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Applying Automation to What Ails Healthcare APPLYING AUTOMATION TO WHAT AILS HEALTHCARE

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May 22, 2019

Automation is often touted as an important solution the healthcare industry can use to standardize processes, reduce costs and improve the quality of care. Yet there may be a long distance between recognizing the potential of automation and practicing it. We wanted to know to what extent health plan...

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Lives Lost, Lives Saved  An Updated Comparative Analysis of Avoidable Deaths at Hospitals Graded by The Leapfrog Group LIVES LOST, LIVES SAVED AN UPDATED COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF AVOIDABLE DEATHS AT HOSPITALS GRADED BY THE LEAPFROG GROUP

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May 21, 2019

In 2012, in an effort to provide patients and health care consumers with information on the safety of their local hospitals, The Leapfrog Group introduced the Hospital Safety Grade, a letter grade rating for hospitals on how safe they are for patients. The Hospital Safety Grade is a composite score ...

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Transform Healthcare: Data-Driven Strategy for Digital Transformation TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE: DATA-DRIVEN STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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May 18, 2019

The global healthcare industry is transforming at a pace never seen before due to factors such as legislation, declin- ing reimbursements and technological innovations. We are seeing a burst of innovation across multiple disciplines, including genomics, biotechnology, robotics, remote and connected ...

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Spotlight on National Behavioral Health Trends SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRENDS

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May 16, 2019

In the past decade, there has been widespread concern about evidence of a nationwide increase in behavioral health disorders, including both mental health and substance use disorders. At the same time, access to behavioral healthcare may have been increased by the passage of the Paul Wellstone and P...

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Navigating the backwater  vertical mergers in health care NAVIGATING THE BACKWATER VERTICAL MERGERS IN HEALTH CARE

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May 08, 2019

Long a part of the backwaters of antitrust enforcement, vertical mergers have recently attracted the attention of academics and enforcers. The Federal Trade Commission’s hearings on vertical merger policy and the issue of whether to publish new Vertical Merger Guidelines,2 along with recent ca...

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Statement of Commitment for NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT FOR NAM ACTION COLLABORATIVE ON COUNTERING THE U.S. OPIOID EPIDEMIC

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May 08, 2019

For more than 25 years, the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) has led change to ensure that patients and families are respected as essential partners in all settings and at all levels of health care. The opioid epidemic is no exception. We cannot overcome this crisis without pa...

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NHP-HPN-SE NHP-HPN-SE

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May 05, 2019

The information listed in this directory was current at the time of printing, however, changes occur frequently. For this reason, please verify that you use a Network Health contracted practitioner each time you receive services or call for an appointment.

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Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System KEY DESIGN COMPONENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR ESTABLISHING A SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

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May 05, 2019

Congressional interest in substantially increasing the number of people who have health insurance has grown in recent years. Some Members of Congress have proposed establishing a single-payer health care system to achieve universal health insurance coverage. In this report, the Congressional Budget ...

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Embracing consumerism in healthcare EMBRACING CONSUMERISM IN HEALTHCARE

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May 04, 2019

There’s a new payer in town. that payer is the patient. today’s providers find a larger portion of their revenues coming directly from patients, and that number is expected to increase by as much as 50 percent by 2019.1 insured patient responsibility has grown to nearly 27 percent for ou...

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Big Data Analytics in motor and health insurance BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN MOTOR AND HEALTH INSURANCE

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Apr 30, 2019

Data processing has historically been at the very core of the business of insurance undertakings, which is rooted strongly in data-led statistical analysis. Data has always been collected and processed to inform underwriting decisions, price policies, settle claims and prevent fraud. There has long ...

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Virtual care for Medicare Advantage VIRTUAL CARE FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

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Apr 09, 2019

Under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule issued on October 26, 2018, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to provide “additional telehealth benefits” as basic benefits for purposes of bid submission and payment by CMS beginning in the 2020 plan year. Wi...

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Democratizing Data for Healthcare Success DEMOCRATIZING DATA FOR HEALTHCARE SUCCESS

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Apr 08, 2019

With the proliferation of data in the healthcare industry, actually making sense and use of this data requires the right analytics strategy. This whitepaper outlines how a healthcare provider’s ability to democratize data and analytics across the organization is indicative of its ability to af...

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ECG Data Across the IDN: How Clinics Fit In ECG DATA ACROSS THE IDN: HOW CLINICS FIT IN

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Mar 29, 2019

Standardizing technologies and processes can go a long way toward providing the best, most efficient patient care. But when it comes to clinically driven decisions such as which ECG devices to support across your care settings, standardization may not always be the answer. In this paper, a vital sig...

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Connected Healthcare: Enabling Enterprisewide Interoperability CONNECTED HEALTHCARE: ENABLING ENTERPRISEWIDE INTEROPERABILITY

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Mar 27, 2019

A recent HIMSS Media survey of U.S. hospitals highlighted the challenges providers encounter when working towards interoperability. Depending on whom you speak to within a hospital system, responses varied when asked, “How close are providers to achieving interoperability?” The following...

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Sustainability Report 2018 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

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Mar 27, 2019

In 2018, LafargeHolcim consolidated its position as a global leader in building materials and solutions. At the same time, we are conscious of the bigger picture and strive to ensure that we live up to the responsibilities that come with our presence in many diverse countries. We aim to demonstrate,...

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Robotic Process Automation in the Healthcare Sector ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

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Mar 25, 2019

This Healthcare whitepaper gives insight into the potential impact of RPA on the daily tasks performed by healthcare providers and payers, whether government or private sector. The paper provides the reader with an overview of problems facing the healthcare sector for providers and payers and the au...

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Off-Script: The People-Side Of Healthcare Consolidation OFF-SCRIPT: THE PEOPLE-SIDE OF HEALTHCARE CONSOLIDATION

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Mar 21, 2019

With Congress pushing for more value-based care, hospital and organizational consolidation is on the rise. This consolidation goes beyond traditional mergers--healthcare systems have begun to acquire private primary and specialty practices as well. That’s why consolidation must benefit patient...

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Charting the course for sustainable growth in a modern health organization CHARTING THE COURSE FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN A MODERN HEALTH ORGANIZATION

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Mar 21, 2019

As margins thin, competition heats up, and consumers are more empowered, both payers and providers face a strategic imperative to make fundamental changes to their operating model. The CFO must lead the journey to efficiency, profitability and growth by aggregating data sources, improving the timing...

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Reference-Based Pricing: Setting Price Limits on Healthcare REFERENCE-BASED PRICING: SETTING PRICE LIMITS ON HEALTHCARE

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Mar 18, 2019

Healthcare costs continue to rise, which means employers are in search of techniques to contain or reduce their group health plan expense. Some health sponsors have begun to explore reference-based pricing, a method for calculating payment to certain providers using a “reasonable fee” ba...

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The Next Wave of Cloud Migration in Healthcare THE NEXT WAVE OF CLOUD MIGRATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 15, 2019

Across all industries, investments in cloud computing, storage and infrastructure have grown at an exponential rate and are predicted to continue growing at a rate of 17 percent annually over the next three years to about $278 billion spent by 2021. The healthcare cloud footprint is growing at an ev...

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Diversity in Healthcare Leadership DIVERSITY IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP

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Mar 14, 2019

Attaining meaningful diversity in healthcare is ever-critical and still elusive. While progress has been made, there remains much room for improvement on many diversity fronts. This paper builds on B.E. Smith’s extensive research and practice experience to provide an in-depth review of diversi...

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Workflow fundamentals for clinical excellence and improved care outcomes WORKFLOW FUNDAMENTALS FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AND IMPROVED CARE OUTCOMES

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Mar 12, 2019

Modern healthcare brings great benefits but faces many challenges. Although treatments can cure more diseases and allow us to live longer, the number of treatments, rising costs, and the increasing volume of patients puts healthcare providers to the test. Even for the most developed nations, healthc...

