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Providers negotiating risk-based health plan contracts or considering Medicare Value-Based payment options have to decide how they are going to avoid devastating financial losses. As capitation re-emerges as a dominant payment type, providers are using various technologies to supplement their current EHRs and financial systems. Their priorities are on spotting patients and providers who may generate "excessive" costs compared to targets and improve performance.
4 Indicators Of Hospital Inefficiencies Derived From Your IT Service Desk Analytics Metrics
The seventh annual health IT outlook survey found 48 percent of participants felt unprepared to manage and execute effective IT operations within their healthcare facility based on their current training. Yet, the core reason for an IT service desk’s existence in a hospital is to quickly and accurately resolve issues reported by end users, ranging from physicians to front-end administrative staff. Health systems can leverage their initial user issue data for proactive mitigation as well as a way to stay competitive amidst continuous marketplace consolidation.
Patient Communications: Remembering The Past While Looking To The Future
Can you remember where you were on December 31, 1999? Most likely, you were gathered with friends or family, ready to celebrate the dawn of the year 2000. It was an exciting time—and doesn’t really feel like it was too long ago. And yet, in terms of technology and communication, it really was a different lifetime.
Healthcare On Cloud Nine: Top 8 Benefits Of Healthcare-Cloud Merger
Rising healthcare promises have been tied to cloud technology in the most recent tech-talks of the town. While the majority of care providers are not holding their breath due to previous disappointments, we wanted to translate the often-vague statements made into discrete simplified processes for healthcare.
Why Medical Dictation Is Still Better Than Voice Recognition ... For Now
While health professionals increasingly use voice recognition and artificial intelligence-backed software programs for clinical documentation, they yield errors in seven percent of dictated words. While this number may seem like a small margin of error, it still leaves room for compromises in healthcare quality and patient safety.
2020 Trends, Predictions, And Promising Applications For Technology And Healthcare
We see the most promising applications in healthcare when real time decision making using simple data sets can relieve the burden on the caregiver and drive better outcomes for patients. For example, alarm fatigue in hospitals - both clinically and operationally - is a cause of lost productivity and decreased patient safety. AI technology can be applied to a smart pump to only sound an alarm when there is a critical need for intervention and to initiate an escalation process if there is no response.
6 Challenges Tech Has Brought To Healthcare (And How To Avoid Them)
Technology has changed the way industry professionals approach the idea of healthcare. While many of these innovations are positive — facilitating patient care and ensuring traditional treatments are more effective — they also present some unique challenges. Why? Because this technology is something the industry has never seen before.
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TELUS Launches Health For Good™ To Support Waterloo Region’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
Today, TELUS announced its commitment to expand the company’s innovative Health for GoodTM program with the launch of the new Sanguen Mobile Health Clinic, powered by TELUS Health, in partnership with Sanguen Health Centre.
UHIN Turns To NextGate For Reliable Patient Matching And Statewide Data Exchange
NextGate, the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, announced today that UHIN, a leading health information exchange (HIE), has selected its cloud-based Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) as the foundation for patient identification and interoperability across the state.