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.
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
HIE- Doing What it Takes to Realize the Vision
As the industry moves toward sharing data through health information exchanges (HIEs), health care organizations are recognizing that good intentions are just not enough. They need to invest in the right technologies and overcome a variety of challenges to successfully develop and sustain these exchanges. This special report will provide insight into the challenges the health care organizations face and what they are doing to move forward.Click here to view
Data: Managing It to Make the Most of It
For years, leaders have been talking about how health care organizations need to collect and access data electronically. Now that the industry has become more automated and the electronic data is here, the big question is, what are we going to do with all this data? The goal is to use it more effectively, somehow turning all this disparate information into intelligence that can lead to better clinical and operational decisions. Indeed, a recent report from the Institute of Medicine points out that better use of data could lead to the system-wide transformation so sorely needed in the industry.
Information management which includes data integration, data analytics and master data management could create the business, or clinical, value needed. The articles, white papers and case studies in Data: Managing It to Make the Most of It explore how health care organizations can use information management to move their organizations forward. Read through this engaging e-book from SAS to discover how all those bits and bytes of data can be transformed into the useful intelligence that your organization needs to succeed.Click here to view
Improving Clinical Workflow with Technology at the Bedside
The articles, whitepapers and case studies in "Improving Clinical Workflow with Technology at the Bedside," illustrate how healthcare organizations can truly leverage technology where it matters most at the point of care. Read through this engaging e-book and you'll discover how healthcare organizations are enabling nurses and other caregivers to access much needed patient data and clinical information right at the bedside through the use of computers on wheels (COWs), tablets, mobile devices and bar-code medication administration systems. And, more importantly, you'll discover why it is so important to clear this adoption hurdle as such efforts routinely pay off in helping improve safety and enhance overall quality of care.Click here to view
Big data is already a rallying cry among advocates, a must have pitch to board rooms and institutions yet not everyone agrees what big data is or really means. The best consensus right now is that big data is a collection of opportunities to work with large and/or fast moving and/or multiple formats of information we were unable to make sense of in the past. Its not a tidy pile that can be organized, studied and filed away, which makes it difficult for companies to get their arms around. However, experts believe big data is ready to make its mark.Click here to view
Top Technology Innovations
The cumulative impact of widespread information technology adoption in healthcare has been well chronicled. One research company estimates that $87.8 billion could be saved over a 10-year period if serious investments were made to employ health care information technology. It's this kind of potential that has had many in the health care industry chomping at the bit, yet health care companies haven't dug in voraciously. This special report looks at what is holding health care companies back and the advancements that are being made.Click here to view
Self-Service Clinical Analytics: Improving patient care while reducing costs
"To improve patient outcomes, proactively identify chronic and high-risk patients in this new environment, and effectively manage their financial performance, healthcare organizations must be able to provide analytics at the point of service and rely on historical and longitudinal data to manage patient populations."
The advice comes from a report recently released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a New York City-based research firm. Certainly, organizations that are looking to survive - and thrive - in a health care environment that is literally demanding better clinical and financial outcomes are looking for a silver-bullet tool to come to the rescue.
Enter analytics. Analytics leverages data to help healthcare organizations understand trends, evaluate performance and make informed decisions. By leveraging analytics, organizations can move more quickly toward improved care and reduced costs.
Health care organizations already are using analytics to:
- Optimize revenue
- Streamline operations
- Enhance clinical effectiveness
- Reduce medical errors
- Improve staffing
- Stay competitive
- Optimize service levels
- Meet grant program requirements
- Eliminate supply chain waste
- Reduce A/R days
The articles, white papers and case studies in Self-Service Clinical Analytics: Improving patient care while reducing costs can help you discover how your organization can experience clinical, operations and cost benefits.Click here to view
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
ACOs seem like the perfect anecdote for the country's ailing health care system. In fact, they are positioned to drive health care costs down, but there are challenges. This special report will explain how ACOs can save the health care system if they can overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.Click here to view
Beyond Descriptive Data and Toward Intelligent Insight
Health plans and providers have never needed in-depth answers more so than now as they face changing reimbursement systems, the call for increased quality, and the omnipresent demand to bend the cost curve. In todays era of big data, theres no shortage of both structured and unstructured data, particularly medical data, for access to those answers. But in order for health care organizations to harness this data, they must move beyond descriptive statistics to advanced analytics.
As such, leaders are turning to the power of health analytics to model, optimize and predict, allowing them to ask sophisticated questions and get answers that enable them to draw specific, actionable conclusions on what, why, and how. All this knowledge, in turn, makes it possible to move organizations forward to higher levels of performance in every realm.
The e-book, Beyond Descriptive Data and Toward Intelligent Insight, provides a look at how analytics can be used to improve:
- Patient engagement
- Clinical integration
- Compliance with health reform and other regulatory directives
- Organizational governance
- Fraud prevention
- Performance management
- Health outcomes and patient safety
- Financial and operational management