A Healthcare Minute: Protecting Systems and Patient Data [Video]

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on ITN website and is reprinted here with permission.

CHALLENGE

Healthcare depends on patient trust — trust in the physician, in the system, in the privacy they provide.  Security breaches of the IT systems that hold patient data can undermine that trust.  Will patients who do not trust the integrity of health IT spill over to providers, leading some to go to other providers? Will those who remain hesitate or refuse to disclose details that physicians and nurses need to manage their healthcare?

 

A Healthcare Minute: Managing Human Factors [Video]

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on ITN website and is reprinted here with permission.

CHALLENGE

Human performance determines how well machines work.  This goes for any industry in which people work closely with machines and particularly advanced technology. In health IT, a good working relationship between human and technology can translate into improved quality of care, increased efficiency and, ultimately, fewer errors.

 

A Healthcare Minute: Developing an Enterprise Strategy [Video]

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on ITN website and is reprinted here with permission.

CHALLENGE

Many of the multiple and disparate information technologies that now handle patient data in consolidated health systems were initially implemented to serve distinctly different purposes. IHNs/IDNs “stuck” with these systems need a strategy that allows for an integrated but heterogeneous IT landscape, one that promotes patient welfare as it improves short- and long-term clinical performance.   This can be a tall order.  

 

A Healthcare Minute: Consolidating Healthcare IT Systems

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on ITN website and is reprinted here with permission.

CHALLENGE

Hospital consolidation is gaining momentum.  At the end of 2016, Becker’s Hospital Review predicted that this movement toward fewer but larger health systems would continue. Among the drivers are an increased focus on population health, disputes between payers and providers, and lower reimbursement.

 

A Healthcare Minute: Why Interoperability Is Crucial

Healthcare IT Professional Using Radiology Workstation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on ITN website and is reprinted here with permission.

Between 2010 and 2013, U.S. hospitals spent $47 billion annually on information technology (HIT), according to the American Hospital Association.  In 2014, nearly all (97 percent) of the hospitals tracked by the U.S. government possessed a certified electronic health records systems, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT.  But, because patients use multiple providers in multiple locations and these locations may be in hospitals, physician offices, post-acute care facilities, pharmacies, retail clinics, labs and imaging facilities, it is difficult to put all the relevant medical information in the hands of those who need it.

 







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