Health IT News Features

  1. Closing The Compliance Software Gap

    Building in effective security controls into application development will help ensure patient data privacy.

  2. California, Illinois Move Forward On Healthcare Laws To Protect Patient Safety

    In the wake of ongoing reports of safety issues adversely affecting patients and their families and the working conditions of healthcare workers, these constituents have lobbied for changes in state laws to address patient safety issues and workers’ employment conditions. Recent legislative developments in California and Illinois exemplify the types of laws being enacted as well as portend changes being considered in other states.

  3. Personalized Medicine And The Big Data Challenge

    Personalized medicine is moving healthcare forward, but is the industry prepared for the change?

  4. Overcoming Drug Shortages With Tech

    Medication shortages come with a substantial cost to pharmaceutical companies—loss of revenue, provider loyalty, and brand reputation pose significant and detrimental threats to business. Currently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) lists over 150 drug shortages, costing the United States $216M in labor and $200M in substitution costs, each year. As time and resources are invested heavily in drug discovery—approximately $2.6B is spent to bring a drug to market—it is vital that the medication supply chain is optimal to recoup investments.

  5. The Anatomy Of Quality Patient Communication

    Healthcare experts readily acknowledge that communication is one of the biggest challenges in the industry today. There are, however, things healthcare organizations can do to ensure high quality, meaningful communication with patients.

  6. 3 Steps For Improved HEDIS Scores

    According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 72 percent of Medicare Advantage members enrolled in plans with 4 or more stars in 2019. Plans that fell below 4 stars took a financial hit from decreased enrollment, reduced ACA rebates, and lost ACA bonus payments. To capture valuable enrollment revenue and additional bonus payments, organizations should consider a new health management approach that will help them score high marks on this year’s measures.

  7. Building The Case To Fund The Digital Front Door

    How successful health systems are escalating board-level awareness, engagement and action.

  8. Don’t Undervalue Your Services: Why Billing For Assessment And Management Time Matters

    When it comes to securing proper payment for medical services, most providers do all they can to increase their effectiveness. Double-checking insurance eligibility, using quality billing software and documentation technology, and coding claims with precision can help practices get the highest reimbursement for their services. However, some providers are still leaving money on the table.

  9. How IT Can Support Patient Safety In A Surgical Setting

    Twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine published its seminal Consensus Report on patient safety, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System.” That report noted that almost 100,000 annual deaths resulted from preventable medical errors and called for greater exploration of technology to reduce medical errors.

  10. 4 Ideas That Can Have A Big Impact On Your Network’s Referrals

    Most healthcare organizations lose about 30 percent to 60 percent of patients on account of inefficient referrals. Value-based care is expected to become the leading payment model by the year 2020, and healthcare organizations cannot afford losing more than half of their revenue due to reduced referral leakages.