Health IT News Features

  1. The Risks Of Myopic Medical Device Management

    The National Eye Institute (part of the NIH, or NIH) has ample evidence that spending too much time in front of a computer screen can lead to myopia, a condition impairs one’s ability to see the full picture clearly and ultimately will lead to eye strain and headaches. This same analogy applies to managing medical devices when healthcare staff spend too much time trying to treat them solely as physical assets or simple computers. This approach will create headaches for compliance and security officers.

  2. Ensuring Data Integrity Of Medical Devices: IT Challenges And Solutions

    Data integrity relates to maintaining data to ensure quality and consistency throughout the life cycle of the respective information. Data integrity applies to many industries and use cases, but it's exceptionally important in connection with medical devices.

  3. How The Future Of Healthcare Operations Will Be Powered By Digital RCM

    Advances in automation, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and industry-ready cognitive capabilities have created a perfect storm that has finally reached RCM. Stuck in technology’s Bronze Age, RCM traditionally has been defined by people-intensive, manual-heavy processes, powered by disconnected operational systems. Digital transformation and related emerging technologies can help transform RCM, and optimize processes for healthcare providers to operate more effectively and efficiently while improving the healthcare experience for patients.

  4. Think Outside The Cloud: Is Your Own Data Center A Viable Option?

    There’s considerable diversity among small and midsize healthcare providers, but one challenge they all face is dealing with data processing including invoices, insurance, patient records, internal and external communications, and perhaps social media accounts. What’s the best way to corral all this data in a way that’s accessible, yet secure?

  5. Priming Your Practice: Security Protection And Preparedness

    Providers should prioritize the safety of patient health information (PHI) and remain diligent about HIPAA security and privacy regulations, particularly if they want to survive the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audits. Here’s a look at growing threats and ways medical practices can protect themselves.

  6. Patient Experience Or Patient Outcomes? Why Not Both?

    Whether healthcare organizations receive payment through the fee-for-service or value-based models, giving patients the best possible outcomes to their medical challenges remains a top priority for every healthcare professional.

  7. Embrace The Power Of Data For Supply Chain Optimization

    Data is everywhere, and in healthcare, it comes from a huge number of sources – EMRs, ERP systems, manufacturers, distributors, and more. Turning this disparate data into useful information to optimize the delivery of healthcare services is the end goal, but while industries like retail and banking are effectively using Big Data to improve sales and operations, the healthcare industry lags. Understandably, we are frustrated, confused, and overwhelmed as we work to find a solution.

  8. 4 Ways To Soothe The Pain Points Of An Epic Installation

    It’s no secret that an Epic installation can initially pose challenges for any organization, from decreased productivity in the months after go-live to billing issues, scheduling difficulties, and more. But the experience of one health system shows a well-thought-out strategy for maintaining patient financial engagement can support a seamless experience—and protect revenue.

  9. What Does It Take To Earn Top Medicare Advantage Ratings?

    While healthcare leaders uniformly agree that transitioning to value is the way healthcare is going to be in the coming days, it is unclear to most how they can make the transition without negatively impacting their cost outcomes. In an industry which had primarily been fee-for-service based, healthcare organizations are facing immense pressure to innovate and adapt or risk their long-term viability.

  10. The Missing Technology Component Urgent Care Clinics Require

    Despite its undeniable growth and broadening support base, urgent care clinics can introduce financial complications for its workers. Namely, mileage reimbursement can become an unwieldy and potentially unfair process for the district or regional managers who are responsible for continually stocking urgent care clinics with necessary products, equipment and supplies.