Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are reaping the benefits of IT Automation for a number of business, operational and data management processes. For instance, IT Automation can provide functionality that enables building workflows faster and more reliably, improving coordination of disparate technologies and tools used by various internal departments, third party providers and vendors, and provides a cohesive approach with increased efficiency.
Thanks to an ambitious Health and Human Services timeline that hopes to see 90 percent of traditional Medicare payments transformed into value-based reimbursement, healthcare payers, particularly Medicare Advantage plans, are relying more heavily upon population health and data analytics to track, forecast and improve patient outcomes.
New technologies offer leaps in healthcare capabilities, but the resulting explosion of data leads to new maladies to cure.
The move from volume (fee-for-service) to value (value-based payment) and the growth in importance of outcomes and measurement are significantly impacting how providers share information with each other. Providers must be able to access health information across the continuum of care, as well as track and report health events amongst a network of providers. The FDA recently launched its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, which reimagines the agency’s approach to digital health products and innovation, to promote greater access and improved public health.
The healthcare field is currently in a precarious position. New technologies promise to improve care and increase the success of outcomes with far greater consistency. But those same technologies create vulnerabilities and invite cyberthreats that put every one of those agendas in jeopardy. U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights believes the final number of cyberattacks in 2017 will far outpace 2016’s figure.
From wall mounts, to patient e-tablets to flexible and configurable medical carts and telemedicine solutions, innovative medical furniture is supporting the technology transforming healthcare every day. The challenge lies in integrating this new equipment and technology into caregiver workflows throughout the hospital. Many facilities were built decades before the advent of electronic health records (EHRs) and were not designed to accommodate these high-tech, digital solutions and the equipment personalized to help enhance caregiver health and caregiving.
The hospital discharge process places patients in a precarious and perilous position. Industry data overwhelmingly backs this reality, fueling national initiatives to improve the outlook on readmissions and adverse events.
Hire Station Limited, a leader in tool and equipment hire, has implemented financial automation software from Rimilia to increase efficiency and transform manual cash allocation processes. Hire Station is one of the UK’s largest providers of industry, construction and DIY tools and equipment.
For the seventh consecutive year, iKnowMedSM electronic health record (EHR) has been named the top-ranked EHR platform for oncologists and hematologists by Black BookTM Research, an unbiased industry-leading source for polling, surveys and market research.