Information Technology - August 2018

Cybersecurity, digital failures called top hospital hazards

The ECRI Institute releases its list of top healthcare technology hazards for 2018

8/30/2018


To get rid of fax machines we must first standardize prior authorization

Ninety percent of communications between provider and payer are still done by phone or fax

8/22/2018


Digital trends transforming healthcare facilities

As patients become more active in their healthcare decisions, healthcare facilities are tapping digital technologies to help their organizations overcome these challenges

8/21/2018


How managers can streamline CMMS

Maximizing the performance of a CMMS can improve technician productivity and hold down inventory costs

8/20/2018



Top three trends underlining healthcare gamification market landscape

Global valuation to exceed USD 40 billion by 2024

8/17/2018


Managing patient surges with social media

Use of social apps can help keep track of breaking incidents so appropriate treatment and security can be provided

8/14/2018


Interactive calculator quantifies cost savings from using mobile facilities dashboards

Winning budget approval for technology is still a challenge when senior management teams in healthcare are often juggling multiple, and sometimes competing, priorities

8/13/2018


Parata Systems boosts customer satisfaction with proactive maintenance and analytics

After finding their existing IoT platform lacking, Parata needed to evaluate other solutions.

8/8/2018


Virginia electronically links all of its emergency departments

The ability to view information on a patient's 10 previous ED visits saves on unneeded imaging tests

8/7/2018


Shoddy IT infrastructure invites hackers

Hackers are attracted to hospitals with rapid adoption of IT

8/2/2018


Patient risks grow when facilities underestimate IT

Almost every critical system rides on the central IT backbone, including building automation, fire monitoring, emergency power, refrigerators, water management and air management

8/1/2018



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