ARTICLES BY MEGAN WILLIAMS
The ROI Of E-Alerts For Your Healthcare IT Customers
The best way for your healthcare customers to attract new clients and continually prove their importance to existing ones, is to connect day-to-day operations to patients’ clinical outcomes. E-alerts (electronic reminders) have gained attention over the last couple of years for their benefits in both the work of physicians and in changing patient behavior.
How To Build A Strong Healthcare IT Network
Your healthcare clients need to share information securely and reliably among their locations, with other offices, laboratories, and testing facilities, and with their patients
VA Healthcare Overhaul Could Mean Opportunities For VARs
Behind all the scandal, the Veterans Health Administration has been taking steps to overhaul the way it deals with IT. As early as 2013, it began efforts to improve the patient experience through technology including health and wellness apps, sensors, and home monitoring devices. Last Thursday though, a more official step was taken.
ICD-10 -- A VAR’s Preparedness Kit
HHS has finally announced an ICD-10 implementation deadline of October 15, 2015. Your clients will want to take notice.
Will Big Data Have A Direct Impact On Patient Care?
Big Data is headed for the patient bed-side, but there’s still work to be done .
Is“Patient Engagement” Important To Your Healthcare Customers?
“Patient Engagement” is a big buzzword these days and can come in multiple forms, but too little is said about how to actually achieve it. From patient portals to patient loyalty programs — healthcare is seeing solutions similar to their cousins in the retail and banking sectors, all geared to incentivize patients in various ways to increase their consumption of healthcare. But do they work?
Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 15, 2014
In the news, a survey shows EHR use can equal lower cost per patient admission. Also, the Pew Charitable Trust has appealed to legislators for a better review process of new medical devices. In addition, Apple is discussing partnerships for its “HealthKit” cloud-based information platform.
Telemedicine: A New Benefit For Your Clients
Your clients may not be reimbursed for telemedicine offerings today, but that stands to change.
The ONC’s Plan To Achieve Interoperable Health IT: Input Welcome
While data lakes have been heralded as the end to many of the complications around interoperability difficulties, the reality remains that, interoperability will, and should be a priority for healthcare entities and the businesses that support them for the foreseeable future.
New Client Resource: CMS ICD-10 Testing Plan
If you ask your clients if they know they should be prepared for ICD-10, they’ll undoubtedly say “yes.” But chances are that if you ask them what they’re doing to get ready, you won’t hear much in terms of an actionable plan.