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Healthcare HEALTHCARE'S NEW INNOVATION AGENDA

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Nov 08, 2018

An August 2018 HIMSS Media study revealed that providers and payers are embracing innovation in healthcare, thanks to surging consumer expectations and demands, new payment models and unique technology advances enabling healthcare organizations to redesign the healthcare patient experience. Read thi...

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Transforming Healthcare IT with Enterprise Cloud TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE IT WITH ENTERPRISE CLOUD

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Nov 06, 2018

With healthcare professionals increasingly relying on technology to deliver better care, it becomes critical to have the right approach to storage and compute infrastructure to support their needs. This informative ebook shows how to overcome performance, availability and scalability challenges for ...

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The Business Value Of Improving Patient Experience THE BUSINESS VALUE OF IMPROVING PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 17, 2018

With the healthcare industry bowing to consumerization, consumers are expecting and demanding higher quality service from their providers. Retaining patients, particularly in the current age of healthcare consumerization, is becoming more difficult. As such, healthcare organizations must take proact...

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All-Flash Storage: Improving How Physicians Deliver Patient Care ALL-FLASH STORAGE: IMPROVING HOW PHYSICIANS DELIVER PATIENT CARE

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Oct 10, 2018

This IDC White Paper discusses important healthcare IT storage needs for the growing provider market, focusing on how all-flash storage solutions can be used to provide faster access to patient data, including high-definition and 3D medical images and videos.

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Your Journey to Cloud in Healthcare YOUR JOURNEY TO CLOUD IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 04, 2018

As the cloud addresses longstanding security concerns, many healthcare leaders are finding themselves operating in a multi-cloud environment. Moving beyond basic infrastructure on demand to strategic innovations, this more prevalent cloud has become as an asset rather than a liability for coping wit...

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Multiplying the Value of Wearables and Patient-Generated Health Data MULTIPLYING THE VALUE OF WEARABLES AND PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA

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Oct 04, 2018

According to one recent survey, hospitals and health systems are no longer questioning the value – or desire – for Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD). In fact, they are demanding it. Indeed, a 2018 HIMSS Media report found that 90 percent of those incorporating wearable devices in thei...

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Pricing Guide: Electronic Medical Records Software PRICING GUIDE: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SOFTWARE

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Oct 04, 2018

When choosing an EMR system, you need to consider what you will be charged for and when, in addition to how much. This highly visual guide offers a clear explanation of how various pricing models work, along with actual pricing for popular EMR and Practice Management software packages.

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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5 ways Artificial Intelligence is transforming healthcare operations 5 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS

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Oct 01, 2018

While the practical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are still being discovered, one area of AI — natural language processing (NLP) — is already helping advance the revenue cycle. Discover how the right NLP can support accuracy, efficiency and revenue integrity by powering co...

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Physician Burnout Is Real. Here PHYSICIAN BURNOUT IS REAL. HERE'S HOW TO FIX IT

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Oct 01, 2018

A recent survey of more than 1,000 practicing physicians found that those who gave low marks to the long-term leadership abilities of their administrators were also more likely to report low confidence in their ability to do their job well and more likely to exhibit low levels of engagement with the...

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The Business Case for Physician Capability THE BUSINESS CASE FOR PHYSICIAN CAPABILITY

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Oct 01, 2018

This paper reveals data from a recent survey of more than 1,000 practicing physicians, providing insight into the various dimensions and manifestations of burnout. More importantly, it offers doctors, their managers, and staffs a way forward to address burnout and protect their organizations.

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Cybersecurity in the Age of Medical Devices CYBERSECURITY IN THE AGE OF MEDICAL DEVICES

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Sep 28, 2018

Countless studies and articles have confirmed that connected medical devices — from implantable products like pacemakers to diagnostic devices such as CT scanners and more — are indeed vulnerable to malicious exploitation. This paper offers both technical and non-technical solutions to h...

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AI and Machine Learning in Medical Imaging: From Potential to Reality AI AND MACHINE LEARNING IN MEDICAL IMAGING: FROM POTENTIAL TO REALITY

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Sep 24, 2018

To bring never-before-imagined quality and efficiency improvements to the everyday delivery of care using artificial intelligence and machine learning, healthcare industry software developers and researchers need to implement and routinely rely upon a technology infrastructure that offers both the p...

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How a Revolutionary Healthcare Provider Takes Care of Identity Management HOW A REVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TAKES CARE OF IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

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Sep 19, 2018

Founded on the premise that health care should be more patient-friendlier, a Los Angeles-based provider developed a HIPAA-compliant app that connects patients with doctors, allowing them to schedule on-demand, in-home care. In this case, study, learn about their journey to implementing a secure, uni...

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How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Preventative Care HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMPACTS PREVENTATIVE CARE

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Sep 18, 2018

With a dramatic rise in physician burnout and many physicians exiting the field prematurely, the healthcare industry is looking to artificial intelligence (AI) to provide much-needed support. AI can impact physicians’ workloads through treatment plan designs and repetitive jobs assistance to d...

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Best Practices in Cloud Computing for Healthcare BEST PRACTICES IN CLOUD COMPUTING FOR HEALTHCARE

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Sep 12, 2018

Healthcare providers face a variety of resource, compliance, security, cost, reimbursement, and integration challenges that have not only strained hospital IT departments but also have affected they way clinicians provide care. Spurred by generous incentives to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) ...

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Rising to the Challenges of AI in Healthcare RISING TO THE CHALLENGES OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Sep 12, 2018

How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) transform healthcare? What do healthcare organizations need to do to harness this potential? Learn more in this short, 6-page report.  Expert insights into AI’s potential, Practitioner perspectives on preparing for AI, Key infrastructural needs to addr...

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Post-Acute Care: Savings for Medicare Advantage Plans POST-ACUTE CARE: SAVINGS FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

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Sep 06, 2018

Post-acute care (PAC) comprises one of every four dollars spent by a Medicare Advantage plan. For certain conditions, such as congestive heart failure (CHF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), post-acute care contributes nearly 70 percent of the total cost of care.1 Particularly as heal...

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Beacon Health System’s System-Wide Telehealth Implementation Strategy BEACON HEALTH SYSTEM’S SYSTEM-WIDE TELEHEALTH IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

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Sep 04, 2018

Looking to get started with a system-wide telehealth program but don’t know where to begin? Beacon Health System recently launched an integrated telehealth program using a three-step implementation strategy. Read the case study to learn how Beacon Health: Formed a governance group representing...

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5 Strategies For Consolidating Clinical And Non-Clinical Payments 5 STRATEGIES FOR CONSOLIDATING CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL PAYMENTS

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Aug 29, 2018

Unifying clinical and non-clinical payments is one of the great challenges hampering administrative efficiency and optimization of the patient financial experience. Is it time for your healthcare system to consider payment consolidation? This white paper helps you understand why it is important for ...

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Six Ways Adaptive IT Systems Are Driving Healthcare Transformation SIX WAYS ADAPTIVE IT SYSTEMS ARE DRIVING HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Aug 27, 2018

New realities in healthcare are forcing health plan CEOs and IT executives to face the loaded question, “Are we ready for transformation?” Figuring out how to approach the question alone can be a daunting task. Grueling regulations and rising costs are only part of the escalating demands...

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Redefining Acute Behavioral Healthcare REDEFINING ACUTE BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

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Aug 27, 2018

This year, over four million people in the U.S. with behavioral health conditions — psychiatric, substance-related, or both — will enter an emergency department (ED) that is not prepared to properly treat them. This gap in care is causing widespread suffering while undermining the econom...

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Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service: Driving New Data
Protection Opportunities for Healthcare Organizations BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY AS A SERVICE: DRIVING NEW DATA PROTECTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Aug 22, 2018

The data protection market is highly dynamic, driven by new application workload deployments and cloud capabilities. Healthcare organizations are embracing cloud computing and are more willing to move certain workloads, such as IT operations, to the cloud. Healthcare IT executives acknowledge that m...

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CONTACT CENTERS IN HEALTHCARE CONTACT CENTERS IN HEALTHCARE

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Aug 22, 2018

Fifty-one percent of national survey respondents say they’ve had a contact center strategy in place 3 – 5 years, and 48 percent call their strategy an enterprise transformation initiative. Can maximizing this resource take your hospital into the future? See what your peers are saying abo...

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Is Your Provider Organization Maximizing Its Performance In Value-Based Care Programs? IS YOUR PROVIDER ORGANIZATION MAXIMIZING ITS PERFORMANCE IN VALUE-BASED CARE PROGRAMS?

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Aug 17, 2018

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in value-based care programs offered by health plans and government payers including accountable care organizations, bundled payment programs, pay-for-performance and quality improvement programs. Given the increasing financial impact as...

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Take the First Step Toward Software-Defined Infrastructure TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD SOFTWARE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE

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Aug 17, 2018

This whitepaper shows how healthcare organizations can combat increasing complexity within their IT infrastructure by implementing a software-defined infrastructure that delivers more innovation, simplifies operations, and improves patient care.

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The Impact of Mobile Devices on Hospital Patient Satisfaction THE IMPACT OF MOBILE DEVICES ON HOSPITAL PATIENT SATISFACTION

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Aug 17, 2018

Introducing mobile devices into healthcare organizations, however, comes with challenges. But complying with strict data privacy regulations while maintaining a secure network is possible when the right technology pairs with the right mobile device management solution. Only then can organizations en...

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How to Use Data to Improve Patient Safety HOW TO USE DATA TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY

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Aug 14, 2018

Today, researchers estimate that one in three hospitalized patients experience preventable harm and over 400,000 individuals per year die from these injuries. There is a gap in healthcare safety culture and the way health systems uses data (or think they use data) to understand patient harm and what...

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Electronic Signatures for Healthcare ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Aug 09, 2018

Healthcare professionals, administrators, and providers agree: it is time to remove the paper from everyday processes like contracting and procurement, HR, Medicare billing, patient onboarding and more. Discover case studies in B2B supply chain management, narcotics ordering and more. Understand the...

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Genomics: Consumerism, Commercialization and Health Care GENOMICS: CONSUMERISM, COMMERCIALIZATION AND HEALTH CARE

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Aug 09, 2018

To address the issues and potential of genomics in health care, the Center for Connected Medicine tapped a range of experts for insights on the opportunities, challenges, excitement, and concern surrounding genomics, as featured in this whitepaper. The foundations of big data security and storage, B...

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The real cost of patient misidentification THE REAL COST OF PATIENT MISIDENTIFICATION

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Aug 01, 2018

Undeniably, the most serious threat of misidentification is patent safety, but the possible financial consequences must also be calculated. In fact, when the University of Utah Health examined how much just one facet of patient misidentification – duplicate medical records – could cost; ...

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Healthcare commerce as a user-friendly experience HEALTHCARE COMMERCE AS A USER-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE

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Jul 30, 2018

Digitization is the absolute future of healthcare commerce — so, why do only four percent of healthcare executives and leaders state they prefer automated payment plans? Outlined in this white paper, readers will learn how healthcare commerce can transcend the age of paper-based billing by und...

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CHANGE READINESS: The Critical Component to Wellness Engagement CHANGE READINESS: THE CRITICAL COMPONENT TO WELLNESS ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 30, 2018

Launching initiatives are tiresome. And providing resources and information simply isn't enough. As this white paper shows, the only solution to greater engagement in health and wellness programs is understanding the individual's readiness to change.

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Strategies for Enhanced Treasury Operations in Healthcare STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCED TREASURY OPERATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 26, 2018

Every hospital and health system has a portfolio of key financial resources—such as cash, credit, leverage, and invested assets— that its leaders seek to deploy in a manner that balances the pursuit of growth with the organization’s risk management and financial health objectives.

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A Billion Data Points For Innovations In Care And Care Coordination A BILLION DATA POINTS FOR INNOVATIONS IN CARE AND CARE COORDINATION

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Jul 24, 2018

Northwell Health, based on Long Island, New York, is one of the largest private health systems in the United States. Northwell uses InterSystems HealthShare to take a “bimodal” approach to innovation. This approach ensures that Northwell’s mission-critical EMR systems remain up, st...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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Simplifying Healthcare Data Management SIMPLIFYING HEALTHCARE DATA MANAGEMENT

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Jul 23, 2018

Healthcare providers are under growing pressure to do more with the data they manage. Especially given the advent of advanced analytics, AI, and machine learning, healthcare must shift to the cloud to improve the secure delivery of patient care.

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How this community hospital reduced readmissions with improved care coordination HOW THIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL REDUCED READMISSIONS WITH IMPROVED CARE COORDINATION

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Jul 19, 2018

Transitioning patients between outpatient, inpatient, post-acute and home settings can be a major challenge for hospitals. For organizations participating in value-based reimbursement models, it can also be costly. This case study examines how Holyoke (Mass.) Medical Center redesigned its care manag...

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How Enhanced Communication Improves Care Quality in the Field HOW ENHANCED COMMUNICATION IMPROVES CARE QUALITY IN THE FIELD

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Jul 19, 2018

The first nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety is ready to help law enforcement, firefighters and EMS do their jobs safely and effectively, with advantages extending beyond first responders to those in healthcare who support them.

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How Digital Signage Creates a Smarter Patient Experience HOW DIGITAL SIGNAGE CREATES A SMARTER PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Jul 19, 2018

Given that health organizations want technology to meet patients where they are, digital signage provides a particularly poignant solution to address patient engagement because of its unique opportunity to enter any space in the healthcare landscape.

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EHR: Essential to Digital Care Delivery EHR: ESSENTIAL TO DIGITAL CARE DELIVERY

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Jul 18, 2018

Clinicians are challenged by the frequency and impact of clinical advancements. Their ability to stay current impacts patient outcomes and safety. Thus health IT must make good decisions about initiatives to enable the transformation of care delivery.

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Community-based Health Plan Improves Submission Rates and Recaptures Lost Revenue COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH PLAN IMPROVES SUBMISSION RATES AND RECAPTURES LOST REVENUE

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Jul 18, 2018

Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization based in Massachusetts. CCA is dedicated to improving care for a population of more than 27,000 individuals who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare and often have complex medical, behavioral ...

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4 Top Trends in Healthcare Data Analysis to Adopt Today 4 TOP TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE DATA ANALYSIS TO ADOPT TODAY

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Jul 11, 2018

From changing reimbursement models to an increasingly empowered patient base, the pressure is on hospitals to make better use of their data. But how to turn ever-expanding volumes of data into actionable insight? This report helps hospitals understand how they can use their data to gain the kind of ...

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Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Value Proposition HEALTHCARE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VALUE PROPOSITION

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Jul 10, 2018

According to the Wall Street Journal, deep learning systems have a fatal flaw: there is no way to tell how a decision was made. CytoSavvy is a pathology informatics software company using artificial intelligence to attack the big data problem for drug discovery and personalized medicine with a novel...

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Designing A New Path To Patient Financial Engagement DESIGNING A NEW PATH TO PATIENT FINANCIAL ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 10, 2018

Healthcare organizations face growing financial burdens and increasing competition for patients as a result of the move to value-based care, EHR investments, and patient consumerism. As they address these challenges, it is crucial to improving patient financial engagement practices. This report expl...

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How to Leverage Digital Marketing in the Healthcare Industry HOW TO LEVERAGE DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Jul 09, 2018

There are a number of reasons why healthcare is lagging behind other industries when it comes to digital marketing. Healthcare professionals, who deal with matters of life and death, face unique challenges. Patient confidentiality is very important, and potentially hackable electronic systems raise ...

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Setting Up Clinics SETTING UP CLINICS' SUCCESS WITH CONNECTED MEDICAL DEVICES FOUR WAYS IT CAN HELP

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Jul 09, 2018

You did everything right when implementing connected medical devices in your clinics. But now clinicians are reverting to old, manual workflows. Why? This whitepaper offers real-world tips to increase user buy-in in your clinics.