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Research-Driven Patient Statements Enhance the Collections Process RESEARCH-DRIVEN PATIENT STATEMENTS ENHANCE THE COLLECTIONS PROCESS

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Mar 08, 2019

Financial communications are often the last stage in a provider’s direct engagement with a patient, but they shouldn’t be an afterthought. Patient statements represent an opportunity to facilitate fast, full payments while simultaneously building trust and loyalty. And now that consumers...

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5 phases for migrating healthcare workloads to Amazon Web Services 5 PHASES FOR MIGRATING HEALTHCARE WORKLOADS TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES

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Mar 07, 2019

Healthcare organizations migrating to the cloud need a strategy that assesses risks and considers all the possibilities. Moving an entire healthcare service to a new IT environment means deciding how to migrate all three subsystems— compute, storage, and networking—and identifying the ri...

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Spectrum Health: Decreasing Transfer Costs and Improving Care Delivery Through Specialty Telehealth SPECTRUM HEALTH: DECREASING TRANSFER COSTS AND IMPROVING CARE DELIVERY THROUGH SPECIALTY TELEHEALTH

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Mar 07, 2019

Spectrum Health, an integrated health system headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, needed to improve care delivery for specialty consults. Through its telehealth program, Specialty MedNow, Spectrum Health launched more than 90 telehealth use cases across its system and saw impactful results,

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Moving Healthcare Communications into the Future MOVING HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS INTO THE FUTURE

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Mar 01, 2019

Patients are less likely to pick up the phone and call their healthcare providers today than they were just seven years ago. Rather than placing a call to their provider, patients increasingly want to connect through digital channels. This shift in preference toward digital isn’t shocking&mdas...

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Take part in our journey of building 
the leading health data hub TAKE PART IN OUR JOURNEY OF BUILDING THE LEADING HEALTH DATA HUB

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Feb 28, 2019

Our goal is ambitious, but our ecosystem is the logical solution to a global challenge – making health data safe, secure and compliant. With our expertise in IT and healthcare, we are creating the leading next-generation health data hub. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange between users, pr...

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Healthcare 2030 the consumer at the center HEALTHCARE 2030 THE CONSUMER AT THE CENTER

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Feb 26, 2019

The healthcare industry is facing major demographic and market changes that will dramatically impact which services are needed and how they are delivered. The organizations that put the consumer at the center of decision-making stand to be leaders in the new economy. In this white paper, you will ga...

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Digital Twins in Healthcare: Enabling mass personalization of care delivery DIGITAL TWINS IN HEALTHCARE: ENABLING MASS PERSONALIZATION OF CARE DELIVERY

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Feb 21, 2019

This paper explores how far we have come in generating massive amounts of patient data, but how unprepared we are to make use of it. A digital twin promises an outcome-driven approach to handling the data deluge arising from the patient’s interconnected biology, provider interactions, and the ...

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Transformational Drivers in the Health System of the Future TRANSFORMATIONAL DRIVERS IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM OF THE FUTURE

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Feb 20, 2019

While there are many perspectives and publications on the “Hospital of the Future,” few, if any, provide a system perspective. Too often, when imagining the Health System of the Future, a hospital-centric model emerges. The challenge in this hospital-centric view is that it ignores most ...

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Optimize Performance By Rethinking Hospital HR For Ambulatory Ventures OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE BY RETHINKING HOSPITAL HR FOR AMBULATORY VENTURES

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Feb 13, 2019

The continuing evolution of hospital services and procedures to outpatient settings creates a challenge for hospital ambulatory leaders and hospital HR professionals. Hospitals partnering in ambulatory ventures need an HR solution that will match the speed and efficiency that is central to the ASC b...

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Healthcare Data Fuels Innovation in the Classroom HEALTHCARE DATA FUELS INNOVATION IN THE CLASSROOM

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Feb 13, 2019

The current era of healthcare technology is marked by a need for problem solvers and professionals who can work with data and the information technology used to mine it. To provide students with relevant knowledge and develop their skills for the future, innovative educators have devised ways to giv...

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Rising to Meet Healthcare Industry Challenges RISING TO MEET HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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Feb 11, 2019

Discover what strategies healthcare organizations are undertaking to address the top issues that face them: addressing cost pressures resulting from declining reimbursements and improving the patient experience. Learn about the steps necessary to address these issues and become an intelligent enterp...

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2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FORECAST: THE BEGINNING OF A CONSUMER-DRIVEN REFORMATION 2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FORECAST: THE BEGINNING OF A CONSUMER-DRIVEN REFORMATION

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Feb 05, 2019

The well-known proverb “may you live in interesting times” is considered by many to be a blessing, yet others believe it is actually an ancient curse. People’s interpretation tends to correspond with their own appetite for change, as well as their comfort (or lack of) in the face o...

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Transforming Behavioral Health Care Management TRANSFORMING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

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Feb 04, 2019

Behavioral health conditions affect a significant percentage of the country’s population. In 2016, 44.7 million adults in the United States (18.3% of those aged 18 or older) had a mental illness, and 20.1 million (7.5% of those aged 12 or older) had a substance use disorder. Roughly 8.2 millio...

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Achieving 360-Degree View for Accurate Population Risk & Quality Management ACHIEVING 360-DEGREE VIEW FOR ACCURATE POPULATION RISK & QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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Feb 01, 2019

A strong process for ensuring accurate documentation and risk-adjustment coding ensures that a high quality of care is being maintained for all patients and that providers are being properly reimbursed for delivering that care. This whitepaper examines the challenges and needs in more detail, as wel...

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Top 5 Healthcare Marketing Trends for 2019 TOP 5 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 28, 2019

Facing increased competition, technology changes, and new regulations, it's important for healthcare marketers to keep up with current trends. This guide combines data, research, and expert experience to help you outpace your competitors, convert more leads, and increase patient satisfaction and...

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The Importance of Manual Abstraction During EHR Migration THE IMPORTANCE OF MANUAL ABSTRACTION DURING EHR MIGRATION

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Jan 25, 2019

When a western South Dakota integrated healthcare system made the decision to migrate the entire organization to a single electronic health record, providers voiced concerns about the quality of data they would be able to access in historical patient records during the transition. Find out how Regio...

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Healthcare Analytics: 4 Trends to Watch in 2019 HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS: 4 TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

Healthcare analytics play a key role in how providers are implementing P4P. Delivering meaningful, relevant, role-based, accurate, reliable, and actionable insights that align with the real-world concerns of healthcare executives, line-of-business (LOB) leaders, physicians, clinicians, nurses, or an...

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HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 22, 2019

The healthcare industry faces a myriad of challenges and opportunities in 2019. To assist planners, B.E. Smith offers its annual Healthcare Leadership Intelligence Report presenting key findings from a survey of hundreds of executives representing a cross-section of C-suite, senior, and mid-level le...

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FROM PATIENT TO PROVIDER TO CLOUD: Moving Healthcare loT from Idea to Reality FROM PATIENT TO PROVIDER TO CLOUD: MOVING HEALTHCARE LOT FROM IDEA TO REALITY

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Jan 17, 2019

Healthcare IT leaders are working to transform their digital infrastructure, incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) with the hope that it will enable clinicians to use robust data to improve care and operational outcomes. This whitepaper explores the current impact of IoT in healthcare, analyzes...

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Social Determinants of Health: From Insights to Action SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: FROM INSIGHTS TO ACTION

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Jan 17, 2019

Social determinants of health (SDoH) are all the rage these days. That’s because researchers believe social determinants drive more than 80 percent of health outcomes. And in a value-based care world, it’s critical to identify and manage patient social challenges. In this white paper, So...

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Achieving Operational Efficiencies for Healthcare Organizations ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Jan 10, 2019

With huge investments in their 3-tier systems and other aging infrastructure, healthcare organizations are now seeking better ways to innovate and eliminate legacy complexity. This paper explains several ways healthcare organizations can transform their static and complex IT environments into more d...

