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  • eBook: Data Governance and Data Management: Integral Pieces of the Healthcare IT Puzzle

    Having clarity around data governance and data management structures is crucial when it comes to success in all areas that are health IT-related. Overlooking these factors can lead organizations down a path of uncertainty, while leaving their IT teams overwhelmed with minute tasks instead of focusing on the big picture.

     Download this Healthcare Informatics e-book for a comprehensive look at how top healthcare organizations and industry experts are approaching the data governance and data management topic. Some of the key focal points will include:

  • Industry Consolidation Underscores the Need for IT System Integration Planning


    Changes in reimbursement approaches in healthcare are unleashing unprecedented business forces in the industry. As a result, providers are consolidating into larger integrated delivery networks, hoping to achieve economies of scale and greater operating efficiency. Consolidating organizations need a solid integration strategy to be successful.


  • eBrief: Five Ways to Save Your Hospital Money with Better Communication



    Hospitals and health systems around the globe are looking at everything from tighter supply controls to energy efficiency initiatives as ways to cut costs and save money. Another avenue being evaluated more closely is communications. By improving communications and designing more efficient mobile workflows, hospitals can make a big impact on their bottom line.

    Inefficient communication is expensive because:

  • 2015 Survey Report: BYOD Trends in Healthcare: An Industry Snapshot


    Bring-Your-Own-Device Issues Are Changing Rapidly as Mobile Strategies in Healthcare Mature

    A popular topic for hospitals right now is whether to allow employees to use their personal smartphones and tablets for staff communications and patient alerts. “Bring your own device” (BYOD) is a challenging issue because it encompasses so many questions related to an organization’s costs, security risks, IT availability, and the varying needs of different groups of staff.

  • Case Study: Eskenazi Health--How Award-Winning Eskenazi Health Was Able to Recapture Millions While Increasing Patient Engagement

    As healthcare shifts from volume to value, hospitals are looking for new and inventive ways to increase patient satisfaction while achieving financial gains.

    Eskenazi Health, one of the nation’s leading safety net hospitals, activated the hc1 Healthcare Relationship Management platform to deliver a personalized experience to their patient population. Eskenazi was in need of a way to educate patients about the new state supported insurance program, HIP2.0, available to individuals who would otherwise lack access to affordable health insurance.

  • Case Study: Health Care Cost Drivers Identified/Acted Upon by Pennsylvania Population Health Management Company



    Analytics Converted into Clinical Action for Improvement

    Redundant diagnostics, avoidable ER visits, preventable inpatient admissions, and multiple gaps in patient care... these are just a few of the areas driving up health care costs without contributing to quality. But how can unnecessary cost drivers be identified? And, once pinpointed, what’s a workable action plan to reduce those costs and track clinical progress?

  • Offset ICD-10 slowdown by increasing patient collections


    CMS studies indicate days in A/R may increase by up to 40 percent during the ICD-10 transition. Can your organization’s cash flow tolerate this anticipated delay in payer reimbursements?

    Improving your patient collections can help. Even if payer reimbursements are delayed, your patient payments won’t be.

  • Community Regional Medical Center Improves HCAHPS Scores for Medication Communication

    Getwell Network

    Combining leadership engagement, Epic electronic health record (EHR) integration, and Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC), units at Community Regional Medical Center that utilized GetWellNetwork improved patient satisfaction scores.

    Through the auditing of more than 2,000 patient charts, they came to realize there were opportunities for care delivery improvements, such as:

  • 3 Ways Your Data Management Practices Threaten Your Hospital’s Performance and Reputation


    Massively Wasteful and Vulnerable to Errors…

    Today’s data management practices – which are massively wasteful and highly vulnerable to error – are not in step with the enormous volume of data entering health systems. With this increased volume of data floating around your institution, lack of attention and action to manage it appropriately brings risk to quality of care, staff retention, and the accreditation of your specialty units.

  • 9 Tips to Bring Order to Hospital Communication Chaos


    Communications in healthcare have become a web of information that is difficult to navigate and manage. Beeps from patient monitoring systems, constantly changing on-call schedules, diverse mobile devices, and the rise in care complexity mean more sophisticated communication technology is required to connect the right people with the right information for top-notch patient care.

    In this eBrief, you’ll learn nine tips to cope with the chaos and improve patient care.