In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about how to engage patients in their care. Patient engagement has always been considered a good thing in practices and health care organizations. Today it is vital to the business of delivering care. This Whitepaper Outlines 5 elements of Launching a Successful Strategy.
This white paper will tell you how to implement a successful patient engagement strategy using these 5 elements:
1) Define your organization’s vision for patient engagement.
2) Create a culture of engagement.
3) Employ the right technology and services.
4) Empower patients to become collaborators in their care.
5) Chart progress and be ready to change and adapt.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about these five capabilities to keep your practice independent:
-Strong Financial Performance
-Connectivity and Clinical Integration
-Ability to Win at Risk
-Adaptability to Change
For providers, Stage 2 Meaningful Use raises the bar across the board on what it means to “meaningfully use” an EHR: there are more core measures, new menu measures, and higher reporting thresholds. Reap the rewards by following these five steps to help your practice successfully achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
The right electronic health records can dramatically improve patient care, profit, and practice workflow. Learn how to manage the electronic health records selection process to achieve your desired results and avoid several common pitfalls.
We convened top academic medical center leaders for our AMC Advisory Roundtable in October of 2013. We also conduct regular discussions with a wide array of health care executives, including leaders of health systems, medical groups, insurance companies, and academic institutions. This whitepaper shares some of the key themes that have emerged from those meetings.
Our web-based patient communication system and services go well beyond medical scheduling software by improving all patient interactions outside of the office. Learn how physicians can communicate with patients online and improve their bottom lines with our unique approach to medical scheduling software and other automated messaging services.
Download this whitepaper to learn five issues that are most relevant to leaders of faith-based hospitals and health-care systems and examples of how faith-based institutions around the country are already tackling them in innovative ways.
This white paper instructs you how to ensure the viability of your community hospital well into the future with these five steps:
1. Get control over your financials.
2. Build patient loyalty.
3. Prioritize high-return projects.
4. Improve provider loyalty and alignment.
5. Adjust to changing reimbursement models.
In 2009, athenahealth undertook a lean mapping study of 25 providers at twelve diverse practices. This whitepaper leverages that study and best practices to provide the following five tips for establishing a clinical workflow that takes full advantage of the EHR and boosts productivity.
Health care providers cope with an avalanche of complex rules, regulations, and administrative processes just to run their practices. At the same time, costs are increasing and reimbursement rates are declining. The only way for a practice to achieve financial health in this demanding environment is to learn how to operate at peak performance level.
Business intelligence analytics streamline the task of gathering critical data across the health care enterprise and turns it into readily accessible, actionable information. Health care business intelligence is a package of software and services that offers clarity on and control over the vast amount of data needed to successfully run a medical organization.
In this whitepaper, we argue that traditional models for estimating HCIT costs are inadequate and overlook several business-critical variables. Our intention is not to provide a comprehensive TCO model, but to expose and examine the operational considerations that most TCO models fail to recognize or account for, and to equip executives to ask the right questions about the cost of delivering clinical and financial results stemming from technology procurement
The adoption of the ICD-10 code set will represent a significant change in the health care industry. This whitepaper outlines the five major risks of the ICD-10 transition that your practice should expect, as well as ways to ensure your medical billing, practice management, and EHR vendor is prepared to make your transition as smooth as possible.
This whitepaper serves as a guide to identifying an under-performing EHR and replacing it with a solution that delivers results. It offers answers to a number of common questions about EHR adoption and replacement and demonstrates how the right EHR can help practices get more money and more control, freeing up physicians to focus on patient care.
Payment reform has long been discussed in health care, as escalating costs have spurred calls for changes to the dominant fee-for-service model. Learn the capabilities that you can develop to not only help position your practice to respond to any of the payment reform models likely to occur in the future, but also make your practice more successful now.
Healthcare mergers and acquisitions and medical group growth have been strong industry trends for years. One reason is the desire for critical mass to gain leverage with payers as reimbursement declines and costs increase. Healthcare mergers and acquisitions may offer benefits for many medical groups; it is not without its challenges. Read this whitepaper to learn how to successfully manage growth of your medical group.
With the right EHR in place, participation in health care quality management programs not only helps you provide great care to your patients, but can also help increase your bottom line. However, the rewards are only worth seeking if the cost—in time and money—of collecting and reporting data to these quality programs doesn't outrun the potential gain. This is where your EHR and the services provided by your EHR vendor can make a significant difference.