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Before making an investment in any technology, it’s important to look at both the potential revenue and expected cost sides of the equation. Salesforce Health Cloud is used by many different types of healthcare organizations to increase physician referrals. The following calculator will help you determine the potential return on investment of Salesforce, when used […]
The lifeblood of many types of healthcare providers is a physician outreach strategy. A physician referral management system is often used to deliver on this strategy. Here are just a few of the types of healthcare organizations that rely on physician referrals for revenue. Hospitals Health plans Physical therapy centers Labs Radiology practices Radiation oncology […]
We are often asked what the difference is between Salesforce Health Cloud and EHR software. While there are some areas where these two systems overlap, the underlying purpose for each differs. We’ll explain the differences by contrasting the vendor environment and product offerings for both EHR and Salesforce Health Cloud. What is EHR Software? I’ll […]
We continue to see an increasing number of signals that the HIE software vendor space is shifting. As data needs evolve, the challenge is to keep up with technology innovations while optimizing IT investments. In the last few years, a growing number of HIEs have consulted with J2 Interactive specifically about migrating to another HIE […]
Salesforce World Tour arrived to provide a day of learning and networking. A small group of our team at J2 attended the event to hear what’s new with Salesforce for healthcare and life sciences, and learn what’s currently top of mind in patient management for healthcare organizations. First, what are healthcare organizations focused on to […]
Help! Your customer has an issue and they want to complete a web form to open a service ticket. All Salesforce orgs include functionality called Web-to-Case. It’s easy to implement, but it has limits – the biggest being the lack of support for attachments. In many situations, the ability for a customer to attach a […]
InterSystems’ technology stack, anchored by its interoperability platform HealthShare, is widely recognized as a best-in-breed solution for securely sharing healthcare data across disparate systems. To simplify the transformation of data from different clinical sources, InterSystems developed a data model called SDA (Summary Document Architecture). SDA allows for a simplified transformation of various patient-related source messages […]
When a hospital system moves to a new healthcare information platform, a question that often comes up is, “At what point should legacy clinical systems be decommissioned?” Data from legacy clinical systems often must be easily accessible to users for operational, clinical, and compliance reasons. What to do with legacy systems? Keeping legacy clinical […]
Telehealth refers to a broad scope of remote healthcare services. Applications for telehealth range from clinical (telemedicine) to mental health & substance abuse (telecounseling). There is a lot written about how telehealth can save time and money for hospitals, health systems and other organizations. There is less emphasis on the other side of the […]
Healthcare is undergoing a revolutionary transformation driven by data, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and engagement platforms. Population Health seeks to identify and engage with at-risk patient populations to improve outcomes and reduce cost. Population health initiatives benefit patients, healthcare organizations, and the public. When overall population health improves, that means a higher quality of […]
If you don’t live and breathe a certain technology, it can be difficult to understand what it is and how it works. Like many people, I’m still trying to fully understand blockchain. I do, however, live and breathe Salesforce. Part of my job is to explain Salesforce and Salesforce Health Cloud to others. At Salesforce’s […]
Interoperability has become more important than ever for ensuring patient safety. Large interoperability projects require a lot of resources for successful execution. Therefore, healthcare CIOs often need to consider whether to engage outside specialists to help manage the workload spike. If you do choose to augment your staff with a third party consulting team: What […]
Preventing hospital readmissions is a critical goal of health systems today. It’s a valuable tactic for achieving the Triple Aim, a three-pronged framework for optimizing the performance of healthcare organizations. A simple, proven way to make sure recently-released patients don’t quickly return for the same episode of care takes place immediately before the patient is discharged—Ensure […]
When the development team at Surgical Information Systems (SIS) asked if we could help them make some quick-win performance improvements to one of their applications, we jumped at the chance.
In Part II of her FHIR Dev Days wrap-up, J2 subject matter expert Ayesha Lefevbre tells us what’s next for FHIR. We have work to do, but it’s going to be worth it.
Many healthcare organizations are looking to increase their new patient acquisition rate via digital marketing efforts. For healthcare digital marketing to be effective, it is important that the patient journey is mirrored by internal processes and the right mix of digital systems. Rather than write in high level terms about a patient journey, I though […]
The first HL7 FHIR Developer Days conference held in the Americas just wrapped up. Today’s guest blog is by J2 subject matter expert Ayesha Lefebvre. She attended the conference in Boston last week and wrote about her favorite takeaways.
Director of Innovation at J2 Interactive, Steve Heard, takes us through some of the exciting elements in the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, the new way of leveraging data that’s more scalable and simpler to maintain than anything we’ve seen before.
Post-acute care continues to be a rapidly growing segment within healthcare. The growth has been driven both by economics and by technological innovation. On the economics front, insurance companies and Medicare have reduce reimbursements for readmissions that occur shortly (10 – 31 days) after a patient has been discharged. Beginning in October 2012, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program required the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce payments to inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) hospitals with excess readmissions. […]
Like many states across the country, Rhode Island is working to address the opioid addiction epidemic. Also like other states, Rhode Island runs a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) as one strategy to mitigate the crisis.