Healthcare News & Insights

Online appointments ease grueling ER wait times

Wait times in emergency rooms (ER) can be sickening. Patients are bound to feel worse when they have to endure those interminable waits in an over-crowded emergency department. 

Spike in mobile app use by clinicians & consumers fuels market

Anyway you look at it, healthcare providers are finding ways to use smartphones and mobile devices to enhance patient quality and care, and cut costs. 

Decrease spending: 5 areas healthcare facilities need to examine

Over the past 10 years, healthcare spending rose the fastest last quarter. Part of that rise is because healthcare organizations are spending a lot on IT services and software – they might not need to. 

New tech helps hospitals use geographic data to improve patient care

In an era where hospitals are increasingly responsible for patient outcomes beyond their hospital stays, better use of health data is crucial. To that end, some hospitals are turning to geographic analytics.

3 lessons hospitals can learn about technology from Amazon

You may not think comparing healthcare delivery to a shopping website would be worthwhile. But according to one healthcare IT pro, when it comes to effective technology use, hospitals have a lot to learn from online retailer

10 healthcare technology trends hospital execs should watch

There are several emerging medical technology trends that hospital execs should be keeping their eye on this year and beyond.

The Top 10 Healthcare Business & Technology Stories of 2013

For the healthcare business world the upcoming year will center around the Affordable Care Act. Before it starts, Healthcare Business & Technology is taking a  look back at the stories that grabbed your attention this year. Here are “The Top 10 Healthcare Business & Technology Stories of 2013.”

New technology may reduce patient medication errors, cut readmissions

Medication errors are some of the biggest problems causing hospital readmissions, and they’re also a key factor contributing to rising healthcare costs.

Grant provides hospital with high-tech approach to patient care

Imagine if hospitals took an approach to patient care that mirrored all the automated safety precautions found in the manufacturing of modern automobiles, such as automated checklists. If Johns Hopkins has its way, this may soon be a reality.

Medical mistakes worry consumers, but they have faith in technology

A new study shows that 73% of consumers are worried about doctors and hospitals making medical mistakes, and 45% of them are “very concerned.” They have good reason to be.