Adventist Health White Memorial overhauls operating room processes with real-time location system and RFID tags, trimming costs and improving patient satisfaction.
The ultimate goals are to avoid penalties for non-compliance with state regulations; improve provider satisfaction, loyalty and recruitment measures; and increase patient satisfaction measures.
The director of solutions architecture at a cloud vendor says the top threat is an insufficient protection of sensitive data both where physical and logical safeguards are implemented.
A majority believe healthcare is ahead of other industries in AI adoption, but 37% say healthcare’s pace of AI implementation is too slow, according to the new KPMG report.
The EMS system supports real-time data transfer and two-way communication to empower clinical decision making on the move. The AI capabilities will provide “transformative change,” an [...]
The vendor aims to transform healthcare interoperability with faster onboarding, easier maintenance, higher availability and lower costs, a company VP contends.
In Decision Support, Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR), Pharmacy, Quality and Safety, Women In Health ITPosted
Overall immunization process time at the hospital has dropped from about 48 hours per month to 2.5 hours. And four steps have been cut from the process.
A senior vice president at the content services and enterprise imaging vendor offers an in-depth look at these three trends and advises conference attendees on what to do.
In Artificial Intelligence, Health Information Exchange (HIE), HIMSS20, Interoperability, Privacy & SecurityPosted
The general manager of IBM Watson Health talks digital transformation, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, blockchain, quantum computing and more.
The new module targets factors that influence hospital readmissions for diabetic patients and predicts the likelihood of future patient readmissions.
Its message to attendees will revolve around clinical documentation and how it is using AI, machine learning, NLP and more to ease physician workloads and enhance patient experiences.
They will be in the Nuance AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging, which is designed to provide a one-stop shop for radiologists to review and purchase AI models to improve their workflow.
800 of Dr. Scott Jensen’s patients have thus far opted for virtual visits in rural Arizona. The telehealth tech has an easy ROI, he says, and boosts patient satisfaction.
The co-founder of the EHR maker explains why these trends are key to CIOs and other healthcare leaders, and digs into SMART on FHIR.
The medical doctor who heads the consulting giant’s global health practice foresees AI having a huge impact in healthcare this year, and is keeping his eyes on [...]
In Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR), HIMSS20, Patient Engagement, WorkforcePosted
The IT giant’s global chief medical officer and vice president of healthcare speaks candidly on healthcare and what HIMSS20 attendees need to know.
The vendor surveyed provider organizations and found a walk-don’t-run approach to artificial intelligence – administrative, then clinical – unfolding across the industry.
Targeting CIOs, CFOs and other health IT leaders, five healthcare financial information systems experts offer best practices for bettering finance IT performance.
Nurse and therapist communities make up the largest of Meditech’s user groups. And professional services will help with EHR customization and more.
It’s a big change for the EHR giant. A company vice president and its external design expert explain what human-centered design is – and what it means for its healthcare customers.
These trends are good news for provider organizations looking to improve care, gain efficiencies and trim costs, an InterSystems vice president predicts.
In Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR), Health Information Exchange (HIE), HIMSS20, WorkflowPosted
The executive director of research at the cloud IT giant describes what CIOs and other healthcare leaders should be looking for at the global conference in March.
The chief medical officer and co-founder at patient engagement tech vendor Luma Health provides a view of what provider organizations can expect in the year ahead.
“Just like you use your smart speaker at home, clinicians soon will be able to say ‘Hey Epic’ to quickly get the information they need and take action,” an Epic exec reveals.
At Woman’s Hospital, HIPAA-compliant secure messaging gives physicians and nurses the information they need, at the right time in the palm of their hands – and reduced the number of [...]
An expert at AI-based cloud fax tech vendor Concord Technologies offers his look ahead at the year – focusing on AI, cybersecurity and interoperability.
In Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support, HIMSS20, Imaging, Interoperability, Patient EngagementPosted
The major player in imaging and health IT discusses the trends and some of its technologies with an eye on helping HIMSS20 attendees navigate the show.
The cloud giant’s director of product, healthcare and life sciences discusses these three trends and why they will be important at the big HIMSS20 event.
AWS says conference attendees should consider predicting patient health events, personalizing the health journey, and promoting interoperability.
A cybersecurity expert explains for healthcare CIOs and CISOs her firm’s proactive approach and describes a technology for dealing with threats, from within and without.
