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With healthcare technology becoming more and more popular, many physicians are looking for ways to utilize it in ways that will help them connect with patients and also make the patients’ experience more pleasant and seamless. Smart devices, like the iPad, allow easier sharing of information between doctors and patients, optimization of care, and streamlined  [ Read More ]

The SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps and Reusable Technology) platform has started an advisory committee to help support the growth of modular apps for EHRs. The committee includes representatives from The Advisory Board Company, AARP, BMJ, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, England National Health Service, Hospital Corporation of America, Eli  [ Read More ]

Recent feedback from the HIMSS leadership survey found that two out of three hospitals are increasing their healthcare IT budgets, while only 12% expect to decrease the budget. Some reasons for a budget increase are: Overall growth in number of systems Need to comply with regulatory changes Upgrade IT infrastructure Additional staffing Increase long-term IT  [ Read More ]

According to the latest white paper released by Gary & Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, greater interoperability of mobile medical devices not only allows for better communication, but has the potential to save the nation more than $30 billion a year in wasteful healthcare  [ Read More ]

The success and expansion of healthcare IT is dependent on patient engagement. However the question many providers have is how to assure that patients are comfortable using the technology and will implement it as part of their daily lives. Stage 2 meaningful use mandates that 5% of patients view, download, and transmit their own health  [ Read More ]

During Stage 2 of EHR adoption and implementation, providers will focus more on filling in the gaps with the information used in Stage 1 rather than working on improvements, which is a process that will happen in a later stage. In addition, Stage 2 of the incentive program will center on patient engagement. According to  [ Read More ]

The dynamic between doctors and nurses has always been a fragile one. Many times the nature of the work creates tense situations, but now a new stimulation game, highlighted in a recent Fierce Health IT article, shows them how to work more collaboratively and communicate better for the sake of their patients. It can even  [ Read More ]

In a quest to meet Meaningful Use mandates to be accessible to more patients, healthcare providers have sometimes had to sacrifice patient attention. Communication is a critical component of engagement, whether during a visit to a healthcare provider or during a hospital stay. There are many ways to engage patients that can improve their health  [ Read More ]

1. 16-year industry vet and expert solution provider – we’re established, financially secure and are in it for the long haul. 2. Certified for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, we’re committed to helping our clients meet all their MU goals. 3. We’re corporately sound, but small enough to offer personalized attention and service. 4. 100% built-in  [ Read More ]

A recent article in EHRIntelligence  outlines the transformative nature of the healthcare industry and examines the insight of its leaders.  The health information technology revolution may have started with EHRs, but it has only expanded since then. In fact, 86% of healthcare CEOs think it is still transformative and will continue to change the way  [ Read More ]