Wearable technology is no longer just stuff of Hollywood movies. New products offering the ability to track vital signs, activity levels, adherence and more are set to radically change patients’ engagement in their healthcare along with detection and treatment. How will healthcare organizations successfully integrate them into their workflows? 

There has been no discernible lull in activity when it comes to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). ONC is full-steam ahead on multiple fronts despite calls for a slowdown.

Providers need to watch their use of copy-and-paste functions in EHRs because the government is.

Pilot projects focused on new technologies are addressing this pricey problem.

Investing in new and future leaders is different in healthcare than other industries, but just as important.

This year’s meeting offers new features such as an expanded Interoperability Showcase and Beacon Nation Live. 

Inpatient care is more complex than ever and when patients move from one unit to another, miscommunication can put patient care at risk.

There’s a new trend in HIEs–image sharing. Universal viewers are linking physicians with images to allow review anywhere. It’s time to take a look.

Educators are developing programs designed to meet the needs of future informatics professionals.

Meaningful Use and ICD-10 aren’t negotiable when it comes to priorities for health IT leaders but other developments, such as analytics, patient engagement and changing payment models, offer opportunities for innovation in patient care. 

Everyone has predictions for the future. With so much going on in the health IT arena, there are some certainties: more change, more innovation.

Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support (CDS) are among the most beneficial and transformative elements of EHRs. However, the process in which hospitals prove their effective use of these tools is challenging.