Hospital Technology

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Healthcare Data Breaches: A Growing Threat

Data security has never been more important for healthcare providers. The number of health data breaches continues to grow each year and 2016 is no exception, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. Experts say that even though the market price of healthcare data has gone…

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2016 #HIT100: Twitter’s HIT Thought Leaders

Each July for the past six years, Michael Planchart (@theEHRguy) has hosted the HIT100 Tournament, a crowd-sourced election whereby participants paying attention to and/or contributing to the health IT dialogue on Twitter can cast a vote for the most influential person in the space. The tidal wave of Twitter nominations…

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Apple CareKit Bringing Providers into Health App Fold

The recent launch of Apple’s new CareKit software development kit has brought a simplified, open source framework to the health app space, building a bridge for more healthcare providers to wander into the realm of health app development. CareKit offers app developers four open source modules centered on helping end-users…

Adventist Health Joins Over 350 Hospitals in Selecting VitalWare

According to a press release, VitalWare™, a leading provider of revenue cycle SaaS solutions to healthcare organizations, announced its new partnership with Adventist Health (California). VitalWare will support the system’s ongoing growth among its 19 hospitals and more than 260 clinics through pricing intelligence, coding compliance and chargemaster analytics. Adventist…

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Is it Time for Just-in-Time Medical Device Distribution?

Just-in-time supply chain practices have changed the way manufacturers do business, and the same may soon be true for healthcare. Having spent years working with physicians to limit the number of devices used during surgery, supply chain executives are now scrutinizing costs for everything else related to physician preference items…

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“Post EHR-era” causes shift in IT investment

After the creation of the Meaningful Use Program, hospitals began investing big bucks into the establishment of electronic health records (EHRs) with the goal of benefiting from its monetary incentives. However, according to Greg Slabodkin who writes for HealthData Management, hospitals are now entering into a “Post-EHR era” causing a…

Northwell Health launches IT commercialization company with Newport Health

Northwell Health (Great Neck, NY) launched a partnership with Newport Health Solutions (New York, NY), a health IT company, to form Health Connect Technologies LLC (New York, NY). The organization will develop and commercialize population health management solutions and markets the Health Connect platform, which allows greater connectivity, patient tracking,…

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