Quorum Health achieved many financial milestones from a successful spinoff operation, and its integration of the athenahealth EHR across the org also helped get the Chronic Care Management [...]
Five health IT experts from patient experience and patient engagement IT vendor GetWellNetwork open up about what they are seeing as important trends this year.
In Accountable Care, Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability, WorkflowPosted
The new technology enabled Catalyst Health Network to achieve all of its care management goals and create a fully connected information highway, its president says.
Five top electronic health record systems experts offer healthcare C-suite executives and IT leaders some valuable best practices for getting the most out of their EHR investments.
The health system’s biggest payer presented it with a contract the payer said would net Owensboro $12 million a year. The health system’s financial IT said something quite different.
“We have had the most success with the communication between the patients and the surgeon’s staff to keep the rehabilitation progression moving forward,” a rehab coordinator says.
Three experts from different areas of the health IT field discuss how artificial intelligence is going to play a larger role in the year ahead.
The NYU School of Medicine’s technology enables radiologists to see images the way they currently see them, then, if they deem necessary, ask the AI for its opinion. Results to date are [...]
Automated sig translation system created time savings of 34 hours per month for clinicians, translating into about $11,000 in recaptured nursing productivity over 12 months. Further, 30-day [...]
These trends in the new year ahead will see healthcare provider organizations innovating solutions and practices to improve healthcare, one expert predicts.
The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula combines technology and teamwork to tackle the opioid crisis, seeing more than a 50% decrease in the number of narcotic pills prescribed at local [...]
A cybersecurity expert discusses how digital risks and the needs of patient care turn health data into a liability, and that CIOs and CISOs must treat data as a living, breathing entity.
At Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, 70% of patients complete a full interview, and 30% initially seeking out high-cost forms of care are redirected to lower, [...]
In 12 months at Penn State Health, telemedicine has resulted in travel savings of more than 8,780 miles, high patient satisfaction and reduced burden, and expansion of specialty care management [...]
For a variety of reasons, ransomware is difficult to comprehensively research, the expert notes. But he offers a look into the problem and has some advice for CISOs, and other security professionals.
Five health IT consultants with decades of experience offer healthcare C-suite and IT leaders expert advice on how best to work with outside consultants and get the most bang for the buck.
The hospital developed the system that gathers data from the EHR, runs it through artificial intelligence, and delivers real-time warnings to clinicians.
The consulting giant issued a forward-looking report in January 2019. Healthcare IT News went back to see what the report’s key issues look like at year’s end.
Whether enabling patients to understand costs, helping them manage billing or reminding them to get to the doctor, healthcare organizations are harnessing technology to more effectively engage [...]
During its two years of implementation at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, the PARADE technology has screened more than 87,000 patients, with 8,731 high-risk patients identified.
Most healthcare provider organizations have yet to dip their toes into artificial intelligence. But some are using AI to reap rewards in everything from checking symptoms to diagnosing lung nodules.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital accomplished this by contacting the right case manager when a behavioral health patient presented at the ED, coordinating with case managers, and transitioning the [...]
A security expert offers a variety of suggestions for how to improve security training to effectively beat the threat of ransomware and other criminal mischief.
Four analysts from Black Book, Chilmark, KLAS and PwC offer their expert advice for healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders seeking to make cloud technology work for their organizations.
University Health Care System has replaced the manual process of creating price estimates with a digital tool that’s accurate within 5% – and patients’ upfront payments have [...]
Troy Young, chief technology officer at AdvancedMD and a cybersecurity expert, offers IT and infosec professionals some useful advice to help manage the potential of HIPAA audits.
Since launching telepsychiatry, CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s emergency department has reduced length of stay for psychiatric patients by approximately 70%.
The health system used its new population health tools to better manage patient care, ER use, pre-visit planning and value-based care.
The health system used its new population health tools to better manage patient care, ER use, pre-visit planning and value-based care.
The Arizona health system's tech-driven pilot effort has resulted in a 21.6% average reduction in A1c, and 83% of patients report an increase in confidence to self-manage their diabetes.
In Accountable Care, Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Engagement, Population HealthPosted
At Integris Health, billing and analytics technology is responsible for measurable rises in patients' perceptions of the financial experience – helping them set up payment plans, make [...]
