Healthcare News & Insights

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.

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.

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]

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]

Why hospitals need active shooter insurance

With the unfortunate rise in mass shooting incidents in the United States, hospitals are constantly practicing simulation drills, ensuring hospital personnel – doctors, nurses, counselors, administration, etc. – know how to respond to a rapid influx of patients with serious gunshot injuries. But what if a mass shooting takes place at the hospital? Are they […] [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.

Phishing in the healthcare industry: What you need to know

Phishing is the No. 1 cyber threat faced by the healthcare industry, and it’s not going away any time soon. In fact, it’s only going to get worse. In this guest post, Lindsey Havens, director of marketing at an organization that protects businesses against cyberattacks, offers what you can do about it.

Making cyber crises less terrifying

No hospital wants to experience a cyber breach. But hospitals should prepare for one in advance so they aren’t scrambling last minute and make matters worse. In this guest post, Eden Gillott, president of a strategic communications and reputation management firm, details how to prepare for a cyber emergency.

3 easy cures for unhealthy medical knowledge management

Many of today’s healthcare organizations still show symptoms of underdeveloped knowledge management processes. In this guest post, Mike Hicks, VP of strategy at a developer of online communities and social software for business, offers symptoms that suggest your information management process might be lacking and ways to fix them.