Information Technology - April 2014

Providers urged to look ahead to next stage of meaningful use

While many organizations are still struggling to deal with Stages 1 and 2 of meaningful use, consultant suggests keeping an eye on future patient engagement aspects


App supports job site safety and accountability

Executive site safety visit (ESSV) app is used to perform site safety inspections on job sites


Healthcare data center projects dictated by needs, resources

Healthcare Design article explores the options when creating safe, secure locations with back-up power and the ability to withstand a disaster


An alternative to 'meaningful use'

Surgeon/medical researcher builds a cloud-based and bi-directional clinical operating system, agnostic to any device or electronic health record


Facilities honored for advances in technology use

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent recognize leaders in advanced healthcare technology use with the first Intelligent Hospital Awards


Some hospitals still use paper records despite incentives

About six percent of U.S. hospitals have yet to convert even the most basic services to electronic medical record systems despite billions of dollars in incentives


Stolen medical data accounts for 43 percent of identity theft

Study points to the lack of security for tablets and smartphones used in healthcare facilities.



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