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Technology: Now a solution, not a new problem – almost

Looking back at HMT’s January issue where experts gave their predictions for what was then the coming year, it’s kind of funny – all of them, to some degree, are right. Telemedicine adoption is growing, demand for open EHRs is on the rise, value-based care has become all but the standard at this point, and the government says it’s taking interoperability seriously. In other words … progress! We’re taking baby steps for sure, but when I’m in an optimistic mood (something that happens from time...

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Mobility Strategies in Healthcare Survey: Results Revealed

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Mobility is the future of healthcare communications, though the particulars of that future remain in flux. Now in its fifth year, Spok’s annual Mobility in Healthcare Survey is starting to reveal some longer-term trends in addition to annual snapshots. In July 2016, more than 550 healthcare professionals participated in our survey to reveal the current state of mobility strategies in healthcare.
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HMT News

Insurers’ flawed directories leave patients scrambling for in-network

As consumers review their coverage and shop for 2017 insurance through the federal health law’s online marketplaces during the...

Android malware steals million Google accounts

Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a...

TeleHealth Services User Conference celebrates best practices for patient engagement and education

Four hospitals received Innovation Awards from TeleHealth Services for outstanding achievements and best practices to...

Health Catalyst Launches Open Source Machine Learning: healthcare.ai

Use of machine learning and predictive analytics to improve health outcomes has so far been limited to...

Gartner survey shows that MDOs in the workplace is not yet mature

Mobile device adoption (MDO) in the workplace is not yet mature, found a recent survey from Gartner, Inc. Although 80% of...

BD Announces Adoption of Windows 10 ‘Internet of Things’ for the Pyxis ES System

New Operating System Offers Health Systems Long-Term Medication Management Platform and...

HMT December 5, 2016 newsletter: Insurers flawed directories, Gooligan targets devices, best practices for patient engagement/education, healthcare.ai

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From the November/December 2016 issue of HMT:

Three disaster recovery mistakes and how to avoid them

By Matt Ferrari, CTO, ClearDATA

While most people associate disaster recovery (DR) with earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods, such catastrophic events are rare. The reality is that 71 percent of disasters have more mundane causes: pulling the wrong cable, patching the wrong core switch, systematic or social engineering intrusions, and general system failures that lead to data loss.

When these events occur, the data center can be down for several days or even weeks. That is a sobering thought, especially when you consider that 24 percent of organizations that suffer an outage of 24 hours or more close within two years, and 68 percent of organizations down for a week or more close within one year.

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HMT December 2, 2016 newsletter: AHA unveils healthcare access plans, Lack of sleep costs $411 billion, Healthcare job shrinkage

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HMT December 1, 2016 newsletter: Cures Act passes House, Joint Commission updates ASC surveys, Apps help on readmissions, RSNA coverage

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Living Case Studies

Update #2 – Looking to the great white north

In June, I spoke with Dr. Chris Jaeger, Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President of Medical Informatics at Sutter Health, about his work...

November/December Magazine Articles

Three disaster recovery mistakes and how to avoid them

While most people associate disaster recovery (DR) with earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods, such catastrophic events are rare. The reality is that 71 percent of...

Industry Watch – November/December 2016

A monthly roundup of healthcare IT trends, technologies, and resources.

Solutions Guide: Radiology/PACS Imaging – November/December 2016

A roundup of solutions, trends, technologies, and resources that help healthcare organizations with radiology and PACS/imaging IT issues.

Provider communications in a risk-based world

A recent HIMSS Analytics study confirmed that risk-based population health management programs are gaining traction in the hospital ecosystem and are expected to continue...

The 2016 HMT salary survey

With the health IT space seeing rapid expansion and growth, HMT polled its readership to get a better sense of who they are. Details...

Rising Stars of HIT Leadership

Here in the pages of HMT we sometimes see the same faces. For this Rising Stars feature, we wanted to do something a little...

Connecting the continuum – and beyond

Health information must be shareable and accessible among all individuals involved in the care setting: primary care physicians, specialists, hospital physicians, and patients. I...

The dread of data sharing

Data sharing between clinicians facilitates care coordination, reduces duplicative treatments, and minimizes the risk of costly mistakes. Despite these and numerous other benefits, nearly...