Search Tag: interoperability

Executive Health Management

3 Ways to Catalyse Healthcare Improvement

2016 07 Feb

Innovations are key to improving quality of care and lowering costs. Some innovations that work in one context, however, may not work in another. A Viewpoint article appearing in JAMA discusses how implementation science can be used as a framework for planning innovations in healthcare delivery. 1. A Framework Based on Implementation Science Implementation... Read more

IT Management

Best Cloud for Your Digital Strategy

2016 11 Jan

Cloud plays an important role in any hospital's digital transformation. The technology can help improve workflows and provide access to new information for better patient care, while maintaining security and required governance, according to an article in HealthcareBusinessTech.com .    "While most think of the public cloud when they hear the term,... Read more

IT Management

Outsource or Upgrade? 5 BIG Big Data Questions

2016 04 Jan

Big data analytics is increasingly becoming more integral to the way health providers interact with patients. This trend is likely to continue, especially with expanding use of mHealth tools such as smartphone apps and wearable devices.    2015 may have been a big year for healthcare big data analytics, but the next 12 months are likely to bring even... Read more

IT Management

EXPAND: Key EU Project Presents Findings on Interoperability

2015 27 Nov

An exciting event about the future of interoperability in the European Healthcare sector takes place in Lisbon next week with a focus on assets’ collection and usability plus actions needed to support, prepare and enable Member States to reap the benefits of safe and secure cross-border care. Called the EXPAND Thematic Network, the... Read more

IT Management

Are EHRs Letting Patients Down?

2015 02 Nov

Use of electronics health records (EHRs) is important in achieving coordinated care that leads to a better patient experience. While U.S. government initiatives have helped widen EHR adoption — the percentage of U.S. hospitals using EHRs shot up from 9.4 to 75.5 percent between 2008 and 2014 — the lack of system integration has hampered care coordination... Read more

ICU Management

Johns Hopkins Partners with IT Giant on ICU Devices

2015 25 Oct

A new collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft plans to develop an IT solution that will enhance interoperability of medical devices in intensive care settings. The goal is to provide improved health data analytics that can help clinicians identify key trends aimed at preventing injuries and complications that... Read more

IT Management

Connecting Healthcare Data - Interoperability

2015 22 Sep

While people often take for granted the convenience of being able to withdraw money from an ATM hundreds of miles from home or call someone in another cellphone network, that same sort of universal operability has yet to be achieved for the electronic exchange of patient information, according to an article in JAMA 's Medical News & Perspectives section.... Read more

IT Management

Why Level of EHR Satisfaction Varies Amongst Doctors

2015 30 Aug

Results of two recent surveys to gauge physicians' experience in using electronic health records (EHR) have revealed that, overall, physicians in large-group practices are having better EHR experiences compared to their colleagues in small and solo medical practices. "Larger physician organisations are much more satisfied because of their resources... Read more

IT Management

eHealth and Paper Used for EHR Exchange

2015 25 Aug

Electronic exchange of health information amongst healthcare providers has important implications for patient safety and care coordination. However, only 9 percent of hospitals use only electronic means of exchanging patient summary of care records with outside sources, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT... Read more

IT Management

Low Confidence in Interoperability Goals

2015 13 Aug

A study finds that only a small number (17 percent) of healthcare providers are optimistic that the industry will meet the 10-year goal for nationwide interoperability, set last year by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Scrypt, an Austin, Tx.–based document management solutions provider, surveyed more... Read more