HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Aging Workforce, Succession Planning: Dual Fears CEOs Need To Scratch Off Their List

    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

  2. Countering HAIs And Superbugs At VA Health Facilities With Surveillance And Innovation

    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.

  3. Document Storage Systems: The Role They Could Play In Healthcare

    Document storage systems are becoming imperatives in healthcare, particularly as the industry changes in terms of legislation, privatization, and direct care measures. By Jesse Wood, CEO, eFileCabinet

  4. Patient Matching Strategies In An M&A Environment

    Despite intense efforts and significant investments to implement EHRs, duplicate records continue to plague providers. Patient data matching functionalities within EHRs often lack the complexities to reconcile records from disparate and external systems. By Dan Cidon, Chief Technology Officer, NextGate

  5. Cybersecurity: The Threat Hospitals Can No Longer Ignore

    Golden Eye/Petya, the latest ransomware attack devastating businesses from shipping companies to banks and even drug manufacturers across the U.K., has brought to the fore the seriousness of cybersecurity and why it is an issue hospitals cannot afford to ignore. In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack crippled nearly a quarter of the hospitals in the U.K. and infected 200,000 computers across 150 countries, providing another stark example of what could happen here in the U.S. By Justin Sotomayor, pharmacy informatics director, CompleteRx

  6. Applying Machine Learning To Live Data

    According to the OECD, U.S. healthcare devotes far more of its economy to health than any other country, yet the life expectancy of the American population is shorter than in other countries that spend less. The biggest areas of spending and concern are for coordination of care and preventing hospital admissions for people with chronic conditions such as heart disease. The combination of connected medical devices, streaming analytics, big data, and machine learning has become more powerful and less expensive than before, which could enable scalable chronic disease management with better care at lower costs.

  7. The Digitization Of Healthcare Is A One-Way Street

    Healthcare is about a lot of things. One of those things is information; everything from a patient’s medical history to their current medications, known allergies to insurance, and much more. By Cristian Pascual, co-founder and CEO, Mediktor

  8. MACRA And MIPS: Preparing For Changes

    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed with bipartisan support in 2015. By Bhupender Singh, CEO, Intelenet Global Services

  9. The High Cost Of Medication Errors

    Improving the outlook through better management of alert fatigue By Raj Gopalan, MD, MSIS, Vice President of Innovation and Clinical Informatics, Wolters Kluwer

  10. The Future Of Value-Based Care: 5 Years From Now

    About 20 years ago, healthcare in the U.S. cost an average of $2,800 per person. Ten years later, that figure had shot up to $4,700 per person. Over the years, the cost of healthcare has risen as high as $10,345 per person.