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Chronic and more complex care needs are on the rise and healthcare staff do not have time to individually text patients with multiple reminders about medication adherence or appointments. Read on to find out how healthcare providers can give excellent care while reducing lost revenue and readmissions.

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Healthix and InterSystems push clinical alerts, Versus finds a real-time locating system badge, and Vaporstream debuts automated workflows within its clinical communications system.Healthix, a New York health information exchange, has launched at HIMSS18 a program built upon vendor InterSystems’ HealthShare platform that nearly doubles the number of alerts that clinicians can receive about the care status of their patients.During the past year, Healthix has generated more than 7.3 million alerts for more than 180 organizations and 16 million-plus patients in its system, the HIE said. However, nearly 6.5 million alertsSEE DETAILS
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Healthcare

In its latest update, The Joint Commission banned the use of secure text messaging for patient care orders due to concerns over privacy and security. The decision was a curious one, since it came just a few months after announcing an end to the very same ban. Though its concerns are certainly warranted, as healthcare is the most targeted sector for cyber-attacks, The Joint Commission’s latest assertions against secure text orders are, quick frankly, unsubstantiated. In fact, modern secure messaging platforms not only address the issues raised by The Joint Commission, but can also serve to improve a hospital’s security, efficiency and compliance.

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There is a sudden bustle in the emergency ward at one of Illinois’ biggest hospital, as the staff wheels in a petite blond with major burn injuries. In the dire situation, the nurse uses her smartphone and sends a few pictures of the burn, along with the patient details to a specialist located 700 miles away. Within seconds, the doctor replies, instructing the nurse on necessary treatment. The patient’s condition becomes stable and the doctor gets back to his meeting.The scenarios in the healthcare arena today look no less differentSEE DETAILS
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Legal

Today’s mobile lawyers travel constantly, all over the country and world. Many travel to areas known to be less secure and even aggressive when it comes to cyber surveillance. Rightfully so, lawyers and their clients worry about the security of devices and communication methods while traveling abroad, however still require a high standard of responsiveness.

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