Enterprise Resource Planning

The goal of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is to combine disparate information systems into a single platform that simultaneously serves the needs of each individual system. ERP software provides single-point visibility into each system (for example billing, medical records, staff scheduling) from one centralized location or database. A 2010 KLAS study reveals that many CIOs are unsatisfied with the current offerings of industry leading ERP solutions.

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Business intelligence has been a popular catchphrase across healthcare in recent years, often touted as a quick cure for inefficient business or clinical processes. BI is not a panacea, but when approached in a smart and targeted way it can translate raw data into actionable knowledge and help cut hospital costs.
August 5, 2014
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When it comes to revenue cycle management, a recent poll of hospital chief financial officers shows 86 percent of respondents saying the "needs" of CFOs are currently more important than most clinical and patient care "wants."
June 18, 2014
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3D printing is set to become a disruptive technology across many sectors, including healthcare – and a money saver too. Employing 3D printing, one medical wearable startup tallied savings of more than $250,000 in one year.
May 19, 2014
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Partners HealthCare will be consolidating 19 separate pathology systems at six-hospital based programs to seven pathology systems. Six of the Partners hospitals will consolidate lab operations on a single enterprise system from Tucson, Ariz.-based Sunquest Information System.
May 13, 2014
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Some analysts are predicting the next "great wave" in EHR purchasing among U.S. hospitals to be just around the corner. But do the numbers really bear that out?
April 30, 2014
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It seems almost unfair. Clinical IT systems, in the last few years, have generally enjoyed a monopoly of the applications spotlight, often leaving operational apps sitting in the shadows, on back burners and positioned at tail ends of healthcare's to-do list. But that might be poised to change.
April 16, 2014
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The healthcare industry will continue to command the spotlight in 2014, and healthcare executive search consultants from Witt/Kieffer have some advice for making it a stellar year on the work front, including a recommendation to broaden the role of the CIO.
January 8, 2014
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Medical technology companies may be losing their competitive edge and are in need of a different approach to innovation in a new outcomes-based health economy, according a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute.
October 7, 2013
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The move toward patient centered medical homes has been largely driven by the desire to improve patient outcomes and for providers to take advantage of incentive money to help fund IT upgrades, says Michael Meucci, a director with healthcare consultant firm Arcadia Solutions.
September 25, 2013
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To the public eye, efforts at driving down healthcare costs seem to focus primarily on reducing unnecessary care, duplicative tests or hospital readmissions. But a peek behind the scenes makes clear that another huge cost driver is poorly managed or inefficient supply chain operations.
August 22, 2013
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Most health IT professionals are probably more focused on implementing or maintaining systems than they are tracking larger healthcare trends, such as the pace at which hospitals and practices are being bought and sold. The fact is, however, that IT can be a significant factor in the decision-making of healthcare administrators.
July 29, 2013
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Hospitals across the country are taking bold steps to improve care and transparency as the healthcare system changes. Here are three whose recent announcements reflect some of the big changes that are under way for the entire healthcare system.
July 22, 2013
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Is inefficient patient flow distressing your bottom-line and quality of care? Discover how Beaufort Memorial Hospital improved its patient flow and impacted its bottom-line. In this whitepaper, we discuss key industry issues such as 30-day readmissions, reimbursements, The Joint Commission’s patient-flow requirements, and more. We will review factors that hospitals must consider to achieve successful patient flow.
May 19, 2014
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Integrating your information systems boosts the quality of healthcare by making the delivery of that care safer and more efficient. If you are ready to experience this integration but are struggling to get it done, learn how Roper St. Francis was able to integrate their ED system with their inpatient system and now saves 5,000 staff hours annually. Read their story now.
May 14, 2014
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Make it easier for your physicians to place orders and get clinical results. Learn how to integrate multiple systems, increase patient workflow, and improve physician satisfaction during this on-demand webcast by Clark Averill, Director of IT, St. Luke’s Hospital. Clark will share his experiences of overcoming system limitations, creating bi-directional interfaces, and updating and integrating the information systems that provide healthcare services for 17 counties and 215 physicians. Register for this on-demand webcast today.
May 14, 2014
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Connecting your various information systems is critical to your hospital. Solid interfaces help you make those connections to deliver high-quality patient care, meet government mandates, receive incentives, manage workflow, and reduce costs. Quickly assess your interface practices with this eBook and discover the nine proven factors for building an interface and integration strategy that works for your healthcare organization. Download the eBook now.
May 14, 2014
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Cloud-based Microsoft Exchange service features all the mission critical enterprise-class communication and collaboration capabilities of an in-house solution without the unpredictable costs and management headaches. With flexible customization options, healthcare organizations can seamlessly move to a cloud-based solution without compromising security or altering their current encryption approach.
May 23, 2013
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Hospitals and health systems have invested significant funds and other resources to meet numerous strategic enterprise initiatives such as ICD-10, Meaningful Use, HIPAA requirements, whether to join or form an ACO, and others. Executives from four major health systems came together for a roundtable discussion on how employing an integrated strategy has helped them overcome challenges and achieve goals. <br> </br> Learn how leading healthcare organizations are:<br> </br> • Educating stakeholders on the ultimate benefits of the initiatives<br> • Adopting methodologies that streamline workflows and reduce costs<br> • Sharing information and promoting best practices across the enterprise<br> • Avoiding initiatives being deployed in silos<br> • Knowing when to partner with trusted organizations to achieve initiatives more rapidly and efficiently<br>
April 30, 2013
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University of Tennessee Medical Center is a major medical center providing superior treatment and healthcare support to residents of the East Tennessee region. UTMC wanted to solve a number of challenges they were facing, such as an increasing volume of spam, an incomplete system for archival and retrieval, and a lack of a coordinated disaster recovery strategy. Read this case study to find out how UTMC used a single cloud service to solve all of these challenges, as well as reduced IT costs by 60 percent and reduced administrative time to less than 40 hours.