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Managed Security Services Models for Healthcare Providers MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES MODELS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Jul 05, 2018

Breaches and cyber attacks are on the rise in the Healthcare industry and the reality is that patient data and lives are at stake. With increased digital technology comes the increased exposure to cyber attacks that can impact patient care delivery, safety, and privacy. Due to the vast channels by w...

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Commonwealth Physicians: Three Lessons Learned to Achieve Value-Based Care Success COMMONWEALTH PHYSICIANS: THREE LESSONS LEARNED TO ACHIEVE VALUE-BASED CARE SUCCESS

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Jul 04, 2018

This case study is intended to provide an example of how physician practices can partner with Geneia to improve the cost and quality of patient healthcare and succeed in value-based contracts. Geneia does not claim that the outcome of this particular case study is a typical result, or that it is nec...

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Change Readiness: Critical Component to Wellness Engagement CHANGE READINESS: CRITICAL COMPONENT TO WELLNESS ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 03, 2018

Launching initiatives are tiresome. And providing resources and information simply isn't enough. As this white paper shows, the only solution to greater engagement in health and wellness programs is understanding the individual's readiness to change.

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Complex IT, simple approach: Ensuring security in an era of digital transformation COMPLEX IT, SIMPLE APPROACH: ENSURING SECURITY IN AN ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 03, 2018

Your IT staff needs a simple way to manage access to the evolving set of technology platforms. Your clinicians want to do what their medical training prepared them for: to provide excellent patient care. Bridging the gap between IT, security, and clinicians will be critical to ensuring that systems ...

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How virtualized networks can help healthcare organizations improve patient outcomes HOW VIRTUALIZED NETWORKS CAN HELP HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Jun 27, 2018

Maintaining an on-premises network is simply not a sustainable IT model for most healthcare systems. As this white paper shows, a virtualized IT system offers the technology needed to help increase patient satisfaction and improve your bottom line.

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The Holistic Patient Health Record: Image Enabling the EHR THE HOLISTIC PATIENT HEALTH RECORD: IMAGE ENABLING THE EHR

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Jun 22, 2018

This practical guide provides best practices for bridging the gap between the Electronic Health Records and image management systems, including guidelines into why and how imaging can be made available directly from within the EHR.

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Radiology RADIOLOGY'S PLAYBOOK FOR OPTIMIZING IMAGING INFORMATICS

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Jun 22, 2018

New regulations like MACRA, MIPS, and PAMA are changing the radiology landscape. Keeping your facility in line with new regulations means leveraging informatics to optimize and streamline the flow of medical imaging across radiology and beyond.

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Choosing the Best Health Risk Assessment CHOOSING THE BEST HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT

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Jun 21, 2018

An HRA lays a foundation for a good employee wellness program, personalized prevention plan, or population health management. This solutions brief compiles information obtained through WELCOA, CMS, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Patient Engagement Strategies to Achieve the Quadruple Aim PATIENT ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE THE QUADRUPLE AIM

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Jun 20, 2018

By prioritizing patient engagement pre-, during, and post-hospitalization, leading organizations are achieving the Quadruple Aim of enhancing the patient experience, improving the health of populations, increasing staff engagement, and reducing the cost of care. In this whitepaper, we examine each d...

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Improving Patient Matching with a Simple Plug-In IMPROVING PATIENT MATCHING WITH A SIMPLE PLUG-IN

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Jun 19, 2018

Accurate patient matching is becoming 10 times more challenging and 10 times more critical. Instantly and dramatically improve your EHR’s or EMPI’s patient matching without disrupting any of its core functionality. By injecting the power of Referential Matching, you will get the full val...

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Aligning Stakeholders in a NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM ALIGNING STAKEHOLDERS IN A NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

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Jun 14, 2018

Data silos preclude the delivery of personalized care and force patients, especially those suffering costly chronic conditions, into a suboptimal, passive state. Further, disengaged centralized data exacerbates misalignment between stakeholders throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem. MintHealth ...

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Patient-Centered Healthcare via Patient Generated Health Data PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTHCARE VIA PATIENT GENERATED HEALTH DATA

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Jun 14, 2018

A review of the current state of the healthcare industry can be summarized as a complicated scenario. The strategic imperative to realize the true potential of PGHD will be to adopt a standard interface that can turn actionable information into a tangible treatment plan by more efficiently incorpora...

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How cloud data visualization and analytics solutions are transforming healthcare HOW CLOUD DATA VISUALIZATION AND ANALYTICS SOLUTIONS ARE TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Jun 13, 2018

WHEN IT COMES TO INNOVATION, THERE MAY BE NO MORE DATA-CRITICAL FIELD THAN HEALTHCARE. FROM PROVIDERS TO PAYERS TO RESEARCHERS WHO ARE WORKING DAILY TO DISCOVER INTERVENTIONS THAT CAN SAVE LIVES, DATA IS AT THE HEART OF JUST ABOUT EVERY SOLUTION. EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS, DRUG TRIALS, AND EVEN P...

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Customer-Centricity in Consumer-Driven Healthcare CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY IN CONSUMER-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE

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Jun 11, 2018

With so many disruptive changes taking place in the healthcare industry, it’s difficult to overstate the complexity of challenges. From the Affordable Care Act and EMRs to the Triple Aim, the healthcare industry continues to undergo a top-to-bottom transformation that is changing the rules and...

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Turning To Mobile To Increase Patient Engagement, HCAHPS Scores TURNING TO MOBILE TO INCREASE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT, HCAHPS SCORES

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Jun 08, 2018

In this case study, you will learn how South Shore Hospital implemented a mobile strategy to successfully improve branding and messaging within their community of moms.  See how they aligned 40 different referring physicians into a single coordinated care protocol with a patient-friendly featur...

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Disrupt Your Healthcare System Before Amazon Does DISRUPT YOUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BEFORE AMAZON DOES

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Jun 08, 2018

Healthcare spending accounts for nearly 18% of GDP, with costs of chronic disease treatment projected at $42 trillion in 2030. Many healthcare organizations are not quite ready for change that is imminent to bring down these costs, but that doesn’t stop industry leaders like Amazon from steppi...

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How to Reduce Preventable Readmissions with Healthcare IT HOW TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE READMISSIONS WITH HEALTHCARE IT

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Jun 08, 2018

With 2,610 providers facing readmission penalties this year, the quest for efficient reduction strategies becomes paramount. As evidenced in this whitepaper, branded hospital apps can help reduce preventable readmissions and curb healthcare costs.

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Disrupt Your Health System Before Amazon Does DISRUPT YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM BEFORE AMAZON DOES

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Jun 08, 2018

Healthcare spending in the U.S. accounts for almost 18% of GDP, with per-capita spending double that of comparable OECD countries.1 The costs from chronic disease alone are projected at $42 trillion through 2030,2 highlighting the increasingly unsustainable burden of the American healthcare system f...

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Maximize Your Patient Experience ROI: The Business Case for Better Healthcare IT MAXIMIZE YOUR PATIENT EXPERIENCE ROI: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE IT

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Jun 08, 2018

The healthcare industry has been laggard with regard to technology and is now rapidly evolving to catch up to consumer expectations. The potential upsides are tremendous and will impact the way healthcare is delivered, received and tracked for the better, but the first step is to understand the new ...

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Evolution of Health Care and its Impact on the Real Estate Landscape in the United States EVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE IN THE UNITED STATES

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Jun 07, 2018

This paper examines the transformations and trends in the healthcare industry as it seeks to meet pressing challenges, including escalating health care costs, an aging population, the future shortage of physicians, geographical inequities in the payer mix, and patient demand shifting to a consumer-d...

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BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018 BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018

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Jun 07, 2018

This annual report offers an in-depth look into how healthcare employees, partners, contractors, and customers are adopting secure, reliable new technology to be productive with various apps and services, successfully fueling the industry's evolution.

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2018 Healthcare Marketing Trends for Providers 2018 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS FOR PROVIDERS

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Jun 06, 2018

“Private-practice healthcare providers are small business owners. Like other small business owners, they want to know what they can do to make sure the next year is better than the last,” says Luke Kervin, co-founder, and co-CEO of PatientPop. “If growth has slowed or stalled at yo...

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Patient-Centered Healthcare Via Patient-Generated Health Data PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTHCARE VIA PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA

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Jun 06, 2018

Hospital and health system executives are developing and implementing new tactics to meet the healthcare industry's core strategic need: a higher value of care at a lower cost. As a result, patient-generated health data (PGHD) has the potential to change clinical delivery from a haphazard and ep...

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Ultra-rapid next-generation sequencing diagnostics: the possibilities today ULTRA-RAPID NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING DIAGNOSTICS: THE POSSIBILITIES TODAY

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Jun 06, 2018

While next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology lays the foundation for patient-specific, genome-based medicine, the resulting data deluge creates significant problems. This paper shows how the right technology can resolve those issues.

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Achieving Plan Member Engagement in Consumer-Driven Healthcare ACHIEVING PLAN MEMBER ENGAGEMENT IN CONSUMER-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE

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Jun 04, 2018

In the healthcare market, the consumer is increasing – and rightly – the center of attention. Understandably, payers have traditionally focused on corporate customers who select plans and options, but the dynamics are shifting rapidly. Today, it’s the employee-plan members who have...

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Leveraging ANALYTICS to Drive Population Health LEVERAGING ANALYTICS TO DRIVE POPULATION HEALTH

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Jun 04, 2018

Population health promises to fulfill the goals of the Quadruple Aim, but sustainability has proved difficult. In fact, many population health programs never get beyond the pilot phase. This paper details how to overcome barriers to quick wins.

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The Top 10 HIPAA Compliance Fails THE TOP 10 HIPAA COMPLIANCE FAILS

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Jun 01, 2018

As businesses embrace digitization, defenders of corporate data have an expanding attack surface to worry about. But as this whitepaper points out, amid rapid migration to electronic medical systems, providers should not forget about paper records.

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Ideas to Make Health Care Affordable Again IDEAS TO MAKE HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE AGAIN

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May 29, 2018

More Americans are concerned about health care costs (85%) than are concerned about other common worries like retirement (73%), housing (66%), and child care (49%).1 While Republicans, Democrats, and independents are divided over many health care issues, everyone agrees that the top health care prio...

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Patient health records and confidentiality PATIENT HEALTH RECORDS AND CONFIDENTIALITY

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May 25, 2018

Individuals have a right to access their own health records, and in limited circumstances, access to the records of other people. The Government has made a commitment that patients should gain access to their health records within 21 days following a request. Access to health records may also be gra...

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Collaboration Is King: Stronger Payer/Provider Relationships COLLABORATION IS KING: STRONGER PAYER/PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS

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May 25, 2018

With the payer-provider relationship at the heart of a successful transition to value-based care, healthcare organizations making "the great shift" must create a roadmap leveraging best practices and robust supporting data streams to guide their way.

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How to Extend Identity Security to Your API HOW TO EXTEND IDENTITY SECURITY TO YOUR API'S

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May 25, 2018

Current identity and application security practices are not scaling to address the demands placed on them. As this white paper shows, to secure both identities and APIs, security practices must quickly evolve to incorporate modern identity standards.

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Digital Healthcare Is Inseparable from HIT Transformation DIGITAL HEALTHCARE IS INSEPARABLE FROM HIT TRANSFORMATION

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May 25, 2018

This whitepaper details three steps health IT organizations can take to shift their resources into working more strategically with a variety of clinical and business stakeholders to put data, devices, and applications to work to achieve real results.

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Diabetes in Arizona: The 2018 Burden Report DIABETES IN ARIZONA: THE 2018 BURDEN REPORT

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May 23, 2018

Diabetes is inextricably tied to obesity and physical inactivity. More than one in four (29.0%) Arizona adults surveyed in 2016 were obese, similar to the national median (29.0%) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS, 2016). Type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in the last ten years; cl...

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A Digital Transformation in Health A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTH

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May 21, 2018

Health is not immune to digital disruption, which has changed so many other sectors and redefined our perspectives. Moving beyond digitization into transformation is the new challenge, and health organizations are globally rallying with innovation.

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Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN HEALTH CARE

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May 18, 2018

It is impossible to live in today ’s world without being exposed to hundreds of chemicals. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have documented this exposure for years, and the more chemicals the CDC tests for, the more they find in human bodies. And the mo...

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4 Steps to Control Health Care Costs with Predictive Analytics 4 STEPS TO CONTROL HEALTH CARE COSTS WITH PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

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May 17, 2018

Medical predictive analytics has the potential to revolutionize healthcare around the world. Predictive Analytics can help organizations to increase the accuracy of diagnoses and reduce the health care costs. Do you know how predictive analytics is directly impacting patient care and health care cos...

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Physician Advisor Programs PHYSICIAN ADVISOR PROGRAMS

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May 15, 2018

Today, hospitals face growing pressure from government and commercial payers to manage their utilization of services and provide justification for clinical decision-making in line with evidence-based practices. Physician advisor programs have emerged as a way for hospitals to achieve their financial...

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The Healthcare Executive’s Guide THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE’S GUIDE

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May 15, 2018

Managing the complex financial aspects of your healthcare business is a daunting task. You need a holistic, intuitive and intelligent solution that empowers you to be proactive and control costs with precision. Use this guide to make the most informed decision when selecting an ERP solution where be...

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How e-prescribing technology solutions can cut paper prescriptions, boost provider and patient satisfaction HOW E-PRESCRIBING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CAN CUT PAPER PRESCRIPTIONS, BOOST PROVIDER AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

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May 15, 2018

Before implementing electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), providers at Gundersen Health System were required to use paper prescriptions, resulting in a frustrating workflow that affected physicians and patients. Patients were required to travel long distances to receive paper presc...

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Social Determinants of Health: The barriers between us and better health SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: THE BARRIERS BETWEEN US AND BETTER HEALTH

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May 10, 2018

The term social determinants of health (SDoH) is often used to refer to any nonmedical factors influencing health, including health-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs or behaviors (e.g. smoking); however, SDoH also include “upstream” factors, such as social disadvantage, risk exposure...

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The Transformation of Behavioral Health Care Begins in the ED THE TRANSFORMATION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE BEGINS IN THE ED

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May 10, 2018

The struggle to address the crisis in emergency psychiatry impacts patient safety, quality of care, hospital efficiency, and the bottom line. Industry leaders agree early intervention is critical. Since the vast majority of psychiatric emergencies resolve within 24 hours, hospitals can prevent unnec...

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Challenges of Implementing Healthcare Simulation in Community Colleges CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING HEALTHCARE SIMULATION IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES

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May 09, 2018

The use of simulation has been an integral part of healthcare education in community colleges for many years. Applying the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM to implement high-fidelity simulation education experien...

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Using AI to meet operational, clinical goals USING AI TO MEET OPERATIONAL, CLINICAL GOALS

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May 05, 2018

In this paper, we will explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can help health IT leaders drive operational efficiency and support clinical decision making.  The paper will delve into four key ways in which AI can support the goals of health IT leaders as they continue to manage their digital ...

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Improving Patient Experience by Modernizing the Healthcare Contact Center IMPROVING PATIENT EXPERIENCE BY MODERNIZING THE HEALTHCARE CONTACT CENTER

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Apr 20, 2018

Improving Patient Experience by Modernizing the Healthcare Contact Center In order to keep up with this increased volume while improving patient satisfaction and brand reputation, many healthcare organizations are moving toward a more intelligent, personalized, patient-centric contact center. This w...

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Improve and Secure Healthcare Delivery with Digital Identity IMPROVE AND SECURE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY WITH DIGITAL IDENTITY

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Apr 19, 2018

This informative whitepaper offers details about a platform offering a solid identity and access management (IAM) foundation to help hundreds of healthcare payers, providers, and life sciences organizations achieve better experiences and outcomes.

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Business Implications of Cultural Humility in the Healthcare Setting BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS OF CULTURAL HUMILITY IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING

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Apr 17, 2018

Want to boost patients’ trust and support the delivery of higher quality care while building business value and maximizing revenue? Download our latest white paper, “Business Implications of Cultural Humility in the Healthcare Setting,” to learn about the impact of social responsib...

