Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to report on, and how to best use their EHRs to do so. This white paper provides you with the basic information you need to choose appropriate CQMs for your practice, and offers tips on how to use your EHR to store the data in a structured format.
All phases of an EHR migration require planning and an understanding of what data is needed to provide a complete EHR that supports clinical adoption, patient care, safety and satisfaction. This white paper examines the strategic considerations and challenges encountered when migrating data to a new system.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
When it comes to making decisions that positively impact care delivery and business outcomes, great leaders will tell you it’s better to rely on data than on myth. Through healthcare analytics, the clinical and financial leadership at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota used data to do just that—and set a strong course for reliable, trusted decision-making that helps address their most pressing issues. Using strong IT systems, accompanied by a cooperative and inquisitive organizational culture that brings together clinical and financial decision makers together to address pressing issues, put Regions on the path to create powerful healthcare analytics that fuel organizational change.
Creating a state-of-the-art clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program isn’t just about boosting coding accuracy. It’s a key strategy in managing the transition from volume-based to value-based care, say healthcare leaders. That transition is a risky endeavor that is putting hospital and physician financial performance to the test. As hospitals participate in new care and business models aimed at improving value, leaders must ensure that their organizations are able to maintain reimbursement levels, effectively treat the chronically ill—especially in outpatient settings—and gather accurate data that will allow them to assess performance and segment their varying populations. While some organizations often believe they are leaving revenue on the table because of documentation and coding issues, CDI offers numerous opportunities for improving financial performance, finds a recent HealthLeaders Media survey of 149 healthcare executives at provider organizations.
Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment.
HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Jul 15, 2015
UPMC is a cutting edge leader in harnessing the power of technology and accelerating innovation. This case study explores how UPMC was able to integrate clinical, financial, administrative, genomic and other information and use this data to:
• Improve research outcomes in search of cures and other diseases
• Determine the true cost of providing care with longitudinal patient records
• Examine clinical practice variations to benchmark and improve future procedures
• Strengthen information security, privacy and compliance capabilities
Given the wide range of technology options available, it's important for healthcare IT executives to pick the right image management technology and approach for a long-term sustainable solution delivering the desired performance and ROI. This whitepaper explores solutions for multi-layered neutrality, a standards-based framework for unifying medical images and clinical documents across the enterprise and community.
Hear how leading hospitals are using the Digital Clinical Workspace as a platform for innovation to improve the patient and provider experience, and enable the right device at the right time for the right task. The session will cover new key technologies to help protect patient data and cover the recent announcement of Target Platform for Epic 2015.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
Health systems that implement CRM-based engagement solutions stand to achieve significant strategic gains, from acquiring and retaining patients to supporting more positive clinical outcomes to increasing referrals to member providers and practices. Driven by easy access to rich consumer data and analytic profiling, as well as patient encounter histories, CRM-based engagement centers optimized for healthcare enable health system CSRs to quickly offer personalized responses to consumer or patient inquiries via multiple in- and outbound media, including telephone, email, social, and web.
Struggling to keep its independence, Wilson Stream Family Practice needed to improve financial efficiency and data management. With athenahealth's medical billing and EHR services, the practice was able to organize clinical data, make patient visits more efficient, and improve overall quality of care.
Gaps in care in health systems cause higher mortality rates and inflate costs. Download this case study for a closer look at how one health system used IBM CareDiscovery data to prove to their board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in both cost savings and quality of care improvement.
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Dec 01, 2014
You’ve seen the digital evolution that’s taking place in healthcare and you’re at your job every day as this evolution continues—and organizations seek to more efficiently and securely manage the proliferation and management of electronic health records (EHRs) and every type of digital file that relates to patient care.
With aging populations, new reimbursement models, and increasing competition, we are rapidly approaching a future where high-cost providers will not survive.
Oracle’s Cost-Effective Healthcare solution is a modern, secure, SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS solution.
Single source of truth
Secure, modern, secure cloud
Oracle’s Cost Effective Healthcare solution leverages Oracle’s modern cloud and provides a single source of truth to address risk and cost of care, while securing clinical data.
