Video: Health IT Trends from HIMSS11February 22nd 2011
In the era of EHRs and meaningful use, physicians’ practices have a growing number of IT needs. We caught up with IT consultant Marion Jenkins at HIMSS 2011 in Orlando to learn more about the challenges practices face, as well as some of the key IT trends on the horizon.
Doctor Touts Tablet Computer for Improving Patient Care DeliveryFebruary 21st 2011
One doc claims that by using a tablet computer, he and his colleagues are able to provide better, faster, and more comprehensive patient care, which leads to better outcomes. Check out the pros and cons of tablet computing.
Physicians Advised to Keep Up with Patients’ Mobility NeedsFebruary 21st 2011
Kids downloading apps to their smartphones in 2011 will grow up to expect to have access to online prescription refills, mobile Web portals, and health-monitoring applications. What does that mean for your practice? Get used to serving tomorrow’s patients today by getting cozy with mobile technology.
How an HIE Can Enhance the Medical Home ModelFebruary 15th 2011
The medical home model relies not only on teamwork between multiple healthcare providers, but complete and constant communication. A health information exchange, or HIE, allows providers to move information quickly and easily to all involved caregivers through various means.
Technology Is Getting Patients Involved in Care at HomeFebruary 15th 2011
How can everyday devices like a weight scale and a blood pressure cuff keep an individual from returning to the hospital? They can if they are directly connected to a patient's healthcare provider for remote monitoring and feedback if needed.
The Impact of PHRs on Office Visits, Patient SatisfactionFebruary 15th 2011
With an increased drive to empower patients, the healthcare industry is turning to many new initiatives, including the personal health record, or PHR. The online tool allows patients to access information, such as test results, while also taking action on their own care, such as scheduling an appointment with their physician or placing a prescription refill request.
HIMSS11 to Help Physicians 'Walk the Path' of Health ITFebruary 15th 2011
Navigating the world of health IT can be confusing, to say the least. Just keeping up with all the acronyms is tough enough, much less the exploding offerings of tech products to aid you, your staff, and your patients. Sometimes you need a little help on where to start.