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August Newsletter – Industry Expertise & Top Consultant Insights

Your August eNewsletter from Freed Associates.


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Uncertainty is manifest in every facet of health care. Whether you are a physician diagnosing a patient, an administrator planning the next fiscal year or a payer predicting Washington, D.C.’s next moves, it is difficult for those outside the health care industry to understand how complex and challenging these responsibilities can be.Amid such industry uncertainty, our clients are focused on the basics: reducing costs; improving quality; adding greater value; improving data-sharing. Their actions are essentially analogous to the wise owner of a home occasionally buffeted by storms: the homeowner does not step into the teeth of the wind and ask it to stop, but instead proactively ensures a sound structure before the inevitable squall arises.This month’s newsletter emphasizes the basics: we show how technology can improve care coordination with community service providers, and how sound pre-planning and execution helps to ensure a successful move. Practical examples for uncertain times.As always, we welcome your questions and insights.Best regards,Contact Dava

POV: Moving Health Care Facility Locations? Eight Ways to Ensure Your Move Runs Smoothly
Freed Associate Joella Canales As seen in Becker’s Hospital Review. Planning for the move of a health care organization requires specialized skills and experience, and significant amounts of planning time to execute properly. By selecting an appropriate manager for the project, identifying and mitigating any issues, and having a well-designed strategic transition plan, you’ll have a great opportunity to emerge a hero and not be the victim of unforeseen circumstances. Continue reading…

SUCCESS STORY: Using Technology to Help Coordinate Care with Community Service Providers
Freed Associate Allie Freed By: Allie FreedA major health care system wanted to develop a database to enable its patient care coordinators and social workers to more efficiently and effectively refer patients to community resources, following hospital discharges. By doing so, the health system wanted to improve the quality of its patient care and enhance patient and staff satisfaction. Continue reading…

TECH TIP: Effectively Using Sharepoint Lists
SharePoint logo Widely used in health care, SharePoint helps users create not only public-facing Web sites and customizable intranets, but also practical, highly effective project sites that allow team members to stay on top of issues.In this tech tip, we show how SharePoint’s Issue Tracking app can help project overseers create lists to track issues and risks, for User Acceptance Testing, to process change orders and to request reports. There are also a couple of bonus tips on how to Customize a list and Modifying columns Read the .pdf.

NEWS: Alex Go will be a Panelist at the HIMSS Sacramento Meetup
HIMSS logoFreed consultant, Alex Go, will be a panelist at the upcoming HIMSS Sacramento Meetup, September 5, 6:00pm, PDT – 8:00pm, PDT. The panel will discuss Machine Learning and Data Analytics in the healthcare setting and how to garner executive buy-in. Continue reading…

NEWS: Freed Hires New Vice President: Gay Fright
We have expanded our team with new Southern California Vice President Gay Fright. In this role, Gay will develop new client connections and strengthen Freed’s current client relationships in Southern California, as well as leverage her clinical and business development skills with information systems implementations and clinical process design. Read her full biography here.

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