This scenario probably sounds familiar: a team member has a great idea for reducing patient wait times, enhancing outcomes or otherwise improving your business. You decide to hand off the idea to a senior project manager to explore and implement. Initial progress is made, and then development stalls. By Tom Cox, CEO, MyHealthDirect
While the term Big Data was, according to the New York Times’ Steve Lohr, coined in 1998, it hit the mainstream as a hot business concept about a decade ago when major advancements in processing power, storage, and bandwidth coincided with the trend toward cloud computing. By Greg Hoffer, Vice President of Engineering, Globalscape
If I could sum up today’s healthcare environment in a single word it would be “uncertainty.” The House just passed a bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, though the content of this legislation could change significantly before it goes through the Senate. By Michael Nissenbaum, president and CEO, Aprima Medical Software
To improve margins, healthcare providers must bend the cost curve to reduce wasteful spending as the industry moves from fee-for-service to value-based payments, while facing the prospect of declining reimbursement. However, many provider organizations do not know or understand where they may be losing money due to deviation from commonly accepted clinical based guidelines. By Susan Kanvik and Mitzi Raaf, Point B Management Consultants
With an adoption rate approaching 100 percent, EHR systems have gained high traction among healthcare service providers mainly due to their operational efficiencies and the rising need for integrated healthcare facilities worldwide. By Kathy Trahan, market strategist responsible for vertical markets, Tripwire
Patient care requires fast-paced, asynchronous collaboration that ensures quick responses for life-saving decisions. By Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream
The race is on to effective management of high-risk patient populations. Payers and providers recognize future survival in the fee-for-value world depends on having the right systems in place. By Jack Plotkin, CTO, Virtual Health
As documentation practices by providers continue to vary, querying has become a common, educational method to ensure that clinical information is compliant.
The Health Information Management (HIM) Profession Has Changed Dramatically Since Grace Whiting Myers Founded The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) In 1928.