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
MedCityNews.com 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
DotMed.com 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