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ACOs justify telemedicine investment
In the July issue of Pulse, our editorial team takes a hard look at the increasing popularity of telemedicine. The Affordable Care Act has pushed the concept into high speed, and large health systems are justifying IT investments in technologies that will support physician-to-physician consultations and virtual patient visits via videoconferencing. The move allows for doctors to serve a wider geographic territory -- all while saving a whole lot of money.
Also in this issue, SearchHealthIT News Director Don Fluckinger reports from the front lines of the eHealth Initiative's Third Annual National Forum on Data and Analytics in Healthcare. Fluckinger chronicles the difficulties facing accountable care organizations trying to implement analytics. We also take an in-depth look at health IT operations outsourced to the cloud. Small group practices and specialists have embraced cloud IT operations, while larger healthcare providers are holding fast to traditional models. New reports, however, show a sunnier forecast for cloud services -- 83% of 150 respondents to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey use cloud services for at least one aspect of health data. Next, Joseph Kim, M.D., takes a gander at trends in healthcare gamification. Prompted, in part, by meaningful use stages 2 and 3, new mobile applications are taking personal health to an entirely new level. And consultant Reda Chouffani closes with a quick look at the mobile security issues healthcare providers face. Get strategy tips organizations can follow to adhere to compliance regulations and better protect their data and devices.
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Features in this issue
Intermountain, Mercy make telemedicine investments as IT infrastructure. Plans encompass videoconferencing across many service lines, not one-offs.
A few years ago, entrusting health IT to cloud services seemed unthinkable to providers. This series shows inroads to outsourcing firms have made.
Health IT infrastructure cloud providers enable backup, disaster business continuity and radiology image exchange for remote providers.
Engaging third-party cloud providers is a leap for some providers. Others entrust an Indian IT outsourcing firm with clinical data geofencing.
Co3 drills data breaches; UPMC develops complex healthcare identity management system, offers it to other providers as a service.
More clinicians are using mobile devices for work, challenging healthcare IT departments to protect these devices without limiting user access.
News in this issue
Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs.
Columns in this issue
Accountable care organizations could hold the key to transforming U.S. healthcare, but it all depends on whether a spate of technologies will help cut costs and lead to better patient health.
Gamification in healthcare is gaining popularity as providers continue to look for creative ways to engage their patients.