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What Orthopedic surgeons need from Health IT software

What Orthopedic surgeons need from Health IT software | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
There was a time when specialists were not in demand and visiting a general physician used to be sufficient to have all of your problems addressed. However, as the healthcare industry evolved, the ...
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Tech savvy physicians are the need of the hour

Tech savvy physicians are the need of the hour | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Information technology is truly transforming the healthcare industry by helping improve processes, streamline workflows and reduce costs. It presents a unique set of opportunities which were non-ex...
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ICD-10 delay: What now?

ICD-10 delay: What now? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
To say that we all have been baffled by how smoothly the ICD-10 has been delayed by politicians would be an understatement. What surprised me more was the fact that not a single senator raised a po...
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What you need to know about ACOs

What you need to know about ACOs | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
There will be hardly anyone who disagrees with the notion that the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) concept is gaining strength. Broadly speaking, it is a group of healthcare providers who agree...
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Posture brace for a better posture

Posture brace for a better posture | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
It's been a common practice for us to spend hours being seated behind a table slumping and not bothering about our body posture. Many people disregard the fact that a bad posture is one of the grea...
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How to prepare and comply with Meaningful Use audits?

How to prepare and comply with Meaningful Use audits? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
A huge number of medical practices across the country are successfully qualifying for the government’s EHR incentive program, Meaningful Use. But quite a few are learning that there is still one bi...
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How to avoid BYOD breaches?

How to avoid BYOD breaches? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Without a shadow of doubt, the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) offers plenty of benefits to both healthcare employees and employers. To name a few, users are familiar and more comfortable w...
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Boost your career being an Ophthalmic Technician

Boost your career being an Ophthalmic Technician | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Ophthalmic technician is an allied health professional, who helps out ophthalmologists by collecting data and administering treatment ordered by senior ophthalmologists. These specialists are major...
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Legal tips you need to know for safe nursing practice

Legal tips you need to know for safe nursing practice | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Nursing includes a variety of specialties and definitions that usually differs from one country to another. Broadly defined, a nurse is a person who is formally trained to take care of the sick and...
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How can EHRs help House Call Practices?

How can EHRs help House Call Practices? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Electronic Health Records convert any patient’s medical records in an electronic format. EHRs work in real time making the information available instantly and securely to its users. One of the key ...
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Which innovations will drive the future of mHealth?

Which innovations will drive the future of mHealth? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
For the last decade, compared to any other industry, technological advancements in healthcare have substantially increased while there has also been an upward trend in associated costs.However, rec...
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DeSalvo reveals Meaningful Use Stage 2 ‘hardship’ exemptions

DeSalvo reveals Meaningful Use Stage 2 ‘hardship’ exemptions | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Karen DeSalvo, the new National Coordinator for Health IT has said that specifics of a more “flexible” hardship exemption for providers struggling to reach Meaningful Use Stage 2 will be revealed i...
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FDA asked to revoke approval of new pain drug

FDA asked to revoke approval of new pain drug | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
More than 40 healthcare, consumer and addiction treatment groups are urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revoke approval of the prescription drug Zohydro. The hydrocodone-based drug is...
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Health Information Exchange: Where is it headed?

Health Information Exchange: Where is it headed? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Most of the health IT leaders feel that Health Information Exchange has been flourishing while others feel that successful HIE organizations are not that many and in reality, successful exchange of...
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Primary care physicians’ role in circulatory disorders

Primary care physicians’ role in circulatory disorders | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The five biggest causes of deaths in America in 2011 included heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, diabetes and nephritis/nephritic syndrome/nephrosis. All of these causes of ...
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How Patient Portals help you deliver better care

How Patient Portals help you deliver better care | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Almost every medical professional has a business website today but do they have the ability to provide a HIPAA-compliant account for their patients where they can interact with your practice, revie...
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Why you should start Meaningful Use today

Why you should start Meaningful Use today | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The government has paid out more than $22 billion in Meaningful Use incentives and it is about time you joined the bandwagon in case you haven’t already. The last date to begin your reporting perio...
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Tools used by optometrists to provide better eye care

Tools used by optometrists to provide better eye care | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Optometrists specialize in eye care services and carry out necessary procedures to examine eye to detect any problems or issues. Besides this, they also carry out various tests to detect eye diseas...
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2014: Year of the EHR switch?

2014: Year of the EHR switch? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The Black Book Rankings survey cited that by the end of 2013, 17% of the nearly 17,000 active EHR users “could switch out their first choice EHR by year’s end.” This proved true to some extent but ...
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How to hire a healthcare business intelligence expert?

How to hire a healthcare business intelligence expert? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
It is nearly impossible not to bump into a healthcare business intelligence expert whenever you are participating in healthcare forums. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Electronic Hea...
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CMS reveals timeline for ICD-10 testing

CMS reveals timeline for ICD-10 testing | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revealed that end-to-end ICD-10 testing for providers, announced by the regulatory body late February, will take place in July this year. Th...
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Use social media to make your presence known

Use social media to make your presence known | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Social media is a great tool to promote and market your practice in today’s world. It helps you connect with your stakeholders, patients, fellow physicians and allows you to stay updated with the l...
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How EHR vendors are improving patient safety

How EHR vendors are improving patient safety | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Some recent research studies indicate that EHRs can improve or prevent patient safety events. Others claim they play a contributory role while some think EHRs have little-or-no impact on patient sa...
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Poor processes put patient data at risk

Poor processes put patient data at risk | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
According to a study published recently by HIMSS Analytics, a large number of hospitals depend on outdated and inefficient practices to backup and archive their patient data. The survey undertaken ...
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ONC looking at Meaningful Use flexibility

ONC looking at Meaningful Use flexibility | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Karen DeSalvo, the new ONC coordinator, spoke to reporters at the ongoing HIMSS14 on Tuesday and highlighted that they understand people’s concerns and are listening to them. Some of the issues peo...
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