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  • E-book: The Healthcare Providers’ Guide to Revenue Cycle Management: Vital Forward-Thinking Investments


    As healthcare and IT merge into a cohesive entity, providers look towards technological innovation to find the next “cure” in fighting disease, advancing quality of care, and still meeting the financial bottom line.

    With recent legislation from HIPAA, ICD-10 and Meaningful Use, hospitals are now legally obligated to meet lofty (and expensive) standards for their healthcare information technology (HIT) hardware and software. How do these organizations comply with these mandates without breaking the bank?

  • BYOD Policy Template for Better Security

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    The use of mobile devices has become an integral component of most people's personal and professional lives today. Businesses now understand that employees often utilize their personal mobile devices in the workplace; however, this raises several safety and privacy concerns that must be addressed.

    This brief provides a guideline for BYOD workplace policies to ensure the confidentiality of protected information and improve staff efficiency.

    Readers will gain insight into strategies how to fortify enterprise-wide, mobile security efforts:

  • Top 5 Reasons Your Hospital is Ready to Graduate to Data-Driven Medication Reconciliation


    Transitions of care and discharge can be a major challenge for care providers. 

    Approximately 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within one month of discharge.  Missed data on patient allergies or medication regiment, inaccurate medications recorded from an incoherent patient or manually from clinical notes—all of these errors can often be the difference between readmission and successful recovery. 

  • The CIO’s BYOD Toolbox: Top Trends for HIPAA Compliant mHealth


    A recent survey by HIMSS reported that 83% of respondents indicated that physicians at their organization were using mobile technology to facilitate some patient care.

    Healthcare IT managers, directors, and CIOs in healthcare are experiencing new demands for supporting mobile health (mHealth) and BYOD practices. They are fielding many questions around mHealth security, reliability and efficiency.

  • The 2015 Hospital Guide To Bring Your Own Device Policies


    Research finds that BYOD policies can save money.

    To maximize those monetary benefits, an effective BYOD policy requires thoughtful planning, investment and execution to maintain the integrity and security of patient information. This guide focuses on the critical points to consider when designing a BYOD policy for a healthcare facility.

    When constructing a BYOD policy, the big questions for employers and employees generally include:

  • Best Practices: High-Level Infrastructure Achievements Drive EHR Success at Mercy Health System

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    In light of recent mandates regarding required EHR integration in hospitals, it has become more and more clear that these systems are paramount to improving patient diagnoses and reducing overall costs.

    In this case study, Mercy Technology Services (MTS) describes the process it followed to roll out Mercy’s EHR solution, with the goal of providing centralized IT operations for Mercy’s 32 hospitals, located across several U.S. states.

  • E-book: Latest Developments on Cloud Computing and Security

    Today, healthcare organizations are one of the top targeted industries in terms of cyber security threats. According to HIT expertise, this largely is contributed to having 99% of all health records being hosted electronically and the high value of patients’ records.

  • 7 Myths of Healthcare Cloud Security Debunked


    Cloud computing could be the next game-changer in healthcare.

    However, not all Healthcare IT professionals are sold on that idea.

    A conventionally risk-averse industry, healthcare has been relatively slow to adopt the cloud. Despite significant growth in cloud-based services, 61 percent of healthcare IT respondents indicated security as a top concern. Nonetheless, many of the concerns about cloud computing security are found to be more myth than fact.

    Fact or fiction - Debunk the myths of the cloud:

  • CASE STUDY: Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Automates and Improves Medication Reconciliation


    Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, an 81-bed private non-profit hospital in North Carolina, recognized the issue with collecting patient medication histories. A complete and accurate list of patient medications could take up to a day to complete in some cases. This issue sparked a data-driven and automated process, resulting in massive time savings.

    In this brief case study, readers will review Hugh Chatham’s new method of collecting medication history, fueled by patient data and automated processes. 

    Viewers will discover how:

  • CASE STUDY: Midwest Hospital Saves Through Discovery of Hidden Telecom and IT Costs

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    Healthcare organizations are undergoing major transformations to combat rapidly rising costs and reimbursement restrictions associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With this legislation in mind, hospitals are strictly regimenting budgets across departments, and are actively seeking opportunities to minimize expenses.

    Oftentimes for healthcare IT (HIT) teams, these savings can come from examining and monitoring existing assets within their technologies or telecommunications portfolio, to uncover hidden costs to the bottom line.