Healthcare News & Insights

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]

How Millennials will change healthcare IT

Millennials want the same seamless digital experience in health care that they have in other aspects of their lives. At the same time, having grown up in an online world, they’re keenly aware of privacy risks. They ardently want healthcare providers to increase protection of their personal health information (PHI) and what they see as […] [MORE]

6 steps for creating an active shooter plan

From 2000-2011, there were 164 hospital related shootings. While that number means you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to be shot in a hospital, shootings in and around healthcare grounds do happen and it’s up to hospital administrators to make sure a plan is in place. In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP […] [MORE]

5 steps for preventing the insider threat

Digital communications and information technologies are reshaping modern healthcare. They’re also opening hospitals up to new security threats. In this guest post, Kon Leong, president, CEO and co-founder of a specialized provider of electronic content archiving software, offers five ways data protection and fraud prevention stakeholders can protect their facilities from the threat from within. 

Regular testing is needed to safeguard hospital equipment

Hospital monitoring equipment plays a central role in the day-to-day working of any facility, so ensuring that this equipment is accurate through regular testing and calibration is a vital part of patient care. In this guest post, Andrew Teasdale, principal systems engineer at a designer and manufacturer of electrical test equipment, reviews how hospitals should […] [MORE]

Modern medicine: Making a powerful connection

Precision medicine is going to transform health care, but collaboration between health care, technology providers and communications specialists is essential if stakeholders are to understand its true value. In this guest post, Robert Grammatica, EVP and managing director at a data-driven healthcare marketing agency, details the three things we need to consider when developing collaborative […] [MORE]

Embracing digital tools is integral to value-based care

The world of medical IT has traditionally been the province of enterprise systems. Yet consumer technology – smartphones, tablets and wearables – is beginning to transform the relationship between patients and providers. The once-clear boundaries that separated enterprise systems and consumer devices are being radically renegotiated. In this guest post, Dr. Ali Hussam, CEO and co-founder of an […] [MORE]