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Why 1 + 1 = 10 for Physicians and Information Technologists

July 28, 2014 by Bill Crounse

Demand for doctors is on the rise

An article in Becker’s Hospital Review caught my attention, because of what it portends for the careers of physicians and health IT workers. The article, 10 Concerns and Trends Facing Hospitals Right Now, is a terrific synopsis of everything a hospital CEO should be focused on these days if he or she wants his or her hospital to survive.[read more]

5 Trends for FY15 Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare Delivery

July 4, 2014 by Bill Crounse

Happy 4th of July! Or perhaps I should say, Happy New Year. You see, my company operates on a fiscal calendar so July marks the beginning a our new fiscal year. This is when I start reflecting on the most significant trends that I’m seeing in health and healthcare delivery and how these trends are playing out across the world.[read more]

IT Helps Smooth Transitions of Care

June 24, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital

Care transitions often result in additional work for both the patient and the healthcare providers concerned. How can you improve the coordination of care? How do you enhance the patient experience, reduce costly readmissions, and improve clinical outcomes?[read more]

IT Can Make a Big Difference in Healthcare: Why Hasn't It?

June 12, 2014 by Anne Weiler

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The final in the excellent collaborative healthcare series from the University of Washington and WBBA did not necessarily end the series on a high note: speaker Peter Neupert presented a view of the near-term realities of healthcare evolution that was sobering for technology vendors.[read more]

When Health IT Is the Patient

May 19, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

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In today’s fast-changing medical landscape, doctors, nurses, and staff need to know how to interact with information technology. At Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), a framework for adopting healthcare IT spurred large-scale, fast-cycle process improvement and culture change in a very brief period of time.[read more]

Health IT Gets Closer to the Cloud in the Mile-High City

May 8, 2014 by Bill Crounse

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The past few days I’ve been hanging out in Denver to speak at the annual GE Healthcare Centricity LIVE conference. I also had an opportunity to attend a number of meetings with GE executives and catch up with some of our joint customers and partners.[read more]

How Health Innovators Can Foster Patient Empowerment

May 7, 2014 by Patti Doherty, R.N.

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Now that questions about implementation of the Affordable Care Act shift from “how many people have enrolled” to “will patient outcomes be improved,” healthcare innovators similarly would be wise to turn to finding ways to help shape, define and encourage the right outcomes.[read more]

5 Healthcare IT Risks in 2014

May 6, 2014 by Abby Norman

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In the last few decades, increasing availability of technology in healthcare has lead to some amazing advances, both for physicians and patients. But when thieves are perusing vulnerable spots, almost half the time they’re looking to healthcare organizations, hospitals and online portals.[read more]

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The Long Road to Digitization: A History of Healthcare Informatics [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 5, 2014 by Frankie Rendon
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Let's take a walk down the long road towards digitization. The timeline in this infographic dives into the history of healthcare informatics--from inception to today. It also sheds light on some of the influential figures that helped transform health informatics into one of the most vital fields in the industry.[read more]

Transforming Healthcare Through IT in Washington State

May 3, 2014 by Anne Weiler

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This week we had the pleasure of attending and presenting about Wellpepper at a Technology Alliance and WBBA event called “Transforming Healthcare Through IT: Investment Opportunities in an Emerging Sector” held at K&L Gates beautiful offices.[read more]

2014 Healthcare Marketing Report

May 2, 2014 by David Avitabile

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Healthcare as we know it is changing beyond recognition, and so it healthcare marketing. This report looks at the major changes taking place, and how they will impact healthcare marketers in three key industry sectors: pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and personalized medicine, and healthcare IT.[read more]

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ICD-10? Get Ready for ICD-11

May 2, 2014 by Charles Settles

ICD-9 & ICD-10 differences

ICD-10 implementation has been called medicine’s perfect storm. Between the deadlines for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2, ICD-10, and other health IT requirements, it’s not surprising many are looking ahead to ICD-11 with trepidation.[read more]