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Health IT Is On FHIR: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources For Beginners

The health IT industry has been buzzing about FHIR (or fast healthcare interoperability resources -- pronounced “fire”) since it was introduced by Health Level Seven (HL7) as a proposed interoperability standard. HL7 is a not-for-profit organization that has been developing ANSI-accredited standards for hospital... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Care Coordination Software, Interoperability

The Goldilocks Protocol: Why the Right Bed is Critical for Discharge

Remember the story of Goldilocks? Here’s a quick refresher: girl is walking through the woods and stumbles upon three beds. One of the beds is too hard, the other is too soft, but finally, she finds a bed that’s “just right.” She later gets chased off by a family of bears. But we’re going to skip that part. Before her... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination, Patient Discharge

How Health IT Can Create Population Health Solutions

Population health is about improving outcomes for communities by improving outcomes for the individual. Healthcare has shifted to coordinate care across networks, and providers need solutions to properly engage with their populations. To do that, health IT (HIT) leaders must deliver the necessary solutions and... Read More

by Ensocare in Healthcare IT, Population Health, Cerner

Connected Medical Devices: Embracing Healthcare's Next Big Thing

Various industries have found ways to leverage the power of technology in recent years, yet the healthcare industry has struggled to address the complex integration of disparate systems. Read More

by Ensocare in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Mobile Technology, Cerner

Ensocare Transition - How It Works

Watch the video to learn how Ensocare Transition can improve the post-acute discharge experience for both patients and providers. Read More

by Ensocare in Ensocare Transition, Video

What We Know About Value-Based Care Under MACRA, MIPS and APMs

Post-Acute Provider Networks Will Be Key Focus for Physicians Under Value-Based Reimbursement “All alternative payment models and payment reforms that seek to deliver better care at lower cost share a common pathway for success: providers must make fundamental changes in their day-to-day operations that improve the... Read More

by Tony Tiefenthaler in Care Coordination, Value-Based Care

Virtual Health – Coordinating Care In The Future

Digital products like Alexa and Siri “learn” a person’s favorite restaurants, music and retail stores and make recommendations on different eateries to visit, items to buy or events to attend. These tools can also perform simple tasks, such as turning on lights, locking doors, adding to a running list of needed... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Cybersecurity

Creating a Championship Season for Your Patient Transition Team

My fellow Nebraskans and I jumped from our seats and cheered as our team scored the winning point for the national championship. Nebraska women’s volleyball team had lost three of its top players from the prior year and wasn’t expected to make it to the top. Yet here they were. Read More

by Susan Ann Koenig, J.D. in Care Transitions, Team-Based Care

What the 'Hospital at Home' Model Means for Care Planning

It’s still the first month of the new year, so it’s not too late to make resolutions for what’s ahead in 2018. We thought it’d be appropriate to turn our attention this week to a new care model that has the potential to revolutionize medical care and that many hospitals are already resolving to look into a little more... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Coordination Software, Care Planning

Five Steps To Greater Cybersecurity In Healthcare Organizations

It is universally acknowledged that frequent hand washing can prevent the spread of infections – and yet, there are health care workers who don’t wash their hands. The use of motorcycle helmets can dramatically reduce the chances of head trauma during accidents, but over 25% of people don’t wear one while riding. This... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Cybersecurity