Healthcare News & Insights

Practical advice: Setting cloud strategy in healthcare world

If your healthcare organization is embracing patient-centered care, you have no choice but to embrace the cloud whether it’s a public, private or hybrid. The need for greater collaboration across care providers can only be met via cloud computing. Getting the most out of electronic health records (EHRs) and telemedicine relies on it. And the […] [MORE]

This overlooked technology reduces major hidden cost

The adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) was supposed to be widespread, moving us away from paper records and slashing the need for printing in hospitals and healthcare agencies. The data, however, tells a different story: Adoption rates have been slower than expected. In this guest post, Michael O’Leary, VP-enterprise accounts at a print management […] [MORE]

Secure messaging: Clear win for health care

Smart phones make life easier for hospital providers, but their use isn’t permitted when it comes to secure messaging for patient care orders. Despite this, secure messaging still provides key advantages for healthcare organizations as detailed in this guest post by Linda Fischer, senior director of product solutions for a software solutions and services provider.

Finding the right balance when making investments

While the overarching goal across the healthcare industry has always been to deliver the best quality of care to our patients, physicians in every specialization are also faced with the fact that health care is a business. In this guest post, Dr. Jennifer Adams, a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of […] [MORE]

Unlocking the enigma of the activated and engaged patient

At the outset of World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said of Russia, “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” The same could be said of patient activation and education. In this guest post, Arvind Rajan, co-founder and CEO of a developer of scalable healthcare technology services designed […] [MORE]

No margin for error: Reduce rejected claims with accurate patient data

Hospital administrators are bracing for a roller coaster ride. Congress has already moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) via the budget reconciliation process, although reform implementation is proving to be fraught with complications. The good news is the back-and-forth will delay the eventual impact of major changes; the bad news is that it’s […] [MORE]

4 ways a united Republican House, Senate and Presidency will impact healthcare revenue

Now in control of all three branches of the Federal government, the GOP has made it clear its agenda over at least the next two years will focus tightly on deregulation – including with a priority push to effectively defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of healthcare product […] [MORE]

Considerations for a future of connected health care

With current trends in health care and technology accelerating the move toward a connected healthcare enterprise, data has emerged as the new currency in the healthcare economy. At the center of this revolution are the medical devices harvesting data and the caregivers tasked with turning that data into actionable insights which improve the quality of […] [MORE]

The return of the provider-sponsored health plan

“Everything old is new again.” The latest expression of this familiar adage is the return of the provider-sponsored health plan (PSHP). Originally introduced in the 1990s, PSHPs quickly fell out of favor for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which was they simply didn’t make financial sense in a fee-for-service (FFS) world. In […] [MORE]

2017 trends: Aligning health IT with business strategy

In 2016, the course of health IT followed a now familiar path. Already important technologies became even more critical pieces of the healthcare infrastructure, and change continued to be the norm. Providers at all levels now rely on IT and applications as integral components of care delivery, the patient experience and business strategy. In this […] [MORE]