Reducing Healthcare IT Costs with Software-Defined Networks

An American Hospital Association study estimates financial losses for U.S. based hospitals at a staggering $320 billion for the year 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has significantly impacted IT spending and forced IT leaders to explore new ways to reduce the cost of IT while ensuring care continuity. Reducing “keep the […]

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To Brighter Days Ahead

As this most challenging year nears an end, we are still... thankful. Thankful for everyone who works in healthcare. Thankful for our friends and family. Thankful for our clients and consultants. But perhaps most of all, we are thankful for vaccines and the promise of brighter days ahead. All of us at Healthcare IT Leaders […]

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Understanding COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

As efforts to increase diagnostic testing for COVID-19 accelerate, some consumers may still have questions about the types of tests available, who can perform them and where, and what differentiates one test from another. The guide below, adapted from the FDA website, should help answer some of these common questions. COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests In certain […]

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Is Loss of Smell Screening Effective for Covid-19?

Smell loss (or Anosmia) is one of the first and telltale symptoms of Covid-19, according to the CDC. That’s why a growing number of experts advocate screening for loss of smell as a simple, cost-effective way to prevent Covid-19 spread. “My impression is that anosmia is an earlier symptom of Covid-19 relative to fever, and […]

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5G Strategy and Security: Risks and Opportunities for Health Systems

The drive to modernize the delivery of virtual care to support the pandemic is unprecedented. More than ever, innovation is needed to deliver primary care via telemedicine and remote monitoring services, and to protect patient data and reduce medical errors. Deploying technology to enhance patient care and safety starts one hospital at a time and […]

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Healthcare IT Leaders Again Ranks Among Fastest Growing US Staffing Firms

For a fifth consecutive year, Healthcare IT Leaders ranks among the fastest-growing staffing firms in the U.S., according to a new report from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). The 2020 SIA list is based on compound average growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 through 2019. Healthcare IT Leaders is ranked 50th on the overall list and is one of […]

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Increase Your Epic Productivity: InBasket Fundamentals

It feels like physicians spend as much time in front a computer screen these days as they do seeing patients. That's not far from the truth, according to some studies, like this one. But it doesn't have to be that way. As someone who has spent most of her professional career in EHR training, I […]

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CMS Price Transparency is Coming: 5 Tips to Prepare

Ready or not, price transparency is coming. On Jan 1, 2021, the much-anticipated hospital price transparency rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go into effect. Finalized in November 2019, these rules require hospitals to publicize their list of standard charges for items and services ranging from supplies and room and board […]

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Ten Benefits to Epic Scheduling Optimization

When patients call a health system to schedule an appointment, they expect the same experience whether they’re talking to primary care, neurology, or pediatrics. And they expect to be able to get an appointment that meets their preferences for location, date, time of day, and provider. In theory, this should be an efficient process, but […]

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3 Reasons to Hire a Healthcare WFM Consulting Firm for Your Kronos Project

Under pressure to increase productivity while reducing operating expenses, more healthcare organizations are looking at Kronos for Workforce Management to better understand and manage their staffing levels and labor costs. Other considerations putting WFM in the spotlight include workplace safety, the shift to remote work, compliance requirements, and union contracts and policies, just to name […]

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Nuvolo OT Cyber Security Protects Medical Devices, Coordinates Response

Cyber security is a top-of-mind concern for healthcare organizations, especially when it comes to the medical devices that support patient care. In recent years, the vulnerability of connected infusion pumps and patient monitors has been exposed by high-profile ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry, and experts say the risks will grow as Operational Technology (OT) devices […]

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Engage Users for Effective EHR Training

As a training specialist with over 20 Cerner Go-Lives under my belt, I have worked with thousands of individuals in healthcare organizations to ensure they were trained and ready to transition to a new electronic health records solution. And not surprisingly, I have encountered some reluctant students over the years. Some healthcare professionals claim to […]

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