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Archive for March, 2011

Protecting Patient Data in an Interconnected Healthcare System

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know.  (Hippocratic Oath) I recently read an article titled, “Protect Patient Data from an Inside Job” by Phil Neray of Health Management Technology, which stated, as many news organizations have, that in 2010 healthcare organizations were a  top target […]

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The Future of Social Media in Healthcare

Perficient has created this series, “Responding to Healthcare Consumerism with Social Media” in order to identify the benefits and drawbacks of using social media and collaboration tools in healthcare, explore the doctor and patient communities currently interacting online, outline social media’s impact on the quality of care, and use current innovations to predict the future […]

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ACOs Create World Class Outcomes with Patient Portals

Last week John Moore of Chilmark Research wrote an excellent piece called “Much Ado About Patient Portals”.  This post is a very telling sign of what we are seeing in the healthcare marketplace.  With the buzz around healthcare reform and the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) one can understand why the increase interest in patient portal technologies. […]

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Providers Use of Telehealth and Social Media [Video]

In the health IT world there is a lot of focus on meaningful use.  Some are concerned that these discussions are diverting attention away from innovation as a result.  Worry not.  At the HIMSS conference this year, Perficient interviewed Ken Dean, VP and CIO at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Ken agreed that many of the large exhibits at HIMSS […]

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What happens when hospitals do not participate in social media?

Perficient has created this series, “Responding to Healthcare Consumerism with Social Media” in order to identify the benefits and drawbacks of using social media and collaboration tools in healthcare, explore the doctor and patient communities currently interacting online, outline social media’s impact on the quality of care, and use current innovations to predict the future […]

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Collaboration Integral to Healthcare Reform [Video]

During the HIMSS conference last month, we heard many speak on the importance of Accountable Care Organizations, meaningful use, and healthcare analytics in driving healthcare reform. In this interview with John White, Director of Perficient’s Healthcare Practice, the importance of collaborative tools in healthcare reform were discussed.  John stated that while discussions around the components […]

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Increased Access to Data Increases Patient Satisfaction

I recently read that 78% of patients believe EHRs boost care.  What was my reaction to this news?  I immediately thought, “Just wait until patients see what all of the technologies that EHRs enable can do.” Business intelligence is a perfect example.  Data warehouses and data analytics provide physicians with the tools and technologies they […]

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Real or Satire?

Quick-Lube Shop Masters Electronic Record Keeping Six Years Before Medical Industry KETTERING, OH—A comprehensive digital cataloging system that keeps track of its customers’ car maintenance history, oil-change needs, and past fuel-filter replacements puts Karl’s Lube & Go’s computerized record- keeping an estimated six years ahead of the medical industry’s, sources confirmed Friday… Alas, it’s from […]

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What do ICD-10 and Y2K have in common?

Like many IT professionals, I lived through the onslaught of the Y2K “millennium bug”.  My current life during the push for ICD-10 compliance in healthcare makes it feel like déjà vous all over again.  You may ask, what do ICD-10 and Y2K have in common?  Good question.  Just like during Y2K, we IT professionals are spending many hours analyzing databases.  This time […]

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Positive Outcomes from #HealthIT

It’s always heart-warming when we can see the results of our work and the human impact – when healthcare analytics and reported outcomes drive to a better patient experience and positive outcomes. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently referenced good systems being able to generate outcomes information at Texas Children’s Hospital in a speech he gave […]

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The Movement of Patients and Physicians into Social Media

Perficient has created this series, “Responding to Healthcare Consumerism with Social Media” in order to identify the benefits and drawbacks of using social media and collaboration tools in healthcare, explore the doctor and patient communities currently interacting online, outline social media’s impact on the quality of care, and use current innovations to predict the future […]

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How HIE and Collaboration Lead to ACO Success

I listened to an H&HN Daily podcast yesterday titled ACOs Need to Focus on Clinical Care, Too.  Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) CEO Maureen Bisognano was interviewed, and there were two themes that struck me in particular: Fragmentation of the patient experience leads to increased cost and decreased patient experience:  Bisognano points out that many […]

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