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10 Nurse Advice Line Best Practices: Proven Strategies for Enhancing Care and Cutting Costs 10 NURSE ADVICE LINE BEST PRACTICES: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING CARE AND CUTTING COSTS

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Apr 16, 2018

The pressure to provide high quality care at a lower cost has never been greater. The shift to value-based care, nurse and physician shortages, inappropriate emergent care utilization, and escalating consumer demands makes the situation more complex for plans and providers alike. A comprehensive tel...

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Healthcare 2020: How Automated Patient Experiences will Transform the Landscape HEALTHCARE 2020: HOW AUTOMATED PATIENT EXPERIENCES WILL TRANSFORM THE LANDSCAPE

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Apr 12, 2018

Today, healthcare providers are working hard to advance the holistic experience of their patients, both through concepts formerly linked most prominently with customer service in the B2C sphere such as retention and loyalty, as well as in the improvement of healthcare outcomes and provision of touch...

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NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

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Apr 12, 2018

Data silos preclude the delivery of personalized care and force patients, especially those suffering costly chronic conditions, into a suboptimal, passive state. Further, disengaged centralized data exacerbates misalignment between stakeholders throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem. Mint Health...

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The Medicare Advantage Opportunity THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE OPPORTUNITY

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Apr 11, 2018

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans is quickly growing, and providers and payers alike have an opportunity to capitalize on this growing segment. This white paper outlines the industry landscape and considerations for payers and providers around their MA strategies.

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Using Technology to Revolutionize the Health Care Industry USING TECHNOLOGY TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY

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Apr 11, 2018

In today's healthcare industry, technology is playing an extremely important role. Integrating care coordination and analytics in a single platform is not only more efficient but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations. Flexible and customizable ana...

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The U.S. Healthcare Implications of Europe’s Stricter Data Privacy Regulations THE U.S. HEALTHCARE IMPLICATIONS OF EUROPE’S STRICTER DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS

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Apr 11, 2018

Effective May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) promises to levy business-crushing fines on companies that fail to protect consumers’ personal data. A wide array of U.S. healthcare organizations that market to, serve and/or employ EU residents will find t...

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2018 WEX Health Clear Insights Report 2018 WEX HEALTH CLEAR INSIGHTS REPORT

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Apr 05, 2018

As a leading provider of healthcare financial management technology and services, WEX Health feels a sense of responsibility to continuously deliver more ways to help consumers be better prepared for healthcare costs now and in the future. Together with our WEX Health Partners, we collectively serve...

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Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2018 TOP 10 HEALTH TECHNOLOGY HAZARDS FOR 2018

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Apr 05, 2018

ECRI Institute is providing this abridged version of its 2018 Top 10 list of health technology hazards as a free public service to inform healthcare facilities about important safety issues involving the use of medical devices and systems. The full report—including detailed problem description...

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Top 4 Network Security Challenges in Healthcare TOP 4 NETWORK SECURITY CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 04, 2018

CIO’s and IT professionals in healthcare organizations are tasked with achieving a balance between the demand for universal access to information and the need to ensure security. In particular, four critical challenges these organizations face in terms of striking this balance. Evolving securi...

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THE ECONOMICS OF PATIENT SAFETY IN PRIMARY AND AMBULATORY CARE THE ECONOMICS OF PATIENT SAFETY IN PRIMARY AND AMBULATORY CARE

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Apr 04, 2018

The aim of this report, which can be considered a follow-up to the 2017 OECD report, is to examine the economics of patient safety specifically in primary and ambulatory care given (a) the growing importance of this setting in maintaining population health against the background of health and financ...

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The Move Toward Mobile: How Smart Devices are Changing the Healthcare Landscape THE MOVE TOWARD MOBILE: HOW SMART DEVICES ARE CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE

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Apr 04, 2018

Smart Devices in Medical and Healthcare: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare today? What is the use of smart devices in healthcare? What is the impact of mobile technology on healthcare? What is the future of mobile technology in healthcare? Use of Smart devices by healthcare profession...

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Healthcare Leader HEALTHCARE LEADER'S GUIDE: PREVENTING PATIENT HARM THROUGH BETTER COMMUNICATIONS

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Apr 02, 2018

The first mistake this organization made was treating each clinical department as its own island. The separate communication tool worked well within one area. The breakdown occurred when interdepartmental exchanges needed to happen and patients’ lives were put on the line when staff had diffic...

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2018 The State of Mental Health in America 2018 THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA

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Mar 28, 2018

For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. In developing the report, MHA looked at 15 different measures to determine the ranki...

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The 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report THE 8TH ANNUAL INDUSTRY PULSE REPORT

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Mar 28, 2018

The annual national survey identifies what payers and other healthcare stakeholders see as the top challenges facing the industry, and as well as the greatest opportunities for positive change. For the past eight years, Change Healthcare has commissioned an online survey in an effort to determine an...

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Mental Health in The Workplace MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

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Mar 23, 2018

This year’s theme, “Mental Health in the Workplace,” addresses the value of promoting well-being in work settings of all kinds, from agriculture to industry, finance, government, technology, and beyond. Mental health is often neglected as a key aspect of employees’ overall he...

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THE STATE OF MOBILE HEALTHCARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT THE STATE OF MOBILE HEALTHCARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT THE STATE OF MOBILE HEALTHCARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT THE STATE OF MOBILE HEALTHCARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 22, 2018

Today’s over-worked, well-informed consumer demands a healthcare system willing to accommodate their busy schedules, providing them with useful information at the click of a button or swipe of a screen. With the convergence of medical apps available on the market today, it has become blatantly...

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Hospital Pharmacies Offer An Untapped Source Of Powerful Cost Savings HOSPITAL PHARMACIES OFFER AN UNTAPPED SOURCE OF POWERFUL COST SAVINGS

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Mar 22, 2018

Facing increasing margin pressures—and having already implemented many proven cost reduction and revenue-increasing measures—hospitals and health systems have to find new ways of reducing their costs without compromising quality or patient safety. By drawing on the expertise of their pha...

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Improving information security by automating provisioning and identity management IMPROVING INFORMATION SECURITY BY AUTOMATING PROVISIONING AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

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Mar 22, 2018

Given the increased threats healthcare faces today, the industry needs to enhance its approach to access risk. Ultimately, today’s SSO solutions are not enough by themselves. This whitepaper addresses the need for greater due diligence and a proactive approach, day in and day out. SSO tools ne...

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Population Health Management: Optimizing Pharmacy’s Capacity for Value-Based Patient Care POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT: OPTIMIZING PHARMACY’S CAPACITY FOR VALUE-BASED PATIENT CARE

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Mar 22, 2018

This whitepaper addresses value-based health care as a driver of Population Health Management (PHM), the integral role of pharmacy-based Population Health Management, and strategies for optimizing patient care capacity to improve health outcomes and lower costs of patient care.

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Conquering The Complexity Of Integrated Care Management CONQUERING THE COMPLEXITY OF INTEGRATED CARE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 20, 2018

With the help of Population Health Advisors, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare is changing the culture toward more effective and efficient care coordination that reduces costs and improves quality for the health system’s patients.

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Driving Standardization of High-Quality Care with Clinical Pathways DRIVING STANDARDIZATION OF HIGH-QUALITY CARE WITH CLINICAL PATHWAYS

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Mar 19, 2018

Healthcare institutions have identified challenges with reducing unwarranted care variation, especially as they seek to adopt risk-based reimbursement models. Effective care standardization can serve as a competitive advantage by reducing complications, improving outcomes, and increasing a health sy...

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Adolescents, Technology and Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs and Pregnancy ADOLESCENTS, TECHNOLOGY AND REDUCING RISK FOR HIV, STDS AND PREGNANCY

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Mar 18, 2018

Digital technology, including the internet, mobile phones, and gaming, increasingly influences the lives of adolescents. Ninety-three percent of youth, aged 12–17 years, are online, 75% have a mobile phone (Lenhart et al., 2010a), and 97% play video games (Lenhart et al., 2008). These technolo...

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National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE

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Mar 17, 2018

The new NHS 1 announced the Government’s intention to modernise the NHS. It set out a number of important principles and a range of measures to improve the quality of care and reduce unacceptable variations. Services should be accessible on the basis of need irrespective of age, gender, race, ...

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Trends in Digital Health How technology is impacting patient care TRENDS IN DIGITAL HEALTH HOW TECHNOLOGY IS IMPACTING PATIENT CARE

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Mar 16, 2018

In an effort to understand how digital health plays an increasingly vital role in the way patients manage their health, as well as the means by which care teams manage their patients, Validic conducted a survey of the Healthcare Dive readership. This survey gathers and shares insight on how digital ...

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The Patient Engagement Dilemma THE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT DILEMMA

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Mar 15, 2018

In an effort to reduce costs and improve patient clinical outcomes, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the US has been instrumental in driving widespread changes in the healthcare delivery system. These changes have caused a cultural shift in the way in which clinicians and patients interact and share...

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Value-Based Payments: Getting from Here to There VALUE-BASED PAYMENTS: GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE

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Mar 15, 2018

Recognizing the need to transition from a traditional fee-for-service model, see how a not-for-profit health plan not only lowered healthcare costs but also adopted new provider contract and payment models and implemented value-based reimbursements.

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Patient and doctor-centric health ecosystem in specialized medicine engineered on the blockchain PATIENT AND DOCTOR-CENTRIC HEALTH ECOSYSTEM IN SPECIALIZED MEDICINE ENGINEERED ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

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Mar 15, 2018

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease would you not like to feel as if you could take immediate control over the situation? Wouldn’t you like to gain access to the knowledge of world-leading specialists who understand the condition intimately? Woul...

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The patient is the fastest growing payer. Is your hospital prepared? THE PATIENT IS THE FASTEST GROWING PAYER. IS YOUR HOSPITAL PREPARED?

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Mar 14, 2018

The growth in patient financial responsibility for medical costs is one of the most significant trends to affect health care providers in recent years. Patients are now one of the biggest payors, which requires medical providers to make drastic changes to their billing and payment systems. Is your h...

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Embracing Population Health Management EMBRACING POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

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Mar 14, 2018

The march toward value-based healthcare and population health management is driving significant changes across the larger healthcare ecosystem. The urgency to affect lengths of stay, left-before-being-seen rates, and other measures while simultaneously improving patient outcomes and satisfaction is ...

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The NHS Cancer Plan THE NHS CANCER PLAN

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Mar 11, 2018

This Cancer Plan sets out the first ever comprehensive strategy to tackle the disease. It is the first time any government has drawn up a major programme of action linking prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and research. There is much in our cancer services of which we can rightly be proud. Rese...

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The C-Suite battle plan for cyber security attacks in healthcare THE C-SUITE BATTLE PLAN FOR CYBER SECURITY ATTACKS IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 10, 2018

Cybersecurity is an evolving battlefield confronting the healthcare industry with unprecedented threats. Learn how to out-maneuver your opponents and secure your healthcare facility by employing astute military-inspired strategies and cutting-edge technologies. This whitepaper will offer you a fresh...

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The Value of Cloud Fax for Hospitals and Health Systems THE VALUE OF CLOUD FAX FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS

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Mar 09, 2018

As a healthcare IT leader today, nearly two decades into the 21st century, you expect to confront various technical issues within your organization; your product team needs the approval to upgrade the cloud app they use for their roadmaps, your business analysts can’t access a mission-critical...

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Organizing Hospital and Health System Investment Platforms ORGANIZING HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SYSTEM INVESTMENT PLATFORMS

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Mar 09, 2018

To address healthcare leaders' growing concerns about ensuring their organization's long-term health, this article suggests an approach to help leaders articulate the priorities of their invested asset program and tailor a sustainable management approach.

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The Unprecedented Convergence of Healthcare and Technology THE UNPRECEDENTED CONVERGENCE OF HEALTHCARE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 08, 2018

Health IT adoption and spending trends indicate the unprecedented convergence of healthcare and technology as the industry transitions to value-based care models. HIMSS Analytics and Validic have partnered to break down the 2016 healthcare and technology industry trends supported by global research ...

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Everyone is a Cancer Patient EVERYONE IS A CANCER PATIENT

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Mar 08, 2018

Cancer is a disease of accumulating genetic copy-paste errors; a Russian roulette of cell division subject to an ever-expanding list of environmental vectors. If given enough time, or a long enough lifespan, everyone will develop a malignancy. In the time it takes you to read this white paper, 20 pe...

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IMPROVING ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE CANCER THERAPIES
IN CANADA IMPROVING ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE CANCER THERAPIES IN CANADA

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Mar 07, 2018

According to 2017 Canadian Cancer Society statistics, almost half of all Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. Cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for 30.2% of lives lost nation-wide. Advances in the molecular characterization of many cancers have led to a sub...

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3 Components to high-performing healthcare facilities: Data, communication and engagement 3 COMPONENTS TO HIGH-PERFORMING HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: DATA, COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT

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Mar 07, 2018

When organizations successfully engage their customers and employees, they experience a 240% boost in performance-related business outcomes, reports Gallup. On the surface, these may seem like separate issues – swaying internal audiences, showing value and engaging employees. In this resource,...

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Aligning Needs & Skills for Profitable Healthcare Facilities ALIGNING NEEDS & SKILLS FOR PROFITABLE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

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Mar 07, 2018

Developing a new generation of workers well equipped to remake the business as new challenges arise is a huge fear of CEOs, reports industry media. It’s a very real challenge: By 2030, 10,000 people per day will reach the average retirement age of 65, says the Pew Research Center. But don&rsqu...

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Document Management for Healthcare Staffing DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE STAFFING

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Mar 06, 2018

A user-friendly healthcare document management platform can save a lot of time and money by improving patient care and satisfaction, also reducing the risk of damage and increasing collaboration. Implementing an Online Document Management System can help you manage medical records and patients' ...

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2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report 2018 PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION DATA BREACH REPORT

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Mar 05, 2018

The goal of this report is to inform security practitioners in the healthcare industry—and anyone else who has a level of responsibility for the protected health information (PHI) of their employees—about the threats that they face. PHI data loss and all of the pertinent regulations and ...

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Transitional Care Management: Connecting to Care TRANSITIONAL CARE MANAGEMENT: CONNECTING TO CARE

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Mar 03, 2018

Transitional care encompasses a broad range of services and environments designed to promote the safe and timely passage of patients between levels of health care, across care settings, and among various providers. Care settings can include a range of points of care such as hospitals, long-term care...

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Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH

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Mar 03, 2018

The focus of public health practitioners has shifted away from 20th century infectious diseases, which generally have been controlled, toward chronic diseases, which now account for seven out of every ten deaths in the United States.4 Land use and transportation planning and policy decisions can inf...

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Installing an Interactive Patient Care System Using Existing Infrastructure INSTALLING AN INTERACTIVE PATIENT CARE SYSTEM USING EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE

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Mar 03, 2018

How hospitals use existing coaxial cable to deliver interactive patient care and hospital system integration. How to use existing TVs and wiring to deliver patient education, entertainment, patient-staff communications, and more. Integrate with other hospital systems such as meal ordering, nurse cal...

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Ensuring Healthy Epic EHR with Real-time Disaster Recovery ENSURING HEALTHY EPIC EHR WITH REAL-TIME DISASTER RECOVERY

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Mar 02, 2018

Needing to simplify data management while maintaining high data integrity and compliance, a California-based hospital system driven by aggressive organizational growth through acquisitions turned to an integrated backup, search and security solution.

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Patient Portals: Balancing Patient Engagement and Security PATIENT PORTALS: BALANCING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SECURITY

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Mar 02, 2018

It's a fine line, engaging patients through portals while placing security as a high priority. As this paper shows, combining the right technology and clear communication is an effective path to both safer data and steadier patient confidence.

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End-User Cybersecurity Knowledge in the Healthcare Space END-USER CYBERSECURITY KNOWLEDGE IN THE HEALTHCARE SPACE

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Mar 02, 2018

Exploring how medical staff and other end users in the healthcare industry performed on cybersecurity assessments across a range of topics, This report will help healthcare organizations gain a better understanding of the end-user knowledge gaps that are affecting their security postures and increas...

