Healthcare Technology E-Books, Case Studies

Health Data Management hosts eBooks which are electronically generated downloadable files around topical content. Register today to read about a wide variety of topics from collaborative reporting, to strategic quality initiatives and business intelligence platforms.


Meaningful Use: Strong Out of the Gate but Challenges Loom

Supplement

The federal government's electronic health record adoption initiative is experiencing great success so far, but the finish line is a long way off - and challenges remain as the program continues to unfold.

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ACOs: Providers Expected to Lean on IT as Accountable Care Gets Real

Digital Edition

Accountable care is moving from concept to reality. As such, healthcare leaders just might be discovering what Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, meant when he said: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” These words have taken on significant meaning as the accountable care model has evolved from a theoretical concept to when it was first introduced to a legislative edict and now to a real challenge as organization are trying to make good on the “dream.” Find out what ACOs are doing to try to turn their dream into reality.

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Time to Get Serious About Facing the Transition to International Classification of Diseases – 10

Supplement

The American Medial Association has asked the federal government to “reconsider” the mandate to adopt the new ICD-10 code sets, citing that compliance cost for physicians have just about tripled since 2008. The figures are prompting widespread concern. However, The American Health Information Management Association has urged the Department of Health and Human Services to stay the course. Learn what physicians and vendors are doing to prepare for the inevitable change to disease classifications and how they are meeting the challenges that lie ahead.

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Moneyball Analytics: Connecting and leveraging the best data across the health care continuum

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“Moneyball

Health care analytics can be intimidating. But with the right data and processes, analytics have the potential to change the game for health care providers. From reducing costs to improving health outcomes, a smarter game plan founded on the right data and analytics can create a winning combination for providers and patients across the care continuum.

But where should your organization start? Are there key areas you should be considering in your strategy? What, if anything, is working for other organizations? These are the types of questions we hear all the time in working with prospective and current clients. In our new eBook, Moneyball Analytics, we take a look at where to start, what to consider, and how to execute — along with success stories and advice from providers across the nation.

We invite you to download the free eBook — and begin changing your organization’s game, today.

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Visionaries

Digital Edition

It’s been a long time in the making but healthcare is finally approaching trendy in information technology circles. While other industries such as aviation, banking and entertainment have embraced information technology for quite some time, healthcare pretty much sat on the outside looking in. All that is changing. Read on to find out why.

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Unleashing the Value of Data Hidden within Health Care Organizations

eBook

Unleashing the Value of Data Hidden within Health Care Organizations

Visual analytics is revolutionizing how the health care industry operates and serves its patients in an era of increasingly demanding information needs. This e-book explores the intersection of visual analytics and the health care industry in great detail. Read and explore the articles and other interactive content resources in this e-book to learn more about this technology’s application in the health care field.

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Health Information Exchanges: Making Progress, Meeting Challenges

Digital Edition

Health information exchanges have come a long way, but there's still quite a bit of work to do. So the journey continues amid questions and concerns surrounding technical capabilities and long-term financial sustainability. How are health providers meeting these challenges and facing these concerns? Read on for answers

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Leveraging Clinical Analytics to Improve Patient Care

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The power of data, analytics and the subsequent intelligence from the combination of the two has been apparent to various visionaries for quite some time. Health care leaders are now discovering just how such evidence-based wisdom can move patient care forward.

Interested in learning more about how analytics is transforming patient care? Read this eBook and discover how the health care industry is relying on analytics to improve surgical care and population health; learn how to best leverage data and visualization tools such as dashboards; and find out how leading organizations such as Johns Hopkins Hospital and UC Irvine Medical Center are using analytics to transform the care experience.

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Adopting ICD-10

Digital Edition

It’s often said that there’s no better motivation than a deadline. Yet healthcare organizations don’t seem like they are on track to transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), despite the fact that the federal government’s October 1, 2014 deadline looms in the not-so-distant future. To meet the ICD-10 transition deadline, healthcare organizations need to start preparing sooner, rather than later. Additionally, providers need to address a variety of issues such as staff education and training; business process analysis of health plan contracts, coverage determination and documentation.  Read this supplement to find out why providers aren't ready and what they need to do to be ready.

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Health Industry Embraces Information Technology, Innovation Marches On

Supplement

Transformation is underway. 2012 set the course and 2013 is about getting the project done.  In fact, according to the Health and Human Services Secretary, 80 percent of eligible hospitals are expected to have EHRs by the end of the year. What's more, with government incentive programs healthcare organizations are expected implement additional information technologies that will help them succeed under payment models that are being required by ACA.  Read this supplement to find out what technologies healthcare organizations are implementing and which are successful to helping them get to the finish line.

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Big Data & Analytics

Digital Edition

Necessity is breeding innovation in the health care analytics market as providers and payers, under enormous cost and quality pressures, are adopting analytics tools at an increasingly rapid pace to identify and eliminate the financial and cost inefficiencies that continue to plaque the industry. But analytics has always been a mix of art and science. While the industry adopts analytics technologies, it also has to learn the discipline of analytics--how to standardize and govern data, and how to build an infrastructure that ensures they are getting to the "truth" of their information. Two feature-length stories in this supplement will examine the behind-the-scenes efforts at creating an environment where art and science can both be brought to bear to create value-based health care, where information can drive the decisions of all those involved in delivering the best, safest care at the lowest cost possible.

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Mobile Health: Empowering People to Make the Best Choices

eBook

Smartphones and tablets have fundamentally changed how we communicate, get information and conduct commerce. The popularity of mobile apps has carried over to the health care industry as consumers search for easy-to-use mobile apps for health information and caregiver connectivity—and providers scramble to deliver consumer friendly mobile services to build patient relationships.

This eBook provides an in-depth look at how mobile health technologies are helping consumers make better health decisions. In addition, the eBook explores how health care organizations can work with customers to leverage these emerging technologies in their quest to improve patient care outcomes.

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Revenue Cycle Management

Digital Edition

Mounting pressures prompt providers to zero in on revenue cycle management. Health care organizations and medical practices are struggling with less than ideal financial conditions as well as the imminent shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding. These struggles along with the move toward new payment models present significant challenges for health care organizations. Hospitals are expected to focus keenly on RCM to prepare for the changes that lie ahead. Find out what how RCM is helping solve the problem.

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