Feature Articles

  1. How New Smartphones Are Revolutionizing Nursing

    Smartphones transformed healthcare communications, but thanks to a new trend called the “Converged Device,” they’re about to revolutionize care delivery. One all-purpose device replaces a belt-full of single-purpose devices. And beyond sheer convenience, the results are stark: better care, higher patient satisfaction, better outcomes.

  2. Setting FHIR To The Clipboard At Hackensack University Medical Center

    We’ve all been there, filling out that pre-visit questionnaire on the clipboard with the borrowed pen, scribbling to get the task over with only to have to repeat it at another location or visit. By Jerry Rankin, Industry Strategy Director for Clinical Interoperability, Infor

  3. The Point Of Care Ecosystem – 4 Benefits Of A Fully Connected Outpatient Experience

    This white paper from Midmark is the first in a series that defines the outpatient point of care ecosystem and examines how the key components that comprise it – such as interpersonal communication, patient education, patient and family conveyance, vitals acquisition, wait times, patientcaregiver interaction, and even data collection and documentation – have an impact on the patient experience.

  4. Israel: A Case Study In National Connectivity For Better Health

    A pre-surgical patient at an Israeli hospital remembers a complication from anaesthesia during a surgery 14 years ago that left her in the ICU for several days. Neither she nor her family remembers what the complication was, so the patient must undergo additional testing before her surgery can be scheduled.

  5. Right-Sized Care: Acute Intervention In An Ambulatory Setting

    As a pediatrician, I find that there are times when my patients require a specific acute intervention – but they don’t need the full hospital experience. For example, when infants and children are dehydrated and need intravenous fluids, outpatient physicians, patients and their families may benefit from having alternatives to the local emergency room.

  6. 5 Tips For Interoperability Success In The "Merger Mania" Era

    The shift to value-based care has caused a number of mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, prompting experts to call 2016 the year of “merger mania” in health care. While these strategies offer benefits and economies of scale, they also introduce new challenges when it comes to integrating clinical data.

  7. 5 Interoperability Findings You Should Know

    Our industry is swirling with health data exchange initiatives to enable better population health management. Everyone understands that an open, collaborative approach will help us achieve the promise of interoperability. But to shape successful efforts, it’s important to take a step back and look at available research on interoperability. What does the evidence tell us about factors that will lead to population health success?

  8. Briefing Congress On Health IT Innovation

    This week I testified before the United States House of Representatives. It was an honor to represent the healthcare IT industry and share how innovations are driving efficiencies and improvements. Here are excerpts from that testimony.

  9. Texting Your Patients: Why It's Hard & How To Get It Right

    There are now more ways available for people to communicate than ever before. Thanks to mobile technology and robust wireless networks, anyone with a mobile phone can place a call, send a text, check their email, respond to social media messages, and take and send photos and videos from just about anywhere.

  10. Compliant Health Record Data Protection In The Cloud

    For Bizmatics, Inc., providers of PrognoCIS Electronic Health Records (EHR) products and services, HIPAA compliance is nothing short of critical. So when they recently sought to enhance their data protection in accordance with their HIPAA business continuity policy, including backup and disaster recovery (DR) processes, the company looked to the cloud. By Mike Grossman, CEO, Zetta