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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.
The FDA’s Title 21 CFR 820 Regulatory Requirement means that manufacturers of medical devices that are subject to FDA regulation need to establish and maintain procedures for implementing corrective and preventive action (CAPA) related to device non-conformity. These procedures must provide for control and action to be taken on any distributed or not yet distributed […]
Our new client, Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange (RGV HIE), is launching an initiative to support health data sharing among Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers and hospitals in Texas.
Though our software development and integration work doesn’t usually give us direct contact with providers and patients, we never forget that those are the people we’re really working for.
Salesforce Validation Rules ensure that business processes are adhered to and that data is entered in a consistent format. Validation Rules run when a record is saved. A user is notified of invalid or missing data entry after clicking the Save button. Custom text instructs the user as to what needs to be changed. What […]
SCL has connected its Epic clinical data repository with Salesforce Service Cloud, enabling personalized care for cardiac outpatients.
Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) enable data sharing among neighboring healthcare organizations such as hospitals, labs, pharmacies and ambulatory practices and clinics. While the payer community largely sat on the sidelines in the early years of the HIE movement, they have recently become much more important players in this space.
I recently attended both the New Jersey and New York HIMSS annual conferences. Here are the discussions I found most notable.
Neal Patterson, Cerner co-founder and CEO, died Sunday of complications from cancer. He was 67.
Fast note, everyone!
In a continuation of the previous post, Glenn explores the challenges of integrating post-acute care data and how to prepare your organization for interoperability.
CIO Advisor Glenn Mamary discusses what’s driving hospitals to integrate their information systems with post-acute care facilities and outlines some of the benefits patients might expect.