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FHIR Standards Continue to Shape Health IT's Interoperability Progression

A little over a year ago, I took to this platform to discuss the basics of HL7’s fast healthcare interoperability resources, or FHIR. I extolled the virtues of these standards and how they were transforming healthcare’s reliance on disparate systems, creating a set of APIs that varying healthcare providers could use... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Interoperability

ACMA 2019: Reflecting on the Annual Transitions of Care Conference

I look forward to the national American Case Management Association (ACMA) National Conference every spring. This year, the ACMA celebrated its 20th anniversary in Seattle, Washington April 14-17, hosting four full days of education, networking and fun. Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Healthcare IT, Case Management, blog

5 Things to Look for When Evaluating the Security of Your Health IT Vendors

One of the biggest trending topics within the healthcare sphere is something that, if all goes well, can be completely invisible. And if something goes wrong, it has the potential to create a crisis-level situation for your organization. I’m talking, of course, about cybersecurity. As healthcare continues to evolve,... Read More

by Patrick Yee in Healthcare IT, Cybersecurity, blog

Imagining the Clinical Workflow via Smart Speaker

“Siri, what’s the weather like today?” “Google, play me my workout playlist.” “Alexa, initiate hip replacement surgery.” One of those commands is not like the others. While it may be quite some time before we’re able to have highly coordinated control of robotic surgical systems via Smart speakers, we’re already... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions, blog

CMS Information Blocking Proposal Points the Way to the Future of Health IT

It’s time to give you the 411 on information blocking. (for anyone born after 1985: 411 was a number you dialed in order to get information about a business or person whose contact details you didn’t have. And it still works! Try it some time). At the beginning of February 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Interoperability, blog

IT in the ED? The Growing Role of Tech in the Emergency Room

One area we don't typically think of when we discuss health care IT is the emergency department (ED). That's because a fast-paced environment and the need for one-on-one care is not always conducive to technology solutions whose purpose is to automate aspects of care. Patients need help as quickly as possible, and... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions

Three Must-Haves for Turning Healthcare Data into Healthcare Policy

We’re awash in data. It’s on our phones, it’s saved on our computers, our networks. It’s in the cloud. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from an analog world where data was exceedingly rare to an era where there’s literally more data available than humans could possibly process. There’s not much we do... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Interoperability, blog

Ensocare Product Manager Turns Ideas into Reality

For Karen Underwood, Director of Product Management for Ensocare, the most exciting thing about healthcare isn’t what’s happening today. It’s trying to anticipate what’s going to be the next big thing tomorrow. Read More

by Marc Costanzo in Healthcare IT, Employee Profile, blog

Healthcare Wearables: What IT Experts Need To Know

For ages, one insurmountable hurdle stood in the way of health care reaching its full potential. That hurdle? The simple truth that a patient’s well-being was out of the hands of the care team the moment the patient left their sight. That’s changed with the advent of wearable devices that give physicians, care... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions, Mobile Technology

Ensocare CEO Advises Tech Students: Choose Healthcare IT [VIDEO]

“Saving a patient’s life…that’s pretty cool.” In this short video, Ensocare President and CEO Luis Castillo shares his advice for students who are interested in entering the IT field. Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions