HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. How HIT Can Bridge The Payer/Provider Divide
    8/25/2017

    The era of outright tension between provider organizations, seeking to maximize payments in fee-for-service arrangements and payers, seeking to minimize unit costs, has begun to dissipate.

  2. Reducing The Gap In Consumer Demand For Smarter Healthcare Delivery
    8/24/2017

    It’s no secret healthcare is slow and orthodox when it comes to adoption of new technology. By Kumar Venkatesiah

  3. What Does Age Have To Do With Healthcare Payments?
    8/23/2017

    Healthcare spending grew to $3.4 trillion in 2016 and is expected to reach $5.5 trillion by the year 2025 according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. By Chris Seib, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, InstaMed

  4. Why Manual Processes Are A Barrier To Payer-Provider Collaboration
    8/22/2017

    As payers and providers seek to uncover collaborative opportunities in an industry increasingly shifting toward patient-centric healthcare and value-driven outcomes, it’s critical to examine the most significant barriers to improved partnerships. By Dan Schulte, SVP Healthcare, HGS Inc.

  5. 5 Reasons E-Signature Is Invaluable
    8/21/2017

    Electronic signature is a fast-growing technology in all industries. By Ellen Sluder, VP, Marketing, Medforce Technologies Inc.

  6. The Ripple Effect Of Long Wait Times – And What To Do About It
    8/18/2017

    Nobody likes waiting. In the age of consumerism and instant gratification, when an Amazon package can be delivered to you within an hour or a stranger will pick you up and give you a ride in a matter of minutes through an app on your phone, waiting is the ultimate inconvenience. By Tom Cox, CEO, MyHealthDirect

  7. How The 360-Degree Patient View Drives Data-Driven Care Decisions
    8/17/2017

    It’s no secret. The way most of us make important healthcare decisions is fundamentally flawed. By Eric Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation & Data Management, Inovalon

  8. Common Virtual Care Mistakes Every Health System Can Avoid
    8/16/2017

    Healthcare is undergoing a sea change. The rise of healthcare consumerism, current and projected physician shortages, and the transition to value-based care are making necessary a shift in how care is delivered. By Jon Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Zipnosis

  9. Aging Workforce, Succession Planning: Dual Fears CEOs Need To Scratch Off Their List
    8/14/2017

    Who will carry your organization when the current generation of leaders ages out of the workforce? Or what if you can’t attract the skills and know-how you need to move forward? Developing a new generation of workers well equipped to remake the business amidst emerging challenges is a leading fear of CEOs, Becker’s Hospital Review reported earlier this year. By Matt Keahey, Area Vice President, Medxcel Facilities Management

  10. Countering HAIs And Superbugs At VA Health Facilities With Surveillance And Innovation
    8/10/2017

    The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning about the enormous threat antibiotic resistant “superbugs” pose to public health. By Diane Ratner, Senior Product Line Manager, DSS, Inc.