Healthcare News & Insights

Getting your care transitions right

For an industry in the business of safely moving many of its primary customers from one setting to another, you would think health care would do better with care transitions. Yet despite the importance of care transitions to patients’ quality of care, quality of life and outcomes, many healthcare organizations still struggle with care transition […] [MORE]

EHR: Interoperability fixes that deliver organized, actionable data

Electronic health records (EHRs) were designed to streamline patient care, and promote efficient and effective clinical decision making. But over the years, electronic health data has become disorganized, making it difficult for physicians to find the patient information they need. In this guest post, David Lareau, CEO of a provider of physician-driven, point-of care EHR […] [MORE]

How to avoid HIPAA violations while using social media

For healthcare professionals, exercising a certain level of care can prevent most HIPAA violations on social media. Taking care not to divulge personal information or health details about patients is a big step in the right direction. Keeping an eye out for less obvious violations is also important. In this guest post, Melanie Purkis, product […] [MORE]

Combating healthcare-associated infections with advanced location technology

Hospitals are always trying to figure out how they can reduce their rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). In this guest post, Melissa Berrios, RN, BSN, clinical educator for a provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for the healthcare industry, offers one way to do just that.

Infectious disease outbreak: How hospitals can brace for impact

No matter what it is – coronavirus, flu, etc. – epidemics can strike at any time. Is your hospital ready? In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment of care and safety at Medxcel, explains how you can keep your facility safe by preparing now.

Case study: Turnkey IT solution for mammography provider lowers costs, drives growth

Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, according to the World Health Organization. Breast cancer rates are steadily increasing in nearly every region globally, making screening and diagnostic services ever more vital to early diagnosis and treatment. New mammography screening facilities offering the latest state-of-the-art technology are […] [MORE]

The power of data: How standards can transform healthcare delivery

Offering high-quality medical care as affordably and efficiently as possible is a tremendous balancing act for healthcare providers. In this guest post, Angela Fernandez, VP of Community Engagement at an information standards organization, explains how operational excellence supported by advanced, system-wide data management is a linchpin to optimizing efficiencies while maintaining a primary focus on […] [MORE]

NLP: The key that unlocks improvements to patient safety and quality

As healthcare’s challenges with unstructured data continue to grow, forward-thinking organizations are increasingly turning to natural language processing (NLP) technology to surface actionable insights that drive improvements to patient safety and quality of care. In this guest post, Elizabeth Marshall, MD, MBA, director of clinical analytics at a provider of text mining systems through software […] [MORE]

Using Internet of Things data to reduce fall risk

While falls are common in hospitals, they don’t have to be and they shouldn’t be. Reason: They’re preventable. In this guest post, Chris Herman, MD, PhD, MS, BS, founder and CEO of Clean Hands-Safe Hands, explains why patients fall and what the Internet of Things (IoT) can do to help prevent falls.

Major capital decision? Consider applying a customized tool

When faced with a capital project, hospital executives must decide if an existing software will do the job or if they need to customize one for their needs. In this guest post, Josh Nathan, a consultant for a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, offers five key factors to consider when developing a customized tool for […] [MORE]

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