Featured Document Management Articles

  1. Get It Right The First Time: Cleaning Up Claims Improves Profit And Service

    As we enter the third enrollment period for ACA, patients and providers are finding some of the kinks getting worked out — but many issues still need attention. For medical practices and insurance providers, one of the main challenges is, quite simply, staying profitable. By Yossi Zekri, president and CEO, Acuant

  2. Technology Operating Costs On The Rise For Physician-Owned Practices

    According to an MGMA survey, medical practices are also seeing increased utilization of non-physician providers. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Charting The Course Toward Value-Based Care With A Healthcare Data Lake

    There is no doubt healthcare providers are working hard to improve clinical outcomes. With healthcare reform progressing, providers are being asked to accelerate their goals and timetables to programmatically manage current and future high risk populations as their organizations make the transition to value-based payment structures. “All hands are on deck” is the cry as IT teams work to integrate EHRs, medical imaging, labs, and pathology at the same time they are building better predictive analytic models to inform clinicians at the point-of-care. By Roberta Katz, Director, Healthcare-Life Sciences, EMC

  6. Adaptation: The Key To Future HIM Success

    It’s a known fact in the animal kingdom that all organisms need to adapt to their habitat to survive. Take the camel, for example. Their long eyelashes, ability to open and close their nostrils, wide feet, fluctuating body temperature, storage of fat (not water) in their humps, plus their sandy color allow them to successfully survive in the harshest of desert conditions. Given the evolving healthcare landscape, it should come as no surprise that HIM professionals will need to adapt and refine their skill sets if they too want to meet the future challenges of the profession. The seismic shifts that are occurring across the healthcare industry are causing significant disruption to the status quo—but this massive change is also creating significant opportunity for HIM professionals. By Karen Snyder, Director of Healthcare Consulting, Iron Mountain

  7. Can IT Boost A Hospital’s Physician Appeal?

    EHR systems have a bad reputation in the view of most physicians. When I ran a physician group in western Massachusetts I heard a lot of complaints, and there’s a constant flow of stories in the media that reiterate those negative sentiments. Last month, the American Medical Association (AMA) launched a campaign using the hashtag #FixEHR to systematically compile physicians’ stories (mainly complaints) about their experiences using EHR systems. So I’m always impressed when I speak with physician leaders at community hospitals who have found a way not only to defuse the complaints, but to turn information technology (IT) into a competitive advantage for physician recruitment and retention. By Donald M. Burt, MD, CMO, PatientKeeper, Inc.

  8. Physicians Save 45 Minutes Per Day With Virtual Infrastructure

    VDI and single sign-on have improved efficiency at North Bend Medical Center and helped reduce IT support requirements.

  9. As Medical Identity Theft Surges, Importance Of E-signature Security Rises

    The healthcare industry is a permanent and blaring target to the hunters of the dark web – a danger which healthcare IT professionals must be constantly prepared to meet on the virtual field of battle. By John Harris, SVP of product management, SIGNiX

  10. Why You Should Move Your Practice To The Cloud

    Looking for medical software as a method for better managing your practice? It may be time to consider a program hosted in the cloud. By Zach Watson, content manager, TechnologyAdvice