To maintain operational and financial viability, cyber-vulnerable health care organizations need to become better-prepared and more resilient against attack. This means having in place not only the right technology, but also proper governance, policy, processes, and education to help prevent a cyberattack.
In this article, we look at the potential benefits to a health care organization of using an integrated applications platform versus those from multiple vendors. We also describe a process your organization can use when deciding whether to migrate from a multi-vendor system to a single vendor platform.
Continuous improvement (CI) and employee engagement go hand-in-hand because engaged employees strongly believe that their CI-related ideas and actions matter – as long as such input is consistently valued. Employees who feel heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work.
What’s behind employees’ hesitancy toward change management in health care? How can leaders help their employees understand and sustain such changes? By understanding the most common reasons people object to changes and proactively taking steps up-front to address such resistance, health care leaders will more likely and consistently achieve change management success
Whether you’re about to undertake a restructure or it’s on the horizon, how can you be sure it goes well? You’re more likely to achieve a successful restructuring when adhering to these five critical steps.
Symphony’s success in gaining increasing marketplace interest shows the opportunities available when introducing a statewide health-related database. Yet there can also be significant stumbling blocks. As one of the nation’s leaders in offering statewide health-related databases, California offers ample examples of the possibilities – and challenges – common with such initiatives
All-Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) offer considerable potential, yet what is their ultimate value? What can states with new APCDs, such as California, learn from one another as they build them? And how can health care organizations in these states best prepare to be part of an APCD?
With enterprise portfolio management (EPM), large projects are centrally evaluated to determine overall progress and effectiveness, actual project spend versus budget, and continued alignment with the larger, strategic objectives of the organization.
As primary care practitioners consider participating in the Primary Care First (PCF) initiative, it will be prudent to determine their practice’s tolerance to assume the financial risk for population management, as well as broadly assess their readiness to deliver comprehensive primary care to achieve PCF's targets.
As seen in the AAHAM Journal. Workplace violence against health workers is rising and gaining more attention from providers, professional organizations, the media, and regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission, which recently published a Sentinel Event Alert on the topic. From 2002 to 2013, incidents of serious workplace violence against health care workers were four times more common in health care than in private industry, according to the Occupational...
How can organizations more consistently enjoy the benefits of superior program management? Start by avoiding these five leading program management pitfalls and instead embracing best practices.