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Erin Moloney

Erin E. Moloney is Director of Digital and Social Media Marketing at Perficient, Inc.

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Health plans adapt toward customer-based business model

According to Forrester: New regulations are driving changes through the US healthcare insurance industry. Care delivery and payment models bring new responsibilities and opportunities to impact healthcare quality and cost. This forces the businesses within this market to adopt customers-centric business practices. “2014 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Insurers” by Skip Snow, April 11, 2014 Many healthcare […]

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10 Benefits of Enterprise Information Management in Healthcare

This month, we completed an interview with our healthcare analytics strategist, Juliette Silver. We wanted to understand how enterprise information management strategies can specifically optimize business performance, reduce costs, mitigate risks and improve quality of care. From the interview, I take away at least 10 major benefits to establishing and leveraging an enterprise information management strategy in […]

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Key Components to Collaboration between Payers and Providers

There is no doubt that the relationship between payers and providers is beginning to change, evolving from challenging and adversarial interactions into more collaborative exchanges. Kurt Allman, in his article in Healthcare Payer News this week, outlines 3 components for this relationship to be successful: Data collection “Payers collect a lot of data, which can provide […]

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Cloud is Driving Scale, Compliance and Growth in Healthcare

Today, a report by market research consulting firm RNCOS released findings that predict the healthcare technology market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 10 percent between now and 2018. About one-third of healthcare organizations now use cloud technology.  According to Fierce Health IT: Continued innovation and government suppport for such tools will factor […]

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Trends to Watch in the Healthcare World in 2014

What’s transforming the ways in which healthcare is provided? legislation new competition innovative incentives a call to refocus on priorities a more empowered and digitally engaged consumer, who has more and greater expectations for quality of care and convenience of care. a renewed attention on healthcare by the consumer market thanks to ongoing press about […]

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Healthcare CIOs are carefully moving to the cloud

Recently our company has increased our focus on what healthcare organizations are looking for when it comes to cloud computing, in large part due to our acquisition last year of two fantastic Salesforce partners (ClearTask and CoreMatrix). I found this article in Healthcare Informatics to be very interesting. It’s titled “The Many Flavors of the Cloud” […]

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Digital Experiences Critical to Healthcare Industry Success

The healthcare industry continues to undergo dramatic change due to regulatory reform including Meaningful Use Stage 2, which stipulates requirements and feedback on what a patient portal should be. As a result, we see a challenging dynamic between patients, providers and payers. An exceptional digital experience is one way to help each stakeholder get through […]

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Positive evidence that Health IT improves patient outcomes

This is a fascinating report on a study by RAND researchers about meaningful use. It shows strong evidence that Health IT improves patient outcomes, specifically quality, safety, and efficiency outcomes. Michael Furukawa Director at the ONC , and Meghan Gabriel, Economist at the ONC, presented the results from this study in a blog post on HealthIT […]

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Massachusetts launches important next phase of HIE

Today, Masachusetts moved into phase 2 of a very important Health Information Exchange (HIE) project. It’s called Mass HIway Health Information Exchange, and it was announced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Healthcare CIO, John D. Halamka works. Halamka is one of my favorite people to follow in healthcare technology (@jhalamka). He blogs at “Life as […]

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5 Reasons Big Data Improves Personalization of Medicine

I enjoyed an article today in IT Business Edge about the ways that Big Data is improving outcomes. We hear that all the time, right? But what does it really mean? Why does more (and better) patient data lead to improved healthcare for all? When business intelligence is leveraged properly to deliver insights to healthcare […]

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Swallowing Sensors Gives New Meaning to the Quanitifed Self

You’ve heard of wearables in healthcare technology, but have you considered swallowables? Swallowing a piece of electronics is something that people are actually willing to try. Just this morning, Intel released results from a very compelling study on a range of consumer interest in electronic “wearables” and monitors. They asked people how willing they are to try: […]

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One big way that Big Data will drive population health management

I’ve been working directly with our partner, IBM, lately, on our own healthcare analytics offerings. Recently, I saw this quote in a presentation slide on one of our projects: “Delivering integrated care requires an ability to transform data into actionable insights.” These insights lead to smarter decisions, and that ultimately leads to better outcomes for […]

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