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Providers are relying more on technology than ever as they transition to electronic records, participate in health information exchanges and adopt other tech systems. Read the latest healthcare IT news here.

Breaking down the silos: How to achieve EHR interoperability

Achieving electronic health record (EHR) interoperability is necessary for hospitals, but it hasn’t been achieved due to too many silos. In this guest post, Elizabeth Buckle, manager, product management at a health information technology and services provider, details what healthcare organizations should look for as they evaluate new solutions to achieve full interoperability.

Anthem’s $16M data breach: What your hospital can learn

You may remember hearing about a major data breach from Anthem in 2015, where the protected health information (PHI) of nearly 79 million patients was stolen in a cyberattack on the payor’s systems. 

3 ways to update power delivery in healthcare facilities

As hospitals age, they must find safe and cost-effective ways of keeping up with the digital needs of providing care. In this guest post, Cliff Weinstein, CEO and president of a company that provides power and charging solutions, offers advice on three areas where facilities can make charging technology improvements.

The 9 scariest IT threats your hospital may face in 2019

The year may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you can relax and forget about potential technological hazards. To end the year strong and start 2019 with a bang, take stock of common threats to hospitals and how to address them. 

Medical device management: The high cost of doing nothing

  A typical hospital system has thousands of stationary and mobile medical devices on site and spends millions of dollars on maintenance, purchasing and leasing. Yet, despite the volume of devices, the investment and expense involved, healthcare organizations are overwhelmingly laggard in adopting effective medical device management – likely because they don’t realize the surprisingly […] [MORE]

Remote patient monitoring: Impacting and improving post-hospital care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services project healthcare spending, on average, will rise 5.5% annually until 2026. Something needs to be done, and one possible aid is remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology. In this guest post, Jiang Li, founder and CEO of a provider of connected healthcare solutions for wellness, patient care and telemedicine, […] [MORE]

Study: Virtual physical therapy improves outcomes, reduces costs

When patients have surgery, many need to see a physical therapist as part of their recovery. But making time to see another provider and paying for additional treatment is low on patients’ to-do lists, and some will avoid following postsurgical instructions – which can cause problems later on. 

Beyond EHRs: The future of health IT

New technologies are always popping up in the healthcare industry to improve care and streamline processes. Health IT is a growing field that your hospital will want to pay attention to, beyond the basics like electronic health record systems (EHRs) and telehealth. 

Rural hospital integrates healthcare apps to drive revenue with better patient outcomes

Prospering in today’s healthcare system isn’t easy, but it can be done. In this guest post, David Dallago, former chairman of McKinley County Commission, and Donald Voltz, MD, medical director of the main operating room, department of anesthesiology, Aultman Hospital, offer an uplifting real-life story about how one rural hospital did just that with a […] [MORE]

3 tools are making health care more personal

The time is now for the healthcare industry to embrace personalized health care and all of its benefits. How? In this guest post, Marc Helberg, managing VP at a consulting firm driven to create innovative, growth-oriented and people-first solutions, reveals three tools that are already helping make personalization a reality.

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