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4 Paths to minimize alert fatigue in healthcare While long an issue in IT, alert fatigue in healthcare has only recently been recognized as a significant issue. In healthcare, the term alert fatigue describes how busy workers become desensitized to safety alerts resulting from clinical...
The healthcare industry has some ambitious goals. Your organization should have the same ones. 2017-10-18T18:08:36Z 2017-10-19T04:49:06Z Mark Troester
When it comes to healthcare, the patient experience is always a top priority. Organizations must coordinate a variety of services from room cleaning to patient transport fast and efficiently. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), the largest healthcare system in Memphis, Tennessee, re...
Interoperability describes the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data, and interpret that shared data. For two systems to be interoperable, they must be able to exchange data and subsequently present that data in a manner that can be understood by a user. Typically, this...
HCIC fails on ensuring persistent communications According to a report in Healthcare Informatics, the biggest concern facing CIOs is their data being compromised. In the wake of the WannaCry worm, this is hardly surprising. When the WannaCry worm hit the UK’s national health service, m...
Businesses are being driven up against the wall by continual industry disruption. Many are fighting back by adopting Lean as a means to support business transformation. The aim is simple: create more value for customers with fewer resources. Lean thinking views the whole, not its part...
2016 was a year of dips and dives, twists and turns. Judging by the first couple of weeks of the new year, it’s reasonable to expect 2017 will be another roller coaster year for providers, patients, suppliers and payers. As president and CMO of LeanTaaS, a growth-stage innovator of clo...
Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve prob...
Background In July 2004 the United States Department of Health and Human Services released their vision of how America’s healthcare system could be rebuilt during the next decade. That vision is in the process of maturing and the lead in this effort is the Office of the National Coordi...
The concept of personal health records of PHR is not new in the medical or health space in general and has been used since the 60’s, the fact that a individual can have access and track and maintain their health according to their needs is undoubtedly a great thing to posses. How...
OnPage Corporation is the Secure Messaging/Critical Alerts Leader: Learn More… The False Promise of HIPAA for Healthcare Cybersecurity HIPAA regulations might not be enough for the current healthcare cybersecurity threats. Article Courtesy of:  Health IT Security The recent ransomware ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA Inc., one of the world's largest hosting brands, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. LeaseWeb USA has announced that its platform ...
OnPage Corporation is the Secure Messaging/Critical Alerts Leader: Learn More… 50% Of Consumers Expect IoT & Wearables To Provide Full HealthIT Monitoring Article Courtesy of:  WT VOX   Consumers want technology to monitor every aspect of their life and Wearable Tech, Io...
As software complexity increases so does its management. The healthcare field is no exception, and by its nature is driven by large amounts of data which require complex IT systems to manage it. Historically, organizations would have purchased platforms to manage these solutions they a...
Health Data Security Top 2016 Issues Article Courtesy of:  Health IT Security  “Hospital leaders have to deal with a lot of new technology issues…so this list is intended to assist them in their efforts to update or implement their strategic technology plans.” Medical device cybe...
What Are Top Mobile Health Security Concerns in 2016? Article Courtesy of:  Health IT Security & Elizabeth Snell “‘What are we going to allow? What aren’t we going to allow?’ You need to start from there and then evolve.” Mobile health security has continued to grow with nume...
Gartner analyst Cameron Haight did a survey Survey Analysis: End-User Experience Monitoring Is the Critical Dimension for Enterprise APM Consumers (Gartner clients only) over the summer across users about their APM implementations. There are several key areas where the data is quite te...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Boston Globe: Tamr is Number One Small Company In Boston Pentagon purges HTML from .mil emails - FCW.com 4 Ways Consumer Education Affects E-Comm...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker HHS Focuses on Flexibility in New Health IT Plan - Nextgov Federal Cybersecurity Second Only to Finance Industry, New Report Says - Nextgov Four ...
Watson can deep dive and see everything health related with the exhaustive database from Merge Healthcare.Watson is very good at image analytics and has cognitive abilities. Combine this with Merge Healthcare's Medical Imaging Management Platform and you have a great system to unlock t...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem: Senate advances secret plan forcing Internet services to report terror activity Ars Technica (Today) - Legislation modeled on 2008 law requiring Internet companies to report child porn.The legislation, approv...
Big Data. We hear about it all the time, but over the last few years, the phrase itself seems to be losing value. How do we rebuild the value that Big Data once had? Additionally, how do we ensure that the data in Big Data is secure? Managing Big Data requires critical data protection....
Few organizations better understand how to use health IT to improve care and lower costs more than small community hospitals. At HIMSS15 on Tuesday, two recent Davies Award winners offered case studies on how their advanced use of electronic health … Continue reading → The ...
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced its proposal for the 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria last week. The proposal coincided with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Stage 3 … Read the source ̷...
The initiative to move to electronic health records (EHRs) is unhealthy and moving slowly.  This is unfortunate as the benefits of EHRs are great both in terms of patient care and in reducing the  cost of healthcare,  Many insurers use … Continue reading → The post Health I...
Electronic Health Records are a big priority for the VA. Top priorities for the 2015-2016 time frame include the EHR, enterprise consolidation, interoperability with the Veterans Administration, application rationalization and the standardization of enterprise activities, according to ...
A new year means new beginnings. Maybe you’re looking for new open source tools that your business can use to take it to the next level. Or maybe you’ve made use of countless solutions over the years and feel as though it’s time to give back. Whatever the case may be, there’s no shorta...
Welcome to the Holiday Editions of~ Mobile Commerce News Weekly ~~ Mobile Health News Weekly ~~ Mobility News Weekly ~Welcome to this special Holiday edition of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile commerce, mobile health and enterprise mobility.  I have aggreg...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
Despite the data privacy protections supposedly conferred by regulations like HIPAA and HITECH, consumers’ confidential health and personal information is still not safe enough. That’s the lesson to be learned from Franklin, TN-based Community Health Systems’ (CHS) August 18 regulatory...
There is a famous TED video by author Matt Ridley called “When Ideas Have Sex.” Paraphrased, the line that I love goes, “When ideas are having sex, innovation happens.” While these three fast-paced technologies (social, cloud and mobile) are themselves children ...
The medical industry is going through a period of transition as healthcare practices across the country move from paper-based records to electronic medical records (EMRs). To facilitate this transition, many are turning toward open source solutions. After all, the easiest way for the h...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
Data is arguably the most prolific and most valuable of resources. As such, it needs to be protected both as a company asset and in keeping with data privacy laws. Data protection is most acute in healthcare, which is something of a latecomer to fast-evolving heterogeneous electronic e...
It’s hard to believe that in 2014, there are still a lot of healthcare providers that have not yet fully transitioned to using Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to keep track of their patients’ medical histories. But despite the federal government offering financial incentives to healt...
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations. Thursday’s disclosure that hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server this summer sparked more concern about the overall vulner...
Smartphones and secure cloud allow individuals to take control of their healthcare worldwideOxfordshire, 4th September 2014 - Customers with Aviva's International Solutions private medical insurance can now use a new UK- developed membership smartphone app to provide access to: their s...
By AdamElkus Over at Wired, a headline blares “Artificial Intelligence Is Now Telling Doctors How To Treat You.” Sounds unique, novel, and even scary. Those AIs are replacing humans, to the point where even the detailed knowledge of the physician is superseded by a Dr. HAL!...
By William McElmurry For healthcare professionals participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic health record (EHR) incentive program, you’ll soon need to demonstrate compliance with the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements in order to continue recei...
Apple has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions sai...