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The Key to Efficiently Increasing the Value of Care Delivered THE KEY TO EFFICIENTLY INCREASING THE VALUE OF CARE DELIVERED

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Feb 23, 2018

Although the simple exchange of electronic clinical documents without workflow integration is valuable, this report shows why real-time seamless integration is critical, what makes it better than faxing and how it facilitates care coordination.

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National Evaluation System for Medical Devices: Compliance & Regularity NATIONAL EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DEVICES: COMPLIANCE & REGULARITY

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Feb 23, 2018

National Evaluation System for Medical Devices has been built using real-world evidence to improve device safety and effectiveness. The establishment of a National Evaluation System for Medical Devices generates evidence across the total product lifecycle of medical devices by strategically and syst...

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Value of Clinical and Business Data Analytics for Healthcare Payers VALUE OF CLINICAL AND BUSINESS DATA ANALYTICS FOR HEALTHCARE PAYERS

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Feb 23, 2018

With the increasing need for business data analytics, healthcare payers must plan and implement solutions that make secondary use/re-use of data which is already available in various applications. This white paper to get an overview of the different sources of data, that payer systems can consider, ...

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Key to Efficiently Increasing the Value of Care Delivered KEY TO EFFICIENTLY INCREASING THE VALUE OF CARE DELIVERED

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Feb 23, 2018

The value of patient care is the single most important factor in success for healthcare organizations transitioning to value-based care. As a leader in standards-based interoperability, GE Healthcare has demonstrated that seamless clinical data integration among different providers and healthcare or...

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Impacting Financial Outcomes with Workforce Management Initiatives IMPACTING FINANCIAL OUTCOMES WITH WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES

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Feb 23, 2018

Managing the workforce and containing labor costs have long been an important initiative for hospitals and health systems. With labor accounting for more than half of operating expenses, labor cost containment has always been on the minds of healthcare executives, but it is quickly moving to the top...

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Transforming Health Systems Through Good Digital Health Governance TRANSFORMING HEALTH SYSTEMS THROUGH GOOD DIGITAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE

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Feb 23, 2018

The strategic use of information and communication technology (ICT) can transform health systems. Digital health, often called eHealth, has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a key building block for attaining universal health coverage (UHC). Across Asia and the Pacific, cou...

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Succeeding in the New World of Healthcare SUCCEEDING IN THE NEW WORLD OF HEALTHCARE

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Feb 22, 2018

In this white paper, we discuss some of the major developments influencing change in the health plan market today. We highlight five industry trends that are redefining how health plans go to market, how they compete, and how they serve their members. Any one of these trends alone would have serious...

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Selecting the Right EHR for Your Practice SELECTING THE RIGHT EHR FOR YOUR PRACTICE

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Feb 22, 2018

According to a recent study conducted by AmericanEHR, nearly 40 percent of physicians would not recommend their Her solution to another provider; only slightly fewer said they would not purchase the same software again. Conversely, a study conducted this year by an EHR vendor, the approximately 60 p...

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5 Steps to Perfect Patient Collections 5 STEPS TO PERFECT PATIENT COLLECTIONS

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Feb 22, 2018

For your practice's financial stability and growth, you will need to modernize and integrate a patient collections plan into the daily workings of your office. This whitepaper offers sage advice on how to better run your business by doing that well.

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Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Data Breaches: Healthcare Under Attack CYBERSECURITY, CYBERCRIME AND DATA BREACHES: HEALTHCARE UNDER ATTACK

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Feb 21, 2018

This paper discusses how these unique burdens —cybersecurity and regulatory compliance — affect your industry generally and your organization in particular. It also offers a simple, cost-effective solution that helps you address both of these challenges in one area of your IT’s inf...

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Researchers Using AI: Don RESEARCHERS USING AI: DON'T LET DATA ACCESS DERAIL CLINICAL BREAKTHROUGHS

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Feb 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare can turn 30-60 minute manual calculations to having answers on patients in seconds. Learn more about what AI can mean for your organization in this report. Connections between IT Infrastructure and Clinical Excellence, The role of Flash Storage for Clinical...

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Expanding clinical services via telehealth to improve the lives of children EXPANDING CLINICAL SERVICES VIA TELEHEALTH TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN

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Feb 19, 2018

Nemours Children’s Health System, an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates more than 80 care locations spread throughout six states, including two freestanding Children’s Hospitals, was in search of a way to increase access to pediatric expertis...

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The Three Most Common Professional Fee Billing Mistakes Made in US Hospitals THE THREE MOST COMMON PROFESSIONAL FEE BILLING MISTAKES MADE IN US HOSPITALS

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Feb 18, 2018

Hospital coding departments have seen a dramatic increase in professional fee coding following the wave of physician group acquisitions in recent years. These facility coding teams are highly skilled at inpatient and outpatient coding but are often challenged by the highly specialized physician-orie...

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Patient Identity Management: A Dose of Patient-friendly Security for Medical Providers PATIENT IDENTITY MANAGEMENT: A DOSE OF PATIENT-FRIENDLY SECURITY FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS

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Feb 16, 2018

Every day, in hospitals and physician offices everywhere, healthcare providers are telling patients what’s good for them: exercise, eat better, quit smoking. No one would deny this is great advice—but getting the patient to follow it can be a challenge for reasons most of us know too wel...

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Ensuring the Future of Accessible Medicines in the U.S. ENSURING THE FUTURE OF ACCESSIBLE MEDICINES IN THE U.S.

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Feb 16, 2018

Today’s generic and biosimilar medicines industry include a range of diverse companies that have become global leaders both in providing safe and effective FDA-approved medicines and in pioneering new treatment options for patients. Generic competition continues to play a vital role in improvi...

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How to Streamline Care by Transitioning from Paper to Digital HOW TO STREAMLINE CARE BY TRANSITIONING FROM PAPER TO DIGITAL

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Feb 15, 2018

This executive summary details how technology can help hospitals and health systems to enable secure, seamless access for both digital and paper-based patient information, integrated so as not to either interrupt clinician workflow or impede care.

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Machine Learning: What It Is and Why Your Healthcare Organization Should Care MACHINE LEARNING: WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOUR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION SHOULD CARE

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Feb 15, 2018

Machine learning is poised to reshape the world in which we live. In healthcare alone, it stands to make things more safe, efficient, and cost-effective for us all. But where should healthcare companies wanting to work toward the future begin? Point Clear Solutions’ eBook sheds some light.

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How to Gain Productivity in Healthcare HOW TO GAIN PRODUCTIVITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 14, 2018

The “internet of everything” or the digitization movement is quickly changing the healthcare landscape. As we continue our move toward a value-based delivery system, it’s become increasingly important for hospitals and healthcare systems to deliver quality patient experiences. In t...

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Connecting the healthcare ecosystem to optimize the care pathway CONNECTING THE HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM TO OPTIMIZE THE CARE PATHWAY

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Feb 14, 2018

Technology touches almost every aspect of healthcare today, from how doctors interact with patients, to the way medical data is accessed and used, to the role of robotics in surgery. New technology, such as wearable devices, smartly connected implants and the Internet of Things (IoT), is making its ...

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Colorectal cancer screening in integrated healthcare systems COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING IN INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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Feb 14, 2018

We hear a lot of warnings about lung cancer, skin cancer, and breast cancer. However, colorectal cancer is actually the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.—both for men and women. That’s a sad statistic when you consider that this disease, often referred to as the silent kil...

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Curating compliance: Implementing cybersecurity measures without disrupting healthcare workflow CURATING COMPLIANCE: IMPLEMENTING CYBERSECURITY MEASURES WITHOUT DISRUPTING HEALTHCARE WORKFLOW

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Feb 14, 2018

Every single healthcare organization is at risk for a potential data breach. Read the headlines—or simply take a gander at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ so-called “Wall of Shame”—and you’ll see all manner of common cyber...

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Vital Directions for Health & Health Care VITAL DIRECTIONS FOR HEALTH & HEALTH CARE

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Feb 14, 2018

The United States is poised at a critical juncture in health and healthcare. Powerful new insights are emerging on the potential of disease and disability, but the translation of that knowledge to action is hampered by debate focused on elements of the Affordable Care Act that, while very important,...

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The Usefulness and Challenges of Big Data in Healthcare THE USEFULNESS AND CHALLENGES OF BIG DATA IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 13, 2018

Big data in healthcare is important as it can be used in the prediction of the outcome of diseases prevention of co-morbidities, mortality and saving the cost of medical treatment. In many countries, big data has become an important database where information generated could be used for the treatmen...

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Patient Identification and the Benefits of Biometrics: Innovative healthcare organizations are adopting more accurate, faster, and secure technologies PATIENT IDENTIFICATION AND THE BENEFITS OF BIOMETRICS: INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS ARE ADOPTING MORE ACCURATE, FASTER, AND SECURE TECHNOLOGIES

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Feb 10, 2018

Ensuring accurate patient identification is critically important to healthcare organizations, yet it has been one of their more challenging goals. The implications of patient misidentification are tremendous, creating a ripple effect of unintended clinical and financial consequences across the entir...

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Extending EHR Technology and Services: Connecting for Better Care and Outcomes EXTENDING EHR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES: CONNECTING FOR BETTER CARE AND OUTCOMES

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Feb 09, 2018

Ensuring that EHRs are affordable, accessible and well-operated is unachievable for many small healthcare sites, which can foil digitally well-appointed health systems that need them as care partners. This whitepaper shows how those gaps are closing.

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9 Ways to Attract New Medical Patients and Keep the Ones You Have 9 WAYS TO ATTRACT NEW MEDICAL PATIENTS AND KEEP THE ONES YOU HAVE

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Feb 09, 2018

Instead of picking a doctor and just sticking with them for most of their lives, today’s patients are much more likely to switch practices if they are not happy. The Patient Provider Relationship Study found that one in three medical patients are likely to switch practices within a year or two...

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Promoting Health, Preventing Disease PROMOTING HEALTH, PREVENTING DISEASE

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Feb 08, 2018

Today, the economic case for investing in health promotion and noncommunicable disease prevention is stronger than it has ever been. Chronic noncommunicable diseases are the main cause of death and disability. Yet the main risk factors associated with chronic diseases are largely preventable, and th...

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What are the technologies used to Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry? WHAT ARE THE TECHNOLOGIES USED TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY?

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Feb 08, 2018

In today's healthcare industry, technology is playing an extremely important role. Integrating care coordination and analytics in a single platform is not only more efficient but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations. Flexible and customizable ana...

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18 Healthcare Talent Management Trends for 2018 18 HEALTHCARE TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS FOR 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

There’s no doubt about it—2018 is a challenging time to be in healthcare talent management. The talent gaps have made it extremely difficult to recruit and retain talent for leadership and individual contributor roles alike. This comes at a time when the people receiving care are more em...

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What It Will Take for Healthcare Organizations to Move into the Digital Age WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS TO MOVE INTO THE DIGITAL AGE

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Feb 08, 2018

In this paper, we compare and contrast the viewpoints of healthcare payers and providers; identify ways in which new digital technologies will enable workplace innovation and analyze the magnitude of the impact that emerging digital technologies will have on the industry by 2020 or 2025. For healthc...

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The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health THE FUTURE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL HEALTH

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Feb 08, 2018

Health information technology (IT) and digital health are transforming the way that health care is delivered, managed, and improved—while empowering individuals to more effectively manage their health and navigate an increasingly complex healthcare system. Since enactment of the bipartisan Hea...

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World Health Statistics 2018 WORLD HEALTH STATISTICS 2018

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Feb 07, 2018

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. This 2018 edition contains the latest available data for 36 health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators. It also links to the three SDG-aligned strategic priorities of the WHO...

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2018 Global health care outlook 2018 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Feb 07, 2018

With quality, outcomes, and value the watchwords for health care in the 21st century, sector stakeholders around the globe are looking for innovative, cost-effective ways to deliver patient-centered, technology-enabled “smart” health care, both inside and outside hospital walls.

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Value-Based Care The Future of Health Care VALUE-BASED CARE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE

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Feb 06, 2018

Value-based care creates a new paradigm—one in which care is no longer delivered only by doctors and nurses but by an entire community of providers that treat the “whole” patient rather than just treating the disease. Communication and care plans can no longer live inside the four ...

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Driving Value with Patient-Centric Communication DRIVING VALUE WITH PATIENT-CENTRIC COMMUNICATION

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Feb 05, 2018

Considering how critical positive care experiences and health outcomes are to a healthcare organization’s overall success, it’s not surprising that many are focusing on improving patient satisfaction by using a patient-centric approach to care. Personalized and convenient communications ...

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Industry Threat Report: Healthcare INDUSTRY THREAT REPORT: HEALTHCARE

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Feb 05, 2018

The healthcare industry’s poor security posture makes it susceptible to the most basic opportunistic attacks. The value of patient records and the critical role medical facilities play in national stability make healthcare an attractive target for both financially-motivated and politically-mot...

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A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Medication Adherence A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION ADHERENCE

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Feb 02, 2018

To help curb the alarming number of annual deaths and billions of dollars spent related to poor medication adherence, this paper offers analytics showing the effectiveness of engaging with certain Medicare Advantage members through texts and emails.

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Five Trends in Healthcare Analytics for 2018 FIVE TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS FOR 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

The healthcare industry in the U.S. is facing a watershed year as numerous attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed. Given the dire need for higher quality care at lower costs, the enablement of patients, population health management (PHM), and operational excellence ...

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High-Value Primary Care: The Key to Accelerating Success With Value-Based Care HIGH-VALUE PRIMARY CARE: THE KEY TO ACCELERATING SUCCESS WITH VALUE-BASED CARE

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Jan 30, 2018

Despite the diversity of interests across the global healthcare industry, there is near-universal consensus on the goal of healthcare transformation: better care and better patient experience at lower cost. Those nine words sum up what we seek — a system that provides better value for all. Wit...

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Texting Your Patients: Why It’s Hard and How to Get it Right TEXTING YOUR PATIENTS: WHY IT’S HARD AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT

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Jan 30, 2018

There are now more ways available for people to communicate than ever before. Thanks to mobile technology and robust wireless networks, anyone with a mobile phone can place a call, send a text, check their email, respond to social media messages, and take and send photos and videos from just about a...

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Improving Epic Identity IMPROVING EPIC IDENTITY'S PATIENT MATCHING

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Jan 25, 2018

Healthcare organizations across the country have adopted Epic as a system-wide standard and now rely on Epic as the backbone of their record management and operations. Epic Identity is a competent patient record management system, but it is not the most sophisticated technology for patient matching....

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Managed-Services Providers: Efficient Healthcare IT Management MANAGED-SERVICES PROVIDERS: EFFICIENT HEALTHCARE IT MANAGEMENT

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Jan 24, 2018

A managed services provider can relieve over-extended IT professionals and add valuable know-how to the IT infrastructure. But a healthcare organization should have a full grasp of what it does and doesn't need, as this executive summary shows.

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The State of Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity 2017: Is Your Organization Keeping Pace with the Threat? THE STATE OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CYBERSECURITY 2017: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION KEEPING PACE WITH THE THREAT?

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Jan 23, 2018

Based on a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, this paper reveals results that can help providers assess their progress and compare it to that of other providers, offering an idea of how to better identify and address chinks in the organization's armor.

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STANDARDS OF MEDICAL CARE IN DIABETES—2018 STANDARDS OF MEDICAL CARE IN DIABETES—2018

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Jan 18, 2018

Diabetes Care is a journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes. To achieve these goals, the journal publishes original research on human studies in the following categories: Clinical Care/E...

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Top 12 Healthcare Trends for 2018 TOP 12 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Jan 16, 2018

Healthcare leaders enter 2018 with an optimistic outlook. Generally speaking, 2018 will be a year where healthcare executives focus their attention on fostering stronger collaborations and partnerships, advancing clinical initiatives in patient care, and driving improved efficiency in performance an...

