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  • How To Stop Making Patients Pay The Price For Poor Communications

    Thirty percent of malpractice lawsuits cite communication as a contributing factor.1 Communication is also cited as a root cause in 21 percent of sentinel events.2

    Learn how you can improve your hospital’s communications in these three key areas and stop making patient pay the price for communication failures and breakdowns:

  • Health Care Executive Toolkit

    Providers face the daily struggle of care quality while still controlling costs. New care delivery models rely on the benefits of population health management like improved quality, strong care delivery networks, good health plan relationships and better patient engagement. Health care executives often instead face data silos, patient care delivered outside the primary care system, and outcomes affected by social determinants that seem beyond a physician’s control.

  • How to Gain Productivity in Healthcare

    As we continue our move towards a value-based delivery system, it’s become increasingly important for hospitals and healthcare systems to deliver quality patient experiences. In trying to achieve this, there is an increasing pressure to:

  • BUILDING ALLIANCES, BALANCING PRIORITIES: HOW STAKEHOLDERS CAN MARRY IT, SECURITY, AND INFORMATICS TO BETTER MANAGE HEALTHCARE

    How can your organization best leverage its information technology (IT) investments to better manage healthcare?

    At a minimum, today’s healthcare IT shops need to provide the systems to help clinicians provide the highest quality patient care, a high-functioning technology infrastructure that will seamlessly run those systems, and further tools to secure protected health information (PHI) and mitigate the risk of data breaches across both.

  • Case Study: Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

    Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center deploys streamlined EMR system to thousands of workstations

    Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Hartford, Connecticut. Since its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambéry in 1897, Saint Francis has grown into New England’s largest Catholic hospital, with 617 beds and major clinical concentrations in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and women and infants services.

  • How IT Can Help Forge Successful Healthcare Alliances

    Sooner or later, your organization is likely to form an alliance with another healthcare organization as a way to help you maximize payments under new reimbursement models, and improve accountability.

    The right alliance also can help you meet requirements from payers and patients for delivering quality, affordable care that improves the health of the community.

  • How Effective Clinical Documentation Can Protect Reimbursement

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set a goal of tying 90 percent of all Medicare fee-for-service to quality or value by 2018.

    At a minimum, physicians will need to ensure that clinical documentation has the accuracy, completeness and granularity necessary to attain reimbursement while remaining compliant with regulatory and reporting standards.

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