Published By: PhoneTree
Published Date: Mar 18, 2014
Learn more about the cost and quality of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and how studies between 2012 and 2013 show that there are improvements in costs, utilizations and overall health due to the initiation of PCMHs. Download the entire white paper to learn more.
Providers face an onslaught of daily practice management challenges. In this MGMA Body of Knowledge (BOK) brochure, uncover relevant and practical essentials to improve any medical practice. Explore areas such as operations and financial management, governance, patient care and adverse legal events. The MGMA Body of Knowledge helps you easily define improvement areas within your medical practice. It also assists all employees in building a sustainable business plan and optimizing daily operations for better performance.
Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
Partners HealthCare has implemented a program that helps surgeons and other clinicians easily apply best practice guidelines to a patient’s unique status. In this case study executives share the secret to boosting rates of appropriate use of high-cost procedures, and eliminating medical necessity reviews.
Even as the move to electronic health records (EHR) progresses in earnest, there are a myriad of challenges involving legacy data systems. Chief among these challenges is the cost of maintaining obsolete systems solely for the patient information they contain. When up to 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on maintaining the current IT infrastructure and application portfolio, organizations have little left to invest in much-needed innovation. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Survey, many organizations are still adjusting after their migration to a new EHR system. Hospitals need to get a better grasp on all forms and sources of data that they have—and the data they don’t yet have—so that the right information can be delivered to the right individual, and in the right context, at the point of care.
Registered nurses, with targeted training, are the secret weapon in the race for comprehensive care coordination.
Accountable care organizations. Patient-centered medical homes. Value-based reimbursements. Bundled payments. Healthcare is experiencing a revolution brought on by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that aims to put patients squarely in the middle of all their clinical and financial decisions. Payers, including government agencies and insurers, are tying the quality and safety of patient care to reimbursements, making patient-centered care a necessity in all settings.
Driving financial performance in the outpatient setting is a top-of-mind priority among senior health system leaders. But managing the differing clinical documentation methodologies and risk assessment strategies present the greatest challenges to optimizing this important source of revenue, according to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey. Provider organizations are finding the ambulatory setting is still a ‘Wild, Wild West’ in terms of assessing risk, clinical documentation, coding billing and medical record keeping practices. Download this report to discover key targets to improve ambulatory revenue.
Learn how a medical center improved their HCAHPS scores by streamlining the delivery and documentation of medication teaching at the patient bedside with an Interactive Patient Care system that’s integrated into the clinician's workflow and EMR system.
Regardless of the size of the vehicles, and often despite the utmost caution, operating vehicles can be a risky endeavor.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, highway accidents accounted for 37,461 deaths in the U.S. in 2016.1 Moreover, a recent study by Motus, a vehicle management and reimbursement platform, found that 40% of all motor vehicle accidents are work-related and cost employers a staggering $56.7 billion in 2017, taking into account medical expenses, property damage, increased insurance premiums, and lost productivity.2 While liability insurance is an important way for employers to address that risk, it’s by no means a panacea. Companies can and should be doing more to lessen the likelihood of accidents in the first place. And given that the vast majority (94%, according to NHTSA’s study) stem from driver-related actions or inactions as opposed to equipment malfunctions, one of the most important ways of doing so is to ensure that the in
Digital transformation and smart technologies are paving the way towards smarter healthcare. Medwel understands that the goal of smart hospital development stems from the needs of the patient. By tapping on ICT advancements in the healthcare environment, the common goal is to reduce medical errors and achieve a holistic approach centered on the patients’ needs.
Read more about the new MEDS-P1001—a 10.1” medical grade touchscreen PC that boosts
• Effective computing through low power consumption
• Interoperable through dual OS for different applications in hospitals
• Health insights based on smart interfaces of vital sign measuring devices
• Expandable functions through peripheral devices such as cameras, RFID reader, WIFI, etc.
• Refined and reliable design that is slim, lightweight, antibacterial, water and dust-proof
The Ohio State University Health Plan manages healthcare insurance benefits and wellness resources for the university’s 29,000 employees, as well as their spouses and dependents. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, and its Wexner Medical Center ranked #3 among 104 academic medical centers that were included in the 2014 University Health System Consortium Quality and Accountability Study. The health plan, medical center and university work together to help deliver safe, efficient, patient centered care to its members.
Trupanion, a Seattle-based medical insurance provider for cats and dogs, needed to find data insights quickly. With only 1% of pet owners insured, the process of evaluating a claim to approve or deny payment was manual and time-consuming. Building accurate predictive models for decision-making required manpower, time, and technology that the small company simply did not have.
DataRobot Cloud, built on AWS, helped Trupanion create an automated method for building data models using machine learning that reduced the time required to process claims from minutes to seconds. Join our webinar to hear how Trupanion transformed itself into an AI-driven organization, with robust data analysis and data science project prototyping that empowered the company to make better decisions and optimize business processes in less time and at a reduced cost.
Join our webinar to learn:
Why you don’t need to be an expert in data science to create accurate predictive models.
How you can build and deploy pr
Are you taking the proper precautions in identifying hazards for lone workers and reducing their risk for injury? If not, your workers could suffer delays in emergency response or medical assistance. Stay in compliance and help keep your employees safe with this Free Best Practices Report.
Published By: Grainger
Published Date: Dec 19, 2013
Occupational diseases and even death can be caused by air contaminants or oxygen deficiency in work areas. Employers must provide respirators and training to each employee who is or may be exposed to air contaminants or oxygen-deficient atmospheres when engineering and administrative controls cannot feasibly or effectively reduce exposures to safe levels. Workplaces with respirators must establish a written respiratory protection program that includes respirator selection criteria, employee training, medical evaluations, and fit-testing procedures.
This white paper from Symantec™ Health provides a guide for IT departments as they examine their current image archiving strategy and explore new options. It summarizes challenges, existing approaches, and the benefits of cloudbased archiving approaches.
Published By: Nextgen
Published Date: May 25, 2017
As the Northwest Ohio area’s only academic medical center, the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) delivers high-level physician education, while managing a 233-bed hospital for patients as well as 34 specialty clinics. This broad, complex level of responsibility needs a comprehensive, robust interoperability system to connect its different EHR systems so residents, physicians, and technicians can access data whenever, wherever they are.
With more than a half-dozen disparate systems, UTMC needs a reliable, robust system to tie everyone together so providers have critical access to patient data from the classroom to the operating theatre.
Read this case study to learn how the Mirth® solution has delivered to all of these requirements and enabled University of Toledo.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Apr 27, 2018
To make the best treatment decisions, doctors at Memorial Hermann required rapid, reliable access to patients medical records and fast insight into changing health indicators. Deploying IBM FlashSystem, physicians at Memorial Hermann can now rapidly access healthcare information and perform sophisticated analysis to identify early signs of illness and take appropriate action for patients 99% faster.
Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jun 02, 2016
Researchers of occupational electrical medical emergencies show that in a six-year period 32,840 serious but non-fatal injuries occurred, some 60% involving electric shock and 40% involving electric burns.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging legacy IT infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the requirements of the business.
Wake Forest Health turned to market-leading EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. In addition to multiple VCE Vblock® systems, the Vblock 540 with EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility. After deploying the Vblock 540, Wake Forest experienced an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end
users and decreased the time needed for storage provisioning from 24 hours to less than an hour.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.