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Cloud Computing Increases Provider Engagement

By Rumaisa Baig | May 24, 2022 |

Background Increased provider engagement decreases unfavorable health effects and missed diagnoses. Furthermore, detecting common yet fatal diseases early on can significantly improve a patient’s health outcome. For instance, falling is preventable. However, 40% of injuries that lead to death are caused by falling and 30% of those injuries occur in those aged 65 years and…

Shifting from Interoperability To Compatibility

By Rumaisa Baig | May 17, 2022 |

Background Interoperability Lacks Meaningful Data Exchange The healthcare industry prioritizes the three levels of interoperability. The foundational level is when data is exchanged between two systems but the data can not be interpreted [1]. The next one is the structural level where data is exchanged between two systems and interpreted [1]. The final level is…

Cloud Computing Increases Compatibility in Healthcare

By Rumaisa Baig | May 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Cloud Computing Increases Compatibility in Healthcare

Introduction Hybrid cloud computing provides private and public cloud options that are secure and allow data transfer between different platforms. Currently, patients’ medical records are kept with different systems, making it harder for providers to securely and efficiently share data. Cloud computing systems provide an effective solution to this problem by promoting collaboration, increasing the…

Medication Errors Decreased w/ Provider Engagement

By Rumaisa Baig | April 25, 2022 | Comments Off on Medication Errors Decreased w/ Provider Engagement

Background Providers need tools to be more engaged with patients when it comes to the pharmaceutical side of healthcare. Looking at medication error statistics, the FDA received over 100,000 reports each year [1]. These occur due to prescribing errors, failing to prescribe a certain medication, prescribing the medication at the wrong time, the wrong dose,…

Digital Solutions Increase Provider Engagement

By Rumaisa Baig | April 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Digital Solutions Increase Provider Engagement

Introduction Health IT professionals need to create digital solutions that streamline EHR workflows and allow physicians to be more engaged. Currently, physicians feel overburdened by data and administrative tasks that take away time from patients. Increased feelings of burnout and satisfaction due to the pandemic can make clinicians feel less engaged. Digital solutions can lessen…

Improving Provider Engagement with Innovative Data Analytics

By Rumaisa Baig | April 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Improving Provider Engagement with Innovative Data Analytics

Background Data Overload & Interoperability Issues Provider engagement creates strong relationships between hospitals and healthcare professionals that result in better health outcomes for patients. However, interoperability doesn’t stop at transferring and sharing data between hospitals and facilities. Healthcare professionals need the data to be translated into meaningful information. Over half of surveyed healthcare executives believed…

Increased Provider Engagement Reduces Adverse Effects

By Rumaisa Baig | March 31, 2022 | Comments Off on Increased Provider Engagement Reduces Adverse Effects

Introduction Increasing provider engagement is crucial to improving overall health outcomes for patients. Currently, provider engagement is lacking. For instance, different departments often do not communicate with each other, which can lead to worse outcomes for patients. Furthermore, physicians may be overwhelmed with other tasks and forget to follow up with patients. Even if they…

Lack of Patient Engagement During COVID Allows Cancer to go Unnoticed

By Rumaisa Baig | February 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Lack of Patient Engagement During COVID Allows Cancer to go Unnoticed
Health Information Technology Solutions

Background Healthcare workers are beginning to worry about the next possible outbreak: cancer. The pandemic has caused patients to delay care and pass up preventive screening opportunities. In 2020, there were 10 million missed cancer screenings1. This can lead to more advanced stages of cancer and decreased life expectancy. Furthermore, the pandemic has resulted in…

Innovations in Patient Engagement

By Rumaisa Baig | February 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Innovations in Patient Engagement
Health Information Technology Solutions

Abstract Innovations in patient engagement have been significantly falling behind. Patients lack information on services they may need or the cost for them. Furthermore, the pandemic continues to have lasting effects on society even after years since it first appeared. Patients have been putting off seeing their primary care physician. This leads to missed treatments…

EHR Burdens Lessened With Clinical Collaboration

By Rumaisa Baig | February 7, 2022 | Comments Off on EHR Burdens Lessened With Clinical Collaboration
Health Information Technology Solutions

Background – EHR Administrative Burdens Clinicians spend excessive time on EHR-related tasks, equating to more than half of their work-hours (1). This leads to less time collaborating with other healthcare professionals and less time treating patients. A study analyzed different EHR inboxes and found that more than half of the messages were for medical issues…