HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. What Does Age Have To Do With Healthcare Payments?

    Healthcare spending grew to $3.4 trillion in 2016 and is expected to reach $5.5 trillion by the year 2025 according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. By Chris Seib, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, InstaMed

  2. Why Manual Processes Are A Barrier To Payer-Provider Collaboration

    As payers and providers seek to uncover collaborative opportunities in an industry increasingly shifting toward patient-centric healthcare and value-driven outcomes, it’s critical to examine the most significant barriers to improved partnerships. By Dan Schulte, SVP Healthcare, HGS Inc.

  3. 5 Reasons E-Signature Is Invaluable

    Electronic signature is a fast-growing technology in all industries. By Ellen Sluder, VP, Marketing, Medforce Technologies Inc.

  4. The Ripple Effect Of Long Wait Times – And What To Do About It

    Nobody likes waiting. In the age of consumerism and instant gratification, when an Amazon package can be delivered to you within an hour or a stranger will pick you up and give you a ride in a matter of minutes through an app on your phone, waiting is the ultimate inconvenience. By Tom Cox, CEO, MyHealthDirect

  5. How The 360-Degree Patient View Drives Data-Driven Care Decisions

    It’s no secret. The way most of us make important healthcare decisions is fundamentally flawed. By Eric Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation & Data Management, Inovalon

  6. Common Virtual Care Mistakes Every Health System Can Avoid

    Healthcare is undergoing a sea change. The rise of healthcare consumerism, current and projected physician shortages, and the transition to value-based care are making necessary a shift in how care is delivered. By Jon Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Zipnosis

  7. Aging Workforce, Succession Planning: Dual Fears CEOs Need To Scratch Off Their List

    Who will carry your organization when the current generation of leaders ages out of the workforce? Or what if you can’t attract the skills and know-how you need to move forward? Developing a new generation of workers well equipped to remake the business amidst emerging challenges is a leading fear of CEOs, Becker’s Hospital Review reported earlier this year. By Matt Keahey, Area Vice President, Medxcel Facilities Management

  8. Countering HAIs And Superbugs At VA Health Facilities With Surveillance And Innovation

    The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning about the enormous threat antibiotic resistant “superbugs” pose to public health. By Diane Ratner, Senior Product Line Manager, DSS, Inc.

  9. Document Storage Systems: The Role They Could Play In Healthcare

    Document storage systems are becoming imperatives in healthcare, particularly as the industry changes in terms of legislation, privatization, and direct care measures. By Jesse Wood, CEO, eFileCabinet

  10. Patient Matching Strategies In An M&A Environment

    Despite intense efforts and significant investments to implement EHRs, duplicate records continue to plague providers. Patient data matching functionalities within EHRs often lack the complexities to reconcile records from disparate and external systems. By Dan Cidon, Chief Technology Officer, NextGate