National Health IT Week

Modernizing health infrastructure to improve experiences

Modernizing health infrastructure to improve experiences

September 27, 2019

As part of our National Health IT Week blog series, we are concentrating on modernizing health infrastructure, with a particularly focus on the impact to patient, clinician, and IT experiences. We will look at how the consistent and systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data can be used to change how care is experienced, delivered, and managed.

To understand the role of health IT infrastructure, let’s take a look at one patient’s journey through the health system:

Meet Morgan. Unfortunately, he got hurt. He took a bad fall while playing in a soccer game, and his parents are

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Working hand in hand: A better network for streamlined workflows

Working hand in hand: A better network for streamlined workflows

September 26, 2019

As part of our National Health IT Week blog series, today we are looking at the role technology can play in accelerating the clinical workforce. A modern public health workforce is essential to harnessing the power of new technologies that promote better, faster health services. As we continue our evolution into a 21st-century health ecosystem, a robust and diverse workforce that includes engaged clinical and technical professionals is essential to realize the full potential of this transformation.

Doctors, nurses, and other clinicians get into healthcare to heal people. Technology’s role is to make their jobs easier, more effective, and

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One approach to addressing social determinants of health: The Medibus, a medical practice on wheels

One approach to addressing social determinants of health: The Medibus, a medical practice on wheels

September 25, 2019

As part of our National Health IT Week blog series, we are going to take a look at the social determinants of health. This means the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, to improve our overall health ecosystem and support healthy communities.

Physician shortages

One key factor impacting people around the world is physician shortages. In the U.S., there will be a predicted shortage of 122,000 doctors by 2032. And in Europe, they could face a shortage of 230,000 doctors by next year.

In Germany, this is becoming more critical because doctors are

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Addressing public health and population health pain points with Mercy

Addressing public health and population health pain points with Mercy

September 24, 2019

As part of our National Health IT Week series, today we are focusing on advancing public health and population health. We will look at critical efforts to overcome the problems that lead to poor health outcomes. Addressing pain points that impact the patient, clinician, IT, and administration within a healthcare organization are key to overcoming these challenges.


Mercy, one of healthcare’s “most-wired” organizations, has taken steps to integrate technology into its efforts to personalize the patient experience, streamline clinician experience, and optimize operations – all while facilitating security and compliance. By addressing these pain points, they

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Expanding access to telehealth starts with a strong foundation

Expanding access to telehealth starts with a strong foundation

September 23, 2019

National Health IT Week is nationwide action week founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy. It focuses on driving change within the U.S. health system and around the world through information and technology.

This year’s themes focus on supporting healthy communities. The goal is to drive transformation of our health and wellness ecosystem to promote better health outcomes and health equity. As an official partner for this event, each day this week we will focus on different health topics that showcase how IT is transforming health and creating healthy communities.

Using telehealth to improve outcomes

Today, we are focusing

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