How can you determine whether your organization’s business performance is clicking on all cylinders? Many organizations have invested in business intelligence tools to help measure their internal performance, evaluate areas in need of improvement, and identify best practices. Yet, what exactly are “best practices” and how can an organization know if their practices truly are best? By Chris Bodam, RemitDATA
In the age of mobile applications and constant connectivity, today’s patients expect the same level of technology and on-demand information in a healthcare environment as they have at home. By Dan McGinn, director of secure power systems, Schneider Electric
Physician practices ignore the new Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) at the risk of their financial future. While not participating is an option, that choice will lower your practice’s Medicare reimbursement rate by 4 percent starting in 2019 — so it’s really not an option to consider. By Timothy Mills, Chief Growth Officer, Alpha II
In a given year, one in five American adults is diagnosed with a mental health disorder. And more than half (56 percent) of the U.S. adults with a mental health condition do not receive proper treatment. By Lawrence Gleit, EVP & General Manager, Behavioral Health, MDLIVE
Since 1867, the Reading Health System has provided nationally recognized healthcare to southeast Pennsylvania. The Reading Hospital performs 19,000 surgical procedures each year; has specialty centers for oncology, cardiology, and maternity; houses a Level II Trauma Center; and the system includes a state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital. Its 2014 distinctions include HealthGrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and America’s 100 Best Hospital designations in cardiac care, coronary intervention, critical care, pulmonary care, and stroke care.
Halifax Health, the largest medical provider in east central Florida, with two hospitals, 678 licensed beds, a medical staff of 500 physicians, and a group of community care centers, wanted to increase the communication efficiency between clinicians and physicians, with the goal of an overall better experience for patients.
Santa Clara County Hospital Streamlines Environmental Services Workflow, Improves Bed Turnaround Times by over 50%
Patients who fall while in the hospital represent a serious health and economic problem. Fall rates in acute care settings are estimated at between approximately two to eighteen falls per 1,000 patient days (totaling more than one million in-patient falls annually in the U.S.), with up to 44% resulting in some degree of injury. Hospital costs for patients who fall without injury are on average $4,200 more than for non-fallers, and injury falls cost upward of $25,000 per incident. Unfortunately, however, hospitals have not had scientifically validated means for predicting which patients are at greatest risk for falling, or for preventing falls.
Health Language provides software, content, and consulting solutions that map, translate, update, and manage standard and enhanced clinical terminologies on an enterprise scale — enabling the information liquidity required to support healthcare’s toughest challenges, such as meaningful use, ICD-10, population health, analytics, ACOs, and semantic interoperability among systems.
Imprivata is a leading provider of authentication, access management and secure communications solutions that improve provider productivity for better focus on patient care. Imprivata’s solutions enable fast, secure access to clinical applications, support more effective communication and care coordination and increase workflow efficiency.
A2iA Corporation, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a worldwide leading developer of natural handwriting recognition, Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR) and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) technologies and products for the payment, mail, document and forms processing markets.
Health IT Outcomes is the premier information resource for today’s most pressing Health IT topics. Our mission is to provide healthcare providers with expert guidance on technology system selection, integration, project management, and change management.
Health IT Outcomes covers all technology solutions that impact the productivity, efficiency, patient care, and cash flow of a healthcare facility — from the latest electronic health record software (EHR), healthcare information exchange (HIE), healthcare information management Software (HIM), healthcare document management, healthcare business intelligence software, healthcare revenue cycle management software, point of care (POC) EMR (electronic medical record) and HIM (health information management) software to point-of-care solutions and medical imaging systems. The site features a comprehensive buyer's guide, daily health IT news updates on the latest technologies, contributed articles from leading healthcare industry analysts and vendors, and original success stories that highlight how leading healthcare facilities are implementing technology solutions with maximum return.
To protect PHI, healthcare organizations often build a system of usernames and complex passwords. But why are we still relying on usernames and passwords when solutions such as single sign-on (SSO) have a measurable benefit of giving time back to clinicians, which is everything in healthcare. That time saved –amounting to hours per week – can now be spent with patients, increasing both patient and clinician satisfaction.
UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center dramatically improved patient outcomes after moving to a smartphone-based platform for clinical communication and alarm and alert notification.
Rapidly changing market dynamics have triggered a significant paradigm shift in healthcare organizations. Forward-thinking leaders embrace a dynamic process-of-care approach to improve patient experience and outcomes, replacing the more traditional point-of-care mindset.