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Health IT departments are quickly transitioning to electronic health records (EHRs), thanks to a push from the federal government, as well as the need to cut costs and improve care. Keep up to date on the latest EHR trends and challenges.

It’s the digital era: Make sure your healthcare tech meets the demands

When it comes to the use of technology in health care, connectivity is constantly evolving. In this guest post, Susan McReynolds, vertical strategy manager for a communications networking provider, offers three of the most notable strategies, policies and solutions to adopting critical-care technologies without falling victim to hackers.

Stop communication breakdowns during care transitions

Transitioning a patient from your hospital to their home or another healthcare facility is often a complicated process. And figuring out how to best serve the patient, while avoiding readmissions, depends on good communication. 

How to creatively address the healthcare IT staffing shortage

Keeping good, qualified IT people is hard in today’s healthcare environment. But it’s extremely important for the success of any hospital. In this guest post, Gary Palgon, VP of healthcare and life sciences solutions at a company that provides integration and data management solutions, offers creative strategies for addressing the healthcare IT staffing shortage.

7 steps to identify and drive value-based care revenue lurking in data

  In today’s healthcare environment, hospitals have to do more with less. That’s why it so important executives and administrators understand the data life cycle so their facility can get everything out of it. In this guest post, Richard Royer, CEO of a healthcare consulting and services firm that works with hospitals, physicians and nursing […] [MORE]

Best practices, benefits of electronic healthcare transactions for medical, workers’ comp and auto claims

Electronic medical billing and claims processing, now recognized as healthcare electronic data interchange (EDI), have brought greater efficiency to the nation’s healthcare industry. In this guest post, William DeGasperis, president of specialty services at a specialty risk transfer, care-coordination company, details how EDI significantly improves the accuracy of claims submission and streamlines administrative procedures that result […] [MORE]

Use your EHR to open lines of communication between patients and providers

You’ve heard the complaints before: Electronic health record (EHR) systems make it harder for patients and providers to communicate. Patients feel like their providers aren’t paying attention to them and are focusing on a computer screen, while providers suffer under the increased administrative burden and spend less time on patient care. 

Combining claims, EHR data creates a Rosetta Stone for population health

Healthcare organizations have massive amounts of data to share with payors and vice versa, to provide a timely, accurate picture of patients’ health status and care gaps. Problem is many issues hinder the sharing of these data sets. In this guest post, Eileen Cianciolo, chief product officer for a company that provides healthcare analytics solutions […] [MORE]

Data entry & EHRs: Best practices for your staff

Almost every hospital uses an electronic health record (EHR) system, and often they can help reduce medical record errors and streamline data entry. However, a new study shows there are various issues that might crop up when entering data into EHRs. 

Hospital analytics: Key trends and optimizing revenue cycle management

With increased mergers and acquisitions, hospitals, hospital systems and integrated delivery networks must retrieve, review and compare data – no matter the size, data incompatibility or platform complexity. Among the various types of data, only real-time or near real-time data analytics can enable hospital leaders to act and follow up on it to correct inefficiencies, […] [MORE]

5 steps healthcare organizations should take in response to data security breach

Healthcare security breaches have been on the rise in recent years. In 2016 alone, more than 27 million patient records were compromised as part of 450 data security breach incidents. And 2017 isn’t looking much better, with several large breaches already logged with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil […] [MORE]

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