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 ...
August 10, 2017
McKesson Corp. departs the mainstream EHR business with the sale of its remaining EHR technology aspects to Allscripts, essentially leaving only four major hospital EHR vendors.
July 06, 2017
An Iowa-based hospital switched its troublesome IBM Tivoli backup offering for Commvault's data platform, simplifying virtual backups of VMware and Hyper-V.
June 30, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services will award $195 million to community health centers to expand substance abuse and mental health services that focus on awareness, prevention and opioid ...
Hospitals Get Started
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In the natural course of human events, it's safe to say most people have endured an untold number of doctor's appointments, emergency room visits and hospital stays. Each time, patient information is recorded, stored and updated in electronic health records, or EHRs. But due to the lack of health IT interoperability, this accumulated wealth of health data that's vital to patient care may not be fully accessible because EHRs can't always communicate with each other and other platforms that doctors and nurses access regularly.
The interoperability app gap, however, is being addressed more aggressively by the healthcare industry, partly because of pressure from government regulators and health IT interoperability standards. Our cover story examines application technologies in the form of APIs that are commonly used in many industries, but not nearly as much in healthcare -- until now. Even though hospitals depend heavily on legacy systems for much of their information exchange, APIs can significantly improve EHR interoperability. In another feature, we look at those on-premises healthcare systems and explain how EHR interoperability might benefit more from cloud-based systems.
Also in this issue, discover how hospital administrators are turning to big data analytics to transform vast amounts of collected patient information into actionable insights that can help improve patient care, safety and operations.Continue Reading
Although the cloud offers many benefits to healthcare organizations, it is important for CIOs to properly plan for a migration to mitigate any potential issues. Continue Reading
Executing an EHR migration to a new storage platform can be a daunting task. Health IT experts from North York General Hospital share their experience and lessons learned. 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
First responders implement improved Wi-Fi to enhance how they share critical information in times of medical emergencies and natural disasters. Continue Reading
Telehealth services are beginning to catch on with payers and hospitals, as they provide patients with round-the-clock access to physicians at their convenience. Continue Reading
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
As hospitals continue to face ongoing cyberthreats, advanced threat protection tools that filter email and monitor network behavior can help reduce the risk of attacks. Continue Reading
For some CIOs, mobile devices in hospitals don't reach their full potential. Imagine a day when mobility becomes so intertwined with healthcare that it disappears into the background. Continue Reading
A CIO shares the benefits his hospital experienced using healthcare virtualization, including better patient experience, improved security and saving time. Continue Reading
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As the amount of patient data in hospitals continues to grow, healthcare big data analytics can help improve patient safety by providing valuable insights in near-real time. Continue Reading
Mobile device use in healthcare has created new challenges for hospital IT. Using tools like mobile device management can help secure health data. Continue Reading
While U.S. hospitals were relatively unscathed by the WannaCry ransomware attack, healthcare organizations would be wise to review and update their security tools and practices. Continue Reading