HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Is Your Health Data Appetite Bigger Than Your Mouth?

    As with any industry sector, there has been a tremendous rise in the volume of data in the healthcare arena with many drivers responsible for this increasing tidal wave of health information. By Buff Colchagoff, CEO, RosettaHealth

  2. Improving Patient Engagement With Chronic Care Management

    As many healthcare professionals know, reimbursement for Chronic Care Management (CCM) services by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) commenced on Jan. 1, 2015 to improve non-face-to-face services for Medicare beneficiaries who have multiple, significant chronic conditions. By Dr. David K. Haseltine, Pawleys Pediatrics & Adult Medicine

  3. 5 Patient Engagement Lessons From Outside Healthcare

    We call it patient engagement; everyone else calls it customer relationship management By Raj Toleti, CEO of HealthGrid

  4. Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Overcoming 5 Barriers To High Performance

    Hospitals and health systems increasingly recognize the importance of antimicrobial stewardship. Concerns over the growth of antibiotic-resistant organisms are prompting unprecedented action on the national and international stage. By Steve Riddle, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, director of clinical development with Wolters Kluwer, Pharmacy OneSource Solutions

  5. Integrated Workflow Automation: A Prescription For Reducing Physician Burnout

    The 2016 survey commissioned by The Physician Foundation revealed close to one-half of physicians report frequent or constant feelings of professional burnout. Physicians identified “regulatory/paperwork burdens and erosion of clinical autonomy” as the primary source of their dissatisfaction. By Arman Samani, Chief Technology Officer, AdvancedMD

  6. Beyond Meaningful Use: The Value Of Patient Portals

    While most caregivers adopt patient portals just because MU requires it, portals can bring value across clinical and financial dimensions. By John Barnett, Project Coordinator at Iflexion

  7. Intelligent Wellness Automation Arrives In 2017

    Automation may summon dystopian visions of a labor force crowded out by machines that work 24/7, don’t take breaks, or demand a competitive benefits package. But, according to Accenture’s report Intelligent Automation Is Changing Healthcare, 2016, “Intelligent automation really means combining technology with people to get a job done — either in a more effective way or a more productive way.” By Sam Salbi, CEO, FitLyfe

  8. Solving Healthcare’s Biggest Security Challenge: Low-Tech, High-Success Social Hacking

    I recently came back to work after having brain surgery to remove part of a non-cancerous tumor that had wrapped itself around my optic nerve. Probably like any CIO who finds himself in the hospital, I spent some of my time there thinking about the technology the medical team used to plan and deliver my care. By Scott Youngs, chief information officer, Key Information Systems

  9. Technology Partner Should Offer Rapid, Simple And Powerful Data Analytic Tools To Inspire Budgeting Confidence

    Healthcare IT platforms available to monitor and analyze purchased services spending data are limited. This is surprising considering up to 45 percent of a hospital’s or health system’s non-labor budget is spent on purchased services, meaning millions of dollars are being spent without the level of scrutiny it deserves. By Chris Heckler, CEO, Valify

  10. Application Retirement Matters For Patient Care

    Healthcare organizations face enormous challenges. From enhancing clinician productivity and lowering IT costs to coordinating care and improving patient outcomes, many are transitioning to a next-generation EHR. This is an important step forward but it is not enough.