Health IT News Features

  1. 3 Ways IoT Improves Retail Healthcare Clinic Facility Management

    It almost goes without saying that healthcare clinics house complex equipment that must always function correctly in order to provide excellent patient care. Asset uptime and customer experience in healthcare are not “nice to have” measures – it can mean the difference between sickness and health or something even worse.

  2. Telemedicine: Reaching Rural Communities In A New Way
  3. Managing A Skeletal Office During The Holidays

    Many professionals take off during the holidays, and it’s important that management creates a plan to account for the decrease of employees in the office to ensure work still gets done. Following are some tips to help plan for and manage a skeletal office during the holidays.

  4. Fixing The Need For A Fix: Bridging The IT Gap Between Physical And Behavioral Healthcare

    Treating addiction is not a simple process and the current treatment of 90-day detox programs works well if you have thousands of beds, staff and other resources. The actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better. It is still a time-consuming process requiring individual diagnosis, but largely driven by paper and trial and error guesswork.

  5. Ensuring Data Security Amid An Ever-Increasing Flow Of Medical Information

    The rapid advance of technology is dramatically impacting workforce behavior across multiple generations, from Millennials to baby boomers. Today’s worker expects the same innovation, convenience, and security they experience as consumers to aid them in the workplace. Unfortunately, this is often not the case in the life sciences and healthcare arena.

  6. Why Your Workforce Management Team Needs To Play A Key Role In Strategic Planning For 2019

    Healthcare organizations today face a myriad of workforce planning issues, from shortages of skilled personnel to needs for improved diversity and inclusion. As budget planning season moves into full-swing, human resource-related topics need their moment in the spotlight. Solutions requiring capital investment need to be discussed with an open mind. Workforce management has become a strategic issue in healthcare. Hence, the team bearing responsibility for juggling the issues deserves a spot at the planning table.

  7. Text Messaging Is Disrupting Healthcare In Unexpected Ways

    The method of communication has already had major impacts on the healthcare industry and increased the level of access patients have with their providers, but the changes are just beginning. With more advancements and adoption of mobile technology in every aspect of patients’ lives, texting still has the potential to radically change the healthcare process.

  8. Biometrics For Patient Identification: Obstacles And Opportunities

    As healthcare continues to combat patient identification issues, biometric technology is poised to gain greater traction at hospitals and other health-related organizations seeking to prevent medical errors, combat fraud and identity theft, improve their patient matching abilities, and safeguard their reputations.

  9. Why The Movement Toward Ubiquitous Interoperability Should Concern Physicians

    Given the potential of total interoperability, our excitement is understandable. Many believe the establishment of a national registry for the purposes of data exchange should be the healthcare industry’s ultimate goal, especially as we shift toward value-based care. Unfortunately, the reality is that total, ubiquitous interoperability within the context of a shared, national data registry is likely to fall short of these utopic visions and could even be harmful to independent HIT vendors and physician practices.

  10. A Focus On The User Experience: Unlocking The Full Potential Of Your Patient Portal

    For many healthcare practices, having an online portal provides an easy way for patients to access their health information and receive online payments. But a patient portal has the potential to be so much more, delivering a wide range of benefits for patients and practices alike.