Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – August 2023

One of the ways that Answers Media is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. We publish at least eight guest posts a week now, so in case you missed some, here are the top ten read and shared guest posts in the month of August. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in August

From The Virtual Shift, host Tom Foley invites Sally Kim, Director of Payer research and Chelsea Needham, Research Consultant from Advisory Board to discuss their research and article 5 reasons health plans are investing in the digital front door. What is a digital front door and why are health plans investing in member experience and customer expectations?

Most Read Thought Leader Posts in August

How Remote Patient Monitoring Brings the Hospital to the Home
By Charbel Rizkallah, Sr. Director, Healthcare Offering Management, Honeywell Sensing and Safety Technologies
X: @honeywell

More hospitals and healthcare centers worldwide are embracing a “hospital to home” model of care focused on decentralizing healthcare – specifically, getting patients out of the hospital and enabling them to receive care outside of hospital walls, often in their own home. By treating patients with chronic illness and others remotely, hospitals can free up critical beds for emergency patients who truly need them. Continue reading…

Four Tips for Providers to Improve their Mental Health Practices
By Ram Krishnan, CEO, Valant
X: @Valant

With demand exploding for behavioral health treatment, and trends in technology and care modalities changing the industry, mental health providers are continually looking for ways to improve and streamline their practices. Prioritizing the following tips can help ensure a successful second half of 2023. Continue reading…

Avoiding a Crisis: Improving Clinical Workflows To Relieve Nursing Shortages, Lower Burnout Rates
By Will O’Connor, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, TigerConnect
X: @TigerConnect

This nation faces a nursing shortage. The data is stark and frightening. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) reported that approximately 100,000 registered nurses left the profession during the COVID-19 pandemic, with another 610,388 planning to leave by 2027 due to “stress, burnout and retirement.” Continue reading…

3D Printing, Extended Reality, and Tech Advancements in Medicine Education
By Katie Brenneman, Writer, Researcher
X: @KatieBWrites93

Technological advancements are frequently changing the medical landscape. Facility administrators and professionals need to keep on top of these to ensure all stakeholders gain the most positive outcomes. However, it’s important to recognize that tech isn’t just useful in day-to-day healthcare activities. Medical education can also be enhanced by advanced tech. Continue reading…

Supporting Independent Practices with AI
By Andrea Kowalski, SVP of Products & Kyle Ryan, Chief Technology Officer, Tebra
X: @TebraOfficial

If we are to realize the future of healthcare and address the serious challenges that plague our industry, we must embrace artificial intelligence (AI). Leveraging innovative approaches to modern AI will allow us to fundamentally address provider burnout, the staffing crisis, and other serious issues on the horizon. With AI, we can make the future of healthcare possible. Continue reading…

Healthcare Needs Better Data Recovery Strategies, Stat
By Ahsan Siddiqui, Director of Product Management, Arcserve
X: @Arcserve

Healthcare organizations are increasingly under threat from ransomware attacks. Around the world, cybercriminals are locking up critical patient data and demanding large payments to unlock the information. The bad guys are going after healthcare because these organizations handle vast amounts of sensitive patient data—including personal information, medical records, and financial details—and the ransoms they demand can be huge. Continue reading…

Improving Health Equity: Strategies for Health Plans to Achieve Meaningful Progress
By Leah Dewey, VP of Clinical and Consumer Engagement Operations, Cotiviti
X: @Cotiviti

For decades, achieving health equity has been a focus of many healthcare stakeholders. Since the Department of Health and Human Services formed the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in 1986 and brought this topic into the national spotlight, concrete progress has been made as a result of attention and intention from healthcare and government organizations to develop new approaches and initiatives. Continue reading…

Why Do Hospitals Need a Data Center Strategy to Thrive in the Digital Era?
By Emily Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Revolutionized
X: @ReadRevMag

Today’s world revolves around data. Hospitals are no exception, especially as they embrace digitalization to raise care standards and become more efficient. Amid this shift, having a formal data center strategy in health care is all the more crucial. Data center strategies are easy to overlook. Continue reading…

Health Policy and Evidence on What Make Medical Apps
By Meredith Calloway, Sr. Director Content Operations, symplr
X: @symplr

Take a scroll through your smartphone’s app store, and you’ll find a wide array of applications on everything from fitness and nutrition tracking to fitness coaching and physiological monitoring available for download. But an increasing number of apps aren’t just for wellness: They are medical devices for serious health concerns such as diabetes mellitus, asthma, depression and substance use disorders. Continue reading…

Rebuilding Healthcare With Enhanced Hospital Efficiency and Patient Care
By Jeff Robbins, CEO, LiveData
X: @livedatainc

Hospitals and healthcare professionals have been through an unparalleled test worldwide over the past few years. As the strain on resources and personnel continues to impact hospital efficiency and patient care, it is essential to address the challenges head-on and find innovative solutions for improved outcomes. Continue reading…