The Role of Telemedicine in Healthcare and its Transformative Impact on the Industry
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8M ago
By Vineela Yannamreddy, CIO, United Medical Center Telemedicine emerged as a tool to provide basic primary care services to rural/remote locations by conducting virtual visits via videoconference or a phone call. Before the onset of a global pandemic, the utilization of remote patient monitoring (RPM) was minimal. In recent times, telemedicine has become the limelight in healthcare practices. Its impact on the industry has been substantial and continues to grow. Barring all geographical restrictions, patients are now able to receive the care they need from their comfort zone, reducing the ris ..read more
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Transitioning to Patient-owned Data
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1y ago
By Dustin Hufford, SVP & CIO, Cooper University Health Care Healthcare’s primary problem is not the lack of data, but the lack of fidelity and usability of the available data. The challenge is collating, interpreting, and distilling data to a usable state and getting those data to the right person, at the right time. Additionally, healthcare data is unwieldy and fractured, continuing to fracture exponentially as more care channels and options emerge. New channels generate new data silos that make safe, effective care difficult. Compounding this issue, costs of health insurance, care deliv ..read more
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How the Cloud is Transforming Healthcare
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1y ago
By Tsvi Gal, VP, Enterprise Technology Services and Atti Riazi, SVP & CIO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Healthcare brings unique challenges to technology adoption. The data representing people, diseases, and medicine is complex and voluminous. Consumers and providers of healthcare desire easy-to-use and increasingly mobile solutions and need more virtual options to keep up with the ever-changing landscape, while researchers want safe access to data at scale to make discoveries that increase knowledge and improve care. The healthcare industry needs solutions that provide a simple ..read more
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Adapting Technology Change in Rural Areas
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1y ago
By Gregory Bryant, CIO, Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center Healthcare in the United States is hard as is: without a global pandemic. But imagine being a CIO going through this in an area where there are financial, structural, and staffing challenges. How do you take a health system that has been in recovery for over five years to 2022 in a year?? The answer: If I knew that, I would write a book and sell it! I am a [fairly new] CIO from the Southeast but now working in beautiful St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. In 2017, two category five (5) hurricanes ravaged this area back to ..read more
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Digital Tools: At A Pivotal Point
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1y ago
By Chris Grasso, CIO, Fenway Community Health Health Information Technology (HIT) became a lifeline during COVID by allowing health care organizations across the United States to utilize digital tools to engage patients and provide care. Historically, many health care providers have viewed technology as adding to their workload, contributing to job dissatisfaction and impeding the patient-provider relationship. The pivot to using more digital tools has inspired many to envision the endless possibilities of connected care. Furthermore, this experience allowed many health care professionals and ..read more
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Optimizing EHR value, documentation quality, and physician and patient experiences with Ambient AI
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1y ago
By Craig Richardville, SVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, SCL Health One of the more interesting challenges that health system IT executives face today is evaluating and prioritizing new clinical applications for AI. Among the rapidly expanding number of innovations covering nearly every aspect of health system clinical and administrative operations, ambient AI is one of the more compelling technologies because of the immediate and longer-term value it provides. In our experience, the process of implementing an ambient AI solution can also serve as a model for testing and deploying o ..read more
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Using AI and Big Data to Improve Medical Imaging and Care Outcomes
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1y ago
By Sunil Dadlani, SVP & CIO, Atlantic Health System As health systems navigate their way through an unparalleled age of technological advancement, CIOs can tap into an overwhelming number of state-of-the-art solutions capable of driving their digital transformation strategies forward. From wearables to mobile health devices, augmented reality to machine learning, the choices are seemingly endless. And while all this technology is captivating, it also can be blinding. It’s too easy for health systems to let technology run the business of health care. Instead, it’s the business of health ca ..read more
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The Rapid Evolution of Cognitive & Procedural Telehealth
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1y ago
By Lee David Milligan, SVP & CIO, Asante Health System The concept of cognitive Telehealth has been around for many years. It’s convenient, fast and when accomplished without technical snags, is quite efficient. If we broaden our definition to include all non-in-person visits such as simple, voice-only telephone encounters, the number climbs even further. However, despite this apparent utility, the numbers of total U.S. cognitive telehealth visits up to and including 2019 remained relatively low. We had the technology. In fact, we had the technology in place, ready to use—primarily throug ..read more
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The Age of Bots for Healthcare – Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
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1y ago
By Hamed Abbaszadegan, Chief Health Innovation & Informatics Officer, Phoenix VA Health Care System BOTS! Love them or hate them, but they have been in existence for ~ 50 years based on some estimates. In simplistic terms, a Bot is a software robot (“Robotic”) that is given instructions (“Process”) to perform (“Automation”). Therefore, RPA is written rules/instructions you tell a software to do in an automated manner. In this day and age, you have probably recently encountered software robots as chatbots. These chatbots may have scheduled an appointment for you or even performed a task su ..read more
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From Data to Value – Building Meaningful Dashboards to Drive Healthcare Transformation
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1y ago
By Kevin Dawson, M.D., CHCIO – CIO, Howard University Hospital Organizations rely on IT to deliver the right information to the right information consumers at the right time to drive information-driven decision-making. In healthcare, the information consumers include clinicians, other knowledge workers, and patients. The demand for accurate, complete, reliable, relevant, and near real-time information is higher than the supply for such information. This is due to many factors. Healthcare organizations are risk-averse, adopt new technologies late, and are concerned about the skyrocketing cost ..read more
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