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  • Get HL7® FHIR® standard enabled today—How interoperability ignites innovation for healthcare organizations

    To integrate and improve your business operations and make optimal care coordination a reality, your healthcare technology must be able to bridge isolated platforms.

    At the industry level, the Affordable Care Act’s population health model—and its associated reimbursements—“is forcing healthcare entities to shift focus from amount of care to quality of care.” This means organizations must find ways to improve care coordination and share information across a patient’s continuum of care.

  • Spoks Fifth Annual Mobility Strategies in Healthcare Survey Results Revealed

    Now in its fifth year, Spok’s annual Mobility in Healthcare Survey is starting to reveal some longer-term trends in addition to annual snapshots.

    For example, organizations that report having a documented mobility strategy have nearly doubled, and the use of pagers has not changed significantly (in fact, in-house pager use has increased slightly over the past two years).

  • Revealing Product Variation Trends and Controlling Costs Across the Enterprise

    How supply chain leaders can use analytics to drive change, save money and increase operational efficiency

    Under pressure to control costs, supply chain and clinical area leaders face a number of challenges. However, a powerful analytics platform harnesses product usage data across all hospitals and departments, so you can start looking at product use, choice, and availability holistically across the IDN. That kind of visibility allows you to identify, share and adopt best practices for product usage, so you can drive down costs.

  • Seven A’s for Precision Medicine

    Precision Medicine is an emerging model of healthcare that combines all information unique to an individual, and identifies prevention and treatment strategies that will be effective for them based on genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors

  • Health Care Device Trends

    Mobile computing devices like notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-ls play a critical role in modern Health Care, but selecting the right devices for the job isn't always easy. In addition to security issues, many Health Care IT professionals are looking for more reliable, rugged devices, and need a wider range of device types to fit the different applications in their environments.

  • Tackling Complex Data Challenges in Healthcare Analytics

    Adopting data-driven business and medical processes into the daily workflow of medical and administrative staff poses its own set of unique challenges. Among these, one of the major challenges is posed by data complexity–making heads and tails of large amounts of data originating from many disparate data sources.

    Modern data analytics tools and technologies can help analyze complex data to benefit the institutions as well as their patients. However, selecting and implementing these solutions requires one to understand the underlying data and processes in place.

  • Holistic Data Governance: A Framework for Competitive Advantage

    The goal of data governance is not just to clarify who “owns” data but also to optimize its value. The data itself is merely the means to the desired end of improved operational performance. Accordingly, the responsibility for data governance efforts should fall at least as much on business leaders as it does on IT—and preferably more. This paper is intended to help data governance evangelists in both business and IT generate the momentum they need to make data governance an enterprise-wide priority.