HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Why Leading Hospitals Are Practicing IT Automation
    2/23/2018

    Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are reaping the benefits of IT Automation for a number of business, operational and data management processes. For instance, IT Automation can provide functionality that enables building workflows faster and more reliably, improving coordination of disparate technologies and tools used by various internal departments, third party providers and vendors, and provides a cohesive approach with increased efficiency.

  2. Technology And Healthcare – Boon Of EMR
    2/22/2018

    In the ever-changing world of healthcare where new and advanced ways are being brought in to make the entire process of health checkups and post care measures efficient and hassle free, Electronic Medical Records or EMR is proving to be a boon for both the medical practitioners and the patients. It has brought two of the vital aspects of healthcare to the forefront – time saving and updated medical information. To understand fully, how EMR acts as a boon for both technology and healthcare, one has to understand about patient engagement and the role of EMR. Today we are going to discuss the same.

  3. AI Blazes A Path For Faster, More Accurate Care Delivery
    2/22/2018

    With applications ranging from mining medical images for disease to managing patients with chatbots, artificial intelligence platforms have learned how to derive value from data.

  4. Predictive Analytics Support Patient Goals Of Care For Individuals With Advanced Illness
    2/21/2018

    Thanks to an ambitious Health and Human Services timeline that hopes to see 90 percent of traditional Medicare payments transformed into value-based reimbursement, healthcare payers, particularly Medicare Advantage plans, are relying more heavily upon population health and data analytics to track, forecast and improve patient outcomes.

  5. Where Should Healthcare Data Be Stored In 2018 — And Beyond?
    2/20/2018

    New technologies offer leaps in healthcare capabilities, but the resulting explosion of data leads to new maladies to cure.

  6. Hospitals: 3 Digital Corners You May Be Cutting
    2/17/2018

    The move from volume (fee-for-service) to value (value-based payment) and the growth in importance of outcomes and measurement are significantly impacting how providers share information with each other. Providers must be able to access health information across the continuum of care, as well as track and report health events amongst a network of providers. The FDA recently launched its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, which reimagines the agency’s approach to digital health products and innovation, to promote greater access and improved public health.

  7. Why Healthcare Is A Top Target For Hackers
    2/16/2018

    The healthcare field is currently in a precarious position. New technologies promise to improve care and increase the success of outcomes with far greater consistency. But those same technologies create vulnerabilities and invite cyberthreats that put every one of those agendas in jeopardy. U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights believes the final number of cyberattacks in 2017 will far outpace 2016’s figure.

  8. What Healthcare Facilities Are Failing To Prioritize
    2/15/2018

    From wall mounts, to patient e-tablets to flexible and configurable medical carts and telemedicine solutions, innovative medical furniture is supporting the technology transforming healthcare every day. The challenge lies in integrating this new equipment and technology into caregiver workflows throughout the hospital. Many facilities were built decades before the advent of electronic health records (EHRs) and were not designed to accommodate these high-tech, digital solutions and the equipment personalized to help enhance caregiver health and caregiving.

  9. Can AI & Machine Learning Make Healthcare Cheaper?
    2/15/2018

    The average cost of colonoscopy in the U.S. is over $5,500. This is a cost borne either by the consumer or by the insurer depending on their insurance status. Depending on your unique condition, the procedure can cost several times more.

  10. Technology-Enabled TCM: Making The Most Of 30-Day Transitional Care Windows
    2/15/2018

    The hospital discharge process places patients in a precarious and perilous position. Industry data overwhelmingly backs this reality, fueling national initiatives to improve the outlook on readmissions and adverse events.