Precision medicine has profound implications for patient care and clinical outcomes, and is already beginning to impact everyday medical practice. However, implementation faces several obstacles, including overstated claims, resistance among clinical medicine thought leaders and providers, and concerns about costs, data overload, and interoperability.
As hospitals continue to face shrinking margins, they must find ways to either increase revenue or decrease losses. Since labor is the largest single cost in almost any hospitals budget, reducing needless expenses in this area can help shore up the bottom line without affecting the quality of care or hurting staff morale. This session
As we begin the new year, HIMSS leadership came together to identify key health information and technology trends North America can expect to see and prepare for in 2018. While these predictions run the gamut from cybersecurity to interoperability and new healthcare modalities, a common theme emerged: the relationship between providers, information, and technology will
Lots of health systems pay lip service to patient-centric care, but what does that really mean? As healthcare continues its transition to paying for value and outcomes, toward managing wellness rather than treating disease, making the patient an active participant in the process is more important than ever.