Quality and Safety
12:00 pm February 09, 2018
Value-based payment for care requires the consistent, objective calculation of care quality. A new approach to quality measurement approved by federal regulations allows for the use of clinical data routinely exchanged in care transition to fuel quality measurement.
02:00 pm February 08, 2018
Last year one in eight patients switched providers, and nearly 40 percent said it was because of a poor experience. Patients now have the same expectations of customer service from healthcare providers that they have from non-healthcare companies. If you want to successfully retain patients and increase loyalty, you need to address patients...
01:00 pm February 06, 2018
Hospitals around the globe are investing in mobile computers and it’s redefining the way healthcare is delivered. Zebra commissioned three global research studies focused on nurse managers, IT executives and recently hospitalized patients to better understand the role of technology in acute care hospitals.
01:00 pm December 12, 2017
Population health records carry a wealth of data that can be used to help clinicians understand patterns in patient behavior that suggest an opportunity for an intervention. The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs has developed systems that are determining the best way to alert clinicians of an opportunity for a beneficial intervention. The system...
01:00 pm December 12, 2017
Internet of Things (IoT) is vastly changing the way that healthcare organizations look at security. The IoT healthcare landscape is comprised of multitudes of devices connected to healthcare networks, being accessed by thousands of patients, employees, clinicians, and contractors. When tackling device security, you first need complete...
01:00 pm December 07, 2017
In healthcare organizations, risks to protected health information (PHI) are driving demand for new security tools that enable compliance. Where physicians and hospital staffers use unmanaged BYO devices to access health records from risky unsecured networks, healthcare firms need to carefully evaluate their security postures.
02:00 pm December 06, 2017
IT security in Healthcare is part of the headlines every day. It has always been a top of mind issue as protecting Healthcare is critically important. The need for better security is going to escalate, as the importance of data sharing, interoperability and IoT continue to become essential to improve the quality of care and reduce costs. ...
01:00 pm December 05, 2017
Network reliability and availability of fiber-based services are acknowledged as key contributors to success at rural healthcare organizations adopting new care delivery models, but these same organizations also acknowledge challenges with funding and clinician buy-in in their efforts to enhance healthcare delivery.
01:00 pm December 04, 2017
As WannaCry and NotPetya have demonstrated, connected medical devices in operation today were not designed with security in mind. In fact, many were not initially designed to be networked and certainly not exposed to the Internet. EMR and other initiatives have accelerated the need to network medical devices at the risk of security exposure. With...
01:00 pm November 16, 2017
As healthcare networks become more complex, the number of potential access points will continue to grow. As a result, there are more openings for hackers looking for opportunities to enter your network. By designating different parts of your network for different functions such as cloud solutions versus on premises solutions, you can mitigate the...