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February 24, 2017
Attending the 2017 HIMSS conference -- my very first foray into the largest annual health IT gathering -- was daunting, to say the least. Navigating the massive Orange County Convention Center and ...
September 07, 2016
Eight high-ranking congressmen are calling on federal healthcare officials to consider "flexibilities" in administering the new MACRA healthcare law, particularly as it applies to small physician ...
August 29, 2016
In this issue of Pulse, SearchHealthIT's writers explore the current state of data analytics use in clinical care and peek into what the future holds. In the cover story, News Writer Kristen Lee presents a timeline of future uses of data in healthcare, starting with the current number crunching behind value-based reimbursement models. From there, the story looks at how analytics will step more firmly into the land of population health management and, later, precision medicine. Next, News and Features Writer Shaun Sutner addresses how medical informatics and analytics will continue to rely on one another, especially as patient data increases. We wrap up with an argument for caregivers and medical records software vendors to push for EHR interoperability as the path toward gaining more beneficial analytics, as noted by contributor Reda Chouffani.
June 15, 2016
Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But ...
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In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT features PatientPing, a startup in Boston that provides technology to improve coordinating care. Continue Reading
The internet of things has the potential to provide physicians with valuable data that can improve patient outcomes, but there are several barriers to IoT adoption in healthcare. Continue Reading
A CIO discusses how his healthcare organization is using CRM in healthcare. He believes more and more healthcare organizations will begin to use CRM to improve patient care. Continue Reading
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Voice-based virtual assistants such as Cortana and Alexa can be used to set medication and appointment reminders, or as a patient education tool. Continue Reading
While the majority of physicians and hospitals use certified EHRs, the lack of national interoperability standards impedes the flow of health information exchange. Continue Reading
Salesforce Health Cloud gives healthcare providers access to patient data, including medical treatments and care plans, to improve care plans -- and it does this securely. Here's how. Continue Reading
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Healthcare standards are essential to many initiatives such as interoperability. However, as an expert from the VA explains, they are also important to informatics. Continue Reading
Any hospital's data analytics strategy has to involve physician performance measurement. But as a hospital in Georgia found out, doctors aren't always eager to put their performance on the line. Continue Reading
Health data is an important part of achieving value-based care. But one healthcare CIO says health IT isn't fully utilizing data yet and discusses how tech could make this happen. Continue Reading
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Although it may not be exciting, there is no doubt healthcare storage technologies play an important role in the delivery of quality healthcare. One CIO shares his story. Continue Reading
When it comes to medical data storage and utilizing that data, healthcare could take a pointer or two from retail, an analyst says. Continue Reading
Stanford Health Care CMIO offers tips on what can be done to improve interoperability in healthcare. Continue Reading