Healthcare News & Insights

Using Internet of Things data to reduce fall risk

While falls are common in hospitals, they don’t have to be and they shouldn’t be. Reason: They’re preventable. In this guest post, Chris Herman, MD, PhD, MS, BS, founder and CEO of Clean Hands-Safe Hands, explains why patients fall and what the Internet of Things (IoT) can do to help prevent falls.

Major capital decision? Consider applying a customized tool

When faced with a capital project, hospital executives must decide if an existing software will do the job or if they need to customize one for their needs. In this guest post, Josh Nathan, a consultant for a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, offers five key factors to consider when developing a customized tool for […] [MORE]

Improving patient safety through an effective harm index

Keeping patients safe while making them better is every hospital’s goal. But things happen, right? Maybe, but in this guest post, Rosemary Baczewski, RN, MA, LSSMBB, chief clinical officer at Greater Hudson Valley Health System, details how GHVHS is working toward its goal of zero harms.

Improving prescription abandonment with the right information at the right time

Prescriptions are just one part of improving patients’ health. In this guest post G. Cameron Deemer, president of a technology company that connects people at patient care touchpoints, shows how patient engagement can reduce prescription abandonment.

HIPAA Compliance in the age of mobile messaging

Mobile messaging offers the healthcare industry a simple and cost-effective way to communicate ePHI, but it also introduces a variety of security risks. In this guest post, Ian Reither, COO of a company that provides a cloud-based platform that offers access to carrier grade voice services over the internet, identifies what those risks are and […] [MORE]

Why EHRs aggravate physician burnout and need to fundamentally change

Physician burnout’s a big issue in health care. And one of the leading contributors to burnout is electronic health records. In this guest post, Caesar Djavaherian, MD, co-founder of a modern, tech-enabled healthcare provider designed to put patient-care first, explains how to lower burnout rates through technology.

The surprising role of the Internet of Things in addressing clinician shortages

Hospitals are challenged every day due to clinician shortages. In this guest post, Chris Hermann, MD, PhD, MS, BS, founder and CEO of Clean Hands-Safe Hands, details how the Internet of Things (IoT) can help reduce provider burnout and high turnover.

Healthcare compliance and cybersecurity: Examining the needs

As health care’s reliance on technology becomes greater – and it will – security risks continue to grow. In this guest post, David Wagner, president and CEO of an email security company, offers best practices for organizations looking to implement and maintain successful compliance strategies.

Increasing downstream referral revenue with telemedicine

In this guest post, Joel Barthelemy, founder and CEO of a virtual health company, explains how implementing a virtual health program can provide a foundation for consistent care coordination, exceptional patient experience and advantages for physicians.

Accreditation is not one size fits all, particularly with urgent care centers

The number of urgent care centers in the United States continues to grow – with more than 8,800 currently, up from 8,125 in 2018 – due to a need in the marketplace and patient preferences for on-demand access to care. Hospitals and health systems recognize the value urgent care centers bring by offering convenient and […] [MORE]