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Secure texting for healthcare: The basics

What is secure text messaging? A secure text messaging platform employs smartphone apps to connect authorized care team members to a HIPAA-compliant network. It enables care teams to coordinate schedules for quick...

Behavioral health: How hospitals are improving access

Behavioral health increases pressure on EDs Behavioral health is a growing public health problem, and the situation is not expected to improve soon. According to a study in JAMA Psychiatry, during the...

New healthcare technology: How to get clinician buy-in

Health systems now have access to new technologies such as secure messaging platforms, that deliver on the promise of optimizing clinical workflow and the patient journey. But health systems find that clinicians,...

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...

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...