Healthcare News & Insights

Mitigating eDiscovery challenges in the healthcare industry

At this point in technological advancement, almost every industry is producing myriad terabytes of electronically stored information (ESI) daily. And that means when litigation arises, there’s an ever-growing number of documents that need to be collected and analyzed for admissibility and relevance in the case. That process of electronic discovery, or eDiscovery, can come with […] [MORE]

Will 2019 (finally) be the year of patient empowerment?

The healthcare industry has been trying to engage and empower patients through digital records, patient portals and a host of mobile apps. Consumers, however, are getting frustrated because they aren’t seeing the promised improvements in convenience, costs or outcomes fast enough. In this guest post C. Anthony Jones, CEO of a health IT company, predicts […] [MORE]

A continuous assessment: Understanding compliance during new construction

Just as healthcare professionals must remain nimble in light of new medical research, healthcare facilities, too, must keep pace with rapid changes in code compliance, neighborhood health, sustainability and energy management. In this guest post, Larry Lacombe, VP of program development and facilities compliance at a company that specializes in facilities management, safety, environment of […] [MORE]

AI and predictive analytics lead to improved delivery of healthcare services

Despite healthcare professionals’ purest intentions and dogged efforts to heal their patients, they’re limited by being human. They have only so much time and energy available for finding, processing and remembering information related to the medical conditions they manage, not to mention correlating that vast trove of information with their patients’ personal medical histories. That’s […] [MORE]

Hospitals are drowning in data

The data revolution is here, but many healthcare leaders have yet to grasp a key lesson. Data is only as valuable as the decisions and changes it informs. In this guest post Balu Nair, CTO of a healthcare analytics solutions company, reveals mistakes hospitals are making and what they need to do to flourish.

Prioritizing hospital CEOs’ No. 1 priority: Cost control and the physical environment

According to Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey, cost control has surpassed revenue growth as healthcare system CEOs’ No. 1 priority. Hospitals are large enterprises, whether they’re part of a healthcare system with hundreds of hospitals, or a single hospital with hundreds of beds. Additionally, each hospital can encompass hundreds of employees in both […] [MORE]

How to implement and measure the success of a telehealth program

Telehealth adoption, across a multitude of specialties, has been well underway for years. In fact, research has found that remote and video-enabled care is becoming a critical cornerstone of healthcare delivery, with over 75% of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) operating or planning to launch telehealth services in the year to come. In this guest post, […] [MORE]

Opportunities and pitfalls for connected medical devices

Connected health care is poised to solve the challenges the healthcare industry is facing. In this guest post, Abbas Dhilawala, CTO of a provider of a turnkey, connectivity and data analysis, compliant software platform, highlights the major barriers to adoption concerning cost, cybersecurity and data privacy that still exist, and how to manage these risks.

Are you missing value-based payments? Patient experience is key

Today, patients want more from hospitals as far as electronic convenience goes. And as value-based payments continue to grow, the patient experience becomes key. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of product management for a company that develops a variety of information systems for providers, reveals how facilities can ensure each patient has the […] [MORE]

Strategic plan is critical to prepare for data breaches in health care

Hospitals are a favorite target of hackers, as is apparent with the number of facilities experiencing data breaches. In this guest post, Kristen Broyles, a social media marketer, offers five steps hospitals need to think about in terms of data breaches.

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