Health IT News Features

  1. Solving The Third-Party Problem In Healthcare
    4/22/2019

    As a high-priority target for bad actors, healthcare providers must constantly analyze and assess their own security posture and that of their business associates. Three steps healthcare organizations should consider when working with a third-party technology vendor or provider partner are: administer due diligence, standardize policies, and form a collaborative culture.

  2. 4 Ways 5G Tech Could Impact Medical Facilities
    4/18/2019

    The 5G network is coming, and even though people don't have widespread access to it yet, they typically have a strong sense that it could forever change how they use the internet and connected technologies.At the industry level, organizations are also anticipating how this technology could improve their operations. Here are four ways it may impact healthcare.

  3. Virtual Care: An Rx For Addressing Mental Health Struggles
    4/17/2019

    Although the stigma of mental and emotional health issues are beginning to subside, even those ready to get help encounter discouraging roadblocks: a lack of timely appointments because of a shortage of doctors, the high cost of care, the lack of insurance coverage for mental health services and the challenging emotional burden of acting on the symptoms of depression.

  4. HIT, AI, And Machine Learning: A Reality Check
    4/16/2019

    In the healthcare IT space, there are two buzzwords du jour: artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These concepts—which are often used interchangeably, but have distinct meanings—have been linked to everything from drastically changing future patient experiences (undoubtedly true) to completely replacing physicians with robots (not likely).

  5. Wellframe Partners With Boston Scientific To Deliver Digital Heart Health Management Solution
    4/15/2019

    Cardiology organizations today are under increasing pressure to improve quality and outcomes performance across a variety of measures, whether it’s an organizational priority, regulatory need, or quality improvement initiative. And the stakes are high: organizations who don’t succeed could be risking penalties or leaving revenue on the table for risk-based contracts, attractiveness for narrow networks, readmission penalties, new bundled payments, and MIPS.

  6. How Real-Time Location Systems Revolutionized Healthcare
    4/12/2019

    In a busy healthcare environment, a RTLS could aid in loss prevention, patient safety and more. Here are five ways the technology has spurred progress for patients and providers.

  7. Data Activation Will Take Doctors To The Future: Embedded Analytics And Actionable Insights
    4/11/2019

    Though most organizations today have Business Intelligence (BI) infrastructures in place, most of the insights generated through them are only good for analyzing things in retrospect and do not really assist providers in the moment of care.

  8. Improving Patient Care Through Streamlined, Digital Collaboration
    4/2/2019

    In the healthcare industry, it often feels as if the sand is shifting under your feet. Economic, political, market and social forces fluctuate constantly, creating deep uncertainty, while the rapid pace of technological change leaves organizations struggling to catch up. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are common and complicated. The system’s structure (or lack thereof) contributes as well. The sheer complexity of the landscape and the number of entities involved – patients, providers, insurers, regulatory bodies, governmental layers, political factions and more – make objectives like continuity of care particularly challenging.

  9. Unlocking Data For Successful Outcomes
    4/1/2019

    The most valuable commodity in healthcare is right under every single provider’s nose, but what’s interesting is that most may not have access or even know how to properly leverage it. This commodity is patient data, and the good news is, 2019 will be a pivotal year to unlocking more of its potential to optimize healthcare and drive revenue.

  10. Compliance, Data, And Success In A Complex CIN/ACO World
    3/29/2019

    As CINs/ACOs expand as a strategy for value-based care, these organizations depend ever more heavily on data – and the expertise to gather, manage and use it – to achieve success. Part 1 of this two-part series, Knock Down Barriers and Achieve CIN/ACO Success, detailed the significant data challenges for integrated delivery systems that include separately owned legal entities. Part 2 outlines how health systems with an owned ACO/CIN provide the usable data, clinical support, proof of compliance, and strategic guidance required for an unwavering focus on care quality and patient experience. While simple to say, only the select few have mastered providing the right care in the right place at the right time – the holy grail for delivering high quality care at lower cost.