Disruptive Innovation: The Key to Empowering Patients, Transforming the Healthcare System
11:05 am March 29, 2012
The United States is undergoing a major transformation of its healthcare delivery system, driven by federal health IT investments and healthcare reforms. This content piece features information from a joint presentation at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas in February, where Eric Dishman, General Manager of Health...
Beyond the Checkbox: Using Health Information to Continuously Engage Patients and Improve the Patient Experience
10:19 am March 22, 2012
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announced in February 2012 that nearly 2,000 hospitals received incentive payments under the CMMS’ EHR Incentive Programs. In addition, 85 percent of hospitals now report that by 2015 they intend to take advantage of the incentive payments. With the competitive inpatient market moving toward critical...
Architecting the Hospital of the Future
11:49 am March 19, 2012
Software AG, a leading provider of Business Process Excellence (BPE) solutions, is helping build the “hospital of the future” for Nemours, an internationally-recognized children’s health system. The full-service Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Orlando will feature state-of-the-art systems for its clinical, facilities, maintenance and other...
Health Information Exchange: The Emerging Value in an Emerging Market
02:32 pm March 07, 2012
In just a few short years, the health information exchange (HIE) market has grown exponentially and continues to expand in terms of number of initiatives, scope of services provided and technology offerings. When the nonprofit, community-based Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization(CFRHIO) was formed in 2003, its leaders focused...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...