Information Technology - September 2013

Behaviorial Healthcare survey details 40 electronic health record systems

Survey is magazine's annual look at the growing range of information technology products and solutions from vendors who serve the behavioral health industry.


Five blog entries from National Health IT Week gathers five blog entries from National IT Week discussions


Five ways to link health information technology, quality measurement

AHRQ Report offers tips on engaging patients, connecting data


Take the long view when investing in health care data

There may not be a clear pay-off at first, but data is the key to trimming health care costs


White paper: Defining a framework to meet healthcare technology challenges

White paper discusses the issues healthcare facilities face when implementing and integrating new technology.


Study shows patients prefer digital communication over print

Most visitors and patients said digital content enhanced the hospital experience


Healthcare IT security is difficult, but not impossible

Planning and thorough security risk analysis needed


IBM to build analytics platform for NYC hospital system

New platform will standardize information from patients, providers, locations and reimbursement codes


Claims data called crucial for ACO analytics

Clinical data from electronic health records seen as insufficient for analytic purposes


Three ways big data is changing healthcare

Preventative care, better quality, and decreased costs link to new technology


How does a community hospital manage data growth?

Watertown, N.Y., hospital streamlining how it manages and backs up data


Is equipment financing the right solution for HIT investments?

10 questions for decision makers to ask before they invest


Learning HIM from experts

Geisinger, Intermountain are ahead of the curve managing health information.


Rush Memorial Hospital named 2013 Most Wired

Magazine survey polls hospitals and health systems regarding their IT initiatives


Unplanned data center outages slightly less common, but still a challenge, survey finds

Most respondents in the study stated that they would rather walk barefoot over hot coals than have their data center go down


Advances in nurse call system technology offer new, better care options

Once-optional features - including systems integration and handheld abilities - now standard.


Need for data reshaping HIM professions

Health information managers seeing new demand and new roles


Can social networking help solve EHR interoperability?

Benefits of sharing and commenting on records within dedicated social networks discussed


Planning a healthcare analytics strategy proposes three questions to ask before you begin


Health system embraces earthbound data storage

Not all health data storage solutions are in the cloud in "conservative" strategy


Patient barcoding introduced to curb medication errors

Colorado hospital uses coded bracelets to monitor drugs, dosages, and timing


Data called most enduring asset in any healthcare organization

Health IT expert offers tips on balanced data governance


PCs may check out from hospitals

Zero-client terminals are taking there place


Many hospitals at risk for EHR penalties

Small, rural U.S. hospitals not meeting electronic health record requirements


Nursing homes, long-term facilities behind in EHR

Lack of funding, financial incentives and penalties are sited as key obstacles to adoption


High-level data security, flexibility seen in the cloud

Cloud-hosted data harder to access for thieves, but easier for health care providers



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