Durham Nephrology Associates Achieves Meaningful Use after Navigating Uncharted Waters
12:17 pm September 04, 2012
Specialty medicine practices rarely employ a dedicated information technology resource. Durham Nephrology is no exception. The Durham practice navigated the uncharted waters of attesting to Meaningful Use under the HITECH Act of 2009 without the benefit of an IT expert or outside consultant. They implemented an EHR system in 2003 and believed that...
Survey Results: Key Drivers to Achieving Compliance & Improved Patient Care Through Document Management
01:23 pm September 02, 2012
In January 2012, Healthcare IT News conducted a survey to identify drivers and challenges for developing and deploying a solution for centralized digital document delivery that complies with healthcare industry regulations. Read this report to learn the key findings from the survey investigating trends in the adoption of digital document...
Security & Compliance, Top Drivers for Fax Server Adoption in Healthcare
03:19 pm August 29, 2012
As doctors and hospitals fight for the lives of their patients, they find themselves drowning in a sea of paperwork. Healthcare workers struggle daily to communicate patient information quickly and securely while complying with numerous insurance policies and industry regulations. Now, with demand from the White House to demonstrate "meaningful...
Wireless Technology in Healthcare Transformation: Supporting Meaningful Use, Value-Based Care, and the Mobile Patient and Provider
08:50 am August 29, 2012
As healthcare organizations develop strategies to comply with federal mandates and succeed in the new environment, wireless is one of the emerging technologies that can enable organizations to meet their clinical and business objectives, especially in this era of having to do more with a finite set of resources. This paper, featuring results from...
Meaningful Use, ICD-10, RAC & ACOs: A Perfect Storm in the Making?
01:15 pm August 02, 2012
Every HIM initiative - especially clinical documentation - relies on a single common thread for success: the availability and integrity of the right data to drive the correct decisions and follow-on actions. Capturing accurate, complete quality clinical documentation is the most critical and fundamental component in providing quality care, and...
5 Ways Network-based Paging is Improving Hospital Operations
10:28 am July 16, 2012
Hospitals, such as Southern California Hospital, are increasingly faced with the challenge of upgrading systems through medical campuses and across various platforms. This paper examines industry trends that bring network-based paging to the forefront. Specific focus is given to the five ways that network paging can improve hospital operations and...
Guiding the Enterprise to ICD-10: A Strategic Approach
01:39 pm July 09, 2012
Among the numerous initiatives affecting healthcare organizations, the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 arguably ranks as the most far-reaching to impact their business. Beacon Partners, one of the largest healthcare management consulting firms in North America, convened a roundtable in May 2012 comprising leaders from respected health systems and...
Using Analytics to Navigate Health Care Reform
11:07 am July 02, 2012
Based on interviews from physicians, academic institutions, hospitals and health systems, this paper details five strategic imperatives for anyone in the health care industry who wants their organization to face the future from a position of strength.
21st Century Health Care Delivery: Patient Engagement Strategies That Work
11:04 am July 02, 2012
This white paper discusses how using analytics can provide insights into improving relationships between physicians and patients as well as improving patient adherence to medication therapy. This paper also offers five best practices to engage patients as active members of the care team.
Speech Understanding: Taking It Beyond Speech Recognition
03:05 pm June 26, 2012
Every patient has a unique story. Dictated narrative reports have long been the preferred approach. As one doctor put it, “One of the most helpful lessons I’ve learned about being a physician is that we’re story tellers. We’re trying to capture the patient’s full story.” Yet the industry has created a crisis of capture around clinical narrative in...