According to HIMSS Analytics, more providers are adopting telemedicine in 2015 than in previous years. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Engagement Through Telehealth Improves Patient Outcomes
Patients enrolled in a telehealth engagement program have been shown to have shorter hospital stays and be significantly less likely to return to the hospital for readmission. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Flu-Predicting App Created
The smartphone app is the latest in predictive analytics brought to the patient. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Algorithm Could Predict Sepsis In At-Risk Patients
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed an algorithm combining 27 factors to assess patient risk. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The Need for Eldercare Technology
Eldercare is not a particularly sexy branch of the healthcare world, but it’s increasingly becoming more important. The senior population in the U.S. is booming – census data shows that the 65-plus population will exceed 79 million in 2030. And as the senior population continues to grow, the health of seniors continues to decrease as compared to prior generations. All this begs the question: How can we handle caring for seniors in the U.S.? By Wolf Shlagman, founder and CEO, Care Angel
Top 8 Best Practices For Secure Messaging
There’s a reason text messaging is quickly becoming common in the work- place: It’s quick; it’s to the point; it saves time. But for all the considerable benefits, traditional text messaging has severe security limitations – the sender cannot be assured of the privacy and confidentiality of messages. This risk poses an even greater threat in organizations where regular communications contain confidential or industry-regulated information.
Addressing The Documentation Challenge for Clinicians: Workflow Enhancing Search
Healthcare providers are rapidly converting from the paper chart to the Electronic Heath Record (EHR), driven steadily by the Meaningful Use initiatives.
A Survival Guide For Home Health And Hospice Agencies
Home care has its fair share of challenges these days. Increasing regulatory burdens are forcing you to deliver more, while federal funding and reimbursements are decreasing.
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