Topic: healthcare information technology

Written by Melissa Henley on May 11th, 2011

Your Stitches May Cost $1,500. But It Will Only Take 15 Minutes to Bill You For It.

Americans spend $477 billion a year more on healthcare than other advanced countries. has a great two part series of infographics (part one and two) that look at some of the truly absurd reasons your stitches cost $1,500. Part one looks at where all the money goes. The first place to look is at our “routine” visits, which, when they’re …

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Written by Sarah Kellison on April 11th, 2011

You Know You Need to Go Paperless When…

If you find yourself saying any of the following, you might need to go paperless: “It seemed like the file cabinets had more office space than some of our senior advisors.” -Level Four Group “TAMUK’s  president, touring the campus, opened the door to a shower room in an old gymnasium—and found 70 filing cabinets of old business records.” -Texas A&M University, Kingsville “Then there …

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Written by Sarah Kellison on March 8th, 2011

Always Running (Smarter)

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) is one of the largest and highest-performing national healthcare organizations in the United Kingdom and provides services for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. The Goal: Modernize how live patient records are accessed. The Solution: With live patient records updated frequently, sometimes every 15 minutes, SEPT needed a solution that would be …

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Written by Melissa Henley on February 18th, 2011

Making Healthier Healthcare IT

HIMSS recently released its 21st Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, which contained some interesting findings. 42% of respondents indicated their primary IT focus would be meeting meaningful use criteria – a response that didn’t even make the list last year. One-third of respondents indicated that their primary focus in the clinical area was ensuring that fully electronic medical records are in place. 22% of respondents …

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Written by Hobey Echlin on December 16th, 2010

How ECM Builds A Bridge To EMR, Naturally

IMC’s 20-plus specialists now review relevant incoming patient information and send any follow-up care instructions to their nurse right from their Laserfiche inbox.

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