Tag Archives: Healthcare

Healthcare IT’s Watershed Moment

Taylor Davis, VP, Business Development, KLAS This blog is a continuation of our conversation about the findings of our Vendor Performance in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis report. In part I, we discussed the incredible responses of healthcare IT vendors during this pandemic. Here, we’ll consider the larger technological ramifications the industry faces due to the unique circumstances… Read More »

Proper implementation of chatbots in healthcare requires diligence

While the technology for developing artificial intelligence-powered chatbots has existed for some time, a new viewpoint piece lays out the clinical, ethical and legal aspects that should be considered before applying them in healthcare. And while the emergence of COVID-19 and the social distancing that accompanies it has prompted more health systems to explore and… Read More »

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

In the U.S., the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings. With this alignment of virtual care supply-and-demand, it is like telehealth will see “permanent usage increases,” according to Parks Associates’… Read More »

Healthcare organizations turning to wide range of vendors in pandemic

A new KLAS report found that organizations have turned to a wide range of vendors – most frequently those providing telehealth technology – to help provide care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Most notable is the very high number of vendors that organizations have adopted: the 174 respondents who report heavily utilizing [virtual care] technology mentioned… Read More »

Intermountain Healthcare names new CIO

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has named its new chief information officer. WHY IT MATTERSRyan Smith has been chosen for the role after an exhaustive search to succeed Marc Probst, the current CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the year, who is retiring. Smith, who starts later this month, has worked for Intermountain before – he was there… Read More »