New technologies offer leaps in healthcare capabilities, but the resulting explosion of data leads to new maladies to cure.
Imagine that a health system enrolls all of its fully at-risk patients into its high-touch care management program to better manage costs and care quality. The care management team must understand the medications each patient is taking, whether or not they are adhering to them and if they are following their care plan.
Every IT pro likes to talk about the changing technology landscape – it’s pretty much a cliché these days. What gets less attention is how radically the backup and disaster recovery world has changed in recent years. New threats and new demands for resiliency have changed expectations; new technologies have changed the potential for recovery and efficiency.
Healthcare invented the concept of preventative care – the regular analysis of patient health indicators and diagnostics to stay ahead of issues. Practitioners aim to discover health related anomalies in their earliest stages of development in order to treat them quickly before they become life threatening and catastrophic. If we were to extend this principle to the digital services doctors and clinical staff need and use in treating patients, wouldn’t it also make sense to monitor and analyse the application services and underlying networks to stay ahead of slowdowns that could wreak havoc throughout the patient care delivery network?
The need for efficient, reliable, and cost-effective storage solutions has never been greater. Healthcare providers are awash in data and as the amount of data healthcare users create continues to grow, so does the need for more robust security and better storage management.
One year ago, Jackson Health System in Miami realized a cultural shift was necessary in order to move forward. By Bill Griffith, Vice President of Business Process/Operational Improvement for Jackson Health System, Miami
A big part of routine daily healthcare management operations is managing huge volumes of data—and it's becoming increasingly more of a challenge. EMC estimates the amount of stored healthcare data nearly doubles every two years. The amount of data managed will continue to grow as healthcare organizations add new equipment and incorporate data-intensive, next-generation diagnostic tools.
The push to deliver greater value is prompting healthcare organizations to closely examine their clinical and financial processes in search of ways to boost efficiency, improve accuracy, and elevate the patient experience. With this in mind, First Care Clinic, a federally qualified health center and level 3 patient centered medical home located in rural Kansas, set out to retool one of its critical processes — the patient care visit.
Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.
Healthcare dashboards are often computers screens, printouts, or other displays that allow hospitals and healthcare organizations to monitor and gain greater insight into their key performance indicators (KPIs). Based on the goals of the organization, dashboards can be customized to display any relevant information and can be updated in real-time to allow for quick and simple monitoring.
Dashboards can also be customized to show data relevant to hospital administrators, patients, physicians, and other stakeholders. Dashboards provide users with a simple way to pull reports and monitor quality of care, while acting as an easy clinical decision aide tool. Dashboards are beneficial to doctors, nurses, and staff because they provide a very quick overview, often with charts and graphs, allowing busy individuals to quickly take in the necessary information and make appropriate decisions.
HIMSS Poll finds nursing informatics specialists’ experience and salary continue to rise. Nursing Informatics Continues To Grow, Survey Finds By Christine Kern, contributing writer