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Patient Safety

Impact of Technological Improvements on the Patient Safety Landscape

Research from recent studies has established that Healthcare IT (HIT) is substantially changing the patient safety landscape. Specifically, HIT garnered a lot of interest across the industry for lowering the instances of hospital-acquired conditions (HAC).

Health IT

ONC releases EHR Contract Guide and Health IT Playbook

In the wake of National HealthIT week (NHITweek), The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) came out with a Health IT Playbook and EHR Contract Guide to help providers gain knowledge and utilize information technology in their practices to the best of their abilities.

HealthIT

Adoption of HealthIT continues to be a far-fetched dream

Despite the promising future of health information technology, a recent survey by Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives sponsored by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) revealed slow progress in physician-patient engagement through technology. In its survey of 626 physicians and 30,000 consumers, Nielsen found moderate growth in the use of technology for healthcare and the inclination of physicians to work in silos.

mHealth

Are People Skeptical about Embracing the Storm of mHealth?

Mobile health continues to be the most used keyword across the Healthcare sector. The innovations in the Health IT space have been phenomenal leading to an improvement in overall patient experience. As per a report by Markets and Markets, the mHealth solutions market would witness a CAGR of 33.4 percent to reach US$59.15 billion by the year 2020. Another study by Grand View Research stated that the Global mHealth market is estimated to be valued […]

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70% Patients prefer connected healthcare: Survey

  In a survey by Surescripts, it was revealed that people across the country are open to using technology for a variety of key healthcare needs, the system is not yet living up to their expectations.

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A One-Midnight Rule Solves Many Problems

  The two-midnight rule was supposed to clarify Medicare criteria for admission, but it left many issues unresolved. Here’s how a one-midnight rule would work. It’s very simple and it’s easy to understand:

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