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Healthcare Analytics Platform: DOS Delivers the 7 Essential Components HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS PLATFORM: DOS DELIVERS THE 7 ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS

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Jan 07, 2019

The big issues impacting healthcare—such as rising costs and decreasing margins—revolve around healthcare IT. And though the data produced from EMRs may be plentiful, this whitepaper posits that Meaningful Use has broken its promise to support improvements through ready access to that da...

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2019 Global Health Care Outlook 2019 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Jan 02, 2019

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders—both within the health care ecosystem and those in converging industries—as t...

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Managing Unstructured Clinical Imaging Across the Enterprise MANAGING UNSTRUCTURED CLINICAL IMAGING ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE

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Jan 02, 2019

Many hospitals struggle to capture certain clinical data in the electronic health record -- especially in the case of unstructured imaging data, which by its nature is difficult to manage, store and easily access. But as this illustrative case study shows, resorting to archaic processes and manual w...

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Beyond Adherence to Optimal Medication Management BEYOND ADHERENCE TO OPTIMAL MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

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Jan 02, 2019

Many clinicians cite medication non-adherence as the main reason that patients aren’t achieving treatment goals, optimal outcomes, or gaining control of chronic conditions – but that is only a piece of a larger puzzle. While adherence is one part of the problem, the bigger issue is inade...

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The 2019 Guide to Healthcare VR THE 2019 GUIDE TO HEALTHCARE VR

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Jan 01, 2019

Will 2019 be the tipping point for healthcare-centered virtual and augmented reality tech or a wait-and-see year reserved for early adopters? This paper reviews three key indicators that provide the clues and contextual evidence your organization needs to confidently pull the trigger on AR and VR te...

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Top health industry issues of 2019 TOP HEALTH INDUSTRY ISSUES OF 2019

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Jan 01, 2019

The US health industry has often lagged other industries when it comes to modernizing. Once thought to operate outside the greater US economy, the industry—with its byzantine payment system, complicated regulatory barriers and reliance on face-to-face interactions—is being disrupted. Fin...

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2019 HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK 2019 HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK

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Dec 30, 2018

Healthcare continues to see record-high numbers of hospital mergers and acquisitions intended to achieve such benefits as gaining economies of scale. Scale up, and you’ll bring down costs. Yet, such consolidation doesn’t always mean costs come down. A Wharton School study found the avera...

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Artificial Intelligence in Global Health ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN GLOBAL HEALTH

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Dec 28, 2018

Over the past several years, we have seen a wave of emerging technologies, from blockchain and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to artificial intelligence (AI), demonstrate significant potential to alter and disrupt multiple sectors, including healthcare. All too often, though, the global health comm...

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Immediate benfits  of clinical communications IMMEDIATE BENFITS OF CLINICAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Dec 28, 2018

Healthcare delivery today requires organizations to significantly improve their clinical communications. Here’s how solutions like TigerConnect can bridge the gap between electronic health data and safe, efficient, high-quality team-based care.

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Using Analytics, Machine Learning, and Simulation Technology to Better Manage Patient Flow USING ANALYTICS, MACHINE LEARNING, AND SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY TO BETTER MANAGE PATIENT FLOW

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Dec 27, 2018

Managing patient flow is a growing and complex challenge for hospitals and healthcare systems of all sizes. Typically, the problem isn’t that hospitals lack enough beds, staff or data. Rather, the challenge is their inability to match their capacity and workforce to anticipated patient demand....

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Technology and data-driven decisions are driving best practices for patient collections TECHNOLOGY AND DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS ARE DRIVING BEST PRACTICES FOR PATIENT COLLECTIONS

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Dec 27, 2018

HFMA surveyed healthcare leaders at the Annual National Institute (ANI) in June 2017 on the use of patient portals and business processes for pre-and post-service patient collections. Conversational interviews also touched on how organizations are using data analytics to support patient financial re...

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Transforming care for patients as consumers TRANSFORMING CARE FOR PATIENTS AS CONSUMERS

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Dec 26, 2018

This white paper examines important conditions and trends driving consumerism, evidence of the economic and reputational value of a positive consumer experience, examples of health systems successfully improving the patient experience, and a Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies approach t...

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Future of Health FUTURE OF HEALTH

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Dec 25, 2018

The worlds healthcare systems are experiencing significant change. We are at a point, or more accurately multiple points, of major transition around the ways we can improve access, manage and transform how to control and treat disease. The expectation is that over the next few years we will see a si...

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THE KEY TO IMPROVING THE MODERN PATIENT EXPERIENCE THE KEY TO IMPROVING THE MODERN PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 20, 2018

This white paper will explain why a strong digital strategy is an integral component of the patient experience, and how it can improve a healthcare organization’s long-term success. The patient experience is the sum of all the interactions had with a healthcare organization.

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Harnessing Data to Thrive in Medicare Advantage Markets HARNESSING DATA TO THRIVE IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE MARKETS

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Dec 20, 2018

In the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage market, mid-sized regional health plans must work smarter with data to compete against the major national players. Success in acquiring, retaining, and engaging members increasingly depends on deep and timely market intelligence. With Carrot MarketView Essen...

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The Road to Healthcare Value Is Driven by Quality Workforce Integration THE ROAD TO HEALTHCARE VALUE IS DRIVEN BY QUALITY WORKFORCE INTEGRATION

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Dec 20, 2018

Healthcare organizations have been trying for years to improve patient outcomes and become economically successful in a value-based payment system. They’ve tested various methods for achieving value following the guide of the Triple Aim1 , but a recent report2 on the progress of value-based pa...

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Digital Signage in Healthcare DIGITAL SIGNAGE IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 20, 2018

If the mission of digital signage technology really is to get the right messages to the right people at the right times and locations, healthcare is the perfect example of why that matters. With few exceptions, from small clinics to giant medical campuses, health care facilities are places punctuate...

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A Hearing Health Benefit A HEARING HEALTH BENEFIT

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Dec 19, 2018

Hearing loss has become one of America’s most widespread health conditions — and it spans all age groups. Health insurance providers, employers, unions and workers’ compensation programs have all become involved in the solution by offering some form of a hearing health care benefit...

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Introduction to Machine Learning in Healthcare INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 13, 2018

15 minutes. That’s how long your doctor has to see you, assess your complaint, diagnose a solution and see you out the door – hopefully on the pathway back to wellness. This isn’t much time, when you consider the wealth of information that he or she has to consider. Your patient re...

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The Pitfalls of Healthcare Portals THE PITFALLS OF HEALTHCARE PORTALS

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Dec 13, 2018

Online patient portals have been built to provide the ultimate self-service experience while engaging patients more fully in their care. Integrated into multiple internal systems, portals offer convenient access to personal information: Social Security number (SSN), date of birth (DOB), address, ins...

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AI in Healthcare: Keys to a Smarter Future AI IN HEALTHCARE: KEYS TO A SMARTER FUTURE

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Dec 13, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is receiving a lot of attention from investors, the press, and the labor force across all industries. While AI has already achieved widespread adoption in certain sectors, the complexities of healthcare have resulted in slower adoption. However, the urgency and opportuni...

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10 Steps for Breaking Habits 10 STEPS FOR BREAKING HABITS

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Dec 12, 2018

Habits not only easily fall into the categories of good or bad, but also sit on a continuum in our ability to exercise control over them. Some are mild, like taking off your shoes and dumping in the middle of the living room every night; others are strong and addictive – like smoking or nail-b...

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Recalibrating Population Health Management to Include Community-Based Palliative Care RECALIBRATING POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE

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Dec 12, 2018

The discussion of treatment options at end-of-life have long been considered uncomfortable topics for patients, families, physicians and payers alike. Innovations in medicine and technology, the graying population, and the sheer number of individuals with serious illnesses are now putting a spotligh...

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WHAT HEALTHCARE CEOS MUST MEASURE FOR BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES WHAT HEALTHCARE CEOS MUST MEASURE FOR BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

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Dec 12, 2018

Health insurers have traditionally focused on financial and operational metrics when measuring enterprise performance, especially at the most senior levels of the organizations. Yet as customer experience efforts become more of an enterprise priority, customer perception metrics are critical. There ...

