HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Transforming Care In The Digital Age

    Can modern virtual care close the gap between patient-reported symptoms and what’s recorded in the EHR?

  10. 3 Cloud Security Trends And Challenges You Need To Be Aware Of

    As more healthcare organizations implement mobile devices and increase their digital storage options, cloud is likely to become a core technology for the healthcare industry. Indeed, cloud options such as cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) can address the key needs of medical organizations: facilitating mobility and providing patients with faster and more efficient care. However, in the light of major healthcare breaches (such as those at Anthem Inc. and Premera Blue Cross), the discussion about security in the cloud and the potential impact of cloud on data privacy and protection becomes quite intense.