May 27, 2015
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By Joshua Schmees, System Pharmacist of Informatics and Automation Services, Hospital Sisters Health System and Maggie Wong, PharmD, BCPS PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident, Hospital Sisters Health System, When our hospital system implemented clinical decision support (CDS) in the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system in a few years ago, leaders and clinicians were expecting to experience an improved CDS environment. However, we quickly realized that medication alert fatigue could affect the entire clinical quality improvement initiative at Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS).
By Sandeep Joon, Assistant VP, Life Sciences, CitiusTech, May, 2015 The evolving healthcare space provides us with a few unique opportunities where organizations can leverage healthcare big data to drive greater efficiencies in quality and cost.
By John Smithwick, CEO and Co-Founder, RoundingWell, May, 2015 If your organization is among the 60 percent planning to implement patient engagement strategies in 2015, self-assessment of your organization's understanding of patient engagement and readiness to roll out an effective program are an important first step.
By Wayne Gibson, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, and Jeffrey Bessette, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, April, 2015 Telemedicine encompasses a wide range of technologies, from in-home heart pressure monitoring to live video consultations. Our focus here is the potential for synchronous and asynchronous online communications between patients and clinicians: televisits, Web-based group meetings and pre-recorded video presentations.
By Richard Wheeler, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Verisk Health, April, 2015 The United States spent $2.9 trillion on healthcare in 2012, equaling 17.9 percent of the GDP. Additionally, by 2030, the total U.S. population over the age of 65 is projected to grow from 12.4 to 19.6 percent. This staggering 65+ population increase, coupled with the increase in chronic disease burden and the accelerating advances in technology, is estimated to cause U.S. healthcare spending to increase to 19.9 percent of the GDP by 2022. From this data, it is easy to see that healthcare delivery in the United States is unsustainable. In order to improve the current system, the U.S. must implement new best practices with the assistance of innovative technologies.
By Kimberly M. Krisik, Business Development Manager, CDW Healthcare, February, 2015 According to the CDC, more than 95 percent of U.S. hospitals made changes to emergency procedures following September 11, 2001. Industry wide, we now have intensive plans that enablemore effective responses in a disaster situation, but these plans are typically costly, and in some situations, organizations must put other projects and needs on hold to support them. In addition to budget challenges, there are ongoing gaps in planning and staff preparedness that preventa clear path forward.
By Sherwood Chapman, Chairman & CEO, Invidasys, January, 2015 Having spent 20 years now writing core administration software solutions for both traditional (BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, etc.) payers and many non-traditional (or hybrid) payers, I have reached a point where I see the concept of a "core payer system" as outdated.
By Dr. Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, December, 2014 A goal in healthcare is to find a way to do the same things when presented with tools and technology that do not fit into my workflow.
By David Dimond, Chief Technology Officer, EMC Healthcare, November, 2014 To successfully reduce readmissions, providers need new advanced analytics/predictive modeling capabilities that most do not have today.
By Michael Paskavitz, Vice President of Content Strategy and Services, Quantia, September, 2014 What do the following numbers have in common? 30%, $2.4 trillion, 12 minutes, and 1.8 million
By Lisa LaBau, General Manager, API Healthcare, June, 2014 Hospital executives are all plagued with the same daunting question: How can we better control operating costs during this time of fiscal uncertainty?
By C. Anthony Jones, CMO, Philips Healthcare, Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, May, 2014 Imagine this: You go to the movies but instead of seeing an entire film, you only see a few pictures projected on the screen – there's no dialogue, no drama, no context. Would the movie make sense? Likely not, because there were important pieces of missing information and until you fill in those gaps you have an incomplete picture.
By Matthew S. Seefeld, Senior Vice President of Solution Strategy, Streamline Health, May, 2014 Big data refers to the volume and variety of information being generated and the speed at which it is being moved in and out of systems. In the hospital setting, massive amounts of clinical, financial and operational information are generated with every transaction, interaction and observation between caregivers and patients, payers, and employers.
