Healthcare News & Insights

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.

Healthcare employees at frontline in battle against ransomware

Healthcare providers, particularly senior executives, officers and directors, have a legal obligation to adopt procedures and policies to proactively address security threats, like ransomware, and protect patient data at all costs. Failure to do so may give rise to legal and regulatory liability, loss of stock value, loss of revenue and damage to business reputation. […] [MORE]

Is your EHR contingency plan complete? Feds weigh in

For many hospitals, it’s essential to have an effective electronic health records (EHR) system. And it’s equally as important to have a plan in place if something happens to disrupt an EHR’s operations, whether it’s a natural disaster or a cyberattack. 

Hospitals make strides with patient-centered technology

Hospitals are being called upon to make care more patient-centered so patients can take an active role in their care and recovery. As part of that philosophy, facilities have been asked to improve patients’ access to their electronic medical records. In a short time, they’ve come a long way toward meeting this goal. 

3 Reasons to Avoid Piecemeal Network-Building in Healthcare IT

Unlike other industries, the majority of U.S. hospital systems are not-for-profit, and many operate within margins hovering between 2% and 3%. With such tight budgets, healthcare systems have historically reinvested any surplus funds into patient care, often leading to a lag in IT investment. In this guest post, Karin Ratchinsky, director of healthcare vertical strategy […] [MORE]

Why EHRs have trouble reporting quality measures

If you’ve had issues with reporting quality measures using your hospital’s electronic health records (EHR) system, you aren’t alone. According to the results from a pilot project conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), not all EHRs are effective at accurately reporting quality measures – and the reasons why are common across multiple systems […] [MORE]

It’s OCR audit time: How to get ready

Nowadays it’s clear that when hospitals prepare for audits manual processes are insufficient. In this guest post, Sam Abadir, director of product management at a provider of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions, presents what GRC solutions can offer facilities – operational efficiency, fundamental security and organizational resilience.

Object storage: Curing the healthcare industry’s data headaches

Medical science has made incredible progress with disease management and life expectancies. But there’s one frontier that still needs to be crossed for the healthcare industry to provide the best possible care: the data problem. In this guest post, Jonathan Ring, co-founder and CEO of a software development firm, explains how object storage may be […] [MORE]

One EHR tweak could cut medication costs & boost outcomes

Prescription medication can get pricey, and it’s a big contributor to the rise of healthcare costs in this country. There are several ways a hospital can make an impact regarding the rising costs of medication, including encouraging providers to write more scripts for generic medications. 

Middleware solutions gaining popularity as interoperability sling shot

A major source of safety issues and frustrations in the healthcare industry is the lack of electronic health records (EHR) interoperability. In this guest post, Thanh Tran, CEO of a medical software company, offers up middleware solutions as an option to bringing this problem to an end.

Avoid 4 common errors with your hospital’s EHR

Hospitals need to have electronic health records (EHR) systems that meet the needs of staff and patients. Using a system that doesn’t work for both groups can hurt your ability to provide high-quality care in an efficient manner, which could cause many problems down the line.  

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