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Navigating Patient Payment Conversations with Financial Counseling NAVIGATING PATIENT PAYMENT CONVERSATIONS WITH FINANCIAL COUNSELING

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Dec 12, 2018

Many healthcare organizations depend on the work of financial counselors to help patients understand both their insurance coverage and their financial obligations. These professionals help patients make smart choices by answering questions about the cost of healthcare services, setting up payment pl...

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Considerations in Selecting a Population Health Management Solution CONSIDERATIONS IN SELECTING A POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

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Dec 12, 2018

A successful population health strategy is built on a solid foundation of data. While the rapid digitization of healthcare ensures the proliferation of data across the enterprise, providers must still figure out how to glean actionable insights from large repositories of information. This critical n...

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Protecting Healthcare Software PROTECTING HEALTHCARE SOFTWARE

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Dec 12, 2018

For decades medical devices have been standalone instruments that interacted only with the patient or medical provider. The advent of technological innovations including miniaturization, low power computation, and wireless technologies has created a new paradigm in the healthcare industry: the Inter...

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UhX UHX

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Dec 12, 2018

UhX is a global decentralized health delivery and payment platform that will increase the quality of healthcare while reducing the cost. Our Cognitive Crypto Collaborative Care Platform (C 4P) brings People, Providers and Payers together. We reward for behavior modification, incentivizing wellness t...

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Sustainable Strategies for a Healthy India Imperatives for Consolidating the Healthcare Management Ecosystem SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES FOR A HEALTHY INDIA IMPERATIVES FOR CONSOLIDATING THE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT ECOSYSTEM

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Dec 11, 2018

India rightly brands itself as incredible. The country’s remarkable political, economic and cultural transformation over the past few decades has made it a geopolitical force. Healthcare is one of the industries that marks this strengthened global presence. As per industry reports, healthcare ...

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Smart Choices Help Ease Treatment Pangs SMART CHOICES HELP EASE TREATMENT PANGS

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Dec 11, 2018

The future of healthcare lies in developing smart consumers: patients who are able to make intelligent, economically informed decisions about their healthcare. One way to help accomplish this is to promote the price transparency of costly medical procedures. By providing patients with comparative co...

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Accelerating Telehealth Adoption ACCELERATING TELEHEALTH ADOPTION

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Dec 10, 2018

There is growing evidence that telehealth expands access to care, improves health outcomes and healthcare quality, increases patient engagement, and reduces healthcare costs. Yet skeptics are concerned about increased utilization and lack of ROI. This URAC Industry Insight Report offers perspectives...

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Cardiovascular diseases in India CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN INDIA

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Dec 06, 2018

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) were once thought to be impacting the rich and affluent, but it is now well established that they afflict the poor as well. While changing lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits and declining physical activity are the key reasons for high incidence rates in the rich popul...

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Embracing consumerism: Driving customer engagement in the healthcare financial journey EMBRACING CONSUMERISM: DRIVING CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT IN THE HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL JOURNEY

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Dec 05, 2018

In an increasingly competitive and consumerdriven healthcare marketplace, it’s no surprise that providers are working harder to acquire and retain customers. Higher out-of-pocket expenses combined with more choice and control in when and where consumers receive care are driving more retail-lik...

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Challenges and Opportunities: Genomic Data, Patient Care, and the Cloud CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: GENOMIC DATA, PATIENT CARE, AND THE CLOUD

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Dec 04, 2018

Patient care organizations are moving forward to connect the academic research arms of their universities to the patient care delivery operations in their clinical organizations. And that is leading both to opportunities and challenges. On the opportunity side, genomic data is now actively being use...

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A Framework for Building Trust and Collaboration Between Health Plans and Physicians A FRAMEWORK FOR BUILDING TRUST AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN HEALTH PLANS AND PHYSICIANS

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Dec 03, 2018

One of the best ways to maximize revenue under value-based care arrangements is for health plans and physicians to team up and work collaboratively on health care transformation. By building a strong and meaningful partnership, health plans and physicians can achieve higher quality, provider better ...

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HOW HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF VDI WITH FLASH STORAGE HOW HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF VDI WITH FLASH STORAGE

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Dec 03, 2018

IT departments in large healthcare institutions face numerous challenges. They are expected to help implement new initiatives to improve patient care, oftentimes while having to support legacy applications that may have been cobbled together over many years. At the same time, they must follow ever-s...

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Home-based Palliative Care: A Playbook for Health Systems to Optimize Care for Advanced Illness HOME-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE: A PLAYBOOK FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS TO OPTIMIZE CARE FOR ADVANCED ILLNESS

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Dec 03, 2018

While there has traditionally been a clear distinction between the roles of healthcare providers and payers, a myriad of market forces over the past decade have blurred the lines between these two symbiotic partners. As they continue to evolve into each other’s space, they contribute to the si...

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The EHR imperative: Eliminating outages and combating cyber attacks can help improve patient care THE EHR IMPERATIVE: ELIMINATING OUTAGES AND COMBATING CYBER ATTACKS CAN HELP IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

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Dec 03, 2018

Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have become a mission‑critical component for delivering appropriate and timely high‑quality care. They function as the single source of truth for providers and patients. Find out how leading Healthcare providers are using a proactive approach to keep their EHR ...

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How IoT is Transforming the Future of Healthcare HOW IOT IS TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Dec 02, 2018

The IoMT is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, with Internet of Things (IoT) devices and networks quickly establishing themselves as a critical part of modern healthcare. This white paper explores key technological advancements in the healthcare industry and how they are helping healthcare pro...

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Top Sector HTSM Healthcare roadmap 2018 TOP SECTOR HTSM HEALTHCARE ROADMAP 2018

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Nov 30, 2018

Health and healthcare systems will face a huge challenge in providing the same level of services, in an appropriate, efficient and cost-effective way, to a rapidly growing and aging population. Global healthcare expenditure is currently estimated a USD7.6 trillion and its growth will continue greate...

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 29, 2018

Since the inception of electronic health record (EHR) systems, volumes of patient data have been collected, creating an atmosphere suitable for translating data into actionable intelligence. The growing field of artificial intelligence (AI) has created new technology that can tackle large data sets,...

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Using Integrated Technologies to Solve Today’s Nursing Challenges USING INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES TO SOLVE TODAY’S NURSING CHALLENGES

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Nov 29, 2018

Integrated technologies have already begun to impact the discipline of nursing. Nurse leaders are positioned to influence how technology is applied in the patient care environment – but many aren’t asking the critical questions that need to be asked, or claiming their rightful seat at th...

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The Future of Healthcare Marketing THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE MARKETING

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Nov 28, 2018

From 2010 -2018, the pace of change in the healthcare industry and the way brands go to market has rapidly increased. That said –this moment, right now, is the slowest pace of change we will ever experience again, relatively speaking. ”Health” is no longer associated solely with il...

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THE DENTIST’S GUIDE TO PATIENT FINANCING THE DENTIST’S GUIDE TO PATIENT FINANCING

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Nov 26, 2018

Case acceptance, especially for those patients facing complex procedures such as implant dentistry, is a major factor for many dental health professionals. However, the failure of patients to carry through with a recommended course of treatment is not an insurmountable problem. If your case acceptan...

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Innovation in Healthcare IT INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE IT

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Nov 22, 2018

This paper discusses the need for innovative IT solutions for better healthcare. It is part of a series of white papers on key aspects affecting the move toward an Enlightened Healthcare Ecosystem. The other two papers focus on Healthcare Challenges and Trends and the Convergence of Healthcare and P...

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The Clinical and Bottom Line Case for Emergency Department Case Management THE CLINICAL AND BOTTOM LINE CASE FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CASE MANAGEMENT

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Nov 22, 2018

Hospital emergency departments sit at the crux of the most expensive decision in the healthcare system, to admit or not admit a patient. As the industry makes further inroads into value-based care, the decision about whether to admit an ED patient to the hospital is crucial to both containing costs ...

