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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

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

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

Will Technology Replace a Human Touch in Healthcare?

The past few years have given us many advances in healthcare: Electronic health records (EHRs). Wearable devices. Care management software. Apps that play a critical role in monitoring patient vital signs. The list goes on and on. But with these technological developments comes a fear that we’re all forced to reckon... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Healthcare Technology Solutions, blog, Care Management

Death of the Fax Machine: Three IT Challenges Standing in the Way of Fax's Ultimate Destruction

You can get almost any product in the world online. You can order food from your favorite restaurants on your phone. You can get psychiatric consultations, telehealth services and meet the love of your life by swiping right on the appropriate apps. But when it comes to transferring patient health information (PHI)... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Interoperability, Cybersecurity

How Investments In Tech Help Narrow Networks and Patient Choice Coexist

Right now, two phrases are shaping the post-acute care conversation, and at first glance, it appears as if these two concepts are diametrically opposed to one another. The first phrase is “patient choice.” The second is “narrow network.” Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Narrow Networks

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

The State of Interoperability In Healthcare

Even as the healthcare information technology (IT) field has made strides to facilitate cooperation between EHRs (electronic health records), it’s become abundantly clear that we still have a way to go to achieve anything approaching complete and total interoperability. Read More

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

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

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