Healthcare Technology E-Books, Case Studies
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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 technologys application in the health care field.Click here to view
Health Information Exchanges: Making Progress, Meeting Challenges
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 answersClick here to view
Leveraging Clinical Analytics to Improve Patient Care
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.Click here to view
Its often said that theres no better motivation than a deadline. Yet healthcare organizations dont 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 governments 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.
Health Industry Embraces Information Technology, Innovation Marches On
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.Click here to view
Big Data & Analytics
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.Click here to view
Mobile Health: Empowering People to Make the Best Choices
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 connectivityand 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.Click here to view
Revenue Cycle Management
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.Click here to view
Getting Real Results with Clinical Desktop Virtualization
Explore the Benefits of Virtualization in Health Care.
Adoption of desktop virtualization in healthcare is expected to grow by 44% in 2013. In addition to enhancing clinical mobility and productivity, workstation or desktop virtualization can also result in a variety of other benefits including reduced storage costs, agility, improved reliability and enhanced security. To succeed in a virtualized environment, healthcare organizations need to rely on sophisticated storage solutions.
Read this eBook and get an close look at the benefits of desktop and other types of virtualization in the health care industry. Youll also discover why healthcare organizations need powerful, integrated storage solutions to support virtualization.Click here to view
Accountable Care Organizations
The rush toward value-based purchasing is on as providers will be increasingly reimbursed based on care outcomes rather than quantity of services provided. The good news is many ACOs have gotten off to a good start. However, even though providers are making progress, the path to success is not well worn. Leaders are still trying to figure out exactly how to achieve the clinical improvements and cost savings promised by the care delivery model. This supplement explores the different options available to providers and what routes make the most sense.Click here to view
A large number of health care providers have successfully qualified for incentive funds by meeting the Stage 1 meaningful use requirements associated with HITECH provisions. The big question now is will the momentum continue as providers face the challenges associated with meeting additional requirements as the initiative evolves? Additionally, Stage 2 requirements present a larger challenge for providers then Stage 1 ever did. This supplement will explore the challenges providers face today and provide color on what they are doing to create success going forward.
Healthcare Technology: Key to Success as Industry Deals with Reforms and Consumers Embrace Mobile Devices
When the U.S. Presidential election came to a close last November, much of the speculation about the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came to a halt. What's more, with President Obama at the helm for a second term it is pretty much a sure thing that the government will continue to support initiatives such as the formation of health care exchanges and accountable care organizations. This special report explores how health care companies are successfully tackling health care reforms and how consumers' increasing use of mobile devices is impacting the environment.Click here to view
Will cloud computing be the silver bullet technology that transforms the health care industry from I.T. laggard to I.T. leader? More than half of all health care organizations have already moved some of their computing activities into the cloud. What's more, the health care cloud computing market is expected to grow from $1.7 billion in 2011 to $5.4 billion by 2017 and is expected to be an attractive alternative for organizations seeking to qualify for incentive funds.
This special report looks at what is holding cloud computing back and the advancements that are being made.
Leveraging Advanced Analytics to Successfully Reduce Hospital Readmissions
The emergence of predictive analytics is making it possible to get an accurate picture of the future and healthcare organizations are finding that applying advances analytics to data can result in sophisticated predictions, effective programs and targeted interventions that will improve care. This whitepaper offers compelling evidence of how predictive analytics is transforming the healthcare industry.Click here to view