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To prevent patient readmissions, stop playing 'whack-a-mole'

What's the key to managing readmission risks? Not playing whack-a-mole by quickly combatting problems as they arise, according to Ray Hess, vice president of information management at West Chester, Pa.-based Chester County Hospital.

HIMSS Analytics: Top hospital apps focus on operational efficiency

Bed management, enterprise resource planning and financial modeling applications are expected to be some of the hottest on the market among hospitals, according to a new report from HIMSS Analytics.

Another record-setting quarter for VC investment in HIT

Venture capital funding for health IT continued at "an astonishing pace" during first quarter of 2014, with the sector raising its highest infusion of cash in a single quarter to date,...

Frustrated by inconsistent care coordination? ACP offers help

The American College of Physicians (ACP) this week released a toolkit to help improve communication and coordination between primary care and subspecialist physicians. As an observer, it's...

Savvy new players expected to shake up healthcare

Innovative companies drawing from ideas that transformed the retail, technology and telecommunications sectors are poised to siphon off tens of billions of dollars from traditional healthcare's...

3 ways providers can take advantage of the ICD-10 delay

Early this month, Congress delayed the implementation of ICD-10 as part of legislation that provided a one-year patch for the sustainable growth rate formula, a move that took the healthcare industry...

Why engagement is critical to mHealth success

An article published late last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Can Mobile Health Technologies Transform Healthcare?" about the need for mobile health technology...

Challenges in mHealth tech integration are real

Unfortunately, I've had several experiences in the past few months requiring time spent in a hospital setting, an emergency room and a physician's consulting office. The reasons why...

The vision of HIE: 'Knowledge is power'

Health Information exchanges have encountered a few road bumps, but the industry is making progress in using HIE to "harness" information and communication to improve patient care, accosting to Robyn Rontal, MHSA, JD, Director of HCV Data Analytics for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

ECRI rallies stakeholders with focus on HIT patient safety

The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization is calling for collaboration on patient safety to create a "a non-punitive learning environment" to bring about improvement.