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Current Challenges in Diabetes Care and How to Address Them CURRENT CHALLENGES IN DIABETES CARE AND HOW TO ADDRESS THEM

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Nov 21, 2018

The IDEAL Group is a multidisciplinary panel of diabetes specialists with a visionary outlook to improve diabetes care outcomes across the UK. The primary objective of IDEAL is to review current practice across the NHS to assess and recommend better ways to approach education, access and learning fo...

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN HEALTHCARE AND RESEARCH

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Nov 21, 2018

AI has the potential to be used in planning and resource allocation in health and social care services. For example, the IBM Watson Care Manager system is being piloted by Harrow Council with the aim of improving cost efficiency. It matches individuals with a care provider that meets their needs, wi...

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Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare via Telehealth INCREASING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTHCARE VIA TELEHEALTH

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Nov 21, 2018

Behavioral Healthcare Providers (BHP), a non-profit organization, began serving people with behavioral needs in 1996, establishing a network of over 5,500 mental health providers and clinic combinations across Minnesota. One of BHP’s key priorities is to help hospitals access mental health pro...

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Medical Technology Shaping Healthcare For All In India MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SHAPING HEALTHCARE FOR ALL IN INDIA

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Nov 20, 2018

While the Indian healthcare sector has grown at a healthy double-digit rate, challenges in access to quality and affordable healthcare persist in large parts of the country. With less than 1 physician per 1000 population, India is well behind its peer countries. It needs an additional 3.6 million ho...

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Healthcare Marketing in the Digital Age HEALTHCARE MARKETING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Nov 20, 2018

The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, the industry employs more than 15.5 million people in the United States, with a projected annual growth rate of 2.6 percent through 20221. This will theoretically add 5 million jobs, accounting for one-third of...

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Why AI and robotics will define New Health WHY AI AND ROBOTICS WILL DEFINE NEW HEALTH

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Nov 15, 2018

Would you allow a medical robot with artificial intelligence (AI) to examine, diagnose and prescribe a treatment plan for you or a member of your family with cancer? Would you accept a robot as your primary surgeon? And if you were to do so, what would the human clinician do? AI and robots have long...

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Meaningful Acute Care Integration MEANINGFUL ACUTE CARE INTEGRATION

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Nov 15, 2018

As hospitals and health systems continue the trend of consolidation, the ability to scale and create efficiencies while improving care delivery is increasingly important. However, despite the publicized trend and clear need, an integration that brings care delivery teams together and improves patien...

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4 Ways to Achieve Value-Based Care 4 WAYS TO ACHIEVE VALUE-BASED CARE

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Nov 15, 2018

A “patients first” approach requires more than simply giving patients access to their information. It also means that those within health and wellness intentionally engage with and empower patients. In part 4 of a 4 part series, this white paper outlines the top 5 ways to help you succee...

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RADIOTHERAPY: seizing the opportunity in cancer care RADIOTHERAPY: SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN CANCER CARE

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Nov 14, 2018

The incidence of cancer is increasing, resulting in a rising demand for high quality cancer care. In 2018, there were close to 4.23 million new cases of cancer in Europe, and this number is predicted to rise by almost a quarter to 5.2 million by 2040.1 This growing demand poses a major challenge to ...

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CARING FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARING FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH

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Nov 14, 2018

Between 2012 and 2016, the OECD conducted a series of in-depth reviews of the policies and institutions that underpin the measurement and improvement of health care quality in 15 different health care systems (Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Northern Ire...

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IoT: The Key to Improving Patient Outcomes Through Connected Healthcare IOT: THE KEY TO IMPROVING PATIENT OUTCOMES THROUGH CONNECTED HEALTHCARE

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Nov 14, 2018

The IoT healthcare market is expected to grow to $158B by 2022, as IoT solutions are increasingly adopted by clinicians and healthcare providers looking to bridge physical distance, provide high quality care, and ultimately improve patient outcomes. However, in many cases the critical impact of IoT ...

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DIGITAL HEALTH COMES OF AGE: SELF DISRUPT or SELF DESTRUCT DIGITAL HEALTH COMES OF AGE: SELF DISRUPT OR SELF DESTRUCT

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Nov 14, 2018

For nearly a decade, healthcare organizations have been investing in innovative digital health companies to unlock value and spur growth. And Accenture analysis shows funding is even higher now than forecasted two years ago. But investors today are more discriminating: they are strategic about the s...

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A VISION FOR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY A VISION FOR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Nov 13, 2018

The Declaration of Alma-Ata in 1978 was a landmark in the history of global health. Forty years later, the Global Conference on Primary Health Care renews a commitment to primary health care (PHC) in pursuit of health and wellbeing for all, leaving no one behind. This vision document defines the mod...

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High-performance Rules Engine for Population Health Management (PHM) HIGH-PERFORMANCE RULES ENGINE FOR POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT (PHM)

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Nov 12, 2018

Jiva—the industry’s leading population health management (PHM) platform—has the smartest and most advanced rules engine on the market. For organizations pursuing value-based care and improved care management, a powerful rules engine is crucial to success.

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Fostering Innovation in Healthcare FOSTERING INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 08, 2018

Today’s hospitals are challenged to improve quality while reducing costs. More than ever, physicians, advanced providers, nurses, and staff need to work together to find innovative solutions to provide effective, high-quality care. Learning collaboratives foster team integration. Innovation an...

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Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition REFORMING AMERICA’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THROUGH CHOICE AND COMPETITION

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Nov 08, 2018

This report recommends policies that will broaden providers’ scope of practice while improving workforce mobility, including telehealth, to encourage innovation and to allow providers more easily to meet patients’ needs. The report also recommends that the Federal Government streamline f...

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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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EHRs are here to stay: Here’s how to ensure your clinical workforce makes the most of them EHRS ARE HERE TO STAY: HERE’S HOW TO ENSURE YOUR CLINICAL WORKFORCE MAKES THE MOST OF THEM

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Nov 07, 2018

It’s no secret clinicians are frustrated with EHRs. However, digital patient records have contributed to numerous improvements in care and will remain a permanent fixture in healthcare for the foreseeable future. EHR adoption is “nearly universal” among acute-care hospitals, with 9...

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Medication Reconciliation: The Biggest Patient Safety Issue Facing Clinicians Today MEDICATION RECONCILIATION: THE BIGGEST PATIENT SAFETY ISSUE FACING CLINICIANS TODAY

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Nov 07, 2018

As one of the most significant challenges facing healthcare organizations, inaccuracies in a patient’s medication information can negatively affect outcomes, harm patients, and increase costs in care. However, it doesn’t come as a surprise when you consider that medication reconciliation...

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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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Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances TELEMEDICINE PRESCRIBING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

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Oct 31, 2018

Congress has made another effort to call upon the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to activate a special registration that would grant physicians and nurse practitioners to write prescriptions for controlled substances by means of telemedicine without having an in person physical examination. This wh...

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BROADENING THE DEFINITION OF TOLERABILITY IN CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS TO BETTER MEASURE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE BROADENING THE DEFINITION OF TOLERABILITY IN CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS TO BETTER MEASURE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 24, 2018

Robust safety and tolerability data are essential in cancer therapeutic studies, and some trials are specifically designed with a key objective of demonstrating improved safety and tolerability. The development of a clinical trial framework and data elements to demonstrate comparative safety and tol...

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A Prescriptive Analytics Project for Maximizing Healthcare Value Generation A PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS PROJECT FOR MAXIMIZING HEALTHCARE VALUE GENERATION

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Oct 18, 2018

To maximize the healthcare value it generates, the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital investigated the appropriateness of performing hospital enterprise optimization by using a linear programming based analytics model to make decisions about patient inflow into its Emergency Department, i...

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3 Levers to Drive Organizational Change 3 LEVERS TO DRIVE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

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Oct 18, 2018

As the most recent phase of online research into what makes sustainable healthcare organizations, this solution brief drills down into why "capability" is so important. And for the first time, it identifies the exact levers healthcare leaders should pull to build successful, productive org...