By Bob Chaput, CISSP, HCISPP, CIPP, CEO, Clearwater Compliance, March, 2014 Many healthcare organizations rely primarily on their IT departments to prevent data breaches. C-suite leaders are apt to congratulate themselves if their security systems pass so-called “penetration tests” with flying colors.
By Dr. Fauzia Khan, M.D., FCAP, Chief Medical Officer, Alere Analytics, March, 2014 Antimicrobial resistance is a growing, worldwide issue. According to the World Health Organization, a high percentage of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are caused by highly drug resistant bacteria that can result from inappropriate use of antimicrobial medicines.
By Shivam Mundra MPH, CPHIMS and Shyam Manoj, Citius Tech, March, 2014 In January 2013, CMS put its weight behind bundled payments by launching the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, subsequently enrolling more than 500 healthcare organizations into the program.
By Jason Free, Features Editor, March, 2014 The first HMT update of the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network pilot project.
By Jay Atkinson CEO, AIS Network, March, 2014 healthcare, IT security, AIS Network, best practices
By Jason Free, Features Editor, February, 2014 A discussion regarding the need for the healthcare industry to set its own credentialing standards
By Beth Haenke Just, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, February, 2014 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology releases best practices report.
By Sue Bjork, January, 2014 Improve radiology workflow with critical test results management (CTRM).
By Tom S. Lee, Ph.D., November, 2013 Learn how The GW Medical Faculty Associates captured $1.8M of unexpected MU incentives, while freeing up staff time to tackle new initiatives.
By Ray Desrochers, October, 2013 Reducing the administrative burden on payors is an important place to start.
By Deborah Weaver and Forms Committee members, October, 2013 Knox Community Hospital improves document workflows with enterprise technology.
By Michael Charest, October, 2013 Learn how comprehensive archival processes reduce risk, improve compliance efficiency and make customer communications management more effective.
By Matt Patterson, M.D., October, 2013 How engaging physicians through mobility can improve care pathways.
By Stephen L. Grimes, October, 2013 Transforming patient care through strategic acquisition and application of new healthcare technologies.
By Andrea Bradshaw, September, 2013 Mobility challenges got you down? Total Mobility Management can heal your IT woes.
By Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., September, 2013 Why National Health IT Week matters.
September, 2013 Scientists at GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co., are working with a team based at the University of Washington to develop a new medical device, the size of a pack of playing cards, that can detect infectious disease by way of a simple nasal swab in less than an hour.
By Matthew R. Dutton, September, 2013 Why the journey is more important than the destination.
By Adam Nason, August, 2013 Thinking about launching multiple software systems simultaneously? Think twice.
By Jim Hansen, August, 2013 But the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) must continue the fight to connect health IT to the needs of care transformation.
By Lee Fleming, August, 2013 The vital importance of developing a disaster recovery plan – and testing it regularly.
By John Kelly, Edifecs, August, 2013 An integrated technology solution can help manage – and prevent disruption to – the pivotal enrollment, reconciliation and revenue process challenges posed by the new HIX marketplace.
By Leila Gray, UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine, August, 2013 Armed with data on physician prescribing patterns, pharmaceutical marketing “detailers” push their wares. But some clinics are fighting back and kicking the drug-rep habit.
By Matt Patterson, M.D., July, 2013 Three reasons why cardio care is ripe for mobility.
By Mac McMillan, July, 2013 You should start by differentiating between data at rest and data in motion.
July, 2013 Carts equipped with HotSwap Mobile Power Systems improve point-of-care workflow, streamlining storage and reducing hospital's equipment costs.
By Bob Janacek, July, 2013 To address breach-via-email threats, healthcare organizations should complement their existing data-protection solutions with outbound email-screening technologies and best practices.
By Jamie Manuel, July, 2013 Strategies for handling bring-your-own-device information access include secure Web portals, virtualization and risk-level authentication.
By Richard Paxton, June, 2013 How process simulation can analyze and help cure real-world challenges such as capacity and throughput.
