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Tangible and Measurable ROI for RFID and RTLS

Healthcare executives are continuously evaluating the subject of RFID and RTLS in general.  Whether it is to maintain the hospitals competitive advantage, accomplish a differentiation in the market, improve compliance with requirements of (AORN, JCAHO, CDC) or improve asset utilization and operating efficiency.  As part of the evaluations there...

Smart hospital carts of the future

It was not long after mankind invented the wheel, carts came around. Throughout history people have been mounting wheels on boxes, now we have everything from golf carts, shopping carts, hand carts and my personal favorite, hotdog carts. So you might ask yourself, “What is so smart about a medical cart?” Today’s medical carts have evolved to be more...

NINA and SIRI virtual personal assistants are heading to health care

This has been an eventful year for speech recognition companies. We are seeing an increased development of intelligence systems that can interact via voice. Siri was simply a re-introduction of digital assistants into the consumer market and since then, other mobile platforms have implemented similar capabilities. In hospitals and physician’s practices...

Value Driven IT for health care organizations

Health care IT continues to be an exciting world. IT provides help with making a difference to patients, all the way to the ability to participate in true change in health delivery. But as we continue to see an increase in the number of technology providers and technology jobs, the health care market is getting picky about whom they are partnering with...

Home health services as a way to help reduce healthcare costs

Baby boomers have started reaching their retirement age in 2011 and with over 78 million of them as patients they will require care during their senior years.  Baby boomers are commonly known as the more self-reliant, gadget early adopters, and active individuals.  But with their high population number they are bound to put demand more from our health...

Top considerations when planning on joining an HIE

More independent physicians are being solicited to connect to a community, local, or state HIE.  Since many of these entities have gone live in higher numbers this past year, and continue to see an increase especially due to the meaningful use stage 2 proposed ruling, physicians will continue to find themselves with several vendors and options from...

Task and Time Management Tools

For several years now I have benefited from using a centralized to-do list integrated with my Outlook calendar.It offers a complete view of what activities and items I needed to accomplish everyday in an easy to use integrated fashion. But as I started relying more and more on mobile devices and tablets to conduct everyday business, I found out quickly...

The building blocks for an ACO technology infrastructure

ACOs have become quite a hot topic among health care leaders today, with some of the main concerns being governance, payment structure, infrastructure and architecture challenges. Some feel strongly that ACOs will require a more complex and advanced technology infrastructure than the ones currently being employed in HIEs, and many are left wondering...

Other areas that physicians will look at closely when selecting a new EHR product

To date, over 900 EHR applications have been certified through an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB). While this has added a plethora of choices for physicians in terms of which to choose and how to attain meaningful use, given the tight deadlines and limited timeframe, the high number of vendors and technology options can prove to...

Mobile health apps for the patients

The increasing popularity of smartphones and demand for broadband data access across all types of carriers has set the stage for major growth in the mobile application’s arena. Many vendors who have already taken steps to sieze this opportunity have apps on the market that are making a notable difference in the lives of both physicians and patients,...

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