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#HIMSS16: Connect. Learn. Discover. Explore

What if you could transform healthcare in just 5 days? You can. Connect with Perficient at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, and discover cutting-edge health IT solutions and services that are helping to transform the healthcare industry. We would love to share with you real-world customer success stories and talk to you about our business and technology solutions that drive results.

Are you ready to connect, learn, discover and explore? We are. Stop by and see us at Booth #2871. Learn more and to register to win a HIMSS VIP VEGAS EXPERIENCE!

We look forward to connecting with you at HIMSS16 in Vegas.

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Video: 10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016

In 2016 we will continue to see healthcare organizations focused on the 2 D’s. Digital and Data. In our recent guide, 10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016,  we take a look at ten analytics trends healthcare executives need to be thinking about in 2016 and beyond. Read the rest of this post »

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of #HIMSS16 in 39 Seconds

The annual HIMSS conference begins in a month! I am looking forward to connecting in-person with people who are passionate about HIT. I am excited to talk about cutting-edge technologies that are truly impacting care and driving value throughout the organization. While there is a lot going on at HIMSS this year, this video provides a quick look at some of the highlights. If you are attending HIMSS this year make sure you enter for a chance to win Perficient’s HIMSS Vegas VIP Experience Giveaway and please stop by our booth #2871 and introduce yourself.

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Can you crack the code? If you are attending HIMSS16 this year, February 29-March 4, in Las Vegas, be sure to enter for a chance to win a HIMSS VEGAS VIP EXPERIENCE. Upgrade your Vegas experience with an additional $300 to spend on food, drinks, entertainment and more. Hurry, you must enter by February 22, 2016. Learn more and enter for your chance to win.

Stop by booth #2871 and talk with our Perficient healthcare team about the latest trends and challenges in healthcare and learn more about our healthcare business and technology solutions that drive results.

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#HIMSS16 Social Media Ambassadors Announced


HIMSS recently announced their Social Media Ambassadors for 2016 and the list includes some of the