White Papers

Overcoming the Risks of Bacterial Conditions Found in Computer Keyboards at Healthcare Facilities
09:54 am March 01, 2012
Computer technology has become a vital component of patient care in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, but has it also introduced new threats to those patients? Research indicates that computer keyboards can act as reservoirs for microorganisms and bacteria that can be cross-transmitted via the hands of healthcare providers. This free...
Sponsor:
CHERRY
Nine Tips to Bring Order to Hospital Communications Chaos
09:48 am March 01, 2012
With the amount of information today’s healthcare technology generates, communications have become intricate webs of guesswork, unknown mobile devices, and just too many systems going beep. In this paper you’ll find nine tips to cope with this chaos and give it the order your patients and staff so desperately need.
Sponsor:
Amcom
The Power of Health Analytics: Informed decisions, improved outcomes
09:39 am March 01, 2012
Inside, industry experts examine how health analytics can drastically improve the current state of health care in the US. By integrating and analyzing the vast amounts of data available, the industry will be better equipped to identify at-risk patients, evaluate potential treatment plans, assess individual physicians’ performance and more.
Sponsor:
SAS
FAQ & A: How Insurance Companies can Overcome Challenges Brought on by Health Care Reform
09:34 am March 01, 2012
This paper examines why health care reform is causing a shift to a consumer-driven business model and the role analytics plays in helping organizations make the transformation successfully. Read this white paper to gain insight on how health insurance plans can come out ahead with advanced customer intelligence and engagement strategies.
Sponsor:
SAS
The Power of Standardized Unstructured Data Management: Achieving Meaningful Use Interoperability, Complete Patient Narrative
09:18 am February 13, 2012
Driven largely by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, EHR adoption in the U.S. has been growing exponentially and exceeding federal health officials’ expectations. Although the Dept. of Health and Human Services has delayed the qualification date for Stage 2 Meaningful Use until 2014, healthcare providers expect more complex HIE to...
Sponsor:
Fujitsu
Payment Policy Optimization: Blending Analytics with Rules to Prevent Wasteful, Abusive and Fraudulent Healthcare Spending
10:53 am December 12, 2011
Curtailing the massive drain caused by waste, abuse and fraud in healthcare has never been more impor¬tant. New payment models are on the horizon, including bundled payments, and greater emphasis is being placed on payment for outcomes. Given the magnitude and visibility of the problem, insurers need to avail themselves of advanced and effective...
Sponsor:
McKesson
Care Episodes & Bundled Payment: Building and Automating Your Strategy
04:40 pm June 10, 2011
Hundreds of initiatives for care episodes are already underway in the U.S., relying on myriad combinations of provider types, legacy systems, and techniques. No single system on the market has the perfect solution across all areas. Bundling payments can reduce the cost of care by significantly reducing duplicative services, refocusing practice on...
Sponsor:
McKesson