Feature Articles

  1. New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction With Health Information Technology Apps

    For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths. This reputation also killed many residents’ spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Native American youth have the highest rates of alcoholism of any racial group in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health.

  2. Why Hackers Are Targeting ePHI More Than Credit Cards

    Despite the care most of us take to protect our credit card information, credit card fraud is the most common form of identity theft in the United States. According to a report from Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud which cost U.S. consumers more than $16 billion in 2016.

  3. Healthcare Providers Use Fingerprint Scanning For Patient ID, Staff ID, And To Protect ePHI, But How Do Fingerprint Scanners Work?

    Once only seen in futuristic movies and television shows, the use of fingerprint scanning has become a commonplace security measure in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Fingerprint scanners are used to grant access into buildings, obtain medical records, and identify patients.

  4. Preparing For Human-Machine Partnerships In Healthcare

    Human-machine partnerships will reshape how we share medical information, treat disease, and discover new therapies more precisely. Dell Technologies recently partnered with Vanson Bourne to survey healthcare business leaders and found a divided vision of the future, but agreement on the need to transform and how to get there. How will healthcare organizations become digital leaders to transform care?

  5. A Technology How-To Guide For Nurse Leaders: Read The CNO Perspective

    Integrated technologies have already begun to impact the discipline of nursing. Nurse leaders are positioned to influence how technology is applied in the patient care environment – but many aren’t asking the critical questions that need to be asked, or claiming their rightful seat at the table.

  6. HIMSS18 Research Report: Frequent Interruptions Distract Clinicians From Patient Care, Contribute To Stress And Burnout

    HIMSS Analytics surveyed hospital IT and clinical leaders at HIMSS18 to find out the impact of technology-driven interruptions on doctors and nurses, and how effective IT is at measuring and managing those interruptions. We discovered that when it comes to interruptions from technology, clinicians see a bigger problem than IT does.

  7. Uplift The Quality Of Care With The Integration Of Lean Methodology In EHR

    Lean is an extensively used quality enhancement methodology newly expanded to the healthcare sector. Lean strategy begins with classifying and ‘eliminating waste’ in order to enhance the value of care offered to the patient. Lean methodology involves specifying value from the perspective of a patient and determining all the actions in the value stream in order to remove the steps which don’t create any value.

  8. Healthcare Providers Use Encryption To Protect ePHI, But What Is Encryption?

    We hear a lot about encryption and how it is an important tool to keep our data safe. Healthcare providers are required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to use encryption as a way to protect their patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI); but what exactly is encryption and how does it help prevent data breaches, fraud, and patient identity theft?

  9. Piedmont Healthcare Improves Infection Control With Fast Data Analytics

    Healthcare providers store a colossal amount of data in the form of decades of patient information, gathered before the real birth of data analytics, and before the concept of “big data” even existed. Piedmont alone had over 22,000 fields to analyze gathered from around 30 different published data sources. Multiplied by the number of records available Piedmont had to extract value from over 555 billion data points.

  10. Indian Health Center Of Santa Clara Valley Finds Ethernet Solution The Perfect Antidote For Network Ailments