Avalon Health Care Group reduced costs and gained budget visibility by deploying an automated procurement solution.
With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.
A cloud-based time and attendance solution has reduced IT support costs and improved staffi ng processes at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.
For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.
Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.
According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?
Just when the Meaningful Use program was on life support, the ONC makes two key announcements that seem to have healthcare leaders rallying around the program (and the organization) once again.
A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.
Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are realizing the benefits of implementing a robust BI and data analytics program. To start, with revenue cycle optimization, analytics can increase and accelerate revenue, as well as eliminate revenue cycle inefficiencies. A strong BI program can also contribute to an organization’s quest to prepare for value-based reimbursement; however, before realizing any of these benefits, organizations must develop a plan specific to its needs and positioned to attain near- and long-term results. By Jeff Wood, vice president of product management, Navicure
Physicians have long approached diagnoses as a mixture of art and science. CDS is a means to bolster the science portion by providing a broader clinical view of the patient, including clinical details from ambulatory EMRs and the systems of labs, radiology departments, and more combined with evidence-based best practices. CDS systems operate mainly in the background of an EMR, monitoring clinical documentation as it is being entered, and issue alerts when information, often not available at the point of care, suggests a different course of action. In certain instances, these alerts can mean the difference between a timely and accurate diagnosis and a potentially dangerous diagnostic error. By Nancy Zimmerman RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer for medCPU
In this podcast, Dr. Peter Edelstein, CMIO and CMO, Elsevier and Sterling Lanier, CEO, Tonic Health explains Elsevier’s HIMSS goals and its role in online information and traditional published information.
In this podcast, Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, Infor CMIO and former HIMSS Chair details the key technology applications Infor has it developed for the healthcare industry, as well as how healthcare operational and administrative systems have had to evolve to help providers manage the unprecedented changes they face today.
Ikae Barnett, who serves as the liaison between HIM/Legal/Risk/Compliance at MD Anderson Cancer Center and focuses on regulatory compliance, privacy, and general process improvement attended AHIMA to speak on behalf of HealthPort. Barnett shared the benefits of the relationship, including how HealthPort has helped MD Anderson release information, freeing its staff for other tasks.
Chris Spring, VP, solutions management for M*Modal was on hand to talk about tech enabling customers to help solve problems in coding, specifically the fast, secure transfer or records through the cloud. Basically, taking your records and - in a secure way - dropping them into a workflow system so M*Modal workers can immediately work on and return them in a timely manner.
MRO Corp., a leading provider of technology-driven disclosure management services and applications for healthcare organizations, announces the western expansion of its customer base with the addition of Renown Health, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center.