Featured Articles

  1. Trends Likely To Spark Conversation At HIMSS16 … And Beyond
    2/16/2016

    In looking through some of the topics on the agenda at this year’s HIMSS conference, several items stand out among the top industry trends and topics we will be hearing more about — both at HIMSS and throughout the year. By Jonathan Teich, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions

  2. Use Imaging Tools to Give EMR Apps X-Ray Vision
    2/11/2016

    As an electronic medical record (EMR) application developer, you face a number of complex issues, including interoperability, optimizing the user interface, maintaining data integrity, and ensuring data privacy and security.

  3. 22 Organizations Gather At OnBase + Epic User Forum In San Diego
    2/11/2016

    This past week in San Diego, more than 22 healthcare providers and technology organizations attended the OnBase + Epic User Forum. There they learned about all the latest developments from industry-leading enterprise content management (ECM) and electronic medical record (EMR) companies. The Forum included sessions about the development roadmap and discussed best practices for addressing clinical, payer, back office and mobile needs across the enterprise.

  4. HIPAA Best Practices Checklist
    2/1/2016

    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is based upon identifying potential risks to Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Completing an inventory of the PHI and PII that you hold and reviewing the current physical, administrative and technical measures that are in place to protect that data is critical to ensuring compliance with HIPAA mandates. Also key is determining what additional measures need to be put into place to mitigate the risks that have been identified.

  5. HIMSS16 Welcomes New Era Of EMRAM
    1/31/2016

    The HIMSS EMRAM, the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, entered the scene about 10 years ago and had a profound impact on health IT. When I hear EMRAM, ‘change’ comes to mind. Although change is often thought of in a negative way, it doesn’t have to be.

  6. The Unenviable Job Of Healthcare CIOs And What We Can Learn
    1/31/2016

    CIOs are tough folks. It’s a part of the job. CIOs in the healthcare industry are especially tough. I might be biased, but these are some of the most innovative folks on the planet and I continue to learn from the war stories I hear about the immense pressure to ensure life-saving technology is available, meet federal legislative requirements and empower employees to efficiently complete administrative tasks.

  7. The Path To True Patient Engagement
    1/21/2016

    Value-based healthcare has myriad moving parts, but the clear through line is the efficacy of provider-patient communication. Greater financial obligations have given patients greater power when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider, and the mandate to reduce costly readmissions and provide patients a “retail-feel” to healthcare encounters has incented providers to incorporate more — and more meaningful — touchpoints with their patients. By Colin Roberts, Senior Director, Healthcare Product Integration, West Corporation

  8. Streamline Care Delivery And Clinical Workflows With Care Team Collaboration
    12/9/2015

    Today’s healthcare system is in the process of making one of the most significant transformations in its history. Organizations are shifting away from a volume- based business model and into the new value-based reimbursement industry. Value-based care is highly collaborative and requires a team-based care delivery approach to provide high quality and low cost services, while also meeting requirements of federal and state level payment regulations.

  9. Prioritize Your Data Normalization To-Do List With An Impact Analysis
    10/21/2015

    It’s time to decide on your first data normalization project. In this blog post I will provide insights into how to choose a project that you can complete successfully.

  10. Transforming Healthcare Communications With Secure Texting
    8/27/2015

    From the moment a patient enters the hospital until their discharge, every second counts. Despite this, most healthcare organizations use outdated technology that slows patient care and reduces the quality of care.