Whether you are choosing population health tools, leading a telehealth initiative or deploying a new EHR, we have rounded up more than a dozen pieces of advice from professionals who have done it themselves.
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center says a deep focus on people, process and the system’s technology will ensure an EHR deployment goes off without a hitch.
Tech-savvy hospitals like Mayo, Kaiser and Christiana are always testing, recognizing cybersecurity threats could get scarier, and aiming to change mindsets to focus on infosec as a patient safety issue.
Persistent infrastructure and talent acquisition concerns render the industry not-quite-ready to embrace the next generation of health IT. But we’re getting close.
Though it can be difficult to quantify when a health organization has embraced analytics, you usually can tell when its executives are engaged with the data. In contrast, some in the C-suite may be stuck in old ways of thinking. It’s up to the analytics team to get the C-suite engaged in the data.
From establishing centralized support and building a clinical trial management system to improving data integration with its Epic EMR, Penn Medicine has worked extensively to put the pieces in place for genomics.
Chief Information Security Officers’ job is getting harder. But that opens new opportunities to make a more immediate and positive impact on the broader organization. On top of the rushing stream of ransomware attacks, data breaches and HIPAA violations, CISOs have to deal with more and more aspects of their organization, including communications, operations and strategy.
Faced with increasing patient falls, El Camino Hospital turned to machine learning to reduce the risk.
WellSpan Epic EHR went live without a hitch because it expected delays, but they didn’t happen due to a ton of preparation work on the part the system’s workforce.
A better understanding of how information technology can optimize workflow results in improved use of data analytics and decision support, and leads to better patient outcomes, according to Adrian Zai, MD, clinical director of population informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Operations-led teams partner with other stakeholders to help ensure clinicians are using the EHR to its fullest potential after an almost decade-long process.
Value-based care requires healthcare executives to deploy robust analytics. But before that can happen, healthcare organizations need the supporting tools, processes, technology, people and organizational structure in place. It’s easier said than done.
You don’t need 30 products for population health but you do need a core set of tech tools to get the job done.
Healthcare is full of great ideas and awesome innovations, said Leora Horwitz, MD, director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at New York University Langone Medical Center. But how do you make them stick? Horwitz offered five guidelines to make it work.
At Kaiser Permanente Colorado, “personalized health management" relies on IT savvy, clear operational goals and data that paints the entire health picture. What started as a relatively simple chronic disease management program has evolved over the years into a tightly coordinated, team-based, and heavily IT-led strategy that's able to communicate individual patient's specific needs to care teams who make broad use of EHR and other data to ensure optimal care for each patient.
Learning how to plan, execute and participate in population health management programs is challenging for technologists and physicians alike. But questions remain over who is best-suited to take the lead on population health. Keeping physicians engaged is important, but health systems need their technology teams involved from the start.
Veterans Affairs director of value management Nathan Tierney said that focusing on outcomes, rather than cost, is the key to improving healthcare. To address those obstacles, the VA implemented a value management approach that defines value as the health outcomes that matter most to patients. And Tierney recommended that hospitals establish internal value management offices, even if only with a small number of people to start.
Cyber division agent says healthcare organizations should make use of the FBI to better prepare them to ward off cyberattacks.
Palmetto Health execs say internal challenges made their own rollout a difficult process so to break down telehealth silos they connected senior executives with the doctors on the ground.