By Terry Edwards – We live in an age of instant gratification. From the texts we send friends and family to the orders we place on Amazon.com, we’ve come to expect immediate results: instant responses, next-day shipping, etc.Read More
The Connected Clinician
By Terry Edwards – If you could take one solution with you on your journey to clinical integration, what would it be? Clinical integration is the unification of healthcare data, services and coordination across acute, outpatient and post-acute care.
By Terry Edwards – At Becker’s Hospital Review Annual CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Summit I discussed the elements needed to truly secure clinical communications with some of the best minds in the healthcare world. With the recent high profile news stories on ransomware attacks in hospitals and health systems, security and the ability to secure clinical information is top of mind for many.
By Mary Hatcher – Last year I heard former president George W. Bush speak about his 2004 vision for healthcare, which included electronic health records centered around a single patient identifier. He provided a clear example for this vision that resonated with me. He asked us to imagine someone had been in a terrible accident.
By Michelle McCleerey – The Journal of the AMA recently published a study which revealed that more than one in four hospital readmissions are potentially preventable. The underlying issue behind many of the key factors contributing to preventative readmissions? A lack of care team communication and collaboration.
By Terry Hayes – It’s easy for patients to feel lost in our healthcare system. Between multiple doctors, nurses in and out of exam rooms, tests, re-tests, a handful of prescriptions—not to mention the complex web of how to actually pay for care—patients can feel like they’re caught in a convoluted situation, with rules they don’t understand.
By Terry Hayes – Regardless of the hospital or specialty office, nurses are an essential piece of patient-centered healthcare delivery models. As a former pediatric nurse practitioner, I know firsthand the amount of responsibilities nurses juggle, all while maintaining the personal, bedside manner needed to ensure patients and their families feel comfortable and knowledgeable about treatment and care.
By Terry Edwards – I’ve attended the show for the past ten years, and I’ve seen trends evolve over time – some fading quickly, others becoming a constant theme throughout the years – all representing the ever-advancing healthcare landscape. This year, as I walked the HIMSS show floor and had conversations with other executives, physicians and vendors, I noticed the following:
By Don Dally – Is your health system’s browser up to date? Too many organizations don’t know the answer to that question and are unaware of the consequences for using unsupported browsers. Or, if they do know the answer, they aren’t in a position to act on it.