HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Physicians Maintain Independence By Harnessing The Power Of Clinical And Operational Data From Healthcare IT Ecosystem

    EHRs used to be document management systems. Now, they are focused on data intelligence. Specialists need help in the new world of value-based care to maintain their independence and stay profitable, and they need the right partners to help them advance patient engagement, achieve better clinical outcomes, and realize operational efficiency.

  2. Cybersecurity Confidence Does Not Always Match Reality

    Another year has come and gone and cybersecurity threats have grown more onerous than ever. According to our 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, the largest number of breaches in 2015 took place within the healthcare sector, accounting for 39 percent of all breaches and four million identities exposed. If 2017 follows suit, healthcare is in for a tumultuous year.

  3. Improving Chronic Disease Management Through Business Intelligence

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly half of U.S. adults suffer from at least one chronic disease, with a quarter of adults suffering from two or more. By Nora Lissy, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Healthcare Information, Dimensional Insight

  4. Blockchain In Healthcare: An Executive Update

    A recent IBM survey indicates 16 percent of healthcare entities may be working with blockchain in 2017. Blockchain has been associated foremost with currency and the financial services industry (e.g., Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies). By John Bass, Corey Todaro, Jason I. Epstein, and Roy Wyman

  5. The Year Of Data Value And The Game Changers Making It A Reality

    Healthcare is at a crossroads. On one hand, our 2016 multi-industry analysis revealed healthcare continues to be a laggard when it comes to digital transformation investments. On the other, healthcare data is growing at a startling 48 percent increase per year, a rate far beyond most other industries. By David Dimond, Chief Technology Officer and Distinguished Engineer, Global Healthcare, Dell EMC

  6. Rx For Rejected Claims: Automate Patient Registration

    You don’t have to be a political pundit to see 2017 could be a tough year for healthcare administrators. By Bruce Ackerman, Executive VP of Global Sales, Acuant

  7. Containers In The Cloud: A Bright Idea For Mobile Healthcare Apps

    Despite Thomas Edison suffering 10,000 failures before creating an incandescent light bulb design that worked, creating the bulb itself was the easy part. The greater challenge was bringing electricity to homes across America so there was a way to power those light bulbs.

  8. The Patient Experience Is Clinical

    As quickly as healthcare began to focus on patient experience, the law of unintended consequences kicked in. While well received as a tool to help improve care, this situation unintentionally gave rise to a consumer culture around patient treatment. By Mark Crockett, CEO, Verge Health

  9. Protecting Privacy When Advancing Medical Breakthroughs

    Important medical breakthroughs increasingly rely on sophisticated analyses from multiple large databases. By Sam Wehbe, Marketing Director, Privacy Analytics

  10. Health Informatics And The Future Of Healthcare

    Healthcare is constantly evolving, and so are the ways physicians are handling patient information. By Scott Rhodes, Vice Provost of Enrollment, Florida Polytechnic University