The number of patients booking after hours shows the technology is working for the patient and is providing the right experience – one they are used to in other facets of their daily lives, [...]
In Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability, WorkflowPosted
Faith Regional Health Services learned a couple of lessons during its transition from legacy systems, including the importance of training and paying attention to workflows.
In addition, Cigna’s telemedicine customers have given high patient satisfaction scores: a Net Promoter Score of 81.1 among those who use the service.
Horrid handwriting, redundant EHR tasks and lengthy documentation plagued Falls Community Hospital and Clinic. Not anymore, thanks to new note templates and tools.
The palm print identity authentication system connects 750,000 patients to their Epic EHR – in one case, even when a patient was having a stroke and unable to speak.
Two healthcare cybersecurity experts who will be speaking at the upcoming HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum offer comprehensive advice on everything from breach containment to security operations [...]
Calls to the administrators on duty decreased from 274 before electronic notifications to 149 since implementation at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s cath lab uses secure clinical communication technology to cut follow-up appointment scheduling wait times – from as long as a day to less [...]
Sharing of threat information across stakeholders helps create situational awareness – not just for individual organizations but for the healthcare industry as a whole, says one expert.
The integration of the two technologies helps with the Medicare Chronic Care Management efforts of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital’s rural providers.
The new technology connects on the first attempt 96% of the time, compared with 73% for the previous telemedicine carts; with enhanced monitoring and support, tele-neonatology availability is 99%.
The network-based cybersecurity technology acts as an early warning system, giving the CISO and his team a high degree of visibility into network activity.
The California health system is projecting an annualized net income of more than $75,000 from using the technology. This could increase to more than $260,000.
In this special feature story, three analytics experts offer healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders some best practices for getting analytics to work.
Partnering with two firms focused on lab analytics and building a High-Value Care program, the health system within 15 months reduced unnecessary potassium tests by 63%, unnecessary magnesium [...]
A security expert says discover assets on a network, perform vulnerability assessments, embrace identity governance, perform privileged access management, hire white hat ethical hackers and more.
At Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, prior to the CDI technology, query responses took several days to three weeks. Now, the average response time is 1.4 days. And within the hospital, there [...]
Among other successes, Louisiana Children’s Medical Center surpassed its first-year revenue goals ($3.6 million versus $3.1 million) through a combination of quality improvements and shared [...]
At Boston Children’s, end-of-day reconciliation became quicker; no more cash drawers for the front-end. The entire hour and a half or more of reconciliation at the end of day was eliminated.
More than 30% of the health system’s employees have signed up for a precision medicine program that helps get predictive genomics data straight to frontline caregivers.
Three healthcare cybersecurity experts showcase the most effectual strategies CIOs and CISOs can take when erecting defenses against criminals seeking valuable patient information.
Veradigm and NextGen capture 20% of the U.S. population’s health data, with the former gaining even more data from the American College of Cardiology. Veradigm and Microsoft are also [...]
LIFE St. Mary hospital uses Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s pharmacy platform, which has helped lead to a 16% decrease in ER use and a 27% decrease in total hospitalization.
The decision support tool brings holistic data to the clinical team via predictive analytic modeling, while also automating all the data points to help clinicians make optimal interventions.
The results from a coronary CTA, with the help of the vendor’s highly specialized technology, allow Prairie Heart Institute experts to facilitate a more customized approach to the care and [...]
Also in that year, Dr. Angela Willis gained 81 new patient reviews and her website converted, on average each month, roughly 11.4% of all visitors into a booked appointment.
PCHAlliance and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise seek to enhance continuity of care by working on mobile health apps and personal health monitoring devices.
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Automation changed the payer administrative tasks landscape at Primary Care Offices. For example, the clinic has gone from one referral coordinator per physician to one per three.
Margaret Laws, president and CEO of the social innovation lab, offers a preview of her keynote address at the upcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference, discussing the kinds of tools these young [...]
Five telehealth technology experts share their decades of expertise, with advice to help healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders launch new telemedicine programs.
A cybersecurity expert explains the bill, and offers advice on how CIOs and CISOs can overcome some of the challenges it presents.
In the first six months, a quality improvement initiative helped realize a 662% increase in the number of patients identified each month for follow-up – from eight per month to 61.