As ASCs play an increasingly prominent role in patient care, it is essential that they employ a contemporary IT solution.
FHIR is an emerging technology standard for exchanging data that represents a fundamental shift away from a document-centric approach to a more granular, data-level approach.
As the healthcare industry continues shifting to value-based care delivery, nurturing and maintaining an informed health system is more important than ever. But being informed involves more than just gathering data – converting that data into actionable information and leveraging it to make clinical, operational, financial, strategic, and technological decisions is critical.
This article discusses how—in addition to being integrated, scaled, rationalized, and responsive—being an informed organization is essential for successfully transitioning to a value-based environment.
Patient engagement is a growing necessity for many healthcare organizations, but getting patients to use online tools is complicated by increasing concerns about data security. How can providers better protect their patients’ data and assure them that online portals are safe to use?
Without the right IT systems in place, your ACO will not be successful.
Engagement beyond the office setting requires the willingness and ability of patients to transmit health information back and forth with their providers through an electronic medium. Personal health-monitoring apps stand at the intersection of patient and provider needs.
Integrating medical devices with your EHR is a step toward making your practice more efficient and your patients healthier.
A popular adage dictates that if something isn’t broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it. Chances are, no one has ever said that about the meaningful use program.
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