Where clinical mobility intersects with patient experience: The rise of consumerism

Healthcare organizations and technology vendors have been talking about clinical mobility for years now.  Much of the conversation focuses on clinician collaboration, improving outcomes and driving efficiencies.  While these are noble objectives, too few have homed in on the patient experience, which sits at the other side of the equation to advance this initiative.    […]

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Health data access regulatory initiatives hold promise, but rollout remains unclear

At HIMSS18, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced two potentially promising initiatives, MyHealthEData and Blue Button 2.0. It’s 2018. We have the HITECH Act and its outcome: moving most healthcare providers to electronic health records thanks to the Meaningful Use incentive program. We have the 21st Century Cures Act and its promise of interoperability. We have […]

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Veteran IT exec envisions the future of EHRs – and it's not even in the EHR

Along with a fistful of cutting-edge technologies, an interesting trend has begun to emerge that may help predict a direction forward for the way users interface with electronic health records. Hint: It’s not in the EHR. Instead, emerging technologies such as ambient listening, voice assistants and natural language processing will provide a subtle buffer between […]

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Through the Looking Glass: Cybersecurity is shared global responsibility, be proactive

The cyber-threat landscape is rapidly evolving, as always, but in our recently updated Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report we discovered the “old ways” of compromising systems still are highly effective as well. Thus, getting a foothold can be a relatively easy task – especially for those organizations that choose to be “willfully blind” to the cyber-threat. But, even […]

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