Blog posts related to Industry Trends

  • What are you most excited about for health IT in 2019?

    Ann Marie Beasley
    December 27, 2018

    With so many talented experts working to advance healthcare, we have a lot to look forward to in 2019 and beyond. We asked some of our blog authors to share what they are most looking forward to in 2019. Read more…

  • 2018: A few of our favorite things

    Ann Marie Beasley
    December 20, 2018

    2018 is coming to a close, marking another significant year for health IT. We asked our blog authors to share some of their favorite health IT moments from 2018. Read more…

  • Mitigating patient safety risk when technology malfunctions

    Dr Anna Bayes
    November 27, 2018

    EPR malfunctions are not always all or nothing, and trusts encounter a mixed variety of situations. Best-practice approaches include the following steps. Read more…

  • CCIOs: Clinician Leaders Taking the Wheel 2

    Catherine Costa, RN, MTM
    November 20, 2018

    We are rapidly observing a need to have clinical leaders on the executive team, not just as stakeholders that are invited for certain workgroups, but as consistent decision makers. One of the newer titles we hear is the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO). Read more…

  • A response to Why Doctors Hate Their Computers

    Geoff Caplea, M.D., MBA
    November 14, 2018

    When physicians read Dr. Atul Gawande’s article in The New Yorker, “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers,” they will undoubtedly recognize many of the health IT challenges he identified. Dr. Gawande writes at length about how electronic health records (EHRs) and the process of digitizing healthcare have overburdened today’s physicians, driving a wedge between them and their patients. Read more…

  • Uncovering Social Determinants of Health in your EHR data

    Fatima Paruk, M.D., MPH
    November 06, 2018

    Social, economic and environmental factors (SDoH) contribute significantly to health and well-being. They also can significantly affect healthcare expenditures, which is why more value-based payment models are focusing on SDoH. Read more…

  • Opioid epidemic: 7 key strategies in 2018

    Reed Hansen, Pharm.D
    October 31, 2018

    The first step to understanding the process of opioid addiction is realizing that it can affect anyone at any time. Here are some of the strategies we can use to address key issues in 2018. Read more…

  • The last line of cyber-defense: a well-trained employee

    John Hluboky
    October 23, 2018

    Security awareness generally boils down to a few basic principles. Here are just a couple of ideas that may help improve security awareness training with only modest investments. Read more…

  • An insider’s keys to value-based care success

    Michael Blackman, MD, MBA
    October 18, 2018

    The healthcare industry is experiencing an exciting but challenging time as it shifts to value-based care. Dr. Blackman discusses how to achieve value-based care, the right approach and the outcomes. Read more…

  • Health IT safety is a shared responsibility

    Geoff Caplea, M.D.
    October 10, 2018

    Health IT safety is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders across the health IT lifecycle. It must be a top consideration throughout the software lifecycle - product design and development, implementation, customization and configuration, user training, and ongoing maintenance and upgrades. Read more…

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