By Scott E. Rupp, June, 2013 The health system closes security loopholes and automates processes while giving employees more options for managing their own user accounts.
By Anders Lofgren, June, 2013 Consider these five steps to prepare for bring-your-own-device security in the years ahead.
By Andrew Bailey, June, 2013 Should you choose a cloud-based electronic document management system or an on-premise one?
By Douglas Dotan, May, 2013 With the right technology, healthcare organizations can securely and effectively exchange patient safety information while complying with federal regulations.
By Steven Heck, May, 2013 Signs about the future of the “provider IT boom” do not indicate a soft landing. Here's what you can do to prepare yourself and your organization.
By Mike Coyne, May, 2013 How healthcare organizations can plan and design provider communications that align with key priorities throughout the year.
By Suzanne Alexander-Vaughn, May, 2013 How collaboration and change can avoid errors and waste.
By Don Dally, April, 2013 Here's some simple advice for handling a multitude of priorities successfully.
By Dr. Amnon Gavish, April, 2013 Video conferencing technology enables instant access to medical help for people anywhere.
By Derek Brost, April, 2013 All about spotting breaches, partnering with IT, managing vulnerabilities and preparing for potential changes to your job description.
April, 2013 WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering train the IBM super computing system in oncology and utilization management.
By Pankaj “PJ” Gupta, April, 2013 Protecting PHI while providing staff – and patients – with the benefits of mobile access.
By Scott Hagenus, March, 2013 From security to health-record management, the benefits of cloud-based fax technology keep increasing.
By Derek Brost, March, 2013 With HIPAA penalties and enforcement on the rise, it's important that clinical engineers understand how to safely maintain the patient data flowing in and through connected medical devices - including the not-so-obvious ones.
March, 2013 A new CHIME case study illustrates the wide impact of IT in facilitating business office improvement.
By Jeff Rauscher, February, 2013 How healthcare networks can learn from businesses to make electronic record implementation effective.
By Terry Edwards, February, 2013 Three things every hospital exec needs to know.
By Blair Baker, CPAM, February, 2013 But collecting initial information is just the beginning in the integrated revenue management cycle.
By Jonathan Elion, M.D., February, 2013 ValleyCare Health System transforms reporting and coding with innovative CDI software.
By Dean Wiech, January, 2013 A secure and automated method for managing the user account lifecycle in Active Directory and Exchange is one big key.
By Tee Green, January, 2013 New survey stresses the need for health IT collaboration.
By John Scumniotales, January, 2013 Partners HealthCare shows how IT departments within hospitals and healthcare facilities can save money on energy bills quickly and easily by using Verdiem software.
By Custie Crampton, January, 2013 IT professionals must take the need for precaution seriously when it comes to protecting an organization from the loss or theft of employee smartphones and tablets.
By Bill Sweeney, January, 2013 Points to consider for future release-of-information requirements. mu2 compliance
By Matt Sterling, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, December, 2012 Nurse call improves clinical workflow and betters patient care.
By Eric Abbott, December, 2012 Combining the advantages of both mobile health and clinical decision support can achieve improvements in patient-centered care and healthcare organization operations.
By Glenn Mamary, December, 2012 Hunterdon Healthcare implements a new decision-support system.
By Chas Roades, November, 2012 With the election season behind us, we can now step back and ask, "What does the outcome of the election mean for our industry?"
By Dean Wiech, November, 2012 Easy-to-use software solutions streamline the process for hospital and healthcare IT departments.
By Keith Dayton, November, 2012 Unprecedented disruptions are driving the industry toward more agile technologies and business practices in order to maintain a competitive advantage.
By Stephen Gregorio, October, 2012 Advice for the CxO from a CFO.
By Jeffrey Robbins, October, 2012 VBP as a vehicle for comprehensive process improvement in the perioperative suite.
By Rod Sampson, October, 2012 Belden's comprehensive cost study and total cost-of-ownership (TCO) analysis for Category 6A, Category 6 and Category 5e network cabling in new hospital construction makes a compelling case for the use of highest-performance Category 6A cabling systems.
