Healthcare IT News and Healthcare Finance editors Mike Miliard and Susan Morse join host Jonah Comstock for an onsite recap of the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston this week. They talk about trends, lessons and how the demands of healthcare security are evolving.
Whether enabling patients to understand costs, helping them manage billing or reminding them to get to the doctor, healthcare organizations are harnessing technology to more effectively engage patients.
Flores currently serves as CIO for Johnson Controls, where she is responsible for global business services, which includes back-office shared services, information technology, cybersecurity and analytics.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital accomplished this by contacting the right case manager when a behavioral health patient presented at the ED, coordinating with case managers, and transitioning the patient to appropriate care in an outpatient setting.
Coagulase-negative staphylococcus. Acinetobacter species. Escherichia coli. Klebsiella pneumoniae. Pseudomonas species. Enterococcus species. Staphylococcus aureus. These are just some of the pathogens that researchers found on 80% of mobile phones used at a tertiary care teaching hospital and on 81% of the clinicians’ hands that handled those phones.
"There is great promise in using algorithms to sort patients and target care to those most in need," said Sens. Cory Booker and Ron Wyden in letters to CMS, FTC and others. "However, these systems are not immune to the problem of bias."