HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Building A Business Case For Modern Healthcare Analytics

    By now, most healthcare professionals are aware some form of analytics is necessary to help glean insight needed to make smart decisions. However, what’s less clear is exactly what type of analytics solution can drive the biggest impact. By Nora Lissy, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Healthcare Information, Dimensional Insight

  2. Remote Physical Therapy Solutions — Mobility Is Essential For Delivering Value

    New entrants in remote physical therapy use game consoles to deliver in-home rehabilitation. While there are benefits from game-based therapy, these tethered solutions fall short.

  3. A Health Collaboration Ecosystem Leads To Patient Homeostasis

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) continues to increase emphasis on care collaboration, ranging from Chronic Care Management (CCM) to the recent announcement from the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark report on alcohol, drugs, and health. Derived from many aspects in healthcare, the authors’ examine the challenges of integrating physical and behavioral healthcare, addressing the Care Collaboration Model outlined by CMS and the Surgeon General.

  4. Leveraging Technology For Integrated Diagnostic Reporting

    There is ongoing effort in healthcare to integrate and expand the use of patient data to improve clinical decision making and support cost-effective, patient-centered care. Much of the needed data resides within the diagnostic specialties of pathology, radiology, laboratory, and molecular diagnostics.

  5. 5 Tips For Tackling HIPAA Compliance Challenges

    Regulations such as HIPAA are in place to protect sensitive protected health information, but the threat landscape is ever changing. With healthcare organizations the target of 88 percent of all ransomware attacks, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued new HIPAA guidance on ransomware attacks in July last year.

  6. Top Wearable Technology To Keep Seniors Safe

    There's so much wearable technology available right now it’s enough to make your head spin if you don’t know what you’re looking for, even for someone who’s knowledgeable. For many, the various capabilities the newest sports watches have are more than enough — text messaging, answering phone calls, even GPS. By Jagger Esch, president and CEO, Elite Insurance Partners LLC

  7. Opioid Abuse: If EPCS Is The Answer, Why Hasn’t It Worked?

    With an ever-increasing focus on addressing the opioid epidemic from key stakeholders — law enforcement, legislators, and healthcare providers — one would expect to see improvement. Yet opioid misuse and abuse continues unabated.

  8. Automate And Audit Access Rights In A Healthcare Environment

    Access to critical data is paramount criteria for success in today’s electronic world. Physicians and caregivers need access to patients’ records to insure proper delivery of care, but encumbering employees and internal stakeholders with too many restrictions to systems or complicated access methodologies can have catastrophic consequences.

  9. The Secrets To Gaining Insights Into Purchased Services Spend

    Hospital and health system purchased services professionals have hundreds of vendors to manage, a process accounting for up to 45 percent of their non-labor budget. Despite the financial magnitude, this staff has little time to analyze their financial data. Even fewer resources are available to research spending benchmarks or evaluate contract terms.

  10. 4 Ways Technology Is Improving Patient Safety

    Technology has become an integral part of medicine today. The right technology can assist with increased efficiency, improved quality, and reduced costs. By Christine Queally Foisey, President and CEO, MedSafe