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Healthcare Information Exchange Marketplace HEALTHCARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE MARKETPLACE

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Jan 16, 2018

Sharing healthcare data from one institution to another has been a complex task due to privacy concerns and fear that sharing information will give others a competitive advantage. Today’s electronic medical records (EMRs) have varying data standards that inhibit interoperability since records ...

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Minding the Gap: Enabling Collaboration to Improve Care MINDING THE GAP: ENABLING COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE CARE

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Jan 11, 2018

A wealth of studies and research have identified collaboration as a key driver of positive change in healthcare. When data and images flow smoothly across departments and specializations, it leads to a more complete understanding of the patient’s condition.

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Top Ten Digital Health Use Cases for 2018 TOP TEN DIGITAL HEALTH USE CASES FOR 2018

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Jan 09, 2018

The transition to value-based outcomes, an aging population, and new mobile and wearable technologies are driving changes across every aspect of the healthcare industry. Advances in digital health technologies hold great promise that healthcare can be delivered in smarter, simpler, and more cost-eff...

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Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice: A Healthcare Delivery Strategy to Improve Access, Outcomes, and Value MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE PRACTICE: A HEALTHCARE DELIVERY STRATEGY TO IMPROVE ACCESS, OUTCOMES, AND VALUE

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Jan 05, 2018

The U.S. health care system is often described as one that fails to achieve optimal health outcomes while generating exorbitant costs for patients, payors, and society. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that $750 billion—30% of the U.S. annual healthcare budget—is wasted on unnec...

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Leveraging Managed Services to Reduce Healthcare Organizations Long-Term Ownership Costs LEVERAGING MANAGED SERVICES TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS LONG-TERM OWNERSHIP COSTS

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Jan 05, 2018

Healthcare organizations overburden their IT staff when they task them with keeping mission-critical applications online while also expecting them to find time to drive innovation initiatives. At the same time, recruiting and retaining talented health IT professionals has increasingly become a chall...

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The Global Health 50/50 Report 2018 THE GLOBAL HEALTH 50/50 REPORT 2018

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Jan 03, 2018

The report shows that, although gender is one of the most significant social determinants of health outcomes, the global health community remains largely gender-blind. This holds true both in ensuring gender parity in leadership across public, private and civil society organizations and in deliverin...

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Secure and Seamless Access to Patient Information SECURE AND SEAMLESS ACCESS TO PATIENT INFORMATION

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Jan 03, 2018

Within today’s healthcare environment, patient-identifiable data is rapidly transitioning from paper-based records into digital form with the adoption of electronic health record systems (EHR). One key benefit of this change is enabling healthcare professionals to serve care and treatment goal...

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Hyperconvergence and Medical Imaging HYPERCONVERGENCE AND MEDICAL IMAGING

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Jan 03, 2018

Requirements for dedicated hardware and difficulty integrating and sharing the data with entities utilizing different environments make existing systems cumbersome. Existing and traditional systems for file storage have capacity requirements that either push the limits of fault tolerance or simply m...

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Speeding Digital Healthcare Transformation SPEEDING DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Jan 02, 2018

Healthcare providers and payers face many challenges in making the transition to Digital Healthcare. Providers such as Kaiser-Permanente and Intermountain Healthcare have updated their approach to integration to ease access to combined electronic health records (EHRs) while participating in Healthca...

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Patient Retention: Understanding the Value of Your Current Patients to Your Future Success PATIENT RETENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF YOUR CURRENT PATIENTS TO YOUR FUTURE SUCCESS

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Jan 02, 2018

When looking toward the future and planning the success of their practices, many practitioners have the tendency to focus on expanding their base, gaining new patients, and setting goals for growth to achieve their hopes and dreams. Of course, attracting new patients to your practice is a necessary ...

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How AI Can Help Hospitals Manage Patient Lengths of Stay HOW AI CAN HELP HOSPITALS MANAGE PATIENT LENGTHS OF STAY

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Jan 02, 2018

Hospital stays that last too long can have a dramatically negative effect on both patients and the healthcare systems treating them. When people are kept from being discharged because of operational bottlenecks, their satisfaction with care is likely to decrease.

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PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FIRST PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FIRST

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Dec 29, 2017

Universal health coverage (UHC) promises a world in which all people have access to the health services, vaccinations and medicines they need, without risk of financial hardship. A world where the right to health is realized for the 400 million people who currently lack access to basic, primary heal...

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HOW TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE: 3 STEPS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN GREAT HEALTHCARE LEADERS HOW TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE: 3 STEPS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN GREAT HEALTHCARE LEADERS

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Dec 28, 2017

Great leaders are critical to providing high-quality care to your patients. They set the bar for excellent quality care for the rest of your workers, and coach their team to raise their standard of care. A great leader will attract, hire, and retain additional high-quality talent who see the leader ...

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Teladoc Virtual Healthcare 2018 Predictions TELADOC VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 2018 PREDICTIONS

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Dec 27, 2017

Teladoc is optimistic about the advancement of virtual healthcare delivery that serves the broadest array of healthcare needs. Read our eight predictions for 2018. Telehealth grows up & it’s powerful, Payers raise expectations, unlocking the full value of virtual healthcare delivery, Utili...

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The digital hospital of the future THE DIGITAL HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE

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Dec 21, 2017

The future of healthcare delivery may look quite different than the hospital of today. Rapidly evolving technologies, along with demographic and economic changes, are expected to alter hospitals worldwide. A growing number of inpatient healthcare services are already being pushed to home and outpati...

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 21, 2017

The last thing healthcare providers need when trying to provide the best patient care is a disengaged workforce. The demands of an aging population — and fewer nurses to meet them —are being felt across the continuum of care. Delivering excellent patient care while controlling costs and ...

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Medical devices 2030 MEDICAL DEVICES 2030

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Dec 20, 2017

While the outlook for medical device companies appears positive, unsustainable health care costs and new competitive forces threaten to alter the future industry landscape. If today’s manufacturers fail to stake their claim in the evolving value chain, they risk being caught in the middle and ...

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A New Approach to Security & Compliance for Healthcare A NEW APPROACH TO SECURITY & COMPLIANCE FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 20, 2017

Security and Compliance have now become vital components of the healthcare industry as it is in the midst of a perfect storm of change driven by healthcare security trends. To verify the deployment and ongoing maintenance of healthcare security and processes, security audits are mandatory for the he...

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How to Make Patient Portal Sign-In Easy and Secure HOW TO MAKE PATIENT PORTAL SIGN-IN EASY AND SECURE

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Dec 20, 2017

People want access to all kinds of information. From anywhere. At any time. And personal health information – test results, medical records, etc. – is no exception. This whitepaper discusses the benefits of patient portals. It explains the identity challenges medical providers are encoun...

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mHealth New horizons for health through mobile technologies MHEALTH NEW HORIZONS FOR HEALTH THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

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Dec 20, 2017

The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe. A powerful combination of factors is driving this change. These include rapid advances in mobile technologies and...

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Recruitment Marketing 101 for Healthcare Talent Acquisition RECRUITMENT MARKETING 101 FOR HEALTHCARE TALENT ACQUISITION

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Dec 20, 2017

Your goal as a healthcare recruiter is to find the right candidates for the right roles at your organization at the right time. It’s important to recognize that the talent landscape is rapidly shifting for healthcare recruiters. Market forces are placing increased pressure on health systems as...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 20, 2017

Blockchain technology may have considerable potential in healthcare, although opinion leaders concede that identifying a genuine ‘killer app’ in healthcare is currently difficult. However, COCIR believes that there is a number of interesting use cases where blockchain represents a potent...

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Global Health IT Policies Accelerating Healthcare Transformation GLOBAL HEALTH IT POLICIES ACCELERATING HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Dec 20, 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed nearly every aspect of modern life, from banking to travel to commerce. The healthcare sector has been slower to take advantage of the benefits of these new technologies. Recently, however, global stimulus funding has accelerated the us...

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Effect of Insulin on Cell Growth and Virus Protection EFFECT OF INSULIN ON CELL GROWTH AND VIRUS PROTECTION

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Dec 20, 2017

The goal of our project was to test insulin as a booster for cell growth and virus production. Insulin was chosen for many reasons. It is already used in cell culture, and it is approved by regulatory agencies. So this is in line with our mission to look for strategies that can be implemented quickl...

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Your Technology Roadmap for Distributed Care YOUR TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR DISTRIBUTED CARE

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Dec 19, 2017

Clinical care continues its march outside the walls of the hospital. By some estimates, up to 50 percent of a hospital system’s revenue now comes from outpatient services and other types of care beyond the brick-and-mortar. Soon, the traditional hospital will be reserved exclusively for the si...

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Disease Diagnosis in Smart Healthcare: Innovation, Technologies, and Applications DISEASE DIAGNOSIS IN SMART HEALTHCARE: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGIES, AND APPLICATIONS

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Dec 18, 2017

Human health is wealth; there is nothing more valuable than good health. Researchers have devoted vast efforts in proposing new policies, algorithms, systems, and architectures for healthcare. Healthcare is defined as the amelioration of health through the prevention, treatment, and examination of p...

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Why Patient Engagement Should Be Mobile-First WHY PATIENT ENGAGEMENT SHOULD BE MOBILE-FIRST

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Dec 14, 2017

A good patient-doctor relationship is multi-faceted. In today’s patients-a-consumer landscape, it’s not just about the time a patient spends in the doctor’s office. Instead, the patient experience starts before the visit and now continues until well after the visit.

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Health Information Privacy Beyond HIPAA HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY BEYOND HIPAA

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Dec 13, 2017

The purpose of this report is to provide an “environmental scan” of privacy issues for the NCVHS’s new project examining privacy and security implications of uses of health information that are outside or beyond the scope of HIPAA. The Committee commissioned this report to explore ...

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How Enterprise Imaging Aligns with Value-Based Care HOW ENTERPRISE IMAGING ALIGNS WITH VALUE-BASED CARE

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Dec 13, 2017

The goal is to improve the quality of care for the patient by changing how healthcare systems are reimbursed for their services. In the traditional fee-for-service model, volume was the name of the game.  More patients, more admissions, more tests, more examinations all equaled more money. But ...

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Its Implications for Florida Philanthropy PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT & ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR FLORIDA PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 12, 2017

Florida Philanthropic Network is pleased to present this “White Paper on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Its Implications for Florida Philanthropy.”  The paper is intended to provide an independent, nonpartisan overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable C...

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Designing the Consumer-Centered Telehealth & e-Visit Experience DESIGNING THE CONSUMER-CENTERED TELEHEALTH & E-VISIT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 12, 2017

This white paper covers key elements of design for consumer-centered telehealth. Given the rapid growth of telehealth and overall disruption of healthcare reimbursement and care delivery, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) commissioned a design session foc...

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Overcoming the Challenges of Healthcare Digital Documentation OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF HEALTHCARE DIGITAL DOCUMENTATION

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Dec 08, 2017

This white paper details the ability of HIPAA compliant online form solutions to help practice managers, call center leaders, IT directors, and others charged with managing sensitive patient data solve many common challenges related to Capturing, storing, and sharing secure patient data, Reducing ad...

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Accelerating the Improved Patient Journey through Real World Evidence ACCELERATING THE IMPROVED PATIENT JOURNEY THROUGH REAL WORLD EVIDENCE

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Dec 08, 2017

Real World Evidence (RWE) has long been heralded as a “game changer” for the life sciences industry. Real World Evidence is the term used to describe research findings that use data that is gathered outside of standard clinical trials. This informative whitepaper highlights the growth, i...

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DIGITAL AND DISRUPTED: ALL CHANGE FOR HEALTHCARE DIGITAL AND DISRUPTED: ALL CHANGE FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 07, 2017

The results are back and the prognosis is excellent: The digital health industry will grow at an average of 21 percent per year through to 2020. A healthy diet of large investments, young start-ups, and favorable policymaking is contributing to the multi-billion-dollar industry's growth spurt. I...

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Telehealth Innovation: Current Directions and Future Opportunities TELEHEALTH INNOVATION: CURRENT DIRECTIONS AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

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Dec 07, 2017

Telehealth reflects a dynamic and evolving field of practice in terms of applications, settings, and users as a result of advances in underlying enabling technologies. Today, forces as diverse as large-scale humanitarian crises, national healthcare reforms, healthcare workforce shortages, and a grow...

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Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018 TOP OF MIND FOR TOP U.S. HEALTH SYSTEMS 2018

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Dec 07, 2017

The health information technology (IT) landscape is evolving rapidly as a growing number of digital solutions are introduced to address prominent challenges in health care, including managing and analyzing large volumes of data, improving health outcomes, lowering costs, increasing patient engagemen...

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Improving Transitions of Care in Population Health IMPROVING TRANSITIONS OF CARE IN POPULATION HEALTH

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Dec 07, 2017

CMS estimates that it would penalize 2,588 hospitals, constituting more than half the nation’s hospitals for excessive admission rates in the fiscal year 2017. 100% applicable to all who seek to reduce variations in care and implement consistent best practices. Navigating the healthcare system...

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The Influence of Healthcare Reform on Commercial Real Estat THE INFLUENCE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTAT

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Dec 05, 2017

The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as The Affordable Care Act and otherwise known as "Obamacare", was signed into law in 2010 and became effective January 1, 2014. As a result, the United States can expect to see an accelerated demand for an incr...

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The next imperatives for US healthcare THE NEXT IMPERATIVES FOR US HEALTHCARE

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Dec 05, 2017

Since 2010, the US uninsured rate has dropped from 17% to 11% of the population.1 Some of the new episode- and populationbased payment models are achieving savings,2 and some categories of healthcare utilization have declined.3 However, medical inflation still rises faster than GDP growth. There is ...

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The Digitization of the Healthcare Industry THE DIGITIZATION OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Dec 04, 2017

Over the past few years, few industries have seen such dramatic changes as in healthcare. On the one hand, the healthcare sector is strong and growing, with a value of $3.2 trillion in the United States. With the dust finally settling on the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million newly insured Am...

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Health Systems Become More Strategic in the Move to Value-Based Care HEALTH SYSTEMS BECOME MORE STRATEGIC IN THE MOVE TO VALUE-BASED CARE

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Dec 04, 2017

Healthcare organizations are deploying top-tier strategies to engage patients, improve quality and manage risk as they step up their efforts to transition to value-based care. Venturing into alternative payment models and incentive programs calls for a combination of innovation and change management...

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A Catalyst for Change in Moving to a Value-based Model of Health Care Delivery A CATALYST FOR CHANGE IN MOVING TO A VALUE-BASED MODEL OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

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Dec 02, 2017

For health care consumers and all stakeholders in the US healthcare` system, it’s a familiar refrain The cost of health care continues to climb at an alarming and unsustainable rate, while the quality of care and our population’s overall health remains low compared to other developed nat...

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The Future of Healthcare Depends on a New Architecture for Patient Identity Interoperability THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE DEPENDS ON A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR PATIENT IDENTITY INTEROPERABILITY

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Nov 22, 2017

Read this whitepaper to learn about how poor patient matching approaches are harming our healthcare system - both today and in the future: The ability to access patient information is integral to care coordination across the full continuum of care, Resolving patient identities across disparate syste...

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'COMPLEXITY AND OPPORTUNITY' A SURVEY OF US HEALTH CONSUMERS’ WORRIES AND WANTS

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Nov 22, 2017

Each of these individuals needs healthcare, but their needs are not the same. For the mother, it might be a video consultation with a pediatric nurse; for the quarterback, a visit to a retail clinic; and for the grandmother, a same-day appointment at her longtime family doctor. Much of the investmen...

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Embracing the Promise and Challenges of Precision Medicine EMBRACING THE PROMISE AND CHALLENGES OF PRECISION MEDICINE

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Nov 16, 2017

Most healthcare providers believe precision medicine is important to the health and well-being of patients, yet many providers are uncertain about how to integrate precision medicine into their organizations.

