Tag Archives: patient care

HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using Health Information Exchanges to Identify Vulnerable Populations (Part 2)

by: Sharon Davis, CPHIMS, PMP, Senior Project Manager In our previous blog post, we defined a vulnerable population (VP) and introduced concepts of gathering clinical data from these populations.  In this blog, we will discuss the basics for collecting data and … Continue reading

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Why Medical Device Integration Now…Why is this so interesting?

by: John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., CPHIMS More than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems are planning to purchase and implement a medical device integration (MDI) solution. This is quite a difference from, say, five years ago. There are a number … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Challenges of Engaging the Consumer in HIEs

by: Heather Marney, Director, Epic Ambulator; Michael Nelson, DPM, VP of Strategy and Business Development; and Deepika Patel, MBA, CPHIMS, Analyst/Consultant Patient as a Consumer: A prevailing philosophy is that active patient engagement is necessary to achieve optimal outcomes – promoting ongoing wellness … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Growth, Trends & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part interview. “Medical device data collection has increasingly become a part of the fabric of health IT system deployment,” writes John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, in his new book Connected Medical Devices: Integrating … Continue reading

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Today’s Habits Hinder Tomorrow’s Innovation

by Bonny Roberts, Vice President, Customer Experience, Aventura I frequently hear colleagues, partners and customers talk about how slow healthcare is to change.  It is true, healthcare is a big ship; yet I don’t blame the individuals and organizations for … Continue reading

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Time to Beef Up Education on Benefits of Health IT Adoption and Implementation

I had the chance to review Charles Krauthammer’s recent Opinion piece in the Washington Post on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.  I was taken aback by his implication that the meaningful use program was the healthcare equivalent to … Continue reading

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Delivering a Reliable and High-Quality Experience with Health IT

by: Eileen Haggerty, sr. director, enterprise business operations, NetScout  Healthcare organizations depend on technology 24/7. When it comes to health services and treatment, every second of delay is critical and can be the difference between life and death.

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using Health Information Exchanges to Identify Vulnerable Populations (Part 1)

by: Timothy Butts, BS, MSIS, PMP, Certified Healthcare CIO,  Sharon Davis, CPHIMS, PMP, Sr. Project Manager, and Charles Stewart, MBA, SSBB, CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW, CHTS-TR, CHTS-TS, HIE Executive Director     Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is at a unique place in history. For the first … Continue reading

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Innovation Insights – The Role for Innovation Centers and Leaders

by: Larry Stofko, EVP, The Innovation Institute Larry Stofko will present on Tuesday, June 16 at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit held June 15-17  in Chicago, Ill.  The summit is focused on real-world, scalable innovations that address core components of the Triple … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Patient Questionnaire

By: Deborah Wells, MS, CPHIMS, Senior Strategy Consultant, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Co-chair HIMSS Connected Patient Community, and member of HIMSS Patient-Generated Health Data Task Force. A year ago, I posted a blog titled “Electronic Pre-Visit Questionnaires Improve Workflow … Continue reading

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