Can modern virtual care close the gap between patient-reported symptoms and what’s recorded in the EHR?
Why practices don't need additional technology purchases or staff to enhance care with CCM. By Jim Higgins, CEO and founder, Solutionreach
If you’re a critic of video games and how they shape young minds, you might want to reconsider as new insights indicate video games may help a person’s mental health instead of harm it as has been argued in the past. These assertions are based on research conducted on Nintendo Therapy and other visual forms of therapy over the past decade.
Among today’s biggest trends are EHRs and business intelligence. We’re investing millions of dollars creating “data engines” that track patients throughout the continuum of care. By Ashley Walsh, MHA, Sr. Financial Analyst and former Perioperative Business Manager, Perioperative Services, UCHealth and Director, Client Services, LeanTaaS
On paper, opioids are inexpensive analgesics, so if all we are looking at is the cost of one medication over another, opioids will win nearly every time. But a look at their impact across the episode of care will tell a very different — and very costly — story. There are significant costs associated with treating opioid-related adverse events, such as urinary retention for example, which requires catheterization and often extends length of stay, but all too often, these costs go unnoticed because they do not align to the Pharmacy budget.
Running a physician practice has never been easy, something that isn’t going to change any time soon. Today’s environment requires even more than clinical and business expertise — it demands adaptability. It involves building a long-term strategy to handle change.
Electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs) have been getting quite a lot of attention over the past several years. As technological advancements become more widespread, it only makes sense for the healthcare industry to begin embracing solutions that have the potential to make patient—and provider—lives better.
A growing number of healthcare payers are seizing the opportunity to optimize their population health management (PHM) programs for seriously ill patients. By Greer Myers, President, Turn-Key Health
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.
Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.
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.
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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.
Savvy healthcare organizations in need of greater IT infrastructure agility, performance, security, and compliance are exploring the benefits of public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The allure of on-demand cloud services combined with advances in cloud security have transformed the healthcare IT mindset from “Why move to the public cloud?” to “What should we move, how do we do it?”
Hear from Kathleen Kosztowny, an experienced project management consultant for EMR & HIS systems, as she shares the challenges one healthcare organization faced, the ‘decision tree’ which resulted, and how automation enabled a successful EMR/HIS migration.