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Digital innovation

Hospital CEO’s say competitiveness tied to digital innovation – Healthcare Dive

Dive Brief: Three out of four healthcare leaders believe digital innovation is tied to their long-term strategy and competitiveness, according to a new survey by the American Hospital Association and AVIA. A similar share believes digital innovation must include partnering with other innovative organizations. The AHA and AVIA surveyed 317 hospital executives. Of those, 75% said digital innovation is a priority at their organization and 69% said if their health system wasn’t experimenting consistently, it was playing […]

Medicare

Frequency of Reminders are low for Medicare Health Plan members

A recent survey, The HealthMine Medicare Plan Health Intelligence Survey, by the Survey Sampling International revealed that communication with health plan members under Medicare is low. Of the 500 respondents above the age of 65, only 10 percent said that their plan sends recommendations and reminders to them, although around 70 percent of them are suffering from one or more chronic condition.

bring your own device

71% of clinicians report some BYOD use allowed at their hospital – Healthcare Dive

Dive Brief: More than seven in 10 clinicians say their hospitals allow some sort of bring your own device, or BYOD, use, up from 58% in 2016, according to a new Spõk survey of 350 healthcare leaders. The chief reason cited by respondents for barring BYOD was data security. Still, 65% of doctors and 41% of nurses report using personal devices even when hospital policy prohibits BYOD.

telemedicine

Telemedicine saves patients time and money, study shows – FierceHealthcare

A new study adds to mounting evidence that telemedicine can save patients two things they value most: time and money.

Healthcare data sharing

Privacy Concerns in Healthcare Data Sharing: Infographic

Interoperability remains the focus of healthcare sector with the rising need to provide better care which has prompted hospitals to share data continuously. Sharing data helps the healthcare sector in many ways, such as better diagnosis & treatment, reduction in readmissions, and improvement in overall health to name a few. However, healthcare organizations are under constant pressure to protect patient data and ensure that there’s no misuse.

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