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Investing in Population Health Initiatives INVESTING IN POPULATION HEALTH INITIATIVES

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Nov 16, 2017

Healthcare providers are optimistic about the future of population health initiatives in their organizations. Some providers, however, have concerns about funding and implementing the underlying technology infrastructure required to maximize the effectiveness of population health initiatives.

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How AI/Cognitive Computing Fits into the Healthcare Picture HOW AI/COGNITIVE COMPUTING FITS INTO THE HEALTHCARE PICTURE

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Nov 16, 2017

Healthcare providers have some questions about the future of artificial intelligence/cognitive computing in their organizations, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, sponsored by Intel. On one hand, 67 percent of organizations surveyed agree that AI has the power to be transformative in hea...

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A new era for the healthcare industry A NEW ERA FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2017

This accelerating migration to cloud computing clearly represents a step-change for the way the healthcare industry sources its put information technology (IT). The sector’s technology infrastructure and systems have traditionally been highly fragmented across the industry. They have been mana...

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Leading the Way: Success Stories of Three Telehealth Innovators LEADING THE WAY: SUCCESS STORIES OF THREE TELEHEALTH INNOVATORS

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Nov 14, 2017

This URAC Industry Insight Report profiles three innovators leading the way in the telehealth industry.  They’ve demonstrated the effectiveness of telehealth and provided glimpses of an exciting future. Each has their unique story, with unique strategies, patient populations, and capabili...

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Digital reality in life sciences and health care DIGITAL REALITY IN LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTH CARE

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Nov 14, 2017

What if a surgeon or patient could train or prepare for a complex procedure by simulating it first in a 360-degree, 3D simulation? What if a patient could put aside the pamphlets and actually see the impact a diet would have on his or her health? What if impaired mobility patients could experience b...

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Accelerating the Clinical Trial Database Launch Date ACCELERATING THE CLINICAL TRIAL DATABASE LAUNCH DATE

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Nov 13, 2017

Many sponsors try to rush clinical studies, to have the database up and running and ready for the next team, but many times they lose track of why they are doing it. It is not just about collecting data electronically, cleaning it to match with the source document and sending it to the next departme...

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EHR analytics drive improvements in physician care, patient outcomes EHR ANALYTICS DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN PHYSICIAN CARE, PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Nov 08, 2017

Recent statistics from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT show that more than 80 percent of all physicians are practicing with an electronic health records (EHR) system. The statistic, while it seems impressive, covers up that many physicians, care team members, and medical p...

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11 Steps to Effectively Market Primary Care Services 11 STEPS TO EFFECTIVELY MARKET PRIMARY CARE SERVICES

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Nov 08, 2017

As a result of The Affordable Care Act and healthcare systems looking to form Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), many private practices are being acquired by hospitals to create a network of physicians and facilities. These acquisitions and market consolidations mean that referral channels are ti...

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How A Leading Health System is Tackling the Opioid Crisis Head-On HOW A LEADING HEALTH SYSTEM IS TACKLING THE OPIOID CRISIS HEAD-ON

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Nov 07, 2017

The CDC estimates that nearly 80 people die of opioid overdose each day in the United States. Opioid overuse is a critical and widespread issue, and the need for interventions is becoming an urgent priority for many health systems. L.E.K. Consulting’s new Executive Insights, “How Intermo...

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Building a private network for real-time healthcare and the cloud BUILDING A PRIVATE NETWORK FOR REAL-TIME HEALTHCARE AND THE CLOUD

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Nov 06, 2017

As healthcare enterprises move to real-time healthcare systems (RTHSs) and cloud-based IT models, they need more flexible and agile networks. As a result, many enterprises are re-evaluating their networking needs, particularly for wide area networks (WANs) that connect main hospitals, clinics, and h...

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HealthCast 2020 HEALTHCAST 2020

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Nov 03, 2017

There is growing evidence that the current health systems of nations around the world will be unsustainable if unchanged over the next 15 years. Globally, healthcare is threatened by a confluence of powerful trends – increasing demand, rising costs, uneven quality, misaligned incentives. If ig...

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Making connections that bring real-time healthcare to life MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT BRING REAL-TIME HEALTHCARE TO LIFE

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Oct 30, 2017

With the industry moving toward a digital environment comes a challenge: Making good use of data by providing it to the right person at the right time in the right format. To accomplish this, healthcare organizations need an IT infrastructure that supports widespread digital transformation and a rea...

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Digital Transformation Trends in the Healthcare Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Oct 30, 2017

Never before have healthcare organizations faced a greater balancing act between reducing costs and boosting efficiencies. By all accounts, digital transformation has the best potential to achieve this goal. Yet today, manual processes continue to dominate healthcare workflows.

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How to Enable Digital Transformation in Healthcare HOW TO ENABLE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 30, 2017

To improve patient care, efficiency, and compliance across the spectrum of healthcare services, operational and analytical business processes need to be digitized and constantly refined, augmented, and implemented with minimal impacts on existing IT resources.

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THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE: 2022 HOSPITAL VISION STUDY THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE: 2022 HOSPITAL VISION STUDY

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Oct 27, 2017

The global healthcare industry is facing a seemingly insurmountable number of challenges – from aging populations and staff shortages to rising costs – that are placing enormous pressure on institutions, doctors, workers, patients, and communities. As a result, there is a higher demand f...

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Brain Workshop 3 Whitepaper BRAIN WORKSHOP 3 WHITEPAPER

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Oct 26, 2017

ET is the most common movement disorder in the world, occurring with a prevalence 5-10 times that of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although often considered benign, in patients with severe symptoms and failure to respond to medication it is a very disabling condition, limiting or preventing patien...

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No Immunity To Patient Experience Obsession NO IMMUNITY TO PATIENT EXPERIENCE OBSESSION

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Oct 24, 2017

A survey of 260 revenue cycle leaders by Forrester Consulting found that patient financial experience is becoming a more urgent focus at leading health systems. Over half of hospitals say that patient experience is extremely important to them, and nearly two-thirds say that patient financial service...

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Six Ways Hospitals Can Prepare for a Catastrophe SIX WAYS HOSPITALS CAN PREPARE FOR A CATASTROPHE

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Oct 23, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey approached Texas, Rob Turner and Lucky Chopra avoided media reports. Instead, they studied data from NOAA, surf cams and weather buoys - and the bayou down the hill from their acute care hospital in east Houston.

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Best Practices for Protecting Your Epic EHR BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING YOUR EPIC EHR

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Oct 19, 2017

The EHR is a mission-critical application. Even minimal downtime can have a significant impact on your clinical operations and, ultimately, your organization's bottom line. This paper shows best practices to stay current with Epic guidelines.

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Balancing Patient Engagement and Security BALANCING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SECURITY

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Oct 19, 2017

It's a fine line, engaging patients through portals while placing security as a high priority. As this paper shows, combining the right technology and clear communication is an effective path to both safer data and steadier patient confidence.

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Under siege: Achieving cyber-resiliency in an evolving healthcare landscape UNDER SIEGE: ACHIEVING CYBER-RESILIENCY IN AN EVOLVING HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE

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Oct 18, 2017

In May 2017, the FBI issued a specific warning to the healthcare industry regarding its particular—and grave—susceptibility to cyber attacks. The warning, in response to the WannaCry ransomware attack that brought healthcare firms in the United Kingdom and Europe to their proverbial knee...

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The Digital Waiting Room: Marketing to Physicians and Patients THE DIGITAL WAITING ROOM: MARKETING TO PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS

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Oct 17, 2017

Healthcare marketing can feel like you’re navigating a field of landmines in a constantly changing environment. Whether you’re trying to reach patients, physicians (or both!), each year companies spend billions of dollars to advertise their products and services. That’s because the...

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Why Is American Healthcare So Expensive? WHY IS AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SO EXPENSIVE?

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Oct 12, 2017

According to the CDC, 32 percent of US national health expenditures go to hospitals. In Europe, the breakdown is closer to 40-45 percent. This suggests spending in the US is more decentralized to small clinics and practices compared to Europe.

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Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges OPTIMIZING REVENUE: SOLVING HEALTHCARE’S REVENUE CYCLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 11, 2017

West’s report Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges Using Technology-Enabled Communications found that 56 percent of patients’ payments are delayed at least some of the time. The report also revealed that high insurance deductibles are the most common re...

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Becoming the Best Place to Work: Recruiting and Retention Strategies for Healthcare Organizations BECOMING THE BEST PLACE TO WORK: RECRUITING AND RETENTION STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Oct 10, 2017

This white paper summarizes conversations with several Best Place to Work organizations and highlights how Human Resources plays a central role in contributing to the Best Place to Work environment through recruiting and retention strategies. In this white paper, you'll learn how to recruit indi...

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Why networks are essential for real-time healthcare WHY NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR REAL-TIME HEALTHCARE

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Oct 10, 2017

Today’s largest, most complex healthcare systems are handling more data than ever before, pushing current IT operations to their limit. Overcoming the key challenges - scalability, reliability, quality of service and security - requires evolving to real-time healthcare.

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Era of Change: Today ERA OF CHANGE: TODAY'S HEALTHCARE CONSUMER

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Oct 10, 2017

The emergence of the empowered patient as a consumer, who is more engaged and taking greater control of their healthcare, shows they are increasingly shopping around for services that are most convenient for them. The 21st-century healthcare consumer is already comfortable with cloud and mobile tech...

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5 Radiology Trends to Watch 5 RADIOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH

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Oct 10, 2017

There’s never been more turbulence - and opportunity, within healthcare. It’s a perfect storm of a changing legislative landscape, changing patient behavior, and disruptive new technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

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How the Internet of Things Is Revolutionizing Healthcare HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTHCARE

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Oct 09, 2017

In the Internet of Things (IoT), devices gather and share information directly with each other and the cloud, making it possible to collect, record and analyze new data streams faster and more accurately. But nowhere does the IoT offer greater promise than in the field of healthcare, where its princ...

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Innovative Blockchain Uses in Health Care INNOVATIVE BLOCKCHAIN USES IN HEALTH CARE

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Oct 06, 2017

Blockchain, the digital ledger technology that can securely maintain continuously growing lists of data records and transactions, has the power to potentially transform health care, according to industry experts. By simplifying and expediting the way the health care industry processes data in such a...

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What will healthcare look like in 2030? WHAT WILL HEALTHCARE LOOK LIKE IN 2030?

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Oct 06, 2017

Advances in healthcare and technology have been growing at a rapid rate. But will they meet the service demands of an ageing population and emerging health concerns? To be ready for 2030, we must use technology to accelerate a significant transformation of the current healthcare paradigm-starting to...

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Bridging the Early Diagnosis and Treatment Gap BRIDGING THE EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT GAP

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Oct 04, 2017

The European Brain Council (EBC) is a non-profit organisation gathering patient associations, major brain-related societies as well as industries. Established in March 2002, its mission is to improve the lives of those living with brain disorders by advancing the understanding of the healthy and dis...

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Connecting the Healthcare Dots to Enable Precision Medicine CONNECTING THE HEALTHCARE DOTS TO ENABLE PRECISION MEDICINE

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Oct 04, 2017

Schleidgen et al define precision medicine as a field that seeks “to improve stratification and timing of health care by utilizing biological information and biomarkers on the level of molecular disease pathways, genetics, proteomics as well as metabolomics.”  A key enabler for prec...

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A Healthcare Data Lake for Today A HEALTHCARE DATA LAKE FOR TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S WORKLOADS

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Oct 04, 2017

Managing data is one of the most formidable challenges healthcare organizations face today. According to a recent report by IDC and EMC, healthcare data is growing at a staggering 48% per year. Analysts not only expect this trend to continue but predict it will accelerate as healthcare practices inc...

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Seven Best Practices for Managing Healthcare Data Storage SEVEN BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGING HEALTHCARE DATA STORAGE

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Oct 04, 2017

At a time when most healthcare providers are still wrestling with implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems, they are under considerable pressure to do more with the same or less funding. In a highly regulated industry, compliance requirements are placing huge burdens on data fluidity at a...

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Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges SOLVING HEALTHCARE’S REVENUE CYCLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 04, 2017

Nearly three in five Americans 56% delay paying their medical bills. Late payments, along with self-pay revenues that are never collected, add to the financial stress healthcare organizations experience as they attempt to optimize reimbursements and increase revenue while adapting to new value-based...

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Prioritizing the Patient Experience PRIORITIZING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 04, 2017

Healthcare providers across the nation are struggling to improve patient satisfaction ratings. The financial health of their organizations depends on it, especially now that patients are demanding better healthcare experiences. At the same time, value-based payment models are using patient satisfact...

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The uncertain road ahead: Could technology offer hospitals relief from increasing margin pressures THE UNCERTAIN ROAD AHEAD: COULD TECHNOLOGY OFFER HOSPITALS RELIEF FROM INCREASING MARGIN PRESSURES

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Oct 03, 2017

Hospitals are anticipating tighter operating margins in 2017 and beyond, due to increasing financial pressure from policy, industry, and market changes. This report discusses innovative technologies and cost-reduction strategies that hospitals can consider to enhance revenue, increase efficiency, an...

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Enhancing Patient Matching with Automated Data Stewardship ENHANCING PATIENT MATCHING WITH AUTOMATED DATA STEWARDSHIP

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Oct 03, 2017

Healthix is using the Verato Universal MPI to automate its data stewardship and improve its patient matching. Using its game-changing “referential matching” approach, the Verato Universal MPI is automatically resolving millions of Healthix’s most difficult matches, a process that w...

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Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019 COLORECTAL CANCER FACTS & FIGURES 2017-2019

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Oct 02, 2017

Cancer is a disease characterized by the unchecked division and survival of abnormal cells. When this type of abnormal growth occurs in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer (CRC). The colon and rectum (colorectum), which combined are referred to as the large intestine, are the final p...

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Where Compassion and Technology Meet: Children’s Mercy WHERE COMPASSION AND TECHNOLOGY MEET: CHILDREN’S MERCY

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Oct 01, 2017

Young patients and their caregivers who enter Children’s Mercy Adele Hall are greeted by displays of colorful characters mounted from the ceiling and walls, whimsical designs and vibrant furnishings. But there’s much more to this facility than its cheerful decor. Children’s Mercy H...

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Revenue Leakage in Hospitals and Health Systems: What are You Missing? REVENUE LEAKAGE IN HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS: WHAT ARE YOU MISSING?

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Oct 01, 2017

Revenue leakage – those lost opportunities to collect money earned – has been a topic of conversation in healthcare for years. Granted, revenue leakage is a moving target, thanks to healthcare reform, constantly changing payer rules and disparate technology advancements. This pervasive p...

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The Realities of Patient Payments THE REALITIES OF PATIENT PAYMENTS

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Oct 01, 2017

Patients need convenience and providers need secure, flexible solutions to educate patients on their changing financial responsibilities and to collect amount owed promptly. The shift to high deductible health plans HDHPs has transformed an already complex payer reimbursement burden onto the shoulde...

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Connecting physician groups for better patient care at Holston Medical Group CONNECTING PHYSICIAN GROUPS FOR BETTER PATIENT CARE AT HOLSTON MEDICAL GROUP

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Sep 29, 2017

Holston Medical Group HMG has developed several successful value-based initiatives, which earned the practice more than $7.2 million in 2015. HMG helped form a physician-led Accountable Care Organization ACO, Qualuable Medical Professionals, and a healthcare transformation company, OnePartner, which...

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Best practices: Access controls for medical devices BEST PRACTICES: ACCESS CONTROLS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

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Sep 27, 2017

Healthcare information technology has quickly become one of a clinician’s most powerful instruments, allowing for the collection and documentation of patient information, such as vital signs, in more care settings within the hospital environment. Robust, network-capable devices not only read a...

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Healthcare’s Future is in the Cloud HEALTHCARE’S FUTURE IS IN THE CLOUD

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Sep 26, 2017

This whitepaper predicts that healthcare will need the cloud in order to deliver on the value, analytics, and collaboration likely to play a key role in the industry's future. Specifically, it details how the cloud delivers information technology resources on demand, over the internet, with pay-...