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Top 10 health care innovations TOP 10 HEALTH CARE INNOVATIONS

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Oct 17, 2018

Health care is an industry in need of innovation. Health plans, providers, life sciences companies, and the government are facing rising costs and inconsistent outcomes. They are working to improve care and health outcomes, all while reducing costs and spending. What innovations are most likely to h...

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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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Measuring the Impact of Pharmacy Customer Loyalty on Health System Utilization and Readmission Rates MEASURING THE IMPACT OF PHARMACY CUSTOMER LOYALTY ON HEALTH SYSTEM UTILIZATION AND READMISSION RATES

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Oct 15, 2018

Fairview’s pharmacy business brings significant value to the Fairview health system, specifically among patients who have a high Customer Value Index. While the cohort of high-value pharmacy customers had a higher prevalence of certain conditions, this group had lower system utilization and IP...

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Using an HRO Model in the Perioperative Suite: Your Nurses’ Perspective USING AN HRO MODEL IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SUITE: YOUR NURSES’ PERSPECTIVE

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Oct 10, 2018

The term high reliability organization (HRO) has been echoing through hospitals nationwide—and with good reason. The recent focus on high reliability correlates directly with its potential to help solve two of the biggest challenges in healthcare: improving clinical outcomes and decreasing ove...

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A NEW PATH TO HIGHER PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES A NEW PATH TO HIGHER PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES

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Oct 10, 2018

Quality data drives clinical excellence across healthcare service lines and facilities, influencing protocols to improve patient safety and satisfaction and increase volume, among other applications. NAPA CEO John F. Di Capua, MD says, “Hospitals make money when patients become loyal to one he...

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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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Physician Burnout by the Numbers PHYSICIAN BURNOUT BY THE NUMBERS

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Oct 10, 2018

Talk to any doctor about their career, and you’ll likely hear about their sense of calling—to help people, to cure diseases, and to make the world a healthier place. Increasingly, doctors are experiencing a growing phenomenon that threatens to drastically impact their personal calling an...

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Digital marketing optimization: Strategies for engaging health care consumers online DIGITAL MARKETING OPTIMIZATION: STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGING HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS ONLINE

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Oct 10, 2018

The health care industry continues to experience unprecedented change, and in response, payers are shifting their marketing strategies from a focus on satisfying the needs of employers to those of consumers. Today’s health care consumers have more choices, greater accountability and a wealth o...

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Amplifying Intelligence to Put Patients over Paperwork AMPLIFYING INTELLIGENCE TO PUT PATIENTS OVER PAPERWORK

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Oct 10, 2018

To improve the experiences of physicians and patients alike, healthcare organizations need to look to emerging technologies to help document key information and provide the highest quality care. Those technologies include AI-based solutions and virtual agents with deep integration into the EHR. They...

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Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective FOOD, NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND THE PREVENTION OF CANCER: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

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Oct 09, 2018

This Report has a number of inter-related general purposes. One is to explore the extent to which food, nutrition, physical activity, and body composition modify the risk of cancer, and to specify which factors are most important. To the extent that environmental factors such as food, nutrition, and...

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Overcoming Barriers: Building a Next-Generation Platform for Care at Home OVERCOMING BARRIERS: BUILDING A NEXT-GENERATION PLATFORM FOR CARE AT HOME

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Oct 05, 2018

Home-centered care drives significant savings, promotes recovery, and increases patient satisfaction. In this light, care at home seems perfectly poised to deliver on the Triple Aim in healthcare by: Improving the patient experience, Improving the health of populations, and Reducing the per capita c...

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State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report, Fall 2018 STATE TELEHEALTH LAWS AND REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES REPORT, FALL 2018

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Oct 05, 2018

CCHP’s newest fifty-state report offers the most current summary guide of Medicaid provider manuals, applicable state laws, and telehealth-related regulations for all fifty states, including DC.  For the most current telehealth-related policy information, visit CCHP’s interactive po...

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Tapping Technology to Move the Quadruple Aim from Concept to Reality TAPPING TECHNOLOGY TO MOVE THE QUADRUPLE AIM FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY

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Oct 04, 2018

According to a recent HIMSS Media survey of hospitals and ambulatory care leaders, fewer than half of healthcare providers have technology plans that are well aligned with strategic goals. This paper highlights how health organizations can better connect the technology and strategy dots. The opportu...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting to health and well-being for the nation GETTING TO HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FOR THE NATION

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Sep 29, 2018

Health begins long before illness or injury strikes in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and places of work. The ability of individuals and families to lead healthy and productive lives is influenced by personal choices, as well as our experiences and the conditions in the communities where we live...

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Vrara best practices for healthcare VRARA BEST PRACTICES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Sep 28, 2018

Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) are immersive technologies that provide new and powerful ways for people to generate, use and interact with digital information. These technologies take traditional media beyond conventional screens. Photographic images, video or computer-generated graphics so...

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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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How to build and sustain a ‘capable’ healthcare system HOW TO BUILD AND SUSTAIN A ‘CAPABLE’ HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Sep 27, 2018

What matters most when building and sustaining a healthcare organization? What are the precise levers to pull to promote physician well-being, financial success, and better outcomes at lower cost? To answer these questions, athenahealth launched an ongoing research project in 2016. Now in its second...

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A revolution in healthcare A REVOLUTION IN HEALTHCARE

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Sep 25, 2018

We all value our good health and hope to access high quality care when we require it. Unfortunately, this may turn out not to be the case. Healthcare today, whilst not quite broken, is certainly straining at the seams. Global spending on health exceeds $8 trillion annually and is expected to increas...

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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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Universal Permanent Medical Records for Better Healthcare UNIVERSAL PERMANENT MEDICAL RECORDS FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE

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Sep 19, 2018

The world is struggling to find better healthcare. This is considered by many as a human right and is a constant pursuit of the government and medical industry. Even on a personal level, everyone is always looking for better healthcare. However, there is one fundamental missing piece that prevents h...

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Universal Permanent Medical Records for Better Healthcare UNIVERSAL PERMANENT MEDICAL RECORDS FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE

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Sep 19, 2018

The world is struggling to find better healthcare. This is considered by many as a human right and is a constant pursuit of the government and medical industry. Even on a personal level, everyone is always looking for better healthcare. However, there is one fundamental missing piece that prevents h...

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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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Healthcare reimagined HEALTHCARE REIMAGINED

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Sep 17, 2018

Regulatory requirements, fierce competition, and rapidly emerging technologies are creating new complexities for those operating in the healthcare sector. Many are working out how to deliver better health outcomes whilst managing evolving consumer needs, behaviors and treatments, along with the sign...

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Revenue Opportunities During the Patient Journey REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE PATIENT JOURNEY

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Sep 13, 2018

At least $1 out of every $5 you collect is coming directly from patients.1 They are increasingly aware of their financial responsibility, but are confused by uncoordinated bills from providers and EOB statements from insurance companies. Hospitals and physician groups have several opportunities to c...

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Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues TELEHEALTH PRIVATE PAYER LAWS: IMPACT AND ISSUES

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Sep 12, 2018

Since 2010, there has been nearly triple the number of states that have enacted legislation related to telehealth care, and the most common legislation has been what is known as private payer laws. The state telehealth private payer laws range in scope and features, adding further complexity to the ...

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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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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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The Future of Electronic Health Records THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

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Sep 10, 2018

Ten years ago, one doctor in 10 kept digital records on their patients. The other 90 percent made notes on paper and stored them in manila folders on shelves and in filing cabinets. Paper records had some obvious disadvantages. They took up space, they were difficult to share with other physicians, ...

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Optimizing Post-Acure Care Pathways: The New Order for Value-Driven Care OPTIMIZING POST-ACURE CARE PATHWAYS: THE NEW ORDER FOR VALUE-DRIVEN CARE

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Sep 10, 2018

Patients with multiple conditions and complex care needs frequently receive care in multiple settings. Every PAC journey is characterized by transitions – from hospital to a SNF, or to inpatient rehab (IRF), or to long-term acute care hospital (LTCH). Some patients might be able to go straight...

