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.
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.
Predictive analytics have been used by different industries for years to solve difficult problems that range from detecting credit card fraud to determining patient risk levels for medical conditions. It combines data mining and machine-learning technologies to create statistical models based on historical data. It then uses these models to predict future events. Extracting the power from the data requires powerful algorithms behind predictive analytics.
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.
The right identity and access management solution can integrate with a healthcare provider’s EMR system to help keep sensitive medical data safe—and keep the organization compliant. It can provide valuable insights and visibility into accounts, access privileges and entitlements, across the wide range of users. By closing the gaps in identity protection, organizations can fight the threats of inadvertent misuse and intentional theft that may lead to security breaches.
With the proliferation of health and fitness data due to personal fitness trackers, medical devices and other sensors that collect real-time information, cognitive computing is becoming more and more important. Cognitive computing systems, with the ability to understand, reason and learn while interacting with human-generated data, enable providers to find meaningful patterns in vast seas of information. IBM Watson Health is leveraging the power of cognitive computing to help providers make data-driven decisions to improve and save lives worldwide, while controlling healthcare costs. Read our whitepaper and learn about the new era of cognitive computing and how it can improve health outcomes, optimize care and engage individuals in making healthy choices.
Published By: STARLIMS
Published Date: Jun 09, 2014
The laboratory is a strategic asset for your organization. Laboratory data comprises the majority of medical records and is critical for accurate diagnoses. Physicians depend on reliable laboratory result data to deliver optimal care. Efficiency is critical for laboratory success; it enables your lab to ensure patient safety, reduce operating costs and increase revenue. STARLIMS offers clinical laboratories a powerful solution suite, which includes configurable tools to manage complex testing workflows, enforce rules-based actions, promptly format and deliver laboratory results to clinicians by their preferred method, track and route bar-coded specimens within the lab and across the network for more efficiency, as well as distribute and manage bio specimen inventories.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: May 07, 2018
Learn how Life Sciences organizations can accelerate Real World Evidence by achieving faster time to insight with a metadata-driven, semantically enriched operational platform.
Real World Evidence (RWE) is today’s big data challenge in Life Sciences. Medical records, registries, consultation reports, insurance claims, pharmacy data, social media, and patient surveys all contain valuable insights that Life Sciences organizations need to ascertain and prove the safety, efficacy, and value of their drugs and medical devices.
Learn how Life Sciences organizations can accelerate RWE with a metadata-driven, semantically enriched operational platform that enables them to:
• Unify, harmonize and ensure governance of information from diverse data sources
• Transform information into evidence that proves product efficacy and safety
• Identify data patterns, connections, and relationships for faster time to insight
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: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Under the leadership of Stephen Arndt, consulting CIO, Medicalodges – a Kansas-based post-acute healthcare company – was looking to transition away from maintaining its own hardware on premises and needed a partner to help its small IT team maintain and monitor its data center infrastructure. As a healthcare services provider, Medicalodges is subject to HIPAA regulation. In order to maintain compliance, the company required a solution with inherent business continuity and redundancy.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Healthcare organizations are a favorite target for determined attackers. Any disruption to critical services provides a strong incentive to pay a ransom and patient medical data is highly lucrative for the information it contains.
Research finds that providers have traditionally under invested in IT security, which further compounds the problem. Read the report to learn:
• Important cyber security risks
• The impact of a data breach to your organization
• Key regulations around the globe
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: May 01, 2014
Virdee Medical, a busy private pediatric practice, traded paper charts for a hosted Allscripts solution in 2010. Now, with the improved efficiencies of Allscripts Professional in a hosted environment, Virdee Medical can focus more intently than ever on providing the highest quality patient care.
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
Learn How Medical Billing Companies Can Cut Costs and Boost Profits.
In this free Medical Billing report you will learn:
•How to improve first pass resolution rate
•To ensure clients are paid contracted rates
•How to manage documents more efficiently
•Keys to optimize workflow and collections cycle
•Better ways to manage data and reporting
•Tips to go digital and more!
Download this whitepaper to learn more!
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
The power of analytics is undeniable, but before moving your practice into the future you should know where you stand today. This whitepaper will teach you to implement a healthcare analytics strategy at your practice, which is essential to improving productivity, increasing profitability and improving patient outcomes.
Download this white paper and learn how to:
• Assess and improve healthcare analytics reporting capabilities
• Optimize medical practice efficiency in real-time
• Evaluate what you need from the right analytics system
• Manage patient populations more effectively
• Maximize profitability through data-driven decision-making, and more.
"In healthcare, as the trends supporting eHealth accelerate, the need for scalable, reliable, and secure network infrastructures will only grow. This white paper describes the key factors and technologies to consider when building a private network for healthcare sector enterprises, including:
Transport Network Equipment
Outside Fiber Plant
Reliability, Redundancy, and Protection
Services, Operation, Program Management, and Maintenance
Download our white paper to learn more."
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 06, 2017
Health care in America has long been a subject of debate.
Efforts to improve care, as well as medicine and its delivery, are
continuous. But there’s a new shift evolving today that puts the
focus on patients, and it’s powered by technology. Download now to learn more.
Up to 14% of medical records include inaccurate, potentially dangerous patient data as a direct result of failures in patient identification. Often, errors can be attributed to outdated manual processes, such as oral verification or written wristbands, which can impact the standard of care delivered.
In this white paper Zebra Technologies outlines the benefits of an automated barcode wristband solution, including insight into:
Reducing common Patient ID errors
The advantages of automated Patient ID processes over manual
The best automated barcoding options
Atrius Health Chief Information Security Officer Chris Diguette oversees security for Atrius Health, the largest physician-led healthcare provider in the northeastern US. The organization is recognized nationally for its use of health information technology. Diguette is also CIO of the VNA Care Network, a home healthcare provider and subsidiary of Atrius Health. As CISO, Diguette and his team work to implement and maintain a security infrastructure
that safeguards the organization’s critical health information systems and applications, such as its Epic Systems Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and the personal data of more than 675,000 patients at 29 facilities in eastern and central Massachusetts.
The emergence of genomics and advanced gene sequencing techniques has made the collection and storage of data a centerpiece of biomedical research. As the data generated in biomedical research becomes richer and richer, having the infrastructure in place to deal with data growth efficiently is going to be a cornerstone of biomedical data management. This white paper examines a joint solution that features data reduction technologies combined with a network-attached storage system that offers storage optimization capacities along with an affordable, manageable, and scalable petabyte-ready storage platform.
In terms of health care IT, what does the next five years look like? The IT team at Harvard Medical School — Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics (HPCGG) has focused its efforts on building a viable IT foundation with the right hardware and innovative software. The team also hopes to ensure that IT is not a constraining factor in realizing the benefits of next-generation sequencing technologies. Read this white paper to learn how HPCGG is implementing a cost-effective storage system that can integrate with its existing cluster environment for exponentially faster data access.