In an article last week from FierceHealthIT, author Katie Dvorak explains how while technology in the healthcare system makes things easier, it also makes things more complicated; specifically from a security perspective. Security should be a top priority for healthcare organizations since simply having good technical people will no longer stop breaches.
In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, author Sherree Geyer explains how using mobile apps can help cut costs for hospitals by reducing readmissions. Using these apps can help keep patients away from hospitals or doctors' offices, which is also beneficial to the patient.
In an article yesterday from HIT Consultant, Mercy Health's CMIO Dr. Stephen Beck, explains how Mercy Health is using telehealth solutions to overcome healthcare challenges, while increasing the quality of care. Roeen Roashan of IHS Technology explains how changes in this field are necessary to allow healthcare organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively "amid rising expenses, an aging population and an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases".
In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, author Tom Sullivan describes the launch of one NYU Langone Medical Center's new registration system. This system includes palm scanning, eCapture tools, and uses the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
In an article this week from Healthcare IT News, author Chris Bowen describes how having direct access to patients' personal health records leads cyber thieves directly to them. According to IBM research, "the vast majority of cybercrime is highly organized and generating unprecedented profits."
In an article last week from The Wall Street Journal, Leapfrog Group President and CEO, Leah Binder, explains how the biggest healthcare technology issue in the U.S. is figuring out how to manage all the new stuff. According to Binder, "Technology boondoggles are common in all industries. But health care is particularly vulnerable to them..."
The Derive Healthcare team is attending HIMSS 15 this week and attended presentations on, and read this article about, from today’s edition of The New York Times Bits Blog entitled, “IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data.”
On February 17, McKesson Health Solutions published a valuable article, "Collaborative input from multiple enterprise experts can help transform the way your enterprise provides patient-centered care," by Tina Forest, R.N., on their online News platform entitled, "Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics Collaboration."