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The Lifetime Value of Patient Loyalty THE LIFETIME VALUE OF PATIENT LOYALTY

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Sep 07, 2018

Patient satisfaction is currently treated as one proxy for the quality of care a patient receives. Admittedly subjective, satisfaction survey scores are nonetheless put to all kinds of concrete purposes, from reimbursement to performance pay. While satisfaction scores undoubtedly help gauge the expe...

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The hidden cost of healthcare system complexity THE HIDDEN COST OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM COMPLEXITY

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Sep 06, 2018

Healthcare system complexity is not news to anyone. Yet the impact in hard dollars on payers is news. Not only are people frustrated, but money is being wasted. In fact, more than half of US consumers do not understand how to navigate the current healthcare landscape because it is so complex, reveal...

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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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2018 CONSUMER SURVEY ON DIGITAL HEALTH 2018 CONSUMER SURVEY ON DIGITAL HEALTH

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Sep 05, 2018

The data was also weighted by region, education level, income, and ethnicity. This was done to match the weighting profile applied to the 2016 edition of this research series and thereby ensures that valid comparisons can be made between the surveys. Note that we have also included two questions her...

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PPPs in healthcare PPPS IN HEALTHCARE

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Sep 04, 2018

This report of models and lessons learned around healthcare public-private partnership (PPP) projects is the fourth in a series of publications on PPPs jointly authored by the UCSF Global Health Group and PwC. This series aims to document and raise awareness of innovative PPP models in health global...

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GUIDE TO CANCER EARLY DIAGNOSIS GUIDE TO CANCER EARLY DIAGNOSIS

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Sep 04, 2018

The cancer burden continues to grow globally, exerting tremendous physical, emotional and financial strain on individuals, families, communities and health systems. Many health systems in low- and middle-income countries are least prepared to manage this burden, and large numbers of cancer patients ...

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The Healthy Brain Initiative THE HEALTHY BRAIN INITIATIVE

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Sep 04, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Aging Program have developed the second in a series of road maps to advance cognitive health as a vital, integral component of public health. The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Roa...

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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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Innovations in Cancer Screening INNOVATIONS IN CANCER SCREENING

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Aug 29, 2018

How advances in imaging technology and the use of artificial intelligence and analytics are improving the accuracy and cost of medical imaging for early cancer diagnosis, and increasing confidence in vital preventive screening programs.

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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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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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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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THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE

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Aug 22, 2018

Over the course of the last century, the medical sciences have made remarkable strides in developing safer and more effective treatments, such as minimally invasive surgery and new drugs that can help mitigate the effects of diseases such as arthritis. While the science of medicine has advanced, the...

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Adaptive intelligence The case for focusing AI in healthcare on people, not technology ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE THE CASE FOR FOCUSING AI IN HEALTHCARE ON PEOPLE, NOT TECHNOLOGY

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Aug 21, 2018

Rapid advances in technology are enabling the capture of more data than ever before about the human body and people’s lifestyles, about diseases and their treatments, and about the hospitals and health systems that care for individuals and populations around the globe. However, there is a grow...

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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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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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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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Perspectives and Good Practices for AI and Continuously Learning Systems in Healthcare PERSPECTIVES AND GOOD PRACTICES FOR AI AND CONTINUOUSLY LEARNING SYSTEMS IN HEALTHCARE

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Aug 16, 2018

In the past few years there has been a significant increase in the amount of information in healthcare, and this trend is accelerating. In addition to traditional data, such as those collected by in-vitro laboratory tests, imaging devices, physiological tests, and electronic health records, there ar...

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Healthcare Disruption: The Future of The Healthcare Market Reaction Data - 2018 HEALTHCARE DISRUPTION: THE FUTURE OF THE HEALTHCARE MARKET REACTION DATA - 2018

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Aug 15, 2018

The healthcare IT landscape continues to change. One minute you’re convinced the world is round and then a series of new technological advancements, entrants into the market, and mergers and acquisitions give it the appearance of being flat. Then news breaks and it becomes a Rubik’s cube...

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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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Improving healthcare, reducing costs & saving lives IMPROVING HEALTHCARE, REDUCING COSTS & SAVING LIVES

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Aug 11, 2018

CuraToken CTKN is an EIP 20 Ethereum based utlity token which can be used to access medical adherence data via Curaizon’s CuraData platorm. This data is of interest to research insttutons, natonal health services and biotech companies. Blockchain technology will be used to store the patent per...

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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 Value of Data Governance in Healthcare THE VALUE OF DATA GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE

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Aug 08, 2018

In Spring 2018, eHealth Initiative Foundation and the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions healthcare business hosted the first in a series of roundtable meetings on data governance in healthcare. The meeting convened senior executives from stakeholder groups, including payer, provider, professional organ...

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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 comprehensive healthcare ecosystem A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

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Jul 25, 2018

The World’s first Token Sale to combine Clinics and Hospital Assets with a Revolutionary Digital Healthcare Platform for the delivery of Healthcare, Wellness and Vitality Services. Healthcare has proven to be relatively recession proof. Token ownership in this Token sale will be underpinned by...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Emerging Landscape of Data in Healthcare:  Time for a Reset? THE EMERGING LANDSCAPE OF DATA IN HEALTHCARE: TIME FOR A RESET?

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Jul 19, 2018

The landscape around data in healthcare right now is one of those “glass half-full, glass half-empty” stories. The good news is that there’s more data available than ever before. The bad news? It’s largely still disorganized and unavailable in the ways that patient care organ...

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Understanding Today UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S HEALTHCARE CONSUMER

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Jul 19, 2018

Today, hospitals and health systems focus so much on delivering value-based care to patients at the precise time of service, they overlook the importance of providing valuable, consumer-focused experiences leading up to, and after it. This costly oversight keeps providers stranded somewhere between ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Effortless Healthcare EFFORTLESS HEALTHCARE

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Jun 28, 2018

Health systems have always put their best foot forward in the exam room, and patients are grateful for it. this is starting to show in the data. national overall  hospital ratings in hcahps surveys have increased by a full ten points since 2008.1 that’s quite a milestone but healthcare le...

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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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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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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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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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Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2019 MEDICAL COST TREND: BEHIND THE NUMBERS 2019

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Jun 21, 2018

Employer medical cost trend has plateaued. While the predictability is a welcome change from the wild swings and peak double-digit trends in the 2000s, steady as she goes is not good enough. Medical costs continue to grow as a percent of total employee compensation, making even the current trend uns...

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Digital Health: Primary care is no longer primary DIGITAL HEALTH: PRIMARY CARE IS NO LONGER PRIMARY

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Jun 20, 2018

Today’s healthcare consumers have access to a range of digital health technologies that are transforming how they can manage their healthcare. Accenture research shows that as these convenient self-management options evolve, consumers are less likely to engage regularly with a dedicated primar...

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Future Solutions in Australian Healthcare FUTURE SOLUTIONS IN AUSTRALIAN HEALTHCARE

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Jun 20, 2018

The ‘Future Solutions in Australian Healthcare White Paper’ has been developed in collaboration with 21 key healthcare thought leaders to help solve Australia’s major health challenges and guide the future of the healthcare system leading up to 2020. This White Paper offers a &lsqu...

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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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Opportunities and Challenges to Utilizing Telehealth Technologies in the Provision of Medication Assisted Therapies in the Medi-Cal Program OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES TO UTILIZING TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PROVISION OF MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPIES IN THE MEDI-CAL PROGRAM

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Jun 19, 2018

Over the past year, CCHP has conducted in-depth research into the intricacies and barriers around utilizing telehealth to access medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for purposes of treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in California’s Medicaid Program (Medi-Cal).  This report details the findi...

