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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

Ensocare Junior Web Developer Embraces Change

Chad White knows a thing or two about change. Not only did he become a parent to his daughter, Noelle, in the last couple years, the Ensocare Junior Web Developer also recently transitioned into a new career in the IT field. After spending more than a decade in graphic design and corporate sign production, Chad took a... Read More

by Kathy Sullivan in Healthcare IT, Employee Profile

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

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

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

The Impact of Single Payer Healthcare on Health IT Investment

How quickly things change. From one vote away from the so-called “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act to a proposed revolution of the current healthcare system, healthcare providers are getting whiplash right about now. Read More

by Kyle Salem, Ph.D. in Affordable Care Act, Healthcare IT, health insurance