Featured Healthcare Content

  1. Only 34% Of Hospitals Have Implemented Health Information Exchanges
    9/9/2014

    The Office Of The National Coordinator recently released a report on the state of health information exchange (HIE) adoption and trends among providers. Overall, the report demonstrated a growth in exchange activity, but also demonstrated a need for growth in multiple areas, specifically among hospitals, of which only 34 percent have implemented HIE.

  2. How Robotic Imaging Can Advance Telehealth
    9/5/2014

    Telemedicine holds much promise for the healthcare industry, but also many challenges. Innovation continues to push the field forward though — most recently with two studies focused on the application and effects of the use of robotics in imaging.

  3. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 5, 2014
    9/5/2014

    In this week’s news, the CMS made its final ruling on EHRs, meaning more providers should be able to meet Meaningful Use standards — but receiving criticism from interoperability advocates. American Hospital Association (AHA) weighs in on healthcare IT progress and correctional departments are adopting EHRs (electronic health records).

  4. Bracing Health IT Clients For International Data Breaches
    9/4/2014

    In the wake of the Community Health Systems breach, it’s almost easy to forget the Heartbleed shockwave from earlier this year. The industry is left with many questions, all of them complicated by the international component brought to light by our latest, mass security violation.

  5. Are You Targeting Healthcare IT’s Biggest Pain Points?
    9/2/2014

    At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, healthcare professionals aimed IT solutions providers at hospitals’ needs — and provided advice for how to contact and capture the attention of decision makers.

  6. ACOs Moving Forward, But Lagging On Data, According To Survey
    9/2/2014

    The Affordable Care Organization (ACO) and its needs are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. As more physicians join, and communication and data become more important in facilitating positive patient and population health results, their technological needs will only grow.

  7. EHRA Responds To Senate Committee Questions On Data
    9/2/2014

    The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) issued a letter earlier this month to Senate Finance Committee Chair, Ron Wyden, and Committee Member, Chuck Grassley.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 29, 2014
    8/29/2014

    In the news this week, data breaches originating in foreign countries threaten health data. In other news, KLAS predicts a 25 percent increase in replacement of EHR systems among ambulatory practices, and 3M releases a new coding system.

  9. Improving Healthcare Workflows Through The Mobile Cart
    8/28/2014

    Mobile workstations in hospitals are bringing with them an entirely new range of benefits, according to HealthIT Outcomes. VARs working in the areas of bar code scanners, batteries, EHR software, and mobility will want to take notice of the potential applications to their clients’ practices.

  10. The Benefit Of EHRs To The Prison System
    8/28/2014

    It’s easy to see EHR (electronic health records) as a hero of tech efficiency in the industry, but the concept of patient-centered healthcare is a reminder that patients, including those who are incarcerated, are the drivers behind the design, and implementation of any patient record system.

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