Read Time:2min Epic’s new EHR voice assistant, “Hey Epic!” was supposed to officially debut at HIMSS20. However, due to the cancellation, people were not able to experience and test out this new feature set.
Read Time:4min What COVID-19 has taught us is that once we have this health crisis under control, there will be a new normal in healthcare. The question is, what will healthcare look like after COVID-19?
Read Time:3min Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare has been gaining traction in the last two years and will continue to be popular as the technology grows and evolves. Here are a few of the top ways that healthcare can benefit from AI and machine learning.
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.