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Breaking Down the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

As the healthcare industry moves away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements towards a new era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care, healthcare organizations are actively seeking new patient management strategies to meet stringent quality and spending goals. Managing chronic diseases, reducing unnecessary utilization, maintaining wellness, and involving patients in their...


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Explaining the Basics of the Internet of Things for Healthcare

The Internet of Things is one of the newest and most promising trends in the healthcare industry.  This rapidly proliferating collection of Internet-connected devices, including wearables, implants, skin sensors, home monitoring tools, and...

Identifying Care Disparities for Population Health Management

Over the last several years, “population health management” has become a key concept for healthcare providers who are trying to recalibrate their traditional operations to meet the growing challenges of value-based reimbursement and...

Can Healthcare’s Internet of Things Move from Froth to Function?

For many consumers, there are few things more exciting than purchasing something electronic.  Dismantling the carefully thought-out packaging, peeling the tacky plastic off a screen unblemished by fingerprints, and seeing that well-known...

Why Health Data Interoperability is Setting EHR Vendors on FHIR

Despite the prospect of coming home with an updated gadget or smooth new ride, most consumers get sweaty palms when it’s time to think about making a big purchasing decision like renewing a cell phone contract or buying a car.  Endless...

A FHIR Future Burns Brightly for Population Health Management

In most cases, and across most industries, data standards get little respect.  For some reason, their endlessly, hopelessly dense documentation detailing the minutia of splicing together millions of lines of complex code don’t seem...

Will the IoT Bring a Patient Engagement, Interoperability Revolution?

Healthcare, at its most fundamental level, has always been about making connections.  Whether it’s the comforting hand of nurse reassuring a patient with a poor diagnosis, a researcher putting disparate data sets together to discover...

How Healthcare Providers Can Benefit from Cloud Data Migration

HITInfrastructure Healthcare organizations seeking a flexible and secure strategy for storing and accessing their data assets are increasingly turning to cloud data migration.   While lower setup and maintenance costs are one of the initial attractions of...

Mental Health Data Security Critical in HIPAA Compliance

HealthITSecurity Mental healthcare is becoming an increasingly critical national issue. Covered entities and business associates that specialize in mental health are required to adhere to HIPAA regulations for maintaining, transferring, or sharing mental health...

After EHR Adoption, Revenue Cycle Technology Modernization Begins

RevCycleIntelligence Electronic health records (EHRs) revolutionized the way healthcare organizations collect, analyze, and report patient and practice data. And now that nearly 97 percent of hospitals and almost three-quarters of providers are using certified EHR...

How Hospitals Can Raise Patient Satisfaction, CAHPS Scores

PatientEngagementHIT Healthcare organizations with high patient satisfaction and CAHPS scores see a multitude of benefits. High patient satisfaction scores usually result in higher reimbursement payments from CMS, better patient retention rates, and the assurance...

How to Design and Develop a Mobile Health Application

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers looking to establish an mHealth strategy for patient or provider engagement likely see a mobile health application or two as a good place to start. Mobile health applications allow healthcare providers to connect with patients...

What is a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?

HealthITSecurity With the continued growth of healthcare data and a higher degree of interoperability between provider systems, HIPAA covered entities will need to form partnerships with other organizations to ensure the security of their data assets. These partnerships...

Using Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) for Healthcare Data Security

HITInfrastructure Healthcare is going mobile and clinicians are utilizing more advanced devices as they cut their cords. But as staff members move around more freely, how can providers ensure that their patients’ protected health information (PHI) stays...

Leveraging Group Purchasing for Hospital Supply Chain Management

RevCycleIntelligence Good things may come in small packages, but hospitals and health systems on the smaller end of the spectrum oftentimes face higher hospital supply chain costs because of their size. Larger hospitals and health systems tend to have more power...

Patient Engagement Strategies for Post-Discharge Follow-Up Care

PatientEngagementHIT Follow-up care after the discharge process is an important part of improving patient outcomes. In order to successfully guide patients through their recovery, providers must employ the same patient engagement strategies that have been proven...

Utilizing Cloud Computing for Stronger Healthcare Data Security

HealthITSecurity As healthcare providers continue to make the switch to digital records and implement EHR capabilities, being able to store information offsite is becoming more important. The digital data also likely needs to remain accessible from multiple locations,...

mHealth Games Offer a ‘Fun’ Way to Boost Patient Engagement

mHealthIntelligence mHealth games and gaming technology have the potential to improve patient engagement and boost clinical outcomes – if only people would take them seriously. “The word ‘game’ has always been a serious barrier,” says...

Best Practices for Value-Based Purchasing Implementation

RevCycleIntelligence The value-based purchasing boat is leaving the dock and providers can either choose to board and shift their care delivery and reimbursement methods to align with the push for value or be left behind. Value-based purchasing made a splash as part...

Healthcare Data Storage Options: On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid Data Storage

HITInfrastructure Healthcare organizations are building their IT infrastructures to be more flexible and scalable to meet the growing data demand. With value-based incentives for data analytics and the increased number of connected medical devices constantly collecting...

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