Leveraging Business Intelligence for COVID-19 Screening

There are many opportunities in healthcare IT that have been exponentially embraced as our entire world faces an unprecedented health crisis. Anything digital (such as Digital Learning for Healthcare Training) or something that supports medicine practiced at arm’s length (or six-feet-apart, to be technical) is gaining traction as PPE quantities dwindle and the Coronavirus infection rates skyrocket. We’re collectively learning to be nimble and to utilize the virtual tools available to us to stay...

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The Vital Role that HIEs can Play in Disease Control and Outbreak Management

Our world has changed. (How’s that for an understatement?) We’re collectively watching and waiting as the Coronavirus Pandemic is impacting our entire world, and many are feeling the pressure of uncertainty for both our health and our economic futures. The lasting impacts and true cost of this outbreak are yet to be determined, but we’re simultaneously learning a lot about what our healthcare system can and cannot support. National governments are looking to other countries to watch for...

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COVID-19 Concerns Drive Virtual Training Adoption

Together, we are facing a global health environment that we have never seen before. The COVID-19 virus is not only impacting the health and wellbeing of our patient populations, but it is disrupting the way we interact, connect, and educate ourselves. Those of us on the frontline of healthcare delivery must be prepared for all scenarios. More importantly than ever before, technology allows us to stay connected with each other despite physical restrictions.

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Coding and Billing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Lab Tests, and What’s Next

At a time when millions of people in the US are wondering about possibly getting tested for COVID-19 symptoms, thousands of medical service providers are looking for answers on how to code and bill for these tests. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) took proactive actions and recently announced two HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System) codes that can be used by laboratories to bill for COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

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The Importance of Requirements Management for Epic Implementations

Despite the tech savviness of most hospital IT departments, one of the challenges that comes when implementing Epic EHR is that there may not be the right resources wearing the right hats (so to speak), to get the job done. We have met many impressive technical resources who are employed by health systems implementing Epic, but knowing how to code and set up a solid network doesn’t equate to having the full skill set to ensure success for the project. A vital aspect of success and user adoption...

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Why Extensive Testing is Non-Negotiable for EHR Interface Implementations

  One of the biggest shortcomings we’ve seen when it comes to implementing healthcare IT is a lack of good, deep, detailed testing. There is a ton of lift that goes into building interfaces, mapping APIs and getting vendors to agree on a standard for data exchange to get one step closer to coordinated care records. But front-loading EHR interface efforts can have disastrous results once the healthcare solution is in the wild, so to speak, if proper space isn’t allotted in the timeline for...

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Healthcare IT Trends at HIMSS20

With this year’s HIMSS Health IT Conference just around the corner, we hope you’re taking some time to plan your activities in Orlando because there is no shortage of great opportunities. We’ve already shared some ideas for how to prepare for HIMSS20, plus some great tips for your time at the conference, but one of the best ways to get the most bang for your buck is to think about what topics or subjects you want to drive your schedule. It would be impossible -- not to mention exhausting -- to...

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314e Achieves Top Rankings in KLAS for HIT Staffing and Technical Services

PLEASANTON, California, February 12, 2020 -- 314e Corporation, a leader in healthcare information technology services and solutions, achieved two top 4 rankings in the 2020 Best in KLAS Software & Services report, including #2 for HIT Staffing and #4 overall for Technical Services.

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5 Tips for Attending HIMSS20

The annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Health Conference is right around the corner. Tens of thousands of health information and technology professionals and experts from around the world will gather in Orlando, FL from March 9th - 13th, 2020. HIMSS20 is an incredible opportunity to hear from industry leaders about trends and technology that shouldn’t be missed. But it’s also a massive, massive conference. Without some practical planning, it would be...

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How to Plan for HIMSS20 Attendance

If you’re looking for how to plan for HIMSS20 attendance, you’re in the right place. Attending HIMSS annual conference is an opportunity to hear from some of the leaders and top professionals in healthcare IT. Held this year in Orlando, FL, HIMSS20 is a great place to take in the latest trends, meet new contacts working in various aspects of health technology and plan for initiatives that take an organization or business to the next level in terms of cybersecurity, interoperability, analytics...

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