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Equipping HR to support the evolving demands of the healthcare industry EQUIPPING HR TO SUPPORT THE EVOLVING DEMANDS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Sep 25, 2017

This whitepaper shows what the healthcare industry's active mergers & acquisitions means for the health systems, hospitals, physician groups and other providers affected by the consolidation, along with the employees who lead and work in them.

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WHITE PAPER ON CANCER CARERS WHITE PAPER ON CANCER CARERS

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Sep 22, 2017

This White Paper is a joint collaboration between the European Cancer Patients Coalition (ECPC) and Eurocarers, aimed at presenting European policy-makers at the European Union (EU) and national level with policy recommendations for a robust policy framework supporting cancer carers. Carers are peop...

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Revolution in Healthcare Consumerism: Major Market Shifts Impacting Your Health System REVOLUTION IN HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM: MAJOR MARKET SHIFTS IMPACTING YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM

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Sep 15, 2017

It is no surprise that healthcare has changed. What is surprising is how rapidly the transformation has occurred — and it’s not over yet. What’s behind this shift? PwC’s Health Research Institute identified five factors driving transformational change in the $5 trillion healt...

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The Role of Centralized Care Management in Value-based Care THE ROLE OF CENTRALIZED CARE MANAGEMENT IN VALUE-BASED CARE

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Sep 11, 2017

Many healthcare delivery systems continue to operate with a fee-forservice mindset. Practices simply treat patients when they come into the office, providing uncoordinated, on-demand services in response to an immediate clinical need and then billing patients health plans.

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Meeting the Needs of Community Hospitals at a Critical Time MEETING THE NEEDS OF COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AT A CRITICAL TIME

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Sep 07, 2017

Community-based hospitals are critical assets for 51 million Americans living in rural and smaller communities across the country. Often, the local hospital is the only source of healthcare and an integral part of the local community, as one of the largest employers. Over the last 10 years, rural an...

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Improved Chronic Disease Management with Alternative Healthcare Delivery IMPROVED CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT WITH ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

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Sep 07, 2017

As the human and financial costs of chronic disease continue to escalate, health care payers and retailers are developing innovative new models of chronic disease management. This white paper examines how health care payers are expanding and improving their well-established disease management progra...

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Intel Across Healthcare INTEL ACROSS HEALTHCARE

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Sep 06, 2017

Around the globe, healthcare decision-makers struggle daily with tighter budgets, rising costs, worker shortages, an explosion of data—all as technology advances at a breakneck pace and the business and regulatory landscape shifts beneath their feet. The future looks even more daunting. Health...

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Blockchain’s Curative Potential for Healthcare Efficiency and Quality BLOCKCHAIN’S CURATIVE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY AND QUALITY

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Sep 04, 2017

Blockchain technology – which first emerged in the financial services industry to support the Bitcoin cryptocurrency – could radically restructure the way healthcare payers and providers operate financially. Beyond simply enabling more efficient ways to manage current processes, blockcha...

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HOW TODAY’S M&As ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE HOW TODAY’S M&AS ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE

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Aug 30, 2017

In the face of seismic industry shifts, challenging regulations, and constant uncertainty in Washington, providers are reshaping the healthcare landscape themselves by entering into strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.

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2017 Hospital Marketing Trends 2017 HOSPITAL MARKETING TRENDS

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Aug 22, 2017

With population health and high-deductible health insurance plans at the forefront of care, organizations will benefit from providing a more proactive and personalized patient experience. Hospitals and health systems that gain the attention of niche audiences and provide resources to help patients m...

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Health Care in America: Trends in Utilization HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA: TRENDS IN UTILIZATION

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Aug 16, 2017

People use health care services for many reasons: to cure illnesses and health conditions, to mend breaks and tears, to prevent or delay future health care problems, to reduce pain and increase quality of life, and sometimes merely to obtain information about their health status and prognosis. Healt...

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Beyond Healthcare CRM: Changing the Paradigm of Patient Communication BEYOND HEALTHCARE CRM: CHANGING THE PARADIGM OF PATIENT COMMUNICATION

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Aug 15, 2017

Healthgrades has teamed up with Gartner to bring you Beyond Healthcare CRM: Changing the Paradigm of Patient Communication. Full of rich insights backed with rigorous and detailed research, this report will be of major interest to health system CIOs and other executives who understand that engaging ...

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How Today HOW TODAY'S M&AS ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE

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Aug 11, 2017

In the face of seismic industry shifts, challenging regulations, and constant uncertainty in Washington, providers are reshaping the healthcare landscape themselves by entering into strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Today’s deals are reflective of the times, says Brent McDonal...

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Unintended consequences of nurse scheduling UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF NURSE SCHEDULING

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Aug 11, 2017

Insufficient scheduling tools and processes can often be the unsuspected culprits in an organization’s inability to control labor costs and consistently maintain high-quality standards. Yet many healthcare financial and operational leaders often underestimate nurse scheduling’s connectio...

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The Changing Financial Relationship Between Hospitals and Patients THE CHANGING FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOSPITALS AND PATIENTS

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Aug 09, 2017

With the increase in consumer financial responsibility and the migration toward risk-based reimbursement, healthcare providers have no choice but to experience fundamental transformations in their patient relationships.

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How a rehabilitation hospital improved patient access to care and reimbursements HOW A REHABILITATION HOSPITAL IMPROVED PATIENT ACCESS TO CARE AND REIMBURSEMENTS

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Aug 08, 2017

With two campuses located in America’s heartland, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals has evolved to a nationally recognized leader in medical rehabilitation. It provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for adults and children, conducts research to improve outcomes, and prevents disabilitie...

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6 reasons to market affordable healthcare 6 REASONS TO MARKET AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

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Aug 06, 2017

Is the healthcare industry close to a similar outcry? The Affordable Care Act is in a constant state of flux and could be history by the time you read this paper. Consumers are desperate to find a more affordable solution to healthcare. Hospital marketers should share these concerns with members of ...

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Translating Data Analytics into Population Health Insights TRANSLATING DATA ANALYTICS INTO POPULATION HEALTH INSIGHTS

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Aug 02, 2017

Covenant turned to Dallas-based Population Health Advisors PHA, which has experience leveraging the Explorys platform. PHA’s valuable expertise allowed Covenant to bypass the growing pains many experiences with a new technology system fraught with digital complexity.

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Industry Top Trends for Improving the Total Patient Experience INDUSTRY TOP TRENDS FOR IMPROVING THE TOTAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Aug 01, 2017

Just as consumers shop around to find the best value and service when making a significant purchase, so must patients evaluate healthcare decisions as they take on a bigger share of their healthcare costs than in the past.

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Economic Impact of Investing in Patient Financial Care Cost Savings and Business Benefits ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INVESTING IN PATIENT FINANCIAL CARE COST SAVINGS AND BUSINESS BENEFITS

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Jul 28, 2017

Simplee commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact TEI study and examine the potential return on investment ROI enterprises may realize by deploying Simplee’s platform for patient financial care. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to eval...

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How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions HOW IDENTIFYING THE RIGHT REVENUE CYCLE SOLUTIONS PARTNER CAN SAVE HOSPITALS MILLIONS

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Jul 21, 2017

As one of the area’s only locally-owned, nonprofit health systems, Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth plays a major role in both the physical and economic health of southern Missouri.

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10 Best Practices for Discovering the Best Mobile and IoT Devices for Healthcare 10 BEST PRACTICES FOR DISCOVERING THE BEST MOBILE AND IOT DEVICES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Jul 06, 2017

Mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are a growing part of the IT resources healthcare depends on. The integration of mobile devices into a healthcare organization’s workflows and supporting infrastructure presents great opportunities — as well as risks. Download this whitepap...

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The Paperless Future of Healthcare and Life Sciences THE PAPERLESS FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES

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Jul 05, 2017

Your management and IT departments are driving towards tomorrow’s wholly digital world, making critical technology investments in an effort to streamline your business. Unfortunately, they often overlook a critical last step. A hospital or medical office might be state of the art until a patie...

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Health Care Reform: Trends Driven by the Evolution of U.S. Health Care Policy HEALTH CARE REFORM: TRENDS DRIVEN BY THE EVOLUTION OF U.S. HEALTH CARE POLICY

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Jul 04, 2017

The US health care system today is fraught with wasteful spending that does not contribute to better outcomes for patients. Fortunately, many initiatives exist in both the public and private sector that are intended to increase the efficiency of the system. Three federal initiatives — the HITE...

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What Keeps Healthcare Finance Executives Up at Night? WHAT KEEPS HEALTHCARE FINANCE EXECUTIVES UP AT NIGHT?

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Jun 22, 2017

With electronic medical record deployments mostly in the rearview mirror, healthcare revenue cycle executives are beginning to look beyond system stabilization and toward financial performance optimization.

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Pediatric Gene Therapy: Considerations for Planning, Execution & Long-Term Follow-up PEDIATRIC GENE THERAPY: CONSIDERATIONS FOR PLANNING, EXECUTION & LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP

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Jun 20, 2017

The European approvals of Glybera in 2012 and Strimvelis in 2016 seem likely to be the vanguard of the therapeutic revolution heralded by the decoding of the human genome. Both of these treatments originated from academic centers of excellence and became the subjects of agreements with pharmaceutica...

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Delivering on the Patient-Centered Promise DELIVERING ON THE PATIENT-CENTERED PROMISE

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Jun 15, 2017

To be successful in today’s rapidly evolving, consumer-driven health care marketplace, hospitals and health systems must aggressively protect and promote their brand by maximizing the value of the care experience in the eyes of their patients.

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National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy NATIONAL ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE HEALTH LITERACY

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Jun 14, 2017

For more than 30 years, I’ve observed the difficulties many people face as they attempt to use our health care system. I’ve seen firsthand the inequities in health status and access to care and the outcomes that persist. My own experiences in treating patients, running a large government...

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PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORMANCE STRENGTHENING AT DISTRICTS PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORMANCE STRENGTHENING AT DISTRICTS

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Jun 14, 2017

Public health practice in a community collects data on a community’s health and shares it with policy makers from multiple sectors. This is the foundation for the effective delivery of sickness care, preventive care, and health promotion at a population level. A potential workforce of district...

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Brand Integration in Healthcare Marketing BRAND INTEGRATION IN HEALTHCARE MARKETING

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Jun 13, 2017

Try this simple test. Look at a cross-section of your marketing deliverables – your brand promise, website, Facebook page, online display ads, video content, and graphics. Now, ask yourself; If you cover up the logos, do all of these things look and feel like the same brand? Do the various pie...

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Magic Mitch MAGIC MITCH'S BAG OF HEALTH CARE TRICKS

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Jun 13, 2017

Mitch McConnell can’t afford to lose Republican votes if he wants to push through the terrible Senate Republican “Better Care Act,” a massive tax cut for the rich masquerading as a health care plan. It’s Mitch McConnell’s Magic Health Elixir guaranteed to provide better...

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Estimated Financial Effect of the “American Health Care Act of 2017” ESTIMATED FINANCIAL EFFECT OF THE “AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017”

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Jun 13, 2017

This memorandum summarizes the Office of the Actuary’s estimates of the financial and coverage effects through 2026 of selected provisions of the “American Health Care Act of 2017” (H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House on May 4, 2017 and which is referred to in this memorandum...

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Harnessing the Power of Data in Health HARNESSING THE POWER OF DATA IN HEALTH

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Jun 07, 2017

With the cost of care on the rise, the industry is experiencing a shift toward preventive and value-based care. At the same time, technology like wearable devices, at-home testing services and telemedicine are empowering patients to be more engaged with and proactive about their own health. Meanwhil...

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Optimizing Informatics for Genetic Testing OPTIMIZING INFORMATICS FOR GENETIC TESTING

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Jun 07, 2017

Molecular medicine is a burgeoning field, with the potential to dramatically improve the quality of care. Done right, it also has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary treatments and side effects, and reduce cost by helping eliminate the trial and error involved in diagnosing...

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Why Patient Engagement is Critical to Revenue Cycle Management WHY PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IS CRITICAL TO REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

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Jun 06, 2017

Historically, revenue cycle management has focused on maximizing insurance reimbursements, but as patient financial responsibility continues to increase, the landscape is quickly changing. In the past five years, patient payment responsibility has risen dramatically and continues to increase with th...

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The Year Ahead – Ten Predictions for the Fitness Industry in 2017 THE YEAR AHEAD – TEN PREDICTIONS FOR THE FITNESS INDUSTRY IN 2017

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Jun 05, 2017

Our goal with this paper is to lend an informed voice for the new fitness industry language of 2017. We understand that our prognostications are as likely to be right as wrong, and with any luck, they will bring forward insights to help industry professionals map out their expectations for 2017, inc...

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Health Care Trends Impacting Organized Provider Groups HEALTH CARE TRENDS IMPACTING ORGANIZED PROVIDER GROUPS

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Jun 02, 2017

Large organized provider groups (OPGs) are becoming increasingly influential and are integrating more with health care providers, payers, employers, and patients. Improved coordination of care helps OPGs achieve the Triple Aim—a model that strives to manage the health of defined patient popula...

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BIG DATA MACRA AND EVIDENCE BIG DATA MACRA AND EVIDENCE

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May 31, 2017

As the shift toward value-based medicine continues, you as providers and health systems must determine how to scale the mountain that is Big Data. Summiting the peak means integrating the data such that it improves the patient experience of care, improves population health, and reduces cost (the Tri...

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Healthcare’s Location Data Crisis: Improving the Mobile Patient’s Journey HEALTHCARE’S LOCATION DATA CRISIS: IMPROVING THE MOBILE PATIENT’S JOURNEY

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May 18, 2017

That’s right — in an industry where mere minutes can mean the difference between life and death, nearly a third of all facilities and practitioners lack any local listings. And close to half of the healthcare listings that do exist have significant inaccuracies, compromising the quality ...

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Preventative Care: Maintaining Physician and Facility Listings Online PREVENTATIVE CARE: MAINTAINING PHYSICIAN AND FACILITY LISTINGS ONLINE

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May 18, 2017

In our last healthcare industry report, we looked at Healthcare’s Location Data Crisis. Our analysis of more than 15,000 facility and physician online listings showed that 48% of healthcare listings contained basic address errors that could misdirect patients. Even more problematic was the fac...

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FHIR Finally Brings the Internet to Bear on Healthcare’s Big Data FHIR FINALLY BRINGS THE INTERNET TO BEAR ON HEALTHCARE’S BIG DATA

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May 09, 2017

Few modern technologies have been quite as transformational as the internet. But despite the healthcare industry’s recent efforts to become as tech-savvy as its peers in banking, retail, education, and manufacturing, the internet has remained relatively tangential to the medical profession. FH...

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Cybersecurity in Health: Using a trusted cloud solution to help ensure data is managed, protected, private, and compliant CYBERSECURITY IN HEALTH: USING A TRUSTED CLOUD SOLUTION TO HELP ENSURE DATA IS MANAGED, PROTECTED, PRIVATE, AND COMPLIANT

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May 08, 2017

Too many organizations don’t realize how sophisticated cyberattacks have become. Hackers are no longer mischievous high school kids hiding in their parents’ basements. They are well organized, with tools in their arsenals that include easily obtainable software development kits complete ...

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Increase Productivity, Improve Patient Care and Retain a Collaborative, High-quality Workforce INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE AND RETAIN A COLLABORATIVE, HIGH-QUALITY WORKFORCE

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May 08, 2017

High-quality patient experience: Delivering quality patient care across all services is a top priority for healthcare providers. But budget limitations, staffing shortages, and employee burnout can stand in the way of providing a safe and positive patient experience.

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HOW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE HOW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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May 05, 2017

As an industry, healthcare is not always quick to embrace emerging technologies. When the cost of failure amounts to much more than money, patient safety, trust, and well-being must come first. However, healthcare technology is now poised for explosive growth as organizations seeking to enable bette...

