Information Technology - March 2014

Healthcare spaces for IT systems integration have specific design challenges

Healthcare Design magazine article says every project on design boards today will require plenty of thought for information technology (IT) and integration of all the systems

3/31/2014


Preventing healthcare data security breaches

Risk assessments and basic IT and social media policies can help protect healthcare organizations

3/27/2014


Designing a 'smart' hospital

Healthcare Design article says healthcare providers must improve the patient experience inside their facilities and out through a focus on connectivity, communication and access to information

3/26/2014


ONC offering flexibility with electronic health records

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced a one-year delay in the meaningful use timeline and said there will be flexibility with meaningful use stage 2 hardship exemptions

3/18/2014


Healthcare CEO gives tips for smarter business intelligence

In a Q&A with Healthcare IT News, Geisinger Health System CEO discussed the importance of integrating data

3/18/2014


Poll shows most healthcare CEOs think IT will bring big changes

Only four in ten believe their IT infrastructures are capable of handling future changes

3/18/2014


Aurora hospital's automated capacity system helped bring order after tragedy

An Healthcare Informatics article explores how using the system information helped coordinate patient movement and other efforts around the hospital

3/17/2014


Successful technology use needs staff buy-in

Technological advancements serve an important role in the maintenance management of healthcare facilities

3/14/2014


Hospital CIO discusses making 24 EMRs talk with each other

Connecticut-based Saint Francis Hospital is going through an Epic EHR implementation at the same time as it begins to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

3/13/2014


Survey says mobile devices more common but still not part of EHR system

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society poll says few healthcare providers are integrating mobile device data into their electronic health record systems

3/13/2014


Most organizations don't have business intelligence systems

Survey said BI implementation stalled by data complexity and lack of resources and skill sets

3/12/2014


EHR upgrades can be difficult for long-term care facilities

Financial concerns create obstacles for many organizations

3/12/2014


Report sees progress with health information exchanges

Concerns about gaps in adoption of EHRs, particularly in rural and low-income areas and among post-acute facilities, remain

3/11/2014


Does IT security hinder healthcare productivity?

IT staff can create an environment that serves security, compliance and patient care

3/5/2014



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