Healthcare Technology In August: A Look Back
What was most important to our readers in August? Take a look back at last month by reviewing the 10 most popular articles that appeared on Healthcare Technology Online.
Finally … Proof Of Health IT ROI
Some new third-party research has emerged that illustrates that health IT actually is effective at reducing healthcare costs. What do these findings mean and how can the industry build upon them? By Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief
The EHR Honeymoon Is Over
According to Black Book Rankings’ latest ambulatory EHR satisfaction survey, many providers have become so dissatisfied with their existing EHRs, they’re looking to rip and replace these systems within the next 12 months. By Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief
Fixing The EHR Interoperability Mess
EHR adoption is on the rise, but interoperability remains a key roadblock. What needs to happen to facilitate an environment of open-data exchange? By Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief
The Truth Behind “Free” EHRs
Free ambulatory EHR platforms are becoming popular among physicians, but what’s the catch? How can some vendors give EHRs away when others charge thousands per installation? This article provides detailed insight into some of the leading free EHRs on the market and outlines key areas to consider when evaluating these platforms. By Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief
BYOD: It’s What Doctors Want
Green Clinic Health System proves that you can satisfy physician BYOD demands without sacrificing data security. By Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief
4 Reasons To Delay Stage 2 MU
Several healthcare organizations, including HIMSS, are calling for a Stage 2 MU extension. I’m standing with them, and here are my four reasons why. By Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief
Providers Behind On ICD-10 Testing
According to a recent survey, three out of four healthcare providers were not meeting the recommended timeline for the switch to ICD-10 By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Are Providers Liable If Hacked Medical Device Harms A Patient?
Medical devices such as insulin pumps can be hacked, leading to death. Could providers be held accountable? By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Mobile Health Apps: Safe And Effective?
Prescribing mobile apps for chronic conditions is gaining in popularity; providers now need to ensure the apps’ safety and quality By Katie Wike, contributing writer
How Much Will An EHR System Cost You?
In most instances, it’s not too difficult for a business looking to make a significant software investment — say an ERP (enterprise resource planning) or CRM (customer relationship management) system — to put together an RFP and receive some solid, and fairly accurate, cost quotes in return. This has not been the case in healthcare, particularly when it comes to EHR software. Most of the hospital executives I speak with have been frustrated and overwhelmed by the EHR buying process. For example, when they ask vendors how much an EHR system will cost them they are typically given one of two responses — the vendor either does a song and dance to successfully duck the question or they provide the hospital with a pricing matrix containing so many variables it requires an advanced degree in calculus to decipher. By Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief
SOURCE: Healthcare Technology Online