By Christopher Mathews, M.D., October, 2012 How technology is facilitating collaboration among members, providers and payers.
By David A. Burton, M.D., October, 2012 What can hospitals do as the industry evolves from fee-for-service to a shared accountability model that penalizes providers for inefficiencies and poor outcomes?
By Alicia Torres, September, 2012 How barcode technology solutions can streamline everyday processes to keep patients safe and increase operational efficiencies.
By Joe Moriarty, September, 2012 In the age of bring your own device (BYOD), healthcare organizations need to make content security a top priority. Here's how your company can protect itself.
September, 2012 What are facilities doing about the changes in healthcare reform?
By Gary Palgon, September, 2012 Leveraging the existing cloud-based infrastructure of third-party integration and data management specialists, HIEs can quickly, securely and cost-effectively connect, integrate, aggregate and harmonize disparate data to better serve the patient care needs of their communities – and thus achieve sustainability.
By Hal Clark and Dan Trevino, August, 2012 In today's hospitals and clinics, IT workflow management solutions play a key role in enabling and supporting the accurate, yet secure, flow of data medical personnel rely on to make critical decisions affecting the lives of patients.
By Blair Butterfield, August, 2012 A follow-up article on barriers to interoperability and lessons learned from those who've been there before.
By David McCament, August, 2012 As Blues providers scramble to respond to emerging competitive pressures, benchmarking can play a key role in assessing existing operations and defining and implementing effective change strategies.
By Henry Wei, M.D., August, 2012 The rise of ubiquitous online connectivity between patients and their physicians is bringing a new era to those who prefer to interact from the safety of their own environments.
By Chris Trevino, M.D., August, 2012 Best-of-breed EDIS technology delivers positive care quality improvements, creating a safer and more efficient environment for patients.
By Lisa O’Neil, July, 2012 How to successfully implement a HIPPA-compliant cloud solution that meets business goals.
By David Murphy, July, 2012 Healthcare is currently undergoing significant refurbishing...
By Steve Schelhammer, July, 2012 Population health management requires scale within provider organizations
By Mark Morsch and Brian Potter, July, 2012 Code explosion: Can current NLP technology handle ICD-10?
By Julie Martin, July, 2012 Discovering the value of automated referral management
By Chris Fox, June, 2012 Taking a proactive approach to labor management
By Eliot Muir, June, 2012 Using the right tools to speed up EMR certification
By Elizabeth Hart and Bill Marshall, June, 2012 Next-gen healthcare drives more customer-centric approaches for providers
By M. Shafi Hussain, Thomas McFadden and Lyanna Ly, June, 2012 A new model for today’s health system
By Jenny Toole, May, 2012 Stop walking away with my bottom line!
By Alan Gonsenhauser, May, 2012 PHI data sharing and secure collaboration made easy
By Andrew Jaquith, May, 2012 A prescription for healthcare security
By Mary Carr, R.N., May, 2012 It pays to integrate anesthesia
By Pat Button, April, 2012 Interdisciplinary collaboration strategies to optimize clinical decision support
By Josh Gray, April, 2012 The ICD-10 delay clarified: What it means for you
April, 2012 AHIMA: Top 10 reasons we need ICD-10 now
By Justin Barnes, April, 2012 Let the evolution begin
By Arjen Westerink, April, 2012 Getting EHR vendors speaking the same language
By Elizabeth Hart and Bill Marshall, April, 2012 2012: The year to ‘Build for Change’
By Jeff Spade, March, 2012 Collaborating to achieve a lean management culture
By Matthew Haddad, March, 2012 All about licensing and medical board member liability prevention
By Michael Watts, March, 2012 Managing big data for improved customer communications
By Joel Hoffman, February, 2012 ‘CMS, what’s my hurdle rate?’
