Category Archives: Health IT

The Rx is UX: A prescription for EHRs and patient engagement

During National Health Week, Oct. 2-6, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, economist and blogger, reviewed the research published earlier this year. link the points between the implementation of the EHR (good news: it is almost universal in doctors' offices and hospitals) and patients who adopt their health information (not so often). What's missing: UX design and respect for people's life flows. Most medical

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What can anti-phishing efforts learn from fall prevention strategies?

Since 2013, hospitals and other health facilities knew that falls were a serious problem and massive resources were mobilized to reduce or prevent falls of the patient. In January 2013, the Agency for Research and Quality Health Care commissioned a report from the School of Public Health RAND Corporation / Boston University entitled " Prevention of falls in hospitals: a

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Understanding smart hospitals and why most aren't there yet

Hospitals around the world are under tremendous pressure and are facing factors such as reimbursement and costs, while serving a growing population of chronic diseases. Hospitals are looking for ways to improve their productivity and efficiency in order to reduce operational costs and thus improve margins. While hospitals are busy doing so, the patient evolves to become a consumer, whose

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Patient dialogue must change to enable value-driven care transformation

For decades, pay-at-the-time was the standard of health in the United States. Previous directed patients toward the most expensive drug or procedure with the simple understanding that it would provide the best result. It seemed clear – the quality of health care was as good as the fees paid. However, the digital and technological transformation of today has opened a

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A CIO's journey to EHR success and stability

The many years spent in planning, budgeting, organizing, advocacy, and the treatment of Daily unknowns life after the implementation of their electronic medical record (EMR). For many people who go beyond this stage, it's a relief to embark on the world of optimization and look for new ways to render care to patients. But such a transition can be a

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Is health IT really ready for a FHIR takeover?

Thirty years ago, interoperability was much simpler. If you could exchange data between two computer systems, you had interoperability. But over the next three decades, both the amount of data and the number of data sources for an individual or a population have increased exponentially. Interoperability now consists of accessing data from many systems, both inside and outside the organization,

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Security & privacy in the era of digital health

En 2017, le monde de la cybersécurité a connu une multitude de violations de données. Et, malheureusement, l'industrie des soins de santé était une cible majeure. Selon le rapport de violation de données du Centre de ressources sur le vol d'identité 2017: La santé est la deuxième plus grande industrie contribuant à l'ensemble des violations en 2017 avec 334 violations

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Why we need to fix the broken technology pipeline for digital medicine now

When it comes to health information technology, innovative ideas and businesses abound . The downstream improvements in outcomes or costs of care resulting from these innovations have, however, been disappointing to date. To illustrate this observation, there is no better example than the limited results achieved through massive investment in electronic health records (EHRs). Another can be found in the

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