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Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Areas to watch when using cloud technology in your hospital

April 19, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Many hospitals have at least a partially cloud-based IT system, and the benefits are numerous. You have less hardware to deal with, which means less time wasted waiting for new parts, and data is typically more secure and harder to […]


Opinions

How will Amazon’s healthcare ventures affect you? 5 possibilities

April 6, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Amazon’s moves into the healthcare sector made waves in 2018, and there’s no telling what the company will do next or how it may shape the market. Being prepared for some major changes down the line can keep your hospital […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

Best practices to care for patients with limited English proficiency

April 5, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Communicating the ins and outs of healthcare and treatment to patients is hard enough without a language barrier. While complex medical jargon may sound like another language to many patients, even relatively simple conversations may be difficult when patients have […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Keys to fostering a ‘no excuse’ culture of accountability at your hospital

February 22, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Creating a culture of accountability among your employees can significantly improve patient care and your hospital’s operations, but the process of doing so is easier said than done. Start by setting an appropriate example for your staff and emphasizing an […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Survey: 85% of patients pick compassion over cost when choosing doctors

February 9, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Compassion is a key component of high-quality care, but would you expect it to take precedence over price when it comes to your hospital’s providers? A new survey revealed that’s the case for 85% of patients. Health technology company HealthTap […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

January 26, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible […]


Opinions

Hospitals’ best-laid plans upended by disaster

January 24, 2018

Via: The Medical News

It was 3:35 a.m. and flames from a massive Northern California wildfire licked at the back of a Santa Rosa hospital. Within three hours, staffers evacuated 122 patients to other facilities — something they’d never come close to doing before. […]


EHR & EMR

Study: Inaccuracies in EHR Problem Lists Pose Problems for Risk Adjustment

January 22, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Inaccuracies in EHR (electronic health record) problem list–based comorbidity data can lead to incorrect determinations of case mix, according to a study that took place at two southern California Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. For the study, researchers compared EHR […]


Opinions

How collaborating with post-acute care providers can benefit your hospital

January 18, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

For many patients, hospital visits are just the beginning of a long road toward good health – one that includes other providers and organizations. Forming connections with the doctors who treat patients after they leave your care can boost revenue […]


Regulatory

Four health systems band together to create generic drug company

January 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Four health systems have joined forces to create a not-for-profit generic drug company with the goal of creating cheaper, more accessible pharmaceuticals for patients than are currently available on the market. Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health are […]


Regulatory

Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children’s Health Funds

January 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year. […]


Data Security, Information Management

Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals

January 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers. According to Symantec, only 6% of the IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. Therefore, it […]


Opinions

The Bogus Arguments That The Government Uses To Support Quack Medicine

January 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

Chairman Mao would be delighted, if he were alive to see it. He has now got the U.S. government buying into arguments that he used to hoodwink his own people, decades ago. Never mind that the arguments are all bogus. […]


Opinions

Opioids are a public health crisis: What your hospital can do

December 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The opioid crisis is one of the main public health crises in the U.S., and hospitals are being impacted in many ways. From new restrictions on opiate prescribing to increases in opioid dependence for surgical patients, healthcare organizations must adapt […]


Opinions

If worried about future medical costs, here are 3 ways to invest your way into health-care security

December 4, 2017

Via: CNBC

Health care has become one of the biggest — and most costly — unknowns during retirement. Financial advisors say ignore what you don’t know and prepare for the worst. The health-care debate in the United States has turned into a […]