By Jackie Griffin, February, 2012 Checking the pulse of 5010
By Frank Curran, February, 2012 Taking an open (source) approach to HIT challenges
By Dennis Toohey, February, 2012 E-procurement 101 for health plans
By Brian W. Kueppers, January, 2012 Three keys to improving self-pay patient collections
By Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor, University of Illinois, January, 2012 Expert: Cloud computing a game changer for businesses
January, 2012 Medical facilities protect against unauthorized access
By Glenn Keet, January, 2012 In or out? HIE patient consent 101
By Susan Arthur, January, 2012 The HIPAA 5010 transition: What it means for you and your practice
By Eliot Muir, December, 2011 The economics of interfacing
By David Metzler, December, 2011 The power of community
By Jim Younkin, December, 2011 KeyHIE: Building a connected community of care across Pennsylvania
By Mark Morsch, November, 2011 Measuring up: Best practices for computer-assisted coding
By Lee Barrett, November, 2011 A peek inside the network
By Brad Savage, November, 2011 From meaningful use to meaningful analysis
By Anthony Sanzo, November, 2011 ‘Get efficient or get less’ – the latest yardstick for healthcare efficiency and patient safety
By Kevin O'Mara, October, 2011 The new reality for healthcare providers: Access to data is crucial; measurement is mandatory
By Roy Schoenberg, M.D., MPH, October, 2011 Telehealth: Separating fact from fiction
By Bill Fox, October, 2011 Predictive modeling: Using big data for big impact
By Todd Cozzens, October, 2011 Beyond the CMS ACO
By Joe Moock, October, 2011 Imaging’s seismic shift to the cloud
September, 2011 Bridging the gap between digital and paper records
By Judy Hallada and Pat Reed, September, 2011 Best practices ensure successful diagnostic IT experience
By Nathan Tudor, September, 2011 EHRs go rural
September, 2011 Catching the wireless wave
By Kevin Epstein, August, 2011 Preventative care for electronic medical records
By Jeremy Stacy, August, 2011 Maximize the effectiveness of disaster preparedness
By Joseph J. Flynn, president and chief executive officer, Auxilio, August, 2011 Ease the burden of e-patient records
By Mike Flanagan, August, 2011 Why agile network management will be a game changer
By T. Scott Law, president and CEO of Zotec Partners, August, 2011 No denying it – outsourcing billing has its advantages
By Matthew Haddad, J.D., August, 2011 Medical credentialing: More to good health than meets the eye
July, 2011 Winning the compliance game with enterprise fraud management
July, 2011 The 7 biggest ICD-10 challenges for payers (in no particular order)
July, 2011 Google Health Dies
July, 2011 Learn about cost-saving budget strategies
July, 2011 How an incentive plan can improve revenue staff performance
By Janice Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CCS, ROCC, CPCO, July, 2011 What the ICD-10 code changes mean for doctors
By Yadin David, Ed.D., PE, CCE, IEEE Senior Member, June, 2011 Are medical devices mobility and security antagonists?
By Don Hardwick, June, 2011 You’re gonna need a bigger boat
By Brian W. Kueppers, June, 2011 Want more efficient payments? Archive Patient Statements
June, 2011 Want more efficient payments? Archive patient statements
June, 2011 Moving ahead: How Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is navigating financial reality
June, 2011 Shift scheduling goes mobile
May, 2011 Scan almost anything
May, 2011 Manage and secure your wireless ecosystem
May, 2011 Stylish, secure slate PC
May, 2011 CPOE: A physician’s personal story
May, 2011 Help for incorporating medical devices into IT networks
May, 2011 Ride the next-gen wireless wave
April, 2011 Health IT creates demand for 'medical scribes'
April, 2011 The World Congress Leadership Summit on ICD-10
April, 2011 Strategies to reduce the costs of managing healthcare data
April, 2011 CPOE: A physician’s personal story
By Brian Singer, Novell, April, 2011 Compliance and security beyond HIPAA and HITECH: Not what it ‘SIEMs’
April, 2011 Be heard: Take part in the 2011 Data Management Survey
March, 2011 CPOE: A physician’s personal story
March, 2011 Human body search engine created
March, 2011 Northwestern University Master's in Medical Informatics
March, 2011 Get help planning a data center
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