HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. The 3 Types Of Insider Threats And How To Stop Them
    12/21/2016

    Healthcare cybersecurity threats are rising at an alarming rate. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there were 253 reported instances of healthcare breaches in 2015 resulting in the theft of over 112 million records. According to a Ponemon Institute study, 90 percent of organizations reported suffering from at least one data breach in the last two years, with 45 percent reporting five or more breaches.

  2. How To Overcome The Top 4 Security Challenges Plaguing Healthcare
    12/20/2016

    Healthcare networks are becoming significantly more complex, which presents a growing challenge to the IT staff supporting them. The successful implementation of wired and wireless networking technology in these kinds of environments is dependent on an architecture that can handle the unique capacity, coverage, security, and segmentation requirements of healthcare facilities while also adhering to compliance standards. By Bob Zemke, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Extreme Networks

  3. Intervention Care For The ‘Rising-Risk,’ Before It’s Too Late
    12/19/2016

    The first white paper in this population health management (PHM) series, Chronic Disease is Healthcare’s Rising Risk, reported on the health and financial burden associated with chronic diseases, specifically the ‘rising-risk’ and ‘high-risk’ clinically stratified population groups. The second paper, A Health Behavior Change Framework for Population Health Management, set out a coordinated clinical-community structure for delivering chronic disease intervention care. This is the third white paper in this PHM series that will discuss the advantages of setting process and evaluation standards for methodology and community-digital engagement to achieve and sustain health behavior change for self-management.

  4. 7 Things To Consider Before Switching EHRs
    12/16/2016

    With today's healthcare dollars being pulled several different ways, the decision to implement new EHR technology requires large-scale thinking — it isn't a decision that will, or should, happen overnight.

  5. Case Intake And The Black Hole: The Need For (Digital) Automation
    12/15/2016

    In this series, we will focus on the three primary phases of AECP: intake, processing, and reporting, as well as their related challenges. Many of the intake process-related tasks are further exacerbated as we straddle the worlds of analog (manual) and digital (automated) processes. In this article, we will review the challenges associated with AECP intake.

  6. Satisfying The CMS Mandate For Clinical Decision Support In Advanced Imaging Orders
    12/14/2016

    On Nov. 2, 2016, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for 2017. By Juliana Hart, BSN, MPH and VP Market Development at medCPU and Nancy Zimmerman, RN, BSN, Senior VP of Strategic Accounts at medCPU

  7. Diagnosing Rare Diseases In The Digital Age
    12/13/2016

    The digital age has transformed how nearly every industry conducts business, and healthcare is no exception. Technological advances often outpace our ability to apply them, but successful integration can mean new efficiencies and improved clinical outcomes for patients. By Dekel Gelbman, CEO, FDNA

  8. ACO Growth Indicates Expanding Need For Evidence-Based Decision Support Tools
    12/12/2016

    If the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) Fall Conference is any indication of the growth of the value-based care movement, then one fact is certain: it is not slowing down any time soon. The first NAACOS conference in 2012 had 123 attendees; 2016 had 670. By Joe Guerriero, senior vice president of MDGuidelines, ReedGroup

  9. How Visual Analytics Can Boost Health System Revenue
    12/9/2016

    In healthcare, the term Big Data doesn’t really capture the immensity of information being gathered and shared. For example, the HCA enterprise data warehouse now contains more than 28 petabytes of data. By Rochell Pierce, senior vice president of market development, Aegis Health Group

  10. Avoiding The Potholes In The Road To MBI
    12/8/2016

    One of the positive changes brought on by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is replacing the current Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on Medicare cards with a new Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) code. By Crystal Ewing, Manager of Data Integrity, ZirMed