HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Executing A Successful Go-Live In A Short-Staffed Environment Requires Planning And Support

    Only 29 percent of today’s hospitals have fully staffed IT departments even though EHR optimizations or new implementations remain the second-highest priority for these organizations for the next 12 months, according to the latest HIMSS leadership survey. By Dan O’Connor, vice president of client relations, Stoltenberg Consulting

  2. Satisfaction Savvy: How Providers Can Enhance Patient Experiences And Achieve Financial Success

    “The customer is always right” is a popular adage in service industries. But what about in healthcare, who knows more about what healthcare consumers need – patients themselves or their providers? The concept of patient satisfaction is something a lot of healthcare providers struggle with. By Allison Hart

  3. The Road To Mainstream Consumer Adoption Of Telehealth

    Making healthcare more affordable and accessible is an important mission for our nation, and for all of those who are personally invested in helping change lives. To get there, we must help educate others about, and evolve different attitudes toward, healthcare. By Arif Razvi, co-founder and president, Alvin Healthcare

  4. Putting Patients First

    I once heard someone say, “If healthcare were treated like any other service industry, it would be out of business within a week.” By Dr. Tom Schwieterman, vice president, Clinical Affairs and CMO, Midmark Corporation

  5. HITRUST In Action: How Healthcare Organizations Use HITRUST To Protect Patients And Beyond

    Keeping data safe has become complicated process in the last few years. In 2016, the United States faced a 40-percent increase in data breaches compared to 2015 – exposing social security numbers, addresses and more. By Jenifer Rees, Principal Quality Engineering Consultant and Andrew Hosch, security and development groups, Base2 Solutions

  6. 4 Ways To Improve Payer-Provider Data Management

    The healthcare industry has experienced unprecedented change in recent years. By Krithika Srivats, Senior Director, Health/Clinical Center of Excellence at Hinduja, Global Solutions (HGS)

  7. How Telemedicine Can Help Reduce Rural Hospital Closures And Provide Easier Access To Care

    Since 2010, more than 80 rural hospitals have closed across the U.S. while nearly 700 are still at risk. By Bobby Park, MD, Co-Founder & Director of Virtual Health, RelyMD

  8. Achieving HIPAA Compliance: IT’s Indispensable Role

    In my view, the IT vendor’s proper role is to showcase the powerful economic rationale for those in healthcare to get out of the practice of buying/maintaining hardware that is obsolete practically before the paint is dry. By Adam Stern, founder and CEO, Infinitely Virtual

  9. EU's General Data Protection Regulation Set To Disrupt The Medical Industry

    When the European Union introduced its plan for regulating online Cloud services, to say it caused a major disruption would most likely be an understatement. By Philip Piletic

  10. The 4 As Of IoT: A Four-Step Approach To Integrate IoT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely heralded as the next big thing. The trend to connect everything to the internet is accelerating unabated with opportunities and implications for every industry — and healthcare is no exception. By Nick Vennaro, co-founder, Capto