Frequently, healthcare entities focus on how the EHR will work, rather than what frontline clinicians will do with it, which creates growing user frustration, extended adoption times and increased costs. But with proper planning, an effective paper to pixel transition is possible.
Saying the U.S. is "on the cusp of a crisis," a statement announcing the Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today Act explained that the proposed legislation would work toward eliminating the workforce shortage by 2025.
A project linking patients, caregivers and Alzheimer's research centers won the Department's third annual innovation award, as Secretary Sibelius and a Google HR guru talked about the need for collaboration in such a large organization.
Healthcare IT professionals are under pressure to deliver complex applications with high performance
and security, while tight budgets demand cost reduction initiatives. For this reason, healthcare IT
professionals will seek service-based offerings that reduce the infrastructure burden on their
organizations while reducing operating costs and the associated capital investment. Labor represents the single largest cost for healthcare providers, and workforce management applications are key to monitoring and managing this cost. Workforce management applications are mature, installed solutions at most healthcare providers; many have an opportunity to outsource their application hosting, management, maintenance, and support to qualified service providers. To maintain workforce management applications and services while leveraging IT staff for new clinical implementations, provider IT departments will seek cloud-based cloud service options that preserve service levels for employees and managers using workforce management applications.
In this Web seminar, learn firsthand from five healthcare organizations how, after integrating Perceptive Software enterprise content management (ECM) products, they are realizing cost and time-saving benefits enterprise-wide. The customer panel will share lessons learned and best practices for deploying ECM technology with their business and health information systems.
The role of IT is becoming increasingly pivotal in how healthcare organizations deliver products and services. Healthcare providers must not only achieve HIPAA compliance and meaningful use while still providing world class care and services, they must also wrestle with how to reinvent themselves in order to deliver on accountable care in the near future.
Learn how you can deliver the future of healthcare...virtually anywhere.
The HITECH Act of 2009 accelerated the adoption and deployment of EHR/EMR systems. However, along with the many benefits, this trend also introduces greater risk of privacy and security breaches. The emerging rise of cloud-based healthcare services similarly brings many benefits but reduces visibility and control over sensitive data. Addressing these challenges requires continuous monitoring across data, systems, and applications in modern healthcare networks.
The face of healthcare is transforming at a blistering pace. Simply staying abreast of the changes is a daunting task leaving little time for the innovation necessary to stay competitive in the marketplace. The future of the medical infrastructure lies in the power of IT convergence. The converged medical infrastructure integrates servers, storage, networking, management software, services, power and cooling into one flexible, modular, standards-based platform to give you the power to handle any workload, anywhere, anytime. Learn how to futureproof your medical information with the converged medical infrastructure.
HIMSS Professional Development is helping to orchestrate the 8th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC from June 11-12, 2012.