Articles By Megan Williams

  1. Healthcare IT News For VARs — October 31, 2014

    In this week’s news, California reports an increase data breaches with — 15 percent from the healthcare sector. Also, nurses are dissatisfied with EHR (electronic health record) systems, and a study found 26 percent of healthcare data breaches since 2009 have involved a contractor or business associate.

  2. Mayo Clinic Takes Tech Steps To Connect Patients And Providers

    Always a leader in healthcare technology and patient-centered care, the Mayo Clinic has recently launched a new initiative aimed at providing patients with “real-time interactive communication with healthcare providers.

  3. Apple And Samsung Leading Smartphone Health Integration

    A report from hi-tech analyst house, Juniper Research, has named Apple and Samsung as leaders in the global healthcare accessory market — a segment that’s projected to grow to $3 billion by 2019.

  4. Doctors Recommending Substantial Changes To Meaningful Use

    The American Medical Association, in a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), has strongly recommended four changes to the Meaningful Use (MU) program.

  5. Study Reveals Telemonitoring Provides 3-To-1 ROI For Your Healthcare IT Clients

    A Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) study has revealed that telemonitoring not only has the potential to create significant reductions in admissions across the board, but that it also can impact cost of care, with an estimated ROI of 3.3.

  6. HIT ‘Consultants’ Are Happier Than Their On-Staff Counterparts

    A survey from Health IT Leaders has revealed that significantly more IT solutions providers with healthcare clients are happier in their jobs than full-time healthcare IT professionals.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — October 24, 2014

    In this week’s news, CMS releases new guidelines on risk analysis, and the Tennessee Health Department discovers second data breach.

  8. Data Normalization: A New Source Of Value For Your Healthcare IT Clients

    As much as the talk of health information exchanges and predictive analytics in healthcare grows, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that some basic standards around data can’t be overlooked if these goals are to be achieved.
    One of the biggest is data normalization.

  9. Addressing Client Objections To EHR

    Are your healthcare IT customers concerned about the cost of a new EHR (electronic health records) system? Make sure you let them know they’ll probably get their money back in less than a year.

  10. Enlisting Patients To Improve EHR Accuracy

    eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes) has released a study confirming methods to help improve medical record accuracy.

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