While the long-awaited goal of interoperability seems to be advancing for EHR-equipped care providers, the idea of enabling health equity across the care spectrum seems untenable for post-acute care facilities without similar technological capabilities. Early this year, the Office of National Coordinator approved the first six qualified health information network (QHIN) candidates to implement the […]
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Across the country, healthcare leaders are ramping up IT investments, especially around interoperability. But they often forget that the most important technology an organization can possess to ensure interoperability is the right integration engine. Without a clear view of the functionality needed, hospitals will struggle to support advanced data-exchange goals. Despite tremendous progress toward healthcare information […]
It’s never a question of whether a hospital will experience downtime — it’s a matter of when. Adopting the right downtime technology means hospitals can cut costs, reduce stress on staff and mitigate risk of cyberattack by automatically encrypting data to HIPAA standards. […]
Despite assertions that healthcare is “burned out on talking about burnout,” the HIMSS 2023 presentations that have kept attendees talking long after the sessions ended included those that use automation to relieve workforce pressures. From ways to support smarter, more seamless discharge to remote check-ins with tonsillectomy patients, use cases for automation ramped up considerably during the pandemic. That’s […]
There’s rising pressure to address clinician burnout, and organizations can achieve fast results by considering 4 things when investing in new health IT innovations. […]