Healthcare News & Insights

New technology may decentralize your hospital’s care delivery

It seems like new technological advances are released every week, which makes keeping up a struggle. From basics like telehealth equipment and updated medical devices to major advancements like artificial intelligence, healthcare technology continues to change – and it’ll continue to impact your organization. 

Adapt your budget to increase innovation: 3 common pitfalls to avoid

You know it as well as anyone, finding room in the budget to adopt new, innovative technology is an epic feat. Innovation just isn’t a priority when there are so many other requirements and restrictions on your cash flow, and it often doesn’t have an immediately visible impact on patient care or safety. 

Data entry & EHRs: Best practices for your staff

Almost every hospital uses an electronic health record (EHR) system, and often they can help reduce medical record errors and streamline data entry. However, a new study shows there are various issues that might crop up when entering data into EHRs. 

How your hospital can improve medication adherence

Getting patients to follow instructions for their medication after they leave your hospital is often more difficult than you’d like it to be. And when patients aren’t taking their medications at the right times or in the right dosages, the likelihood of them being readmitted is higher, which causes problems for your facility. 

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible problems you could face as AI use becomes more widespread? 

SMS SOS: Secure texting strategies for your hospital

There are a host of technology challenges hospitals face, including electronic health records (EHR) systems integration. But one of the biggest ones is managing how personal mobile devices are used for work. Since almost everyone owns a smartphone or uses one for professional purposes, implementing secure texting strategies is more important than ever for your […] [MORE]

Why telemedicine is critical for hospitals

More providers and payors are increasing their reliance on telemedicine services as a way to save time and money, and make life easier for patients and providers. If your hospital isn’t moving toward telehealth, it may want to consider it.

Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile movement

A growing number of organizations across industries are developing mobile-friendly services and solutions now that mobile browsing exceeds desktop browsing. The healthcare industry is not exempt from this shifting landscape, but many healthcare organizations are lagging behind. In this guest post, Chris Byers, CEO of a company that offers an online form and data-collection platform, […] [MORE]

Program encourages patients to use healthcare tech

The feds want patients to be more engaged with healthcare technology, particularly by viewing their health data via access to electronic health records (EHR) systems. However, many patients aren’t taking advantage of this feature, so hospitals may have to use technology creatively to get them on board. 

Top 10 hospital technology hazards for 2017

Health technology continues to get more advanced. And while this can improve patient care, it also opens up hospitals to a new set of dangers they may not have imagined before. What should your facility have its eyes on for 2017? To give facilities guidance, the ECRI Institute has issued its annual list of top […] [MORE]