Telehealth


The future of virtual care: connecting the care continuum

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed virtual care into an essential part of health care. In addition to improving healthcare access, virtual care provides other significant benefits. For example, a recent study by...

How hospitals prevent readmissions

The ongoing challenge of readmissions Reducing the number of hospital readmissions continues to challenge health systems, even with federal programs that target preventable readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services manage...

Takeaways from HIMSS 21

By J Mark Hamilton, Diagnotes Collaboration Solutions  The impact of Be the Change The theme of HIMSS 21 was Be the Change, which closely aligns with Diagnotes technology and mission. Be the...

Improving patient satisfaction: Care coordination and communication technology

Myths of patient satisfaction Myths and misperceptions about patient satisfaction need to be overcome when seeking out patient input, writes Richard Bolton Siegrist Jr. in the AMA Journal of Ethics. One myth...

Academic health system finds Hospital at Home reduces readmissions by 50%

IU Health, a leading academic health system, started to offer Hospital at Home to patients with COVID pneumonia in April 2020. Hospital at Home programs enable some patients who need acute-level care...

How blockchain goes beyond HIPAA for healthcare communications security

Blockchain technology was first introduced in financial services, but it’s now gaining wider acceptance, including healthcare organizations. A report by Deloitte says that blockchain can deliver value in healthcare by connecting fragmented...

HIMSS 21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Join us in-person in Las Vegas on August 9–13, 2021 for the HIMSS conference. The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is the health information and technology event of the year. For over...

Inbox blues: physician burnout causes and solutions

Discussions about the cost of healthcare are usually centered on drugs, procedures, or insurance. But there is one factor that should not be overlooked: physician burnout. A paper in the Annals of...

Buyers guide: Secure healthcare messaging systems

In this interview with Diagnotes’ CEO Dave Wortman, he discusses the most important questions – from technology and telehealth to team collaboration – that health systems should ask when evaluating a secure...

How a toxicology service expedites remote consults

When a poison exposure case gets escalated to the Tier 2 Medical Toxicology Division at Indiana University Health, team members use Diagnotes’ virtual workspace technology to coordinate life-saving care in real time. Streamlining clinical...

Pager issues lead to increased use of secure messaging systems

The problematic workflow of pagers Fewer than one in five healthcare managers thought that pagers were time-saving devices, according to an article in Compliance Home. The article notes “the pager recipient often...

Clinical collaboration: studies show impact of messaging systems

Health systems are replacing legacy communication devices with secure messaging systems. These systems have been proven to deliver more reliable and secure communication. But recent studies show that implementing a messaging system...

AMDIS 2021 Physician-Computer Connection

Meet us in person at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn on June 8–11, 2021 for the 30th annual Physician-Computer Connection Symposium. Learn about the latest issues and advances in the direct physician use...

How to evaluate the security of healthcare messaging platforms

Is your health system planning to replace legacy communications such as pagers with a messaging platform? Start with security requirements. Basic security for healthcare messaging platforms A case study published in Applied Clinical...

The cost of clinical communication breakdowns

A study published in JAMA estimated that about 25% of total healthcare spending, $760 billion to $935 billion, could be attributed to waste. The study found waste in these categories: failure of care...

Study shows clinical tasks completed 59% faster using mobile platform

In order to improve care team performance, many healthcare systems today are scrapping synchronous, one-way communication systems like pagers. Instead, they are integrating asynchronous communication such as mobile platforms that offer messaging...

Growth of telehealth encourages clinical collaboration

Pandemic care has pressed some initiatives in patient care and some buttons for clinicians, too. Moves to accommodate home-bound patients through telehealth visits have accelerated, but so has adoption of modern communication...

IU funds invest additional $250K in Diagnotes, a health care communication and collaboration company

Diagnotes will further commercialize its platform that improves clinician productivity and quality of patient care. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and the Innovate Indiana Fund, which provide capital to companies founded...