HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. At The Intersection Of Nursing And Technology

    The future of nursing will be for all nurses to work as nurse informacists, sharing their expertise with developers of communication and information technologies, software engineers, and developers and implementation consultants to advance healthcare and support the best patient outcomes.

  4. HIT In The Exam Room: The Value Of Clinical Decision Support

    As we entered the era of electronic medical records (EMRs), physicians started spending a portion of their patient exam time interacting with software. By James A. Colbert, M.D., VP medical engagement at medCPU

  5. Simplify Excel-Based Revenue Cycle Operations To Improve Collection Rates And Accelerate Reimbursement

    Healthcare offices are often overwhelmed when attempting to manage data for efficient operations, especially in the finance/billing department. By Frank Moreno, vice president of product marketing, Datawatch

  6. On The Road To Connected Care: The Promise Of Interoperability

    Consider this scenario: Felecia Martin described the moment she learned she was pregnant as the happiest of her life. By Rakesh Mathew, program manager, HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania

  7. Improving Nurse Satisfaction Requires Root Cause Solutions

    A recent RNnetwork survey found half of the nurses they surveyed (49.8 percent) have contemplated switching professions, with 27 percent citing overwork as the reason. By Ashley Walsh, MHA, Sr. Financial Analyst and former Perioperative Business Manager, UCHealth

  8. From Health Record Maintenance To Drug Research: How Mobile Tech Is Transforming Healthcare

    From the arrival of the Blackberry in 2002 to the explosion in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices we see today, the last decade and a half has seen mobile communication and computing tech come a long way. One industry which has been profoundly affected is healthcare. By Brent Whitfield, CEO, DCG Technical Solutions Inc.

  9. Cloud 101 For Medical Practices: Myths On Life Support

    Cloud migration involves placing data and applications off-premises and online, shifting the focus from locally-based technology to remote access and deployment.

  10. 3 Keys To Harnessing The Data Deluge With AI

    Remember when healthcare was hungry for data? Squeezed by pressure to reduce costs, improve outcomes, and demonstrate value, healthcare leaders demanded access to real-world data. By Destry Sulkes, MD/Chief Data Officer, WPP Health & Wellness