Against the backdrop of a global health crisis, news that the U.S. federal government published its Final Rule on Interoperability likely went unnoticed to many delivery system leaders outside of healthcare IT. However, the federal mandate marks a very important milestone in U.S. patient health: mandating secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
The levels of technological sophistication run the gamut in the healthcare industry, and in a pre-COVID-19 world, providers set their own pace. Today, we’re seeing a massive acceleration in technology adoption that’s brought about a significant change in the way healthcare is delivered. As caregivers on the front lines race to provide clinical care, health IT professionals rush behind the scenes to provide the digital tools necessary for secure healthcare provision in a changed environment.
As the United States faces the growing COVID-19 health crisis, the delivery of healthcare is changing rapidly – particularly regarding the use of telehealth. In March, telehealth visits were up 50% and are expected to hit 1 billion this year. …
Healthcare is already lagging behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity strategy, therefore, shutdowns can result in a debilitating precipice, halting operations, preventing critical access to medical records for emergency treatment and can cause loMT devices to be severely compromised.
Pharmacies pay close attention to how pharmacy workflow is structured to meet multiple demands for properly dispensing medication. It takes time, focus, and effort, and manual processes not only decrease productivity but leave room for error.