Healthcare News & Insights

What’s new with patient information blocking and MyHealthEData

While attending HIMSS 2018, an administrator from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the MyHealthEData Interoperability Initiative, which aims to “empower patients by ensuring they control their healthcare data and can decide how their data is going to be used, all while keeping that information safe and secure.” In this guest post, […] [MORE]

Panning for gold: Insights in the healthcare data ocean

The healthcare industry has mass quantities of data. The challenge is turning it into something useful. In this guest post, Brian Robertson, CEO of a company that integrates and simplifies complex big data from multiple sources, will explain how artificial intelligence (AI) can help hospitals do that.

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.

Combining claims, EHR data creates a Rosetta Stone for population health

Healthcare organizations have massive amounts of data to share with payors and vice versa, to provide a timely, accurate picture of patients’ health status and care gaps. Problem is many issues hinder the sharing of these data sets. In this guest post, Eileen Cianciolo, chief product officer for a company that provides healthcare analytics solutions […] [MORE]

One EHR tweak could cut medication costs & boost outcomes

Prescription medication can get pricey, and it’s a big contributor to the rise of healthcare costs in this country. There are several ways a hospital can make an impact regarding the rising costs of medication, including encouraging providers to write more scripts for generic medications. 

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. 

Reduce medication errors with CPOE

While hospitals have boosted patient safety overall, one big problem still persists: medication errors. They’re the most common mistakes made in hospitals, and they can have deadly consequences. A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system can cut back on these errors – but only if it’s efficient. 

Will Stage 3 finally fix hospitals’ meaningful use issues?

Many providers are choosing to give up on trying to attest to Stage 2 of the meaningful use program. But they may have more luck in the newly proposed Stage 3. 

Making progress under the new ‘meaningful use’ rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new rules about its meaningful use program — and they should bring some relief to healthcare providers trying to earn incentives. 

5 things to keep in mind: The full cost of EHR implementation

A new EHR system requires a big investment in software. But the implementation will likely cost an organization a lot more than what is spent on the system itself. 

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