To reduce risk and cost, as well as better serve individuals and populations, visibility across the entire episode of care is essential. Oracle’s Cost Effective Healthcare solution combines cost, quality and clinical data to analyze root causes and variations. Our customers are transforming to more competitive, financially viable healthcare organizations using Oracle’s secure, modern Cloud solution.
During this webinar, you’ll learn:
Reduce cost by analyzing episode of care outliers
Alleviate risk due to clinical variations and value-based contracts
Lessen IT cost with a consolidated, secure Cloud Platform
Understand the tangible business value our healthcare customers are realizing
Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations are adopting cloud-based workloads at a significant pace. A 2017 HIMSS study found that 65% of Healthcare organizations were using cloud-based services, and nearly 88% of those organizations were utilizing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, which have become the preferred deployment method for many clinical application vendors.
This eBook highlights advantages of using AWS to create and maintain cloudbased Next-Gen BI Solutions for Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations. This includes use cases from diverse organizations that have utilized AWS and APN Partners to manage and analyze data, and to discover insights otherwise obscured by the sheer volume of available information. Solutions from APN Partners can help your organization take the next step in building robust processes for making data-driven decisions that improve patient care, organizational processes, and innovative product development efforts.
Our active and actively aging population is the dichotomy
fueling significant growth for implantable medical
devices. Innovations focused on mobility, engagement and
quality of life are directly targeting this growing population.
The implantable medical device industry is poised to capitalize on these unique needs, while simultaneously
meeting unprecedented cost pressures. It is time for manufacturers to seek expertise in inventory management
and logistics for greater visibility, control and profitability.
For implantable medical device manufacturers to be as active and healthy as the patients they serve, their
future depends on the ability to differentiate products — not only by price, but through cost, service and
documented outcomes. New trends in personal health tracking keep patients moving, and data collection
will similarly improve the health of your business.
Published By: Medidata
Published Date: Nov 10, 2017
Founded by physicians committed to advancing medical science, Worldwide Clinical Trials is out to change how the world experiences CROs. From early phase and bioanalytical sciences through late phase and post-approval, they provide full-service drug development services across a range of therapeutic areas, including neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, immune-mediated inflammatory disorders (IMID) and rare diseases.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Life sciences companies are facing increasing pressure to provide new products to market faster than ever before while adhering to the growing number of safety and regulatory needs. Pfizer, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, is transforming its business with an application network that enables the scale and speed necessary to compete in the digital economy.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
How Pfizer achieved a 69% decrease in IT project delivery costs with API-led connectivity.
How Pfizer’s application network enabled omnichannel physician engagement and secure clinical data sharing.
How Pfizer’s Center for Enablement (C4E) unlocked speed and agility through API reuse across the enterprise.
In the quest to understand how a therapeutic intervention performs in actual use – in real medical practice outside the controlled environment of clinical trials – many life sciences organizations are stymied. They rely on one-off processes, disconnected tools, costly and redundant data stores, and ad hoc discovery methods.
It’s time to standardize real-world data and analytics platforms – to establish much-needed consistency, governance, repeatability, sharing and reuse. The organizations that achieve these goals will formalize their knowledge base and make it scalable, while significantly reducing turnaround times, resources and cost.
Learn the seven key components for putting that structure to real-world evidence – and four ways to take it to the next level.
Healthcare organizations are under tremendous pressure to increase the quality of care they provide, improve clinical outcomes and control their costs. Learn to generate new clinical and operational insights by analyzing previously inaccessible data.
Published By: IBM ILOG.
Published Date: Oct 26, 2009
This case study will showcase the challenges of clinical trial data management, but the highlighted techniques are applicable to any business needing smart, dynamic and adaptive Web-based user interfaces.
Seksui Diagnostics servers diagnostic manufacturers and clinical laboratories worldwide with a unique product portfolio comprised of diagnostic intermediaries or critical raw materials, finished reagent kits for use on clinical chemistry analyzers, and point of care rapid tests. With the demand for accurately scaling infrastructure requirements, they turned to EMC.
In this whitepaper, learn the challenges needed to rapidly build a new data center from scratch and how EMC software can help create a new data center build-out in 3 months.