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Virtual and Vital: Why ASCs Should Move to the Cloud

You’ve probably heard a lot about “cloud computing” over the past few years — technology that lets you store and access data and software over the Internet, rather than on a hard drive, a server, or another physical storage device. The healthcare...

How Health IT Supports ASC Patient Safety

During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12-18) we highlighted three ways that communication is vital to ASC patient safety. But patient safety should be a priority every week. Today, we look at the increasingly important role of health IT...

From 25 Touchpoints to 5: the New ASC Command Center

The typical case at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires an average of 25 communication touch points. Twenty-five. Think about all the individuals involved in a procedure and its scheduling: nurses, office staff, surgeons,...

HIMSS17: Recap and Insight from the Leading Health IT Conference

Each year, clinicians, executives, vendors and other healthcare professionals — more than 40,000 of them from around the world — come together at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition...

The Road to Interoperability: Why is it So Hard to Travel?

One of the biggest challenges in healthcare IT today is a lack of interoperability: the ability for systems to truly communicate, regardless of maker or location. It’s a seamless transfer of data that we take for granted in other industries, like...

Integration vs Interoperability: What’s the difference and why should you care?

Every industry has a unique vocabulary, and healthcare is no exception. The problem: some of those sticky, often-used words take on a life of their own, are easily misunderstood, and can even end up misused to the point of meaninglessness.

These...

How to Avoid 'Swivel Chair Integration' in Health IT

Our knee jerk reaction to fix problems using legacy technologies is slowing down our opportunity to solve the current healthcare interoperability challenges. While most of us read articles and blog posts about the ONC interoperability...

Health IT: Improving Outpatient Healthcare in a Patient-Centric World

What comes to mind when you think about how healthcare has advanced in the last decade? Maybe you think about vaccines that have all but eradicated previously fatal ailments? Or new research surrounding preventative healthcare or social media...

Technology, Data and the Revenue Cycle in Outpatient Healthcare

For National Health IT Week, we're sharing content covering the many roles of technology in the outpatient healthcare space. Today's post contains excerpts from Senior Director of Product Management Saundra Monroe's "Data, Technology and the...

Using Technology to Solve the Surgeon Communication Challenge in ASCs

During National Health IT Week, we're kicking off a new blog series on using technology to solve common issues in outpatient facilities. Our first installment focuses on the challenge of communication between surgeons and ASCs.

As I travel each...

The Value of Health IT in Outpatient Healthcare

This week, SourceMed is proud to partner with HIMSS and other forward-thinking companies across the country in celebrating National Health IT Week.

National Health IT Week is an annual event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to...

Healthcare Together: Collaboration in Health IT

In  the past decade, we’ve seen new technology solutions advance healthcare delivery and propel our entire industry forward. Celebrating National Health IT Week reminds us that to continue to fuel growth in healthcare — to create even more new...

Three Themes from the Health:Further Conference

The healthcare industry has changed a lot in the past several years, especially in the advent of technology and the move toward value-based care. It’s also no secret that there are numerous benefits — and challenges — that come with this shift....

Technology Optimizes Time with Patients

Who needs face time? The simple answer is patients do. These days, that's a difficult feat. The business side of healthcare intrudes and saps time. Nurses say they are often challenged with balancing increasing amounts of required documentation...

Sharing is Caring! Data Sharing and Revenue Cycle Management

Healthcare is the business of healing. However, outpatient facilities must still operate as an actual business and remain profitable in order to keep the doors open. But the times are changing, and the way that the clinical, financial, and...

How Cloud-Based Solutions Can Work For Your ASC

When it comes to software affordability, a cloud based solution can be the best way to cut costs and lower total cost of ownership. Acquiring and maintaining a complex IT environment requires valuable time and financial resources. With changing...

Virtual and Vital: Why ASCs Should Move to the Cloud

You’ve probably heard a lot about “cloud computing” over the past few years — technology that lets you store and access data and software over the Internet, rather than on a hard drive, a server, or another physical storage device. The healthcare...

How Health IT Supports ASC Patient Safety

During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12-18) we highlighted three ways that communication is vital to ASC patient safety. But patient safety should be a priority every week. Today, we look at the increasingly important role of health IT...

From 25 Touchpoints to 5: the New ASC Command Center

The typical case at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires an average of 25 communication touch points. Twenty-five. Think about all the individuals involved in a procedure and its scheduling: nurses, office staff, surgeons,...

HIMSS17: Recap and Insight from the Leading Health IT Conference

Each year, clinicians, executives, vendors and other healthcare professionals — more than 40,000 of them from around the world — come together at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition...

The Road to Interoperability: Why is it So Hard to Travel?

One of the biggest challenges in healthcare IT today is a lack of interoperability: the ability for systems to truly communicate, regardless of maker or location. It’s a seamless transfer of data that we take for granted in other industries, like...

Integration vs Interoperability: What’s the difference and why should you care?

Every industry has a unique vocabulary, and healthcare is no exception. The problem: some of those sticky, often-used words take on a life of their own, are easily misunderstood, and can even end up misused to the point of meaninglessness.

These...

How to Avoid 'Swivel Chair Integration' in Health IT

Our knee jerk reaction to fix problems using legacy technologies is slowing down our opportunity to solve the current healthcare interoperability challenges. While most of us read articles and blog posts about the ONC interoperability...

Health IT: Improving Outpatient Healthcare in a Patient-Centric World

What comes to mind when you think about how healthcare has advanced in the last decade? Maybe you think about vaccines that have all but eradicated previously fatal ailments? Or new research surrounding preventative healthcare or social media...

Technology, Data and the Revenue Cycle in Outpatient Healthcare

For National Health IT Week, we're sharing content covering the many roles of technology in the outpatient healthcare space. Today's post contains excerpts from Senior Director of Product Management Saundra Monroe's "Data, Technology and the...

Using Technology to Solve the Surgeon Communication Challenge in ASCs

During National Health IT Week, we're kicking off a new blog series on using technology to solve common issues in outpatient facilities. Our first installment focuses on the challenge of communication between surgeons and ASCs.

As I travel each...

The Value of Health IT in Outpatient Healthcare

This week, SourceMed is proud to partner with HIMSS and other forward-thinking companies across the country in celebrating National Health IT Week.

National Health IT Week is an annual event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to...

Healthcare Together: Collaboration in Health IT

In  the past decade, we’ve seen new technology solutions advance healthcare delivery and propel our entire industry forward. Celebrating National Health IT Week reminds us that to continue to fuel growth in healthcare — to create even more new...

Three Themes from the Health:Further Conference

The healthcare industry has changed a lot in the past several years, especially in the advent of technology and the move toward value-based care. It’s also no secret that there are numerous benefits — and challenges — that come with this shift....

Technology Optimizes Time with Patients

Who needs face time? The simple answer is patients do. These days, that's a difficult feat. The business side of healthcare intrudes and saps time. Nurses say they are often challenged with balancing increasing amounts of required documentation...

Sharing is Caring! Data Sharing and Revenue Cycle Management

Healthcare is the business of healing. However, outpatient facilities must still operate as an actual business and remain profitable in order to keep the doors open. But the times are changing, and the way that the clinical, financial, and...

How Cloud-Based Solutions Can Work For Your ASC

When it comes to software affordability, a cloud based solution can be the best way to cut costs and lower total cost of ownership. Acquiring and maintaining a complex IT environment requires valuable time and financial resources. With changing...

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