Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018

December 7, 2017

The health information technology (IT) landscape is evolving rapidly as a growing number of digital solutions are introduced to address prominent challenges in health care, including managing and analyzing large volumes of data, improving health outcomes, lowering costs, increasing patient engagement, and securing vital digital systems.
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Navigating Patient Payment Conversations with Financial Counseling

whitePaper | December 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 plans, or identifying potential forms of financial assistance. Financial counselors also help organizations successfully collect patient responsibility balances, reducing uncollectible debt.

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Curating compliance: Implementing cybersecurity measures without disrupting healthcare workflow

whitePaper | February 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 cyberattacks levied against healthcare organizations. They include breaches due to stolen laptops, poorly secured storage servers, phishing incidents, and malware attacks. Attacks are used to gain access to protected health information (PHI) through unsecured devices and stolen credentials, or when hospital staff unintentionally click a bad hyperlink or downloaded malicious code. Read this whitepaper to learn from healthcare industry security experts how you can better secure your organization from cyber threats.

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Promoting Healthy Behaviors

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The health landscape is changing dramatically. Total healthcare spending in the United States comprises around 20 percent of the GDP, yet for all that spending, our nation is not getting healthier. With declining health trends, an aging population, and the growing prevalence of chronic conditions,2 healthcare costs continue to escalate for employers and employees.

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Clinical Data for Medical Devices

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To market a medical device in the EU, a manufacturer must demonstrate that the device is safe, that it performs as intended, and that the risks associated with the use of the device are acceptable when weighed against the benefits to patients. Clinical evaluation is the assessment and analysis of clinical data pertaining to a medical device to verify its clinical safety and performance. It may be based on a literature review and/or clinical experience and/or clinical investigations...

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Seeking Solutions to a Global Health Crisis

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that continues to wreak havoc today, competing with HIV/AIDS as a top killer among infectious diseases worldwide.1 Despite significant advances against TB throughout the mid20th century, by the end of the century, the disease was back on the rise. Even more alarming, doctors started documenting new strains of TB that were resistant to many of the indicated medicines. These strains came to be known as multidrug-resistant TB, or MDR-TB. A highly contagious disease, MDR-TB spreads, like other forms of TB, through the air. The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that every country has reported cases of MDR-TB, although most deaths (95 percent) occur in low- and middle-income countries.

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A Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care

whitePaper | June 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 other countries on health care.

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