Health IT News Features

  1. 5 Ways To Reduce No-Shows

    Everyone hates it when patients fail to show up to their appointment. It throws off the schedule and hurts the bottom line. But have you ever stopped to think about what the average no-show rate is for your specialty? Or what your no-show rate is in comparison? 

  2. Leading The Healthcare Workforce With Data Science

    The proliferation of the electronic health records (EHR) has brought much more than connectivity and continuity to patient data sharing. It also has provided a platform for clinical executives and front-line nursing managers to measure and support its most valuable resource – the caregiver. To deliver the most effective and efficient patient care, healthcare systems must rethink their engagement models for clinical resources and staff.

  3. Technology Holds The Answers For Solving Social Determinants

    Smartphones have become so impactful in our day-to-day lives that it’s hard to remember life without them. For instance, imagine driving to a city for the first time and trying to navigate the streets without GPS. It serves as a great example of the tremendous power of data – the functionality of Google Maps has made everyone an expert navigator and it made the practice of pulling into a gas station to ask for directions all but obsolete.

  4. What We Can Expect From HIT In 2020

    The healthcare industry continues to transform. Innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, mobile devices, and telemedicine are helping providers better care for their patients and more efficiently operate their businesses.

  5. How To Identify Patient Retention And Leakage ‘Forks In The Road’ And Choose The Right Path

    Patient leakage from a health system network is an emerging critical issue facing healthcare leaders. As Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements continue to negatively affect operating margins for even high-performing health systems, competition for privately insured patients is increasing. To compensate for flat or shrinking fee-for-service revenue from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, many health systems are participating in the agency’s value-based care payment programs; while this presents new revenue opportunities, it also puts pressure on systems to improve outcomes.

  6. The Patient Safety Risks Of EHR Errors

    Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by electronic health record (EHR) systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively. The issue of poor patient identification becomes exponentially more problematic and dangerous as more data is generated and more applications are introduced into the healthcare environment.

  7. Comparison Is The New Key To Excellence: What Health Plans Can Do Boost Enrollments

    After the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, insurers had to cut down on the ‘cherry-picking’ of members and not provide insurance to just low-risk individuals. To some extent, the scope for earning high-profit margins had decreased for health insurance companies. This rule created an imperative for them to look for ways to curb expenses in other ways.

  8. Extracting Greater “Value” From Medication Adherence Strategies

    Why provider-pharma partnerships matter more than ever.

  9. 6 Powerful Benefits Of E-Prescribing

    Hand-writing prescriptions can be inefficient and introduce medication error, which can be costly or even dangerous for patients. It's estimated to be responsible for up to 440,000 deaths each year. Some of these mistakes can be reduced with advanced technology, including e-prescribing.

  10. Roadmap To Smart Hospital: Step-By-Step Guide To The Future Of Care

    When the concept of a digital hospital came into the picture, the initial goal was to shift physician practices from a paper-based approach to a more flexible electronic health record systems. For widespread adoption of Health IT, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) also was set-up in 2004.