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5 Questions Hospital and Healthcare Fiduciaries Should be Asking 5 QUESTIONS HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE FIDUCIARIES SHOULD BE ASKING

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May 04, 2017

If you’re a CFO, Trustee, Board member, or Investment Committee member, we think you need to read this quick summary of the top 5 questions hospital and healthcare fiduciaries should be asking in 2017.

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Driving Greater Access to Healthcare Professionals and Increasing Brand Performance DRIVING GREATER ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND INCREASING BRAND PERFORMANCE

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May 04, 2017

Virtual engagement strategies are evolving the way the pharmaceutical industry connects with key stakeholders. By using a blend of technology and experienced personnel to seamlessly connect brands to healthcare professionals, virtual engagement offers a solution to the trend of decreased in-person e...

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Precision Medicine in Immuno-Oncology PRECISION MEDICINE IN IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

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May 01, 2017

The ongoing advances in cancer immunotherapy together with precision medicine may promise a bright future for patients. Learn about the two most common biomarkers in clinical trials that are critical for the drug development process.

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Workforce Management’s Significant Role in Patient Care WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT’S SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN PATIENT CARE

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Apr 27, 2017

As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos. What constitutes direct patient care?

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Establishing Standards of Care in Professional Nursing Practice ESTABLISHING STANDARDS OF CARE IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

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Apr 21, 2017

All nurses have a duty to know standards of care that apply to their professional practice.  Knowing the resources available for obtaining the current information that apply to patient care issues is a major factor in delivering safe, quality of care.  There are resources that will provide...

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The Importance of Stakeholder Research in Rare Disease Drug Development THE IMPORTANCE OF STAKEHOLDER RESEARCH IN RARE DISEASE DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 19, 2017

The approval of novel orphan drug designations continues to grow, while many existing rare disease therapies are receiving approval for expanded indications. With this increase Rare Disease Drug Development and broadening class of products, including some that target the same mutation or molecular d...

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Snapshot of the Premier Healthcare Database SNAPSHOT OF THE PREMIER HEALTHCARE DATABASE

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Apr 18, 2017

This white paper provides a detailed description of the attributes and capabilities of the Premier Healthcare Database PHD, which has been utilized by the pharmaceutical and device industries, academia, healthcare insurers and healthcare policy makers for clinical, financial and outcomes analyses.

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Creating Adequate Reprocessing Instruction Help Reduce Healthcare Acquired Infections CREATING ADEQUATE REPROCESSING INSTRUCTION HELP REDUCE HEALTHCARE ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

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Apr 13, 2017

This may lead you to question what causes these infections? The answer can sometimes be difficult to trace, but numerous studies have identified caregiver’s hand hygiene as one of the major sources of infection. Catheters, central lines and surgical sites are also major sources of infection. A...

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Healthcare’s Newest Security Threat: Internet of Things HEALTHCARE’S NEWEST SECURITY THREAT: INTERNET OF THINGS

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Apr 11, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) devices have the potential to benefit device manufacturers, patients and healthcare professionals.  These devices will make it easier for providers to monitor and treat patients remotely, which means patients will spend less time in hospitals and experience better clini...

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The Digitalization of Healthcare Communication THE DIGITALIZATION OF HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION

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Apr 11, 2017

Healthcare stakeholders have embraced mobile communication as evidenced by their participation and volume of text conversations. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, the demand for mobile messaging as a patient engagement tool has steadily increased. It is apparent that mobile messaging, incl...

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From Storage to Usage: How a Data Platform Can Unlock the Value of Healthcare Data FROM STORAGE TO USAGE: HOW A DATA PLATFORM CAN UNLOCK THE VALUE OF HEALTHCARE DATA

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Apr 04, 2017

The age of Big Data has long since arrived in healthcare, and it continues to evolve rapidly. Solutions that once seemed like the silver bullet are struggling to keep up with increased demands. The biggest change: managing the data that lives outside the four walls of your enterprise. Tech-smart hea...

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How a Data Platform Can Unlock the Value of Healthcare Data HOW A DATA PLATFORM CAN UNLOCK THE VALUE OF HEALTHCARE DATA

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Apr 03, 2017

The age of Big Data has long since arrived in healthcare, and it continues to evolve rapidly. Solutions that once seemed like the silver bullet are struggling to keep up with increased demands. The biggest change: managing the data that lives outside the four walls of your enterprise.

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Strategies to Help Your Hospital Win at Value-Based Population Health Management STRATEGIES TO HELP YOUR HOSPITAL WIN AT VALUE-BASED POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

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Apr 03, 2017

It is difficult to deny that U.S. healthcare is moving from a system that pays for volume to one that pays based on value. The question for hospital systems is: How will you adapt? Many things will need to change, and the anticipated revisions in the Affordable Care Act, implementation of the Medica...

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Social standards for hospitals and health systems SOCIAL STANDARDS FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS

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Mar 22, 2017

Social media has made leaps and bounds since 2004 when Facebook first exploded onto the scene. The creation of LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat followed in its footsteps and rapidly changed how social media is consumed. It went from a fun place to make connections with friends to an open ho...

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ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT FOR HEALTHCARE BRANDS ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT FOR HEALTHCARE BRANDS

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Mar 17, 2017

Delivering a consistent patient experience takes shared values and a common purpose. This white paper explores how hospitals and physician practices can use marketing to help define and communicate the organization’s mission so every member of the healthcare team understands their role in keep...

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Medical Billing Denials Are Avoidable: How to Help Prevent the Top 5 MEDICAL BILLING DENIALS ARE AVOIDABLE: HOW TO HELP PREVENT THE TOP 5

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Mar 17, 2017

The formal definition of a medical billing denial is the refusal of an insurance company or carrier to honor a request by an individual or his or her provider to pay for healthcare services obtained from a healthcare professional.

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The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow THE TWO-ASPIRIN HEADACHES OF TOMORROW'S CLINICIANS

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Mar 17, 2017

Understaffing in hospitals contributes significantly to staff burnout. This, in turn, affects key performance indicators such as surgical or medication errors, infections, and mortality rates. In fact, more than half of physicians in one survey identified understaffing of nurses in hospitals as an i...

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The Future of Healthcare Just Ain’t What it Used to Be THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE JUST AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

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Mar 16, 2017

The healthcare industry will continue to evolve, and it’s more important than ever to put the needs of the patient first. As patient payment liability continues to grow through HDHPs and state and federal insurance marketplaces, providers must develop new ways to collect for services rendered....

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Healthcare Technology - Buy Versus Build or Both HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY - BUY VERSUS BUILD OR BOTH

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Mar 16, 2017

The buy versus build methodology has morphed into more of a buy-and-build process. This is due to the scope and complexity of launching purchased software that must meet the requirements for rapidly changing rules and regulations, driving patient satisfaction and improving bottom line financial perf...

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Healthcare Consumerism Has “Won the Day” HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM HAS “WON THE DAY”

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Mar 16, 2017

Consumerism in healthcare is here to stay and this trend will have a material impact on the way healthcare is perceived and delivered for the foreseeable future. Providers must develop a flexible approach so they can respond to the new consumer-centric economic landscape.

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Rise of the Third Payer: Disrupting the Patient Payment Culture RISE OF THE THIRD PAYER: DISRUPTING THE PATIENT PAYMENT CULTURE

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Mar 15, 2017

The next big challenge to the financial health of hospitals isn’t a sweeping new government program or payer initiative; it’s an amalgamation of revenue from thousands of different sources: patients.

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Brand Authenticity: Why Healthcare Marketers Need to Keep It Real BRAND AUTHENTICITY: WHY HEALTHCARE MARKETERS NEED TO KEEP IT REAL

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Mar 08, 2017

Much has been said about the so-called consumerization of healthcare in the mainstream as well as the healthcare industry press. But just what does this mean? When we think about consumerization, we think about a world filled with choices. And choices create the ability to have more and better.

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Digital Transformation of Healthcare Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 03, 2017

The introduction of digital services will be among the most important factors in transforming healthcare over the next decade. Yet while few industries have the potential to be changed so profoundly by digital technology as healthcare, the challenges facing innovators should not be underestimated. R...

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Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment White Paper HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL DESIGN, AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT WHITE PAPER

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Mar 01, 2017

Purpose of the Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment Project The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the leading health research funders in the United States—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Insti...

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The New Generation of Healthcare THE NEW GENERATION OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 01, 2017

Healthcare budgets are tight. Providers and payers must figure out a way to deliver higher quality care with less money. Our new generation of healthcare demands the demonstration of value and improved patient outcomes while lowering costs. It’s not enough to contain health system operating co...

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Unlocking Big Data for Healthcare UNLOCKING BIG DATA FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 28, 2017

PHI is the most sensitive of all data – and unlocking it for Big Data Analytics is no easy feat. The risk of reidentification grows along with the size of health data being created. Fears around patient privacy hinder progress.

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Innovative Ideation: 3 Must-Ask Questions for Healthcare Marketers INNOVATIVE IDEATION: 3 MUST-ASK QUESTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE MARKETERS

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Feb 15, 2017

This whitepaper is dedicated to providing healthcare marketers new ways of thinking about their digital tactics. Times are tough for healthcare marketers. Just as we think we’re getting our heads around Facebook and Twitter, we find out Snapchat’s daily video views have exceeded 10 billi...

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Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare IMPACT OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON HEALTHCARE

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Feb 14, 2017

The aim of this paper is to provide a practical reference to help enterprise information technology (IT) and business (i.e., administrative, clinical, research and teaching) decision makers of the healthcare industry as they analyze and consider the implications of cloud computing for their organiza...

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The Digital Healthcare Leap THE DIGITAL HEALTHCARE LEAP

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Feb 08, 2017

Whether we like it or not, technology has become part of our lives. It has arguably helped us as individuals become more informed and more connected. The use of technology is embedded in the industries of banking, automotive, insurance, and retail. Today the health sector faces a daunting new digita...

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Health Reform and American Businesses: Critical Partner for Success HEALTH REFORM AND AMERICAN BUSINESSES: CRITICAL PARTNER FOR SUCCESS

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Feb 08, 2017

Given the number of Americans they insure and their collective purchasing power, employers are pivotal players in today’s healthcare system. In fact, because of their significant role in the marketplace, employers are uniquely positioned to help control healthcare spending and promote positive...

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Finding a Faster Path to Value-Based Care FINDING A FASTER PATH TO VALUE-BASED CARE

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Feb 06, 2017

The U.S. healthcare system is progressing along a continuum from volume to value-based care models where physicians and health systems aren’t simply compensated for doing more, but instead for delivering higher-quality care at a better value.

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A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care A COST TOO HIGH: THE FINANCIAL HARM OF THE REPUBLICAN PLAN TO ELIMINATE HEALTH CARE

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Feb 04, 2017

The Republican-led Congress has launched a rapid process of eliminating health coverage for 566,000 residents of Indiana by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These cuts will severely reduce income to health facilities and result in lost jobs across sectors. The cuts also will come at a severe...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Healthcare’s New Nervous System ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: HEALTHCARE’S NEW NERVOUS SYSTEM

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Feb 03, 2017

According to Accenture analysis, when combined, key clinical health AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the United States healthcare economy by 2026. At hyper-speed, AI is re-wiring our modern conception of healthcare delivery. AI in health represents a collecti...

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Excellence in Medical Affair EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL AFFAIR

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Feb 01, 2017

As the roles of Medical Affairs have become more and more important, the China Medical Affairs Network CMAN conducted a survey in 2016 with the purpose of understanding the current state of Medical Affairs in pharmaceutical companies in China. A total number of 14 MNC pharmaceutical companies in Chi...

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The Chronic Illness Experience in Children and Adolescents THE CHRONIC ILLNESS EXPERIENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

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Feb 01, 2017

Millions of children and adolescents are living with a chronic illness. Statistics in the US show that many adults living with a chronic illness likely developed it before or during adolescence. This indicates there is an opportunity to intervene at an early age, by equipping children and adolescent...

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Doctors & Digital: The Current State of Digital Health DOCTORS & DIGITAL: THE CURRENT STATE OF DIGITAL HEALTH

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Jan 25, 2017

This whitepaper provides a statistical overview of digital technology in the healthcare space and insights on how brands can become more involved in digital initiatives. Forget what you may have heard in the past about doctors not being comfortable with digital. In reality, quite the opposite is tru...

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The future of health is cognitive THE FUTURE OF HEALTH IS COGNITIVE

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Jan 18, 2017

The healthcare industry is transforming at a velocity that is catching many organizations unprepared. The industry is in the midst of a generational change in how it is structured. No longer sufficient are the current models focused on episodic and acute care.

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First Steps to Physician Engagement and Leadership FIRST STEPS TO PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

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Jan 06, 2017

Healthcare industry pundits and executives largely agree that positive clinical transformation will not happen unless physicians are actively engaged and willing to help lead the way to necessary changes.

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HEALTHCARE PAYER STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE HARMS OF OPIOIDS HEALTHCARE PAYER STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE HARMS OF OPIOIDS

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Jan 01, 2017

Prescription opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) are significant and growing public health problems in the United States (U.S.) that impact stakeholders across the healthcare sector, including private, employer-sponsored, and public health plans.(1-4)[1] Healthcare payers (herein, payers), e...

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Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of NonCommunicable Diseases HUMAN-CENTRIC HEALTH: BEHAVIOUR CHANGE AND THE PREVENTION OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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Jan 01, 2017

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – heart disease, mental illness, cancer, respiratory disorders and diabetes – is heaviest in high-income countries. However, it is growing at the fastest rate in low-income and middle-income countries, worsened by population ageing, urbaniza...

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What WHAT'S NEXT FOR U.S. HEALTHCARE UNDER TRUMP?

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Dec 28, 2016

What will the transition to a Donald Trump administration mean for the healthcare industry’s key constituents? While experts of all stripes are asserting predictions, they are typically long on speculation and short on evidence.

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Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Clinical Documentation On Your Revenue Stream DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPACT OF CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION ON YOUR REVENUE STREAM

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Dec 27, 2016

Healthcare providers should be tackling inpatient revenue from multiple fronts if they want to survive the evolution of payment reform, according to a survey of the HealthLeaders Media Council conducted in August by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Enjoin.

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Payer audits: commercial payers pick up where Medicare leaves off PAYER AUDITS: COMMERCIAL PAYERS PICK UP WHERE MEDICARE LEAVES OFF

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Dec 20, 2016

Commercial health insurers usually recognize a good idea when the government has one, and they are once again following Medicare's lead by increasing the number of claims they audit. Many providers are seeing an uptick-sometimes a very sharp one--in requests for additional documentation on patie...

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2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report – What’s All the Rage 2016 INTERNATIONAL FITNESS INDUSTRY TREND REPORT – WHAT’S ALL THE RAGE

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Dec 14, 2016

In the third Quarter of 2016, ClubIntel sponsored the 2nd Annual International Fitness Industry Trend study among global health and fitness professionals. The study measured adoption rates for 2016, along with looking at growth rates from 2013 to 2016 and 2015 to 2016 across multiple health and fitn...

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10 Tips for Using Digital Signage to Improve the Patient Experience 10 TIPS FOR USING DIGITAL SIGNAGE TO IMPROVE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 08, 2016

When patients are more at ease, they perceive their experience in a more positive light. Digital signage from Lenovo Health is one way to better engage, inform and educate both patients and their visitors.

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Why Hospitals and Health Plans are Turning to Credentials Verification Organizations WHY HOSPITALS AND HEALTH PLANS ARE TURNING TO CREDENTIALS VERIFICATION ORGANIZATIONS

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Dec 06, 2016

Like the rest of healthcare, credentials verification requirements are becoming more complex. Medical staff services departments are being taxed in ways they’ve never experienced, say credentialing experts. The Accountable Care Act, for one, has challenged hospitals, health systems, and health...

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Big Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence The Future of Health Care is Here BIG DATA, ANALYTICS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE IS HERE

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Dec 01, 2016

This white paper provides an overview of the future of digital health. It describes the skepticism and hype and what is needed for the medical community to embrace a world where data, machines, and analytics are employed to deliver higher quality, more efficient care. It also includes real cases tha...

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