Health IT Business News – December 27, 2016

Business news from Greythorn, Vaco, Pivot Point Consulting, Health Media Network, Access Healthcare, Koch Equity Development, Infor, ORIX Growth Capital, Practice Fusion, Wellness Corporate Solutions, Zillion Group, PatientPoint, MedCenterDisplay, Document Storage Systems, Inc., Streamline Health, ARDX Consulting, and TenEleven Group.

Patient Relationship Management

By Barry P. Chaiken MD, MPH – Opentable. TripAdvisor. Angie’s List. Healthgrades. No person or organization maintains immunity from scrutiny by consumers. Although reviews can deliver either positive words or embarrassing comments, they surely capture the attention of both the reviewer and the reviewed.

HIE Rundown 8-14-15

This week’s rundown includes: NEHEN turns to Cognizant for technology innovation, US Coast Guard uses InterSystems as interoperability platform, & PointClickCare launches intergrated radiology results in EHR platform.

Patient Driven Staffing Levels

By Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH – In many ways healthcare is like Mikko’s ballet company. Although information technology can enhance care planning, assist in medication administration and reduce duplicative testing, it cannot replace the people required to deliver care services to patients. Nurses are needed to administer medications, therapists are needed to provide treatments, and physicians are needed to diagnose illnesses and provide treatment plans.

HIE Rundown 6-15-15

This week’s rundown includes DataMotion and Infor implementing direct messaging, eHealth Technologies and Orion Health announce partnership, and Spok, Inc. releases its latest secure texting app.

Keys to Controlling Healthcare Delivery Costs in 2015

By Steve Fanning – Between diminishing reimbursements and the transition to value-based care, healthcare providers face ever-increasing pressure to reduce healthcare delivery costs. In this environment it’s become critical that operations be managed more efficiently in order to protect margins, on top of adhering to their mission of delivering quality care that supports optimal health outcomes.