November 27, 2012
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Summers Labs has relied on a customary AS/AV interface with features that were not typically user-friendly for their patients and did not include an archiving system. The small facility needed to complete their arrangement update effectively, while incorporating enhanced business continuity features such as email uptime. After evaluating a number of email management options, Summers Labs organized their migration to Exchange 2010 without distressing about email outages. Download this case study to learn how the facility guaranteed a comprehensive, workable server.
November 27, 2012
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Memorial Hospital of Converse County is a state-of-the-art facility, where Dave Patterson, CIO, understood that their existing email archiving and retrieval system was at a loss. Complying with government mandates and protecting patient and financial information became a challenge for Patterson and his team. Read this case study to learn how MHCC found that implementing an email archiving and business continuity solution was a ‘must have.’ In addition, this report explores the benefits of cloud-based email management, while ensuring regulatory compliance.
November 27, 2012
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By taking a comprehensive approach to systems management, healthcare providers’ IT departments can significantly reduce the amount of time required to perform routine maintenance tasks, therefore improving productivity. These time savings allow IT departments to shift staff to more value added activities that help support the business and reachstrategic goals.
September 19, 2012
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Every HIM initiative - especially clinical documentation - relies on a single common thread for success: the availability and integrity of the right data to drive the correct decisions and follow-on actions. Capturing accurate, complete quality clinical documentation is the most critical and fundamental component in providing quality care, and ultimately has the biggest connection to generating revenue. This white paper describes the risks associated with the lack of a core HIT strategy; identifies HIT strategies that can help manage the complex clinical documentation challenges associated with ICD-10, RAC and ACOs; and provides an overview of existing and emerging technologies that have significant impact on addressing these challenges.
August 2, 2012
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While the HIPAA Privacy Rule covers protected health information (PHI) in all forms, the HIPAA Security Rule specifically applies only to PHI that is maintained, transformed, or transmitted in electronic form (e-PHI). The Security Rule requires covered entities to meet specific objectives and presents major challenges for virtually every covered entity in the HIPAA environment, no matter how big or small. Covered entities include health plans, health care clearinghouses, and healthcare providers. In addition, business partners and associates who interact with covered entities are forced to deal with the same security issues as covered entities. IT professionals, like you, know the amount of work involved in supporting HIPAA compliance. The members of your IT team have enough on their plates without assuming the role of HIPAA police, but the team can also appreciate that adding technologies for HIPAA Security Rule compliance is an opportunity to make improvements in overall IT security that increases the organization’s bottom line. Read this white paper, including results from the HIMSS 2010 Security Survey, to learn how to fulfill HIPAA Security Rule requirements and improve overall control and performance of your IT infrastructure.
May 16, 2012
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A recent survey of British corporate finance officers indicated the chief information officer position would disappear from the business landscape in the next five years.
February 28, 2012
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This past week I had the pleasure of traveling, along with MedTech Media Editorial Director Rich Pizzi, to Amelia Island, Fla. for the inaugural HIMSS Leaders & Innovators conference.
November 22, 2011
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With cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular specialists have long used clinical quality guidelines to optimize care and enhance the quality of life for patients.
October 26, 2010
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What is standards harmonization? I describe it as the parsimonious number of standards required to meet the requirements of stakeholders. It is achieved by closing gaps and eliminating redundancy.
August 28, 2009
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While an organization implementing an electronic health record might be so fortunate as to have a thorough and well defined contract, support of its leadership, and a committed and capable team, all that is likely to be for naught without a carefully structured communication plan.
June 10, 2009
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While an organization implementing an electronic health record might be so fortunate as to have a thorough and well defined contract, support of its leadership, and a committed and capable team, all that is likely to be for naught without a carefully structured communication plan.
June 10, 2009
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A colleague of ours frequently comments how he once had a professor that instructed his class "never to do an information technology project with the primary goals of saving money, reducing headcount, or reducing paper."
May 14, 2009
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A colleague of ours frequently comments how he once had a professor that instructed his class "never to do an information technology project with the primary goals of saving money, reducing headcount, or reducing paper."
May 14, 2009
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Now that the legislative language of the HITECH Act -- the $20 billion health IT allocation within the economic stimulus package -- has been set, it's time to identify a National Coordinator (NC) for Health IT who can capably lead that office.
March 4, 2009
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Now that the legislative language of the HITECH Act -- the $20 billion health IT allocation within the economic stimulus package -- has been set, it's time to identify a National Coordinator (NC) for Health IT who can capably lead that office.
March 4, 2009
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Last month we discussed the process of selecting the correct healthcare software solution by utilizing a detailed analysis supported by quantifiable data. The next subject to consider is negotiating a solid contract.
February 17, 2009
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Last month we discussed the process of selecting the correct healthcare software solution by utilizing a detailed analysis supported by quantifiable data. The next subject to consider is negotiating a solid contract.
February 17, 2009
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RedPrairie Corporation, a global supply chain and retail technology provider, today announced the launch of CommerceInMotion.com, a digital platform at the heart of a multi-channel program established to deliver content and commentary targeted to supply chain and retail executives as they strive to achieve and sustain competitive advantage in an era of relentless globalization and ever-changing market demands.
October 19, 2011
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Exploring the potential of Interbit Data's report distribution software, NetDelivery, Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY, has discovered numerous applications, enabling the speed of automated information sharing across its organization and satisfying the diverse report requirements of multiple departments.
May 27, 2011
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