them to spend more time with patients.

The Evolution Of A Successful EHR Implementation

Early EHR adopter Springhill Medical Center has seen improvement in all revenue cycle metrics — including a lower discharge net final bill and an improved accounts receivable collection cycle from nearly 100 days to 38 days — since implementing the technology.



How The Internet Of Things Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.

Using Images To Tell The Complete Patient Story

Medical images have long been an essential tool for providing optimal patient care, but accessing and tracking those images present significant challenges. Healthcare providers such as the Cleveland Clinic are turning to technology to address these issues.

Using Analytics To Build Personalized Plans For Chronic Care Management

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is leveraging functional status assessments and social determinants of health to advance its population health management efforts.

Making EHR Data Usable

EHRs provide a wealth of data, but the time it takes to make sense of that information can be overwhelming. Massachusetts General Hospital implemented a solution to efficiently mine unstructured data for clinical decision support.


Big Data’s Impact On Health Outcomes

As the amount of digital patient data grows exponentially, healthcare providers are seeking new methods of leveraging the power of Big Data to improve decision making and generate better patient outcomes.