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
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.
Serving a 15-county area in central and northern New York, Crouse Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital licensed for 506 acute-care beds and 57 bassinets. The hospital treats more than 23,000 patients on an inpatient basis, 66,000 emergency- services patients, and 250,000 patients on an outpatient basis annually.
A new breed of recognition technology can automate the processing of complex documents that contain printed and cursive writing.
Hyland Software gives your healthcare organization access to accurate, timely and complete information, increasing quality of care and service and lowering operational costs. That way, you create a lean operation with processes that align with the interests of the patients and community.
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.
In an effort to achieve content consistency and enhance efficiency, Ochsner Health System replaced three document management systems with a single ECM solution.
VDI and single sign-on have improved efficiency at North Bend Medical Center and helped reduce IT support requirements.
From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.
Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.
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.
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.
Document Management Systems (DMS) are computer systems and software used to store and track documents captured through the use of a document scanner in an electronic format. These systems are sometimes incorrectly referred to as content management systems, which they do share some overlap with or enterprise content management (ECM) systems, which they are actually just a component of. Document Management Systems often deal with digital asset management, document imaging, workflow systems, and records management as part of a complete ECM system.
Document management systems commonly provide storage, versioning, metadata, and security as well as providing indexing and retrieval capabilities. Other features include document capture, advanced security measures, workflow, collaboration, searching, publishing, and reproduction.
Government regulations require many industries to track and control their documents, including the Healthcare industry. Document Manage Systems provide evidence of document control and tracking that can be used to verify compliance with these government regulations.
While the number of venture capital-funded deals dropped, the average amount rose. By Christine Kern, contributing writer