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
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
With more software being written and more networked medical devices on the way, how can health IT Teams keep up? By John Matthew Holt, Founder and CTO, Waratek
The past 10 years has seen a rapid evolution of healthcare information technology. In 2007, only a small fraction of hospitals and physician practices used EHRs; now they’re almost ubiquitous, used by more than 87 percent of doctors and more than 94 percent of hospitals. Although the capture of digital information in EHRs is nearly ubiquitous, there are still opportunities to improve health information sharing capabilities as organizations strive to advance population health and further participate in value-based care.
The American Nurses Association just kicked off National Nurses Week 2017, honoring the nation’s three million nurses who are changing the face of patient care and compassion. Health IT Outcomes recently spoke with three nurses who also work in the healthcare IT space to hear how the latest technology advances are having a positive impact on the nursing profession. Here’s what they had to say.
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.