Readying for Interoperability Step 4

Readying for Interoperability Step 4

  Develop Your Long-Term Integration Roadmap In our fourth and final step of our blog series, “4 Steps to Evaluating Your Interoperability Readiness”, we will explore what it takes to create a dynamic technology roadmap. At this point in our process,...

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Got Patient Dupes?

Got Patient Dupes?

When name and birthdate aren’t enough, it’s eMPI to the rescue. When your hospital or healthcare facility has multiple records for a singular patient, you have what we like to refer to as “patient dupes.” This costly mishap is a result of necessary systems in place to...

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What’s New in Healthcare and Technology?

What’s New in Healthcare and Technology?

Webinar: Technology that Empowers Healthcare industry leaders have been pursuing advanced technology initiatives for over a decade now, and the results are mixed, at best: In a recent survey, only 9% of providers “reported they’ve fully implemented products that meet...

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Why Interoperability (Still) Matters

Why Interoperability (Still) Matters

A follow-up to the 2015 AHA report Interoperability is the final destination on a long road of confusion that has plagued the healthcare industry. Today, interoperability doesn’t only matter – it’s vital to the call for healthcare providers and payers to offer...

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Readying for Interoperability Step 3

Readying for Interoperability Step 3

Measure Performance and Value In previous posts, we shared steps aimed at readying your organization for interoperability. We’ve gone into greater detail on step one here and step two here. Now we are ready to dig further into step three to measure the performance and...

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Readying for Interoperability Step 2

Readying for Interoperability Step 2

Evaluate Highest Potential Value A lot has changed since the fantastic article by David M. Cutler, “Where Are the Health Care Entrepreneurs? The Failure of Organizational Innovation in Health Care,” published in April 2010. There, Cutler maintains that volume-based...

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Readying for Interoperability Step 1

Readying for Interoperability Step 1

Finding Conversion Opportunities to API In my blog post “4 Steps to Evaluating Your Interoperability Readiness” I’ve set up a list of steps that hospitals, vendors and other healthcare organizations can follow to migrate legacy systems using HL7 v. 2 to new standards...

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Is the Build vs. Buy Argument Still Relevant?

Is the Build vs. Buy Argument Still Relevant?

What integration and security tasks should you take on yourself? Which ones should you outsource to a trusted partner? And what’s becoming the standard solution to integrative data practices? Managing the integration of your healthcare systems can be both a complex...

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Data Visibility: The Next Step

Data Visibility: The Next Step

Now is the Time for Integration Portals What are you doing to mitigate the risks that employees pose to data security? A recent survey found network users are the biggest threat to healthcare organization security, but shockingly 68% of organizations lack visibility...

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Introducing Market Map Search on PerceptionHealth.com

Introducing Market Map Search on PerceptionHealth.com

I love our platform. It’s the best in the industry and the reason is simple: it’s easy to use. And that’s by design. We built phTEAM so that anyone in the healthcare industry can log in to our software and immediately recognize value. Minutes after looking at a...

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The Rural Care Network Revenue Problem

The Rural Care Network Revenue Problem

Many Americans want to have access to quality care close to where they live.  However, many healthcare providers in rural and exurban America are struggling to keep their doors open and are wrestling with a rural care network revenue problem: declining patient...

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Quantifying the Volume Revenue Relationship

Quantifying the Volume Revenue Relationship

Our phTEAM product allows users a full view of their local healthcare network, from pre-acute episodes, through a hospital stay, all the way to post-acute care such as SNF’s and PM&R groups. A deep understanding of this network allows healthcare facilities and...

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Understanding Geographic Variability in Healthcare

Understanding Geographic Variability in Healthcare

Understanding reimbursement patterns is critical to any healthcare provider who accepts Medicare patients.  Fortunately, a wealth of data is released by CMS that helps shed light on the Medicare system.  One of the most interesting files released is the Hospital...

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Pareto lives in healthcare

Pareto lives in healthcare

Vilfredo Pareto hypothesized the 80/20 rule which became known as the Pareto Principle.  In his study, he found 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the people. Using the same basis, we hypothesized that 80% of healthcare’s spend is consumed by 20% of the...

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The Informed Patient

The Informed Patient

  Yes, don’t confuse the value of Google with your Medical Degree. For instance, Google can search through every medical article ever written on migraines in seconds and I can add my symptoms to narrow down the effects of the disease and then I can discuss with others...

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Price Transparency

A complicated story If you want to go buy a car, you simply walk up to the car and there is a sticker in the window showing how much the car cost, the options available on the car, and the delivered total. There is still some haggling to be done, but CarMax and...

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