September 25, 2013
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.
August 09, 2013
The growth and maturity of clinical informatics over the past decade has been a prime catalyst in positioning the healthcare industry for the changes posed by reform measures. By understanding the process of analytics, healthcare providers have the insight necessary to make process adjustments in the future.
July 29, 2013
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.
June 20, 2013
The growth and maturity of clinical informatics over the past decade has been a prime catalyst in positioning the healthcare industry for the changes posed by reform measures. By understanding the process of analytics, clinical informatics specialists say healthcare providers have the insight necessary to make the process adjustments in the future.
May 31, 2013
If you were a healthcare provider and all you did was read press releases, you'd be tempted to think that transitioning to a new EHR involved little more than opening the package and plugging in the contents. Naturally, things are a little more complicated than that.
February 15, 2013
An accountable care organization is liable to be fraught with many disparate organizations and practitioners. How can analytics help bring them all together, and drive communication and change moving forward?
December 13, 2012
HealthInfoNet, Maine's statewide health information exchange (HIE) has announced plans to create a data warehouse and reporting platform, and to pilot the linkage between the clinical data contained in the HIE and Maine's statewide all-payer claims database.
October 29, 2012
Responding to disasters is something every healthcare institution needs to be ready for. From hurricanes to snowstorms to wildfires, having a plan in place and technology to back it up is critical to an effective response.
October 15, 2012
Meaningful use Stage 2 has plenty of changes, tweaks and tighter standards in store for healthcare providers. Here's a run-down of some of them.
August 29, 2012
Arcadia Solutions, a health IT consultancy, has partnered with Harvard University and University of Washington for a program in which masters and Ph.D students will work with its clients to research the challenges associated with EHR adoption and meaningful use.
July 09, 2012
California Primary Care Association (CPCA) has partnered with Burlington, Mass.-based health IT firm Arcadia Solutions for an initiative meant to spur development of patient-centered medical homes.
March 31, 2011
It's safe to say that we're in the midst of the era of meaningful use. Whatever issues healthcare providers are having with their implementation and use of EHRs are being dealt with now. Stages 2 and 3 of the meaningful use criteria are in the early phases of shaping. What's the next step for healthcare organizations and health IT vendors? It is partnerships and collaborations that address issues such as population health.
March 24, 2011
Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA), which represents the state's safety-net community health centers, has launched a quality initiative that puts information technology at its core.