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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.

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]

Cloud services put patient information at risk

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management systems are all driving explosive adoption of cloud services in the healthcare industry. In this […] [MORE]

Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planning

Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovations, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a company that delivers network access control, visibility, management and policy compliance to ensure networks run […] [MORE]

ECRI’s top 10 patient safety concerns

Keeping patients safe and happy is a priority for all hospitals. And a big part of that entails watching out for issues that may endanger patients. That’s why ECRI Institute created its list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2017. 

Technology can get patients more involved or alienate them

Technology can do a lot to improve care and boost efficiency at healthcare organizations. But if the right steps aren’t taken, it can also make patients feel alienated and ignored by their doctors.

HIPAA: It’s not as black and white as you first thought

It was a feat in and of itself to become HIPAA compliant. Staying compliant is a whole other ball of wax. In this guest post, Gene Fry, VP of technology and compliance officer at a developer and provider of HIPAA compliant document workflow and collaboration tools, identifies areas of HIPAA hospitals have to pay special attention to.

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