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October 05, 2017
Health IT vendors and healthcare providers and insurance payers gathered at Chilmark Research's Convergence 2017 conference to discuss payer-provider partnerships and other deals.
September 27, 2017
New blockchain system announced by Change Healthcare is the first major move by a major health IT vendor to commercialize the nascent secure ledger technology. Analysts are positive.
August 25, 2017
After the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, EHR adoption rates for eligible hospitals rose from 3.2% to 14.2% and EHR adoption rates for ineligible hospitals rose from just 0.1% to 3.3%, according ...
July 06, 2017
Hospital IT professionals are welcoming patient engagement technology, based on the results of a purchasing intentions survey by TechTarget and CHIME.
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Artificial intelligence adoption in healthcare allows hospital staff to monitor patients at home and target potential new patients using demographics data analysis. Continue Reading
IoT innovations in healthcare are interesting and exciting, says ForeScout's Myles Bray, but the security of patients and their data must be kept top of mind. Continue Reading
An enterprise master patient index (EMPI) is a database that is used to maintain consistent and accurate information about each patient registered by a healthcare organization. Continue Reading
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In a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT's National Coordinator, Don Rucker, the Pew Charitable Trusts (PEW) as well as several other healthcare organizations urged ... Continue Reading
Mobile devices and IoT technology are creating a seamless, secure experience for patients and healthcare organizations alike. Continue Reading
Remote medical scribe technology can help alleviate physicians of EHR burnout and improve the patient experience. Continue Reading
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A Connecticut state social services agency uses master patient index software to enable accurate patient matching for clients seeking behavioral and physical healthcare services. Continue Reading
A nonprofit with deep roots describes how its digital transformation project turned thousands of documents chronicling a pivotal time in history into accessible content. Continue Reading
Walk the corridors of any modern hospital, from intensive care to patient units to emergency rooms, and you'll see the familiar banks of workstations where doctors and nurses busily access patient records and type in critical updates. For years, those stationary desktops have been the lifeblood of patient care. And while laptops have given caregivers some degree of mobility, "nobody wants to carry around a 4.5-pound laptop all day," one hospital CIO says. Doctors and nurses looking for mobile in healthcare to engage patients inside and outside the hospital may find a cure in small tablets, and they don't require a prescription.
Our cover story examines the infiltration of digital tablets and smartphones in healthcare as seen through the eyes of hospital CIOs. Some CIOs view mobile in healthcare as vastly "underdeveloped," "disjointed" and "clunky," with a "long way to go," not to mention the integration and security nightmares mobile devices can create for IT professionals. But CIOs also see the day when mobile devices will be a seamless and invisible part of healthcare and vastly improve patient care and engagement. That's already happening in some healthcare facilities where the distinction between tablets, laptops and even workstations is disappearing, as described in another feature. In addition to becoming fixtures in hospitals and outpatient clinics, tablets are finding a home in remote patient monitoring and achieving a level of sophistication that allows doctors and radiologists to view complex medical images anytime, anywhere.
This issue also covers several options for maintaining the security of mobile in healthcare, including identity protection, mobile app management, and advanced auditing and tracking techniques.Continue Reading
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In this excerpt from chapter two of Protecting Patient Information, author Paul Cerrato discusses the consequences of data breaches in healthcare. Continue Reading
There's a gap between technology investment and productivity; investments are up yet productivity is down. Learn how IoT can help close the gap. Continue Reading
Secure messaging in healthcare can save providers and patients time and frustration, but the security of PHI should always be the number one priority. Continue Reading