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Can Healthcare’s Internet of Things Move from Froth to Function?

HealthITAnalytics For many consumers, there are few things more exciting than purchasing something electronic.  Dismantling the carefully thought-out packaging, peeling the tacky plastic off a screen unblemished by fingerprints, and seeing that well-known logo flash across the display for the first time can be a satisfying experience on several different levels. The simple delight of possessing somet...


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Why a Thin Line Separates EHR Optimization, EHR Replacement

EHRIntelligence For the past years, industry analysts have predicted a rise in EHR replacement activities that have failed to come to fruition. Most recent reports now point to a shift in the thinking of healthcare organizations and providers about their current EHR technology. Last summer, Black Book Rankings released findings that large providers were growing increasingly satisfied with their EHR syst...

Why Health Data Interoperability is Setting EHR Vendors on FHIR

HealthITAnalytics Despite the prospect of coming home with an updated gadget or smooth new ride, most consumers get sweaty palms when it’s time to think about making a big purchasing decision like renewing a cell phone contract or buying a car.  Endless paperwork, complex mathematics, dense paragraphs of fine print, and the ever-present threat of looking a bit foolish as a practiced salesperson...

Time, Commitment Required for ACO, Value-Based Care Success

HealthPayerIntelligence In healthcare, as in so many other areas of life, patience is a virtue. Providers and payers pursuing ACO development will need to have plenty of it before their care transformation efforts pay off with significant cost savings. As providers combine growing financial incentive opportunities with improved population health management programs, they may be able to achieve many of the goals...

How Healthcare Secure Texting, Messaging Impact the Industry

HealthITSecurity With the continued push for patient-centered care and ever-evolving technological options available to healthcare providers, secure texting and secure messaging have become an increasingly popular path for providers. Not only will secure texting and secure messaging impact provider-to-provider communication, but also provider-to-patient. For example, secure messaging use increased 30 per...

Physician Perspectives on Benefits of mHealth Adoption, Use

mHealthIntelligence Whereas the bigger networks and health systems may have the resources for mHealth adoption, those in a much smaller environment have to make do with less — or be more creative. To try to understand how independent and small practice doctors might be approaching mHealth, mHealthIntelligence.com spoke with four physicians in very different settings. The advice they offer makes it cle...

Return on Investment Remains a Problem for Meaningful Use

EHRIntelligence A mixture of surprise and relief likely met the recent revelation by the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding serious changes to meaningful use requirements that will bring the EHR Incentive Programs more in line with the federal agency's transition to value-based care. Joined by the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Informa...

A FHIR Future Burns Brightly for Population Health Management

HealthITAnalytics In most cases, and across most industries, data standards get little respect.  For some reason, their endlessly, hopelessly dense documentation detailing the minutia of splicing together millions of lines of complex code don’t seem to capture the public imagination in the same way as a slick new front-end interface or a flashy, chrome-covered device.  Most technology user...

How Eligible Providers Performed in Stage 2 Meaningful Use

EHRIntelligence Much of the pushback for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use final rule stems from the experience of meaningful use eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals (EHs) in Stage 2 meaningful use, which led many to call for and eventually receive concessions from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that drastically reduced meaningful use requirements.* NB. The recently issued propose rule...

Will the IoT Bring a Patient Engagement, Interoperability Revolution?

HealthITAnalytics Healthcare, at its most fundamental level, has always been about making connections.  Whether it’s the comforting hand of nurse reassuring a patient with a poor diagnosis, a researcher putting disparate data sets together to discover a lifesaving treatment, or a surgeon sharing good news with a worried family, communication in all its forms is vital to bringing good health to ...

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