Read Time:3min In our 2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review post, we discussed the four most significant stories of 2018. Three of these topics continued to be front and center in 2019, and we wanted to review the advancements.
Read Time:4min Millennials look at healthcare much differently than past generations. Being digitally native, millennials expect technology to be involved in almost every aspect of their life, and this is no different for healthcare.
Read Time:4min The increasing attention paid to Physician burnout, its causes, and possible remedies is the subject of numerous studies and articles. As a physician working in the Healthcare IT Consulting field for over 12 years, I have witnessed firsthand the growing epidemic of Physician burnout.
Read Time:3min The pace of change and innovation in technology is staggering and unless you’re keeping a watchful eye on the trends, it’s easy to get left behind or feel in the dark about new tech. Blockchain is one such technology. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies fall into that category as well.
Read Time:3min The trepidation and anxiousness that preceded the influx of EHR installations was predictable as the entire industry was thrown into upheaval. There was the promise that EHRs could fix the ailments that had long plagued the healthcare industry. But did EHRs fix everything?
Read Time:3min 5G is expected to allow connectivity speeds of around 10 GB per second, which is about 20 times faster than 4G. 5G will also bring low latency & the ability to support millions, if not billions, of devices.
Read Time:5min And it was realized early on that, if clinicians can share information with each other, making their jobs more efficient and improving patient care, couldn’t sharing information with patients also improve the quality of care? And just like that, the need for improving patient engagement was born.
Read Time:5min Just a few years ago, healthcare executives were worried about EHR adoption, meaningful use, and HIPAA compliance. Today, they are faced with a whole new set of challenges and rules that are continually changing.
Read Time:3min The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new 1,883-page proposed rule that will rename and rebrand Meaningful Use as Promoting Interoperability. The proposed rule is currently open for public opinion, and no policies will be enacted until the final rule is released in August.
Read Time:3min HIMSS18 provided an opportunity for our team to talk with a lot of great people who are just as passionate about improving healthcare through best practices and IT solutions as we are. At Optimum, we are committed to helping our clients improve healthcare delivery by providing world-class consulting services.
Read Time:5min International Women's Day has occurred for well over a century and is celebrated by organizations and groups throughout the world. For perspective on International Women's Day and their place in Healthcare IT, we asked women at Optimum to weigh in.
Read Time:3min The second day of HIMSS18 was jam-packed with activities and knowledge sharing. With experts in Training and Activation, Managed Services, Security, Lab Services, Epic Community Connect and Advisory Services, Booth #1655 has something for just about everyone.
Read Time:3min HIMSS18 is underway and the Optimum Healthcare IT team has descended upon Las Vegas, NV for this year's event. To kick off the festivities, Optimum's CEO, Jason Mabry, introduced the keynote speaker at the CHIME 2018 CIO Forum and Optimum was recognized at the Best in KLAS Awards ceremony.
Read Time:3min Monumental advances have been made in the last 20 years that have improved the way the healthcare industry delivers patient care and the way the public expects to be treated. Not only is the industry increasingly reliant on technology, our patients are tech savvy and expect to be treated as such.