8 Patient Expectations That Can't Be Ignored

When it comes to patient engagement half the battle is understanding what the patient expects and the other half is meeting those expectations. Patients, as consumers in other industries have rising expectations. The healthcare consumerism movement has helped to bring patient expectations front and center. Adapting healthcare from what has been convenient to the provider, […]

Digital Health Trends – 2Q17

Digital health capabilities are increasingly becoming more integrated with core healthcare platforms and provider workflows, leading to major changes in the way healthcare is being delivered. There have been several recent developments in the application of technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and wearable devices that have been disruptive, have the potential […]

Popular EHR Products Score Low on EHR Usability Framework

An evaluation framework jointly developed by the American Medical Association and MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare claims to identify a lack of EHR user-centered design and testing best practices among several of the most common EHR technologies. The most glaring of evaluations concerns the ambulatory EHR designed by Epic Systems which […]

Google Doubles Its Health-Related Search Content to Over 900 Conditions

Earlier this year, Google introduced structured, curated, and verified health information information into its Knowledge Graph smart search algorithm. Initially, the feature was available for 400 conditions – but now Google has increased that number to over 900 conditions. “We’re making sure to include neglected tropical diseases, a set of infections that affect over 1.5 […]

How EHR implementation impacts revenue streams and patient care

A new study by Weill Cornell Medical College backs up previous reports that healthcare providers who adopt EHR early enjoy more financial gain than those who don’t. “Early adopters of EHRs and participants in EHR incentive programs proved to have more financial capacity, better organization and better resources for supporting EHR implementation,” explains Health IT […]

How Prepared Is Your Health System To Compete?

The point is that healthcare has changed except for those institutions which believe that they are healthcare. Versus your health system, where your patient is making their third call to schedule an appointment, an appointment where the next available opening is three months from now. By the time your health system is ready to see […]

How health IT enables safer medical travel and tourism

IT helps deliver safe medical care and a pleasant trip to facilities overseas. For more than 20 years, IT innovations have improved patient care worldwide. Now, these innovations are helping medical travelers, too. How so? First, there are electronic media records. With an EMR system, it’s easy to gather patient clinical notes, diagnostic scans, medical […]