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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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Cancer Research Current Trends & Future Directions CANCER RESEARCH CURRENT TRENDS & FUTURE DIRECTIONS

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Jun 14, 2018

Cancer research encompasses a broad array of research and includes a diverse range of specific research topics. Within this report, cancer research is defined as research where the published results include ‘cancer’ or ‘oncology’ within the title, abstract, or list of keyword...

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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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A Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care A WINDOW ON THE QUALITY OF NEW ZEALAND’S HEALTH CARE

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Jun 13, 2018

New Zealand’s health system achieves remarkable things every day. Ultimate outcomes supported by health care – reduced death and disability – are continuing to improve at a rate comparable to similar countries, even though New Zealand has been spending increasingly less than many o...

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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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7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care 7 WAYS TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES IN THE NEW WORLD OF VALUE-BASED CARE

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Jun 12, 2018

Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes – whether because they are operating in a fee-for-performance or value-based care environment, or simply because today’s increasingly informed patients are deliberately pursuing treatment at facilities with a re...

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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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Current Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer’s Disease CURRENT THERAPEUTIC TARGETS FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Jun 09, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common multifactorial diseases, including a range of abnormal cellular/molecular processes occurring in different regions of the brain. This disease is considered to be a major contributor to dementia in elderly people. The pathophysiology involves t...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Securing the Internet of Healthcare Things SECURING THE INTERNET OF HEALTHCARE THINGS

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May 24, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as one of the most significant developments of our era. This growing network of physical devices, vehicles and other items with Internet connectivity can collect and exchange rich data. The IoT is transforming how organizations of all sizes, in almost all ind...

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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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Blockchain for Healthcare BLOCKCHAIN FOR HEALTHCARE

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May 20, 2018

In today’s digital world, different systems interact with each other for data and information exchange. We expect each interaction transaction between the systems to be secure and reliable. Blockchain is a new technology that promises an efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and secure system f...

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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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Mortality Data in Healthcare Analytics MORTALITY DATA IN HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS

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May 16, 2018

The incorporation of mortality data into healthcare data sets allows fraud prevention, accurate billing, and benefits distribution, and true outcome analysis (especially in fatal disease areas like oncology, where survival is a key endpoint). The net effect of adding mortality data is strengthening ...

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A Healthcare Prescription for the GCC A HEALTHCARE PRESCRIPTION FOR THE GCC

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May 16, 2018

The healthcare industry across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is in the midst of a transition, one that will help improve the operating environment, reduce costs and increase opportunities across the value chain of the multibillion-dollar industry. However, there are many gaps that must be bridg...

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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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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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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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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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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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Digital Healthcare Marketing and Engagement Solutions DIGITAL HEALTHCARE MARKETING AND ENGAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

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May 10, 2018

Truven Health Analytics™ offers a full suite of digital marketing and engagement services and support for healthcare organizations. These services range from email list management and execution; to multilayered, multimodal, lead nurturing campaigns; to fully automated patient engagement messag...

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Two Ways EHR Data Quality Affects A Provider TWO WAYS EHR DATA QUALITY AFFECTS A PROVIDER'S CARE

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May 10, 2018

When providers find accurate, usable data within their EHR system, it increases efficiency and provides a comprehensive picture of patients' health. But unfortunately, the opposite is true as well. That is why, as this executive summary shows, ensuring EHR data quality is vital. Causes of missin...

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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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Who can Healthcare trust when Ransomware hits? WHO CAN HEALTHCARE TRUST WHEN RANSOMWARE HITS?

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May 05, 2018

The healthcare industry has been hit with two significant and subsequent cyber challenges in recent weeks, (WannaCry and Petya) which caused business impact for several organizations and in both cases, the damage was largely mitigated across the industry. This information is widely known. What is no...

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HEALTHCARE IN SAUDI ARABIA HEALTHCARE IN SAUDI ARABIA

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May 05, 2018

Investing in alternative real estate asset classes such as healthcare is a growing trend among global and local investors seeking diversification benefits as well as long term stability given the defensive nature of the underlying income stream. In Saudi Arabia, rising demand for healthcare and gove...

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Social Media Usage for Patients and Healthcare Consumers SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE FOR PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE CONSUMERS

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Apr 24, 2018

The evolution of Internet from static Web “publishing” to the highly participative, and data-driven, innovations of Web 2.0 has been influencing how people search for health-related information. This review included studies indexed in the PubMed electronic database that focused on social...

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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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Healthcare: Walking the AI talk HEALTHCARE: WALKING THE AI TALK

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Apr 19, 2018

Smart machines are reinventing how work is done across industries. Companies across sectors and regions are seeing an initial boost in process speed and performance by implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. However, there is significant untapped potential in reimagining business pro...

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ETHICAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES
OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTH ETHICAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTH

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Apr 18, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days. By taking an inclusive definition of intelligence as ‘problem-solving’, we can consider ‘an artificially intelligent system’ to be one which takes the best possible action in a given situation. Such AI systems already fil...

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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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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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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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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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Ready or not? Plans must change Medicare marketing or risk millions READY OR NOT? PLANS MUST CHANGE MEDICARE MARKETING OR RISK MILLIONS

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Apr 10, 2018

Current approaches to Medicare marketing are obsolete, and two fundamental shifts make it so. Americans are retiring later and close to half (48 percent) say they will delay Medicare enrollment beyond age 65—and this group is more digital-dependent than many insurers give them credit for. In f...

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National Service Framework for Diabetes NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR DIABETES

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Apr 05, 2018

Less than a hundred years ago diabetes was a death warrant. The discovery of insulin in the 1920s was a major breakthrough. Since then, thanks to the dedicated work of scientists, researchers, doctors, and nurses in this country and abroad, there have been huge strides forward in our knowledge of di...

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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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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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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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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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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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Patient-Centered Care in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus PATIENT-CENTERED CARE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS

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Mar 29, 2018

There have been many advancements in pharmacologic agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) during the past 3 decades. At the same time, evidence in support of interventional approaches, the relationship between clinical parameters and chronic complications, and effective self-man...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reforming America REFORMING AMERICA'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THROUGH CHOICE AND COMPETITION

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Feb 27, 2018

The current state of healthcare in America is fractured, expensive, inaccessible, and attributing to worse health of our populous. America Is not alone in this healthcare crisis, but summing healthcare up in one problem statement is impossible and would underserve the severity of the worlds.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The interoperability opportunity: Improving healthcare with an end-to-end enterprise strategy THE INTEROPERABILITY OPPORTUNITY: IMPROVING HEALTHCARE WITH AN END-TO-END ENTERPRISE STRATEGY

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Feb 21, 2018

Achieving true interoperability in healthcare is a complex endeavor, whether it is a device integration or the seamless connection of multiple systems, applications, departments, and institutions. During a single hospital stay, one patient has many contact points—from medical devices and imagi...

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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 Future of Leadership in Healthcare THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 19, 2018

Strong leadership has always been important for healthcare organizations, but in today’s competitive environment it is critical. Disruptions are emerging from every corner of the industry. Economic pressures, regulatory changes, technological advancements, and even rising consumerism are placi...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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WHAT HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE GDPR WHAT HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE GDPR

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Feb 14, 2018

Data protection regulations define how an individual’s personal information can be used by organizations, businesses, and government. These regulations also contain safeguards that seek to ensure healthcare data is not susceptible to attack, misuse or misappropriation. As most know, misusing a...

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Transforming health services delivery towards people-centred health systems TRANSFORMING HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY TOWARDS PEOPLE-CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS

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Feb 14, 2018

In the pursuit of Europe’s greatest health potential by the year 2020, to accelerate gains in health outcomes and reduce health inequalities the delivery of health services must continuously adapt and evolve according to changing demographics and the epidemiological landscape. Both this contex...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Living with Cancer LIVING WITH CANCER

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Jan 29, 2018

Living with cancer is about dealing with the unknown. It is about trying to grasp the news and starting to understand its life-changing effect. It is about wondering if the treatment is working and whether the side effects will go away soon. It is about questioning whether anything else can be done ...

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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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