Healthcare News & Insights

2 ways technology is improving ICU patients’ care, experience

Technology is improving patients’ experience and care at hospitals every day. Facilities can take advantage of many different options to boost outcomes and satisfaction, especially regarding some of its most vulnerable patients in intensive care. 

4 EHR trends to watch in 2016

Electronic health records (EHR) systems have come a long way over the past few years. And there are several more advancements in the pipeline that hospitals should keep their eyes on in 2016. 

5 technology trends that will affect hospital care

Healthcare technology is always changing and evolving. Hospitals that want to keep up need to stay on top of the latest tech trends and incorporate them into patient treatment, especially as quality of care becomes more crucial to profitability and survival. 

Wireless networks: What your hospital must consider

Hospital wireless Internet networks have come a long way in supporting technology such as electronic health records (EHRs). But facilities will have to keep upgrading their IT infrastructure so it can handle increasing demand on several fronts. 

Top 10 Healthcare Business & Technology Stories of 2014

2014 has been a big year for health care. Hospital executives have had to keep up with many changes and trends in the industry, from HIPAA updates to reimbursement challenges. But what topics piqued your interest the most? Here are the top 10 posts from Healthcare Business & Technology for 2014: 

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