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Using Big Data Analytics for Patient Safety, Hospital Acquired Conditions

HealthITAnalytics Prediction and prevention are the two main goals for patient safety experts seeking to avoid adverse events and reduce the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions (HACs).   While workflow strategies, staff training, and human factors play a critical role in helping hospitals get ahead of infections, falls, pressure ulcers, and medication errors, big data analytics tools are ...


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5 Steps for Planning a Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Project

HealthITAnalytics Artificial intelligence and machine learning are quickly overhauling the processes of researching, purchasing, and implemented IT tools in the healthcare industry.  With new breakthroughs announced almost every day and thousands of com...

How Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity is Changing Healthcare

RevCycleIntelligence As value-based reimbursement puts financial pressure on providers, healthcare organizations are striving for efficiency, cost control, and sustainability. An increasingly popular strategy to fulfill all these goals is to engage in hospital ...

How Rideshare Companies Can Address Social Determinants of Health

PatientEngagementHIT Rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are cruising into the healthcare spotlight. As medical professionals focus on improving patient access to care and addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), these rideshare services are...

How Healthcare Providers, Vendors Can Collaborate on IT Security

HealthITSecurity Healthcare providers and vendors struggle with some of the same  IT security challenges. When working with vendors around security issues, healthcare organizations need to go beyond the business associate agreement (BAA) required by HI...

Applying Automation Technology to Health IT Infrastructure

HITInfrastructure As healthcare organizations rely more heavily on technology to support patients and clinicians, the automation of health IT infrastructure can become a valuable strategy for reducing waste and improving performance. Automation can be applie...

Remote Patient Monitoring Brings mHealth Care Management Into the Home

mHealthIntelligence Remote patient monitoring programs have the potential to reduce chronic care costs and hospital readmissions and improve clinical outcomes by moving care out of the hospital or doctor’s office and into the home. Most of these programs...

Can Health IT Platforms Support Success as Artificial Intelligence Looms?

HealthITAnalytics The healthcare industry is frequently labeled as one of the slowest sectors to adopt new technologies, respond to consumer demands, and implement process changes that take advantage of the type of big data analytics that are revolutionizing...

Exploring the Fundamentals of Medical Billing and Coding

RevCycleIntelligence Medical billing and coding translate a patient encounter into the languages used for claims submission and reimbursement. Billing and coding are separate processes, but both are crucial to receiving payment for healthcare services. Medical ...

Perils of Healthcare Phishing and What You Can Do About It

HealthITSecurity The old stereotype used to be that doctors didn’t work on Wednesday because they were out playing golf or fishing. Today, healthcare phishing is no joke to doctors, many of whom work on Wednesdays and weekends, or for other healthcare...

Addressing Healthcare Network Connectivity Challenges

HITInfrastructure Network connectivity is a critical piece of health IT infrastructure. As organizations continue to add connected medical devices and other IT tools to their digital environments, reliable networks are required to allow providers to interact...

Using Telehealth, mHealth Technology to Help Seniors Age in Place

mHealthIntelligence From innovative connected care platforms to the Internet of Things, telehealth is showing today’s seniors (and tomorrow’s soon-to-be seniors) how they can live out their golden years in their own homes. The projected surge in Ba...

Using Shared Decision-Making to Improve Patient Engagement

PatientEngagementHIT As healthcare professionals face changing consumer demands and calls for increased patient engagement, many organizations are turning to shared decision-making as a key strategy for activating patients in their own treatment. According to t...

Artificial Intelligence Promises a New Paradigm for Healthcare

HealthITAnalytics The speed with which artificial intelligence has become an inescapable component of every new technology offering is either highly encouraging or deeply troubling, depending on the observer’s zeal or trepidation around the notion of i...

Defending Against Healthcare Ransomware Attacks

HealthITSecurity Healthcare ransomware attacks have become a security nightmare for many organizations over the last couple of years. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their systems, either by locking the systems&r...

Using Health IT to Meet Medicaid Population Health, Socioeconomic Needs

HealthITAnalytics Despite the fact that one out of every five members of the United States population is covered under Medicaid, providers dedicated to serving this segment of the market can often feel as if they are operating in a slightly separate wor...

Maximizing Provider Revenue with Payer Contract Management

RevCycleIntelligence Ensuring correct reimbursement in a timely manner is always at the top of a healthcare provider’s mind. But many provider organizations could be leaving money on the table with inefficient and infrequent payer contract management. Pay...

Reconciling the Opioid Crisis with Delivering Quality Patient Experience

PatientEngagementHIT Every day, 115 Americans die after overdosing on an opioid. The rate of opioid-related deaths increased nearly threefold between 2002 and 2015, and heroin-related overdose deaths increased more than six times over during that same time peri...

Picking The Right Telehealth Platform For a Small or Solo Practice

mHealthIntelligence For a small practice or solo physician, launching a virtual care platform might seem like a waste of time and money, especially in a climate where both are in such short supply. But telemedicine offers vital operational and clinical benefit...

How Hyperconverged Infrastructure Improves Health IT Functionality

HITInfrastructure Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a future-looking technology that can help organizations overcome the challenges of shoestring budgets, increasing demands for data access, and the need to remain flexible in an era of continuous innova...

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