According to a recent survey from CapSite, a Burlington, Vt.-based research firm, 31 percent of U.S. hospitals say they will invest in patient flow solutions. The survey looks at how buying patient flow software, which aims to help administrators ease emergency department crowding, has been weighed and divided by providers into two categories: best of breed or as part of a recent health information systems/EHR investment.
“Efficiency improvements are by far the most significant driver for provider organization investments in patient flow solutions. More specifically, healthcare providers are focused on improving bed turnaround times and reducing patient wait times.”CapSite research director Brendan FitzGerald said in a statement.
The report, which surveyed 420 leaders at various hospitals across the country, examined numerous vendors in the space such as Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, GE, Healthland, McKesson, Meditech, QuadraMed, and many others.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.
Englewood, Colorado-based health system Catholic Health Initiatives is in merger talks with San Francisco-based Dignity Health to potentially create one of the largest nonprofit health systems by revenue in the country.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) received the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual Grace Award in recognition of its leadership in health information management.