topic: Information Technology
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.
With data volumes increasing exponentially, health care can no longer rely on antiquated data presentation tools like spreadsheets and tables. What’s needed are new and creative means of data visualization to help users more effectively determine findings and trends, communicate analytical results, and make better business decisions.
If you are thinking about a blockchain solution for your organization, it’s good to know which solutions are poised to deliver the greatest return on investment. This article highlights two of the most promising uses of blockchain in decentralized health care: digital distributed transactional ledgers and smart contracts.
Failure to effectively manage the CDM leads to incorrect bills and missed reimbursement opportunities, as well as potential compliance and regulatory risks and lower patient satisfaction scores. All of these items can cost an organization millions or even tens of millions of dollars annually.
Rome wasn’t built in a day; neither are large-scale health care projects. That’s because large-scale projects typically require sequential step development and extensive input from multiple internal constituents – a process that can take months or even years, depending on your project size.
Eight Questions to Ask When Using Care Coordination Technology with Community Service Providers By Allie Freed
As seen in Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review. In today’s era of value-based care, providers must focus more on care transitions than they have in the past. Providers need to be adept at ensuring that patients get the care they need, when they need it, across the entire care continuum. Yet the reality is that patient transitions are often the weakest point in the chain of care, putting patients at risk and potentially driving up the cost of care. This...
As seen in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review. Just as investors use portfolio management to ensure that their resources are appropriately balanced among various types of investments, so too should hospital IT leaders use IT portfolio management to direct their allocation of project resources. Given the inevitable push and pull between IT demands and resources, IT portfolio management allows health care organizations to invest in projects offering the greatest potential return. In that sense, it’s similar to how...
Going Digital to Improve the Provider-Patient Experience By Elyse Ruiz
As seen in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review. Technology has redefined how people shop for and consume goods and services. In today’s digital era, companies like Amazon, Uber, and Apple have revolutionized how transactions are conducted – at the touch of a button, anywhere and anytime. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, e-commerce in the United States grew by 14.6 percent in 2015, marking the sixth consecutive year that online sales grew...
How can you cost-effectively and efficiently harness technology to improve your population health efforts? When leveraging technology to enhance population health efforts, use technology solutions that keep patients at the center of your analysis and actions. Here are five technology best practices and five people-centric best practices to help guide your technology-driven population health efforts.
As seen in Managed Healthcare Executive. Leadership, according to the late management expert Warren Bennis, is the capacity to translate vision into reality. While that’s clear in industries and organizations of all types, it’s especially so in IT leadership, which fundamentally works to make an organization’s business visions real. IT leadership begins with the fundamental principles of governance, to help direct and guide an organization. But IT governance can be a challenge for many health care organizations, which...