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Information and ruminations on the business of healthcare from veteran healthcare journalists.

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    The healthcare industry continues to ride the digital wave to improve patient care and organizational efficiency while reducing costs. Hospitals and health systems are relying on electronic health records, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT) more than ever. While these technologies are convenient, efficient, and enable a higher degree of patient-centric care, they […]

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    Telehealth is one of the fastest growing and developing areas of healthcare today. With this rapid growth come many questions and concerns that arise when legal and regulatory schemes are not able to keep up with the pace of development. One such concern is the legal and regulatory issues relating to the privacy and security […]

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    Hospitals across the globe are bringing together science and technology to improve patient care, according to a new infographic by Gap Medics. The infographic explores some of the most futuristic hospitals in the world, where state of the art equipment and high tech medical care is advancing healthcare. Encouraged by early success in coaching 23 […]

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    Effective patient engagement has been linked with increased adherence to medical plans, reduced hospitalizations, and higher revenues, according to a new infographic by ChartLogic. One way to generate these results is by meeting patients where they spend the most time, i.e. social media. The infographic looks at which secure communication methods clinical staff use, the […]

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    Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations had a data breach in the past two years, and nearly half, or 45 percent had more than five data breaches in the same time period, according to statistics cited in a new infographic by SecureWorks. The infographic examines the impact of data breaches and where hospital security holes […]

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    In Dr. Amanda Parsons’ twenty-something years in healthcare, she has never implemented a program as widely embraced as Montefiore Health System’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) screening. “It was one of the few times in my career that I didn’t encounter physician resistance,” said Dr. Parsons, Montefiore’s vice president of community and population health. The […]

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    With it’s renewed focus on patient engagement and experience, the healthcare industry is adopting the latest in digital technologies to enhance the quality of patient care, data security, and cost control, according to a new infographic by Experion Technologies. The infographic examines how nine key technology trends are impacting the industry. Digital health, also referred […]

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    Shared infrastructure for information exchange via a blockchain in healthcare can eliminate duplication of healthcare services among treating physicians and improve care coordination, according to a new infographic by Gem. The infographic demonstrates how the blockchain is used as a common registry for medical records between providers. Encouraged by early success in coaching 23 patients […]

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    As the amount of patient data increases, healthcare organizations are investing in healthcare analytics solutions, according to a new infographic by IBM. To allow organizations to draw complex data insights from intricate, personal and rapidly changing data, healthcare organizations can benefit from a complete business intelligence (BI) solution. The infographic looks at the trends driving […]

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    As the use of electronic health records (EHRs) has increased, so has the functionality of patient portals that are often integrated with EHRs, according to a new infographic by UbiCare. The infographic examines patient portal usage trends. Understanding the factors that cause patient disengagement is a crucial first step in improving engagement rates, critical in […]

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    Although the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gave health systems a financial incentive to achieve Meaningful Use of EMRs, many healthcare organizations have struggled to capture value. As the capabilities and sophistication of EMRs continue to grow, there is a widening divide between healthcare organizations that harness the capabilities for a competitive advantage and […]

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    Patients need to understand the information security protections by their healthcare providers, according to a new infographic by ISACA. The infographic outlines a few questions that patients can ask of their providers to ensure that those organizations are applying appropriate and diligent stewardship of the data that they hold in trust. UnityPoint Health has moved […]

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    Healthcare is undergoing a digital transformation as a growing number of organizations leverage emerging technologies to create care models that are more patient-centered, according to a new infographic by Insight. The infographic explores seven key stops on the consumer-driven healthcare IT journey and illustrates how technology is supporting this evolution. Digital health, also referred to […]

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    Healthcare consumers are familiar with and trust cloud technology, yet nearly one in three still can not easily access their medical records, according to a report released from Ambra Health, “Era of Change: Today’s Healthcare Consumer.” The survey of over 1,100 healthcare consumers found that a whopping 97 percent across all age and gender demographics […]

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    Have you ever used a Fitbit® or an Apple Watch®, or downloaded a mHealth app? If so, are you using these tools as an integrated way to improve your health? The more we use technology, the more we want it to do for us. With millions of people living with complex diseases such as diabetes, […]

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    Blockchain technology is a game-changer with the potential to impact not one or two industries, but the complete landscape of how business is done. When 200 healthcare executives were recently surveyed by IBM, 16 percent expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale sometime this year. And artificial intelligence (AI) and robots that support, […]

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    Consumers accustomed to communicating, shopping, banking and booking travel online increasingly expect those same conveniences from their healthcare providers. And as Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has learned, despite the myriad of benefits a patient portal offers, the most important reason to incorporate this interactive tool into a physician practice is because patients want it. […]

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    Healthcare organizations are working toward interoperability by investing in electronic health records, as a first step toward eventual data integration. However, the challenges to achieving interoperability go beyond EHR implementation, according to a new infographic by Transcend Insights. The infographic examines five of the biggest interoperability challenges. Uncertainty regarding the future of the Affordable Care […]

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    As the year winds down, we see numerous lists of priorities healthcare organizations should focus on in the coming year. However, if you are looking to those end-of-year lists for guidance on what your organization should pay attention to in 2018, you are already behind. If you do find yourself playing catch-up, drafting your 2018 […]

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    Hospital CIOs are wrestling with a wide range of technology challenges, according to a new infographic by Spok. The infographic details the trop priorities of hospital CIOs this year, including the progress toward a mobile health strategy. Encouraged by early success in coaching 23 patients to wellness at home via remote monitoring, CHRISTUS Health expanded […]

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