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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.

Catch up with the digital age using 3 transitional healthcare strategies

The digital age is here. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry is lagging behind. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of product management for a company that develops a variety of information systems for providers, reveals key transition strategy points hospitals need to consider as they move to update their digital presence.

Use data analytics to maximize patient placement

As your hospital grows and more patients seek care at your facility, managing patient placement and maximizing your capacity for care becomes a higher priority. One way to ensure patients can remain in your hospital for as long as they need to, without having a space crisis, is to use data and predictive analytics. 

Net neutrality repeal will affect your hospital: Learn how

You may think the impending loss of net neutrality has no real impact on you, since you run a healthcare organization and not an IT company. But the Federal Communication Commission’s new rule will affect all facets of business, including hospitals and health systems. 

Why cloud will be health care’s hero in 2018

Cloud computing is here and thriving, and it will ultimately serve an integral role in health care’s digital transformation in the coming year and beyond. In this guest post, Shahzad Ahmad, VP of cloud operations & delivery for a global healthcare leader in identity management, offers six ways the cloud will benefit health care in […] [MORE]

How to promote accessibility in healthcare cybersecurity

The more accessible healthcare information is, the more value it provides to patients and providers alike. But much of this information is sensitive, privileged or regulated, making it highly vulnerable when traveling in and out of networks. In this guest post, David Wagner, president and CEO of an email security company, details how to promote […] [MORE]

3 steps to improved insurance follow-up

Changes in the healthcare industry have put hospital administrators in a tough spot. They must find ways to simultaneously improve productivity and increase cash recoveries. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of product management for a company that develops a variety of information systems for providers, will show how insurance follow-up can help with […] [MORE]

How to engage patients in 2018

In the transition to value-based care, patient engagement has become health care’s biggest issue. According to a recent study commissioned by Change Healthcare, there’s still a lot of work to be done in this area. The survey of more than 1,100 hospitals, insurance companies and patients found that patient engagement strategies are falling short of […] [MORE]

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]

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible problems you could face as AI use becomes more widespread? 

Hospitals – Ransomware targets

You may not notice this every day, but hospitals and medical devices are constantly under attack. One would expect hospitals to have robust cybersecurity strategies, however, many enterprises are still using outdated solutions. Lack of budget, resources and complicated infrastructure make hospital networks a challenge to protect. Consequently, they operate under less-than-ideal circumstances when it […] [MORE]

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