More Lists that Deserve Sharing

New checklistWho doesn’t like a good list? Whether you are on it, know someone on it, or aspire to be on it, you always want to read the list. Here are some interesting lists I think deserve sharing.

50 Best Online Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration
This Smart Choice ranking was carefully developed to help prospective students find high quality online programs that fit their schedule and their budget. SuperScholar (@SuperScholar1) started by taking an inventory of all regionally accredited colleges that are listed in the National Center for Educational Statistics for offering distance programs in Bachelors in Health Care Administration or a related field. Schools that passed this initial criterion were then evaluated based on market reputation, flexibility, student satisfaction, accessibility, and affordability. They believe the resulting list of fifty schools offers students looking for an undergraduate degree in health care administration an excellent place to start their search for the school and degree program that is right for them.

5 Things You Can’t Do in Healthcare Anymore
Technology has significantly disrupted the healthcare industry, creating a whole new matrix of threat and opportunity. In the past two years: The number of consumers with at least one mobile healthcare application doubled – PwC’s Top Health Industry Issues of 2016. Eight in 10 healthcare organizations were compromised by cyber-attacks – 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey. IT organizations have significantly more power—and accountability—for helping providers compete in a new world. And to do that, you have to leave old ways of thinking behind. From Healthcare IT News (@HealthITNews), here are five things you just can’t do in healthcare anymore.

Five Forces Driving Telemedicine Expansion in 2016
Telemedicine is on the verge of rapid, widespread growth and adoption as the forces that have fueled its rise so far—mainly the growth of value-based care and patient convenient access— continue to gain momentum. Additional drivers are poised to push telemedicine’s expansion beyond what we’ve seen to date. The global telemedicine market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 14.3% over the next five years, eventually reaching $36.2 billion, compared to $14.3 billion in 2014. Here are five categories of forces propelling telemedicine’s continued expansion in 2016 from Managed Healthcare Executive (@MHExecutive).

“Post EHR-era” Causes Shift in IT investment – Top 20 IT Capital Budgets
After the creation of the Meaningful Use Program, hospitals began investing big bucks into the establishment of electronic health records (EHRs) with the goal of benefitting from its monetary incentives. However, according to Greg Slabodkin who writes for HealthData Management, hospitals are now entering into a “Post-EHR era” causing a shift in the financial flow of their IT budgets. Since a bulk of hospitals have already invested in and established their EHRs, hospitals are now looking to build on these investments by expanding their IT infrastructure. According to a survey of about 200 hospital IT decision makers performed by IDC Health Insights, hospitals are now shifting their IT budgets towards investing in products including big data analytics, patient engagement, and cybersecurity. Definitive Healthcare (@DefinitiveHC) has estimated each hospital’s IT capital budget, shown here.

Technology Association of Georgia Unveils the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) (@TAGthink) announced the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

The 2016 Security 100
In the era of high-profile data breaches and ever-public debates around privacy, the security industry is booming. In turn, the opportunities for the channel to increase protection for their customers is more lucrative than ever. But in such a saturated market, navigating the vendor waters to find the perfect mix of technology and incentives to partner with can be a daunting task for solution providers. CRN’s (@CRN) inaugural Security 100 list is here to wade through the market, from the long-standing legacy vendors to the niche players, to take the headache out of finding that perfect puzzle piece for your portfolio. The security space is tricky and while one company might be top of the pyramid in one facet, it may be nowhere to be found in another. The companies in CRN’s Security 100 have demonstrated creativity and innovation in product development, as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers.