Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on the latest industry trends. Following is a glimpse at some of the most relevant story highlights from the past week:
As a part of its annual Healthcare Informatics 100 issue, featuring a unique compilation of the top IT vendor companies in healthcare by revenue, Jennifer Prestigiacomo also profiles a few of the year’s “Most Interesting Vendors.” Congratulations to Schwartz MSL clients Zynx Health and DiagnosisOne. Zynx Health is one of two companies dominating the evidence-based and consensus-based physician order sets area. DiagnosisOne provides clinical decision support tools, as well as offers clinical analytics that can help meet ACO requirements and manage patient populations.
During a recent webinar, Manhattan Research’s VP of Research Monique Levy discussed survey results and said that smartphone adoption among physicians has started to level off, but there’s been an explosion of adoption in tablets. In fact, 62 percent now have some kind of tablet device, almost twice as many as last year. The biggest surprise Manhattan Research encountered during its survey was a lack of mobile offerings that help enable the “swivel effect” where the physician flips the screen around to explain something to their patients.
In her article ‘High Court Ruling Not Expected to Impair Health IT,” Paula Blasi of iHealthBeat
speaks with experts about one component of the health reform law that has had a steady stream of support from across the political spectrum: health IT.
According to EHR Intelligence, physicians have a great opportunity in front of them to adopt EHR systems and get paid to do so. These payments may help defray the cost of implementation and possibly give doctors a little extra money for their troubles. However, physicians must complete their EHR implementation and attest to having met all the requirements of meaningful use before the end of 2012 in order to earn the full amount possible.
A quick post on MD News reveals 5 reasons why hospitals fail. These include: An uninformed or under-informed marketing strategy, unmeasured decisions and poor understanding of customer needs.
Thank you for reading. You can also follow us on Twitter at @SchwartzMSLPRx.
Tags: healthcare IT, physicians, trends
Posted by Davida Dinerman on May 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM