HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Managing The Health Of Populations In Uncertain Times

    If I could sum up today’s healthcare environment in a single word it would be “uncertainty.” The House just passed a bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, though the content of this legislation could change significantly before it goes through the Senate. By Michael Nissenbaum, president and CEO, Aprima Medical Software

  2. Roadmap To Cost Savings By Improving Care Variation

    To improve margins, healthcare providers must bend the cost curve to reduce wasteful spending as the industry moves from fee-for-service to value-based payments, while facing the prospect of declining reimbursement. However, many provider organizations do not know or understand where they may be losing money due to deviation from commonly accepted clinical based guidelines. By Susan Kanvik and Mitzi Raaf, Point B Management Consultants

  3. Is Your EHR System At Risk?

    With an adoption rate approaching 100 percent, EHR systems have gained high traction among healthcare service providers mainly due to their operational efficiencies and the rising need for integrated healthcare facilities worldwide. By Kathy Trahan, market strategist responsible for vertical markets, Tripwire

  4. How Secure Messaging Platforms Protect Patient Data, Ensure Compliance, And Foster Collaboration

    Patient care requires fast-paced, asynchronous collaboration that ensures quick responses for life-saving decisions. By Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream

  5. Building Sustainable PHM Initiatives: 5 Things You Should Expect From An Industry Partner

    The race is on to effective management of high-risk patient populations. Payers and providers recognize future survival in the fee-for-value world depends on having the right systems in place. By Jack Plotkin, CTO, Virtual Health

  6. Application, Heal Thyself

    With more software being written and more networked medical devices on the way, how can health IT Teams keep up? By John Matthew Holt, Founder and CTO, Waratek

  7. Advancing Interoperability: The Need For Collaboration, Partnership, And Commitment

    The past 10 years has seen a rapid evolution of healthcare information technology. In 2007, only a small fraction of hospitals and physician practices used EHRs; now they’re almost ubiquitous, used by more than 87 percent of doctors and more than 94 percent of hospitals. Although the capture of digital information in EHRs is nearly ubiquitous, there are still opportunities to improve health information sharing capabilities as organizations strive to advance population health and further participate in value-based care.

  8. How Health IT Is Enhancing The Role Of Today’s RNs

    The American Nurses Association just kicked off National Nurses Week 2017, honoring the nation’s three million nurses who are changing the face of patient care and compassion. Health IT Outcomes recently spoke with three nurses who also work in the healthcare IT space to hear how the latest technology advances are having a positive impact on the nursing profession. Here’s what they had to say.

  9. The Business Case For Making A Good First Impression At Patient Check-In

    It takes just seven seconds to make a first impression according to a New York University study, so imagine the impression patients are getting at the point of check-in.

  10. Retiring Legacy Applications: It’s Not All About Cost

    From conversations with our customers, we know healthcare organizations, globally, are running up to 300 legacy applications behind the scenes despite their strategy for the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to be the primary method of accessing clinical content. Although there are significant costs associated with maintaining these legacy applications, this practice — somewhat worryingly — seems to be commonplace.