Featured Healthcare Content

  1. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014

    In this week’s news, EHRs are used to take on hypertension, and the CDC speaks out against electronic errors.

  2. Building A Better Healthcare App

    According to a report co-authored by Murray Aiken, executive director of the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, of the 43,700 medical apps available in the Apple store, about 46 percent aren’t actual healthcare apps.

  3. The Evolution Of Data Collection VARs Into Healthcare VARs

    Before the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), VARs that provided data collection solutions were, basically, VARs that provided data collection solutions — to any vertical. HITECH, which gave healthcare providers the opportunity to fund electronic medical records (EMRs) systems through government reimbursements, also enabled some VARs to sell to — and to provide solutions to the unique market — of healthcare.

  4. Why The Sensor Market In Healthcare Is Expected To Grow

    According to a new market research report, “Sensor Market In Consumer Healthcare,” by MarketsandMarkets, the sensor market in Consumer Healthcare is expected to reach $47.40 billion by 2020, growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 5.56 percent from 2014 to 2020.

  5. New Approaches To Voice Recognition Technology In Healthcare

    Voice recognition technology has been advancing rapidly lately, and the market has shown a growth rate of 20 percent per year, according to Health IT Outcomes. These advancements have meant that hospitals are jumping on board to take advantage of their cost cutting benefits. That said, not all providers are taking the same path, and solutions providers will need to be aware of the differences in the way health organizations are approaching the technology in order to properly address their clients. 

  6. HIMSS Cloud Survey Reveals Healthcare Users’ Issues With ROI, Security

    The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released its 2014 Analytics Cloud Survey last month (available for free download here). Cloud services are an increasingly common solution for healthcare organizations trying to navigate tighter margins because of industry and regulatory changes. These same organizations, however, are simultaneously facing increased security threats and tighter regulations around the protection of patient data.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 3, 2014

    In the news this week, specialty EMR offerings are expanding, and PCs are still dominating EHR viewing platforms.

  8. The Cloud: Taking Healthcare Clients To The Next Level

    The cloud is everywhere, in more ways than one. HIMSS Analytics just released its 2014 Cloud Survey, and one of the biggest takeaways was that 80 percent of respondents were already using cloud-based services. Great news for an industry that tends to lag on technology, but where does that leave MSPs who are looking for new ways to sell their clients on the cloud?

  9. What Healthcare Clients Need In Patient Flow Automation Solutions

    As the healthcare environment continues to be transformed by both internal and external forces, your clients will no longer be able to rely on staff cuts and service reductions to reduce costs. Every day, efficiency and effectiveness will mean more, as reimbursement models shift to more of a basis on quality of care.

  10. What Should A Patient Portal Look Like?

    When dealing with your clients, it’s essential to remember that ultimately, any technology solution they implement is actually about the patient. This is especially true in healthcare, which is why industry moves toward patient-centered care have gotten so much attention. In the past, patient interaction with the industry was limited to time with clinicians and paying actual bills, but as time progresses, we’re seeing a push toward more patient-driven tech initiatives. One of those getting attention as of late, is the patient portal.

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