In his New York Times op-ed, “How Doctors Helped Drive the Addiction Crisis, (Nov. 7, 2015),” Richard Friedman called for a sea-change within the medical profession to combat the growing addiction crisis in our country, calling for improved training and education for physicians.
Dr. Sean KellyNovember 20, 2015
You can track your steps but your doctor can’t: what needs to change for healthcare to embrace mobileJustyna EvlogiadisNovember 19, 2015
Do you know how many steps you’ve taken today? If so, you’re joining millions of Americans who are embracing mobile technology to improve their health. Healthcare providers aren’t among those millions, however, even though they desperately want to be.
November 17, 2015
Proper patient identity management is increasingly ranked as one of the top priorities for mitigating healthcare risk, as inaccurate patient identification compromises the integrity of patient information, creating massive patient safety and financial risks for healthcare providers.
Justyna EvlogiadisOctober 27, 2015
Outdated communication technologies such as paging, fax, email, and phone calls delay the delivery of patient care, impact provider productivity, and reduce patient satisfaction. To solve these problems, Saint Mary’s Hospital in CT took a strategic approach to enable better communication, ease...
E-prescribing reaches critical mass: New technology eases compliance with DEA regulations while streamlining prescription workflowsOctober 19, 2015
When the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) introduced regulations for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) in 2010, many providers worried that EPCS’s strict security stipulations would disrupt their prescribing workflows. Since then, New York State’s groundbreaking I-STOP...
September 14, 2015
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) delivers a number of benefits. However, in order to enable EPCS, healthcare providers must meet DEA requirements that can be disruptive and cumbersome to implement.
August 27, 2015
As healthcare transitions from a fee-for-service to a pay-for-performance model to improve patient engagement and outcomes, the future of care delivery for organizations centers on a network of IP-connected computers, sensors, and devices through which doctors, nurses, and patients can securely...
Hiroko NaitoAugust 25, 2015
To be effective in healthcare, it is critical that patient information is accurate, secure, and connected to the right patient.
Dr. Sean KellyAugust 17, 2015
Despite continued efforts at the state and national level to address the issue, opioid addiction has raged on in 2015. Massachusetts is no exception. Just last week, the Boston Globe reported that there were 1,256 opioid-related deaths in the Bay State in 2014, which exceeded estimations from...
August 3, 2015
Effective March 27th, 2016, the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act requires electronic prescribing of all medications, including controlled substances, in the state of New York. There are many requirements for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) and for...