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.


Population Health Poised to Take on Leading Role

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As the ever-present goal of improved clinical care and reduced costs continues to loom, the healthcare industry has focused in on population health -- an approach that specifically aims to improve the health of entire human populations. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 provides some good news and bad news regarding the success of such population health efforts.  According to the study, overall population health in the United States has been improving – yet improvements have not kept pace with population health advances in other wealthy countries and illness and chronic disability now account for nearly half of the health burden in the U.S.  To improve population health efforts, healthcare organizations are beginning to turn to a variety of information technology applications.  This supplement looks at the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare organizations that are seeking to leverage information technology to better their population health efforts. Read on to find out more. 

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Beyond Basics: Healthcare Industry Poised to Explore More Innovative Technologies

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The federal government’s electronic health records adoption program seems to have whet healthcare providers’ appetites for more. As organizations are moving toward implementing EHRs in compliance with the Meaningful Use requirements, many are coming back to the table looking to broaden their technology consumption as well.

Certainly, the government’s incentive program can, at least in part, be credited with sparking this wide-spread move toward information technology. According to findings from the 25th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, more than 90 percent of hospital leaders have already qualified for Stage 1 Meaningful Use and approximately three-quarters indicated they expect to qualify for Stage 2 in 2014. Read on to find out what’s next.

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Big Data and Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges

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After sitting on the sidelines for quite some time, healthcare organizations are finally entering into the big data game. Fortunately, it appears as if it’s a game worth playing, as a report from the McKinsey Global Institute points out that, if used creatively and effectively, big data could be worth more $300 billion per year for the industry. Simply having lots of information, of course, is just the start. To truly improve clinical care and operational efficiencies, healthcare organizations need to analyze the data, turning all of the disparate information into actionable knowledge. Read on to find out about the opportunities and challenges that organizations face as they leverage analytic tools to emerge as big data winners.

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Finding A Better Way to Fax

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The healthcare industry is moving towards electronic health records at breakneck speed, yet paper and fax machines still prevail. As a result, healthcare workers often find themselves toiling away in two worlds: one that’s computerized and one that’s not. In the eBook, you’ll discover how healthcare organizations are improving processes, cutting costs, and enhancing security with enterprise IP-based and cloud based faxing systems.

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Meaningful Use: Strong Out of the Gate but Challenges Loom

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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

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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

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The American Medical 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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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

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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 technology’s application in the health care field.

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Health Information Exchanges: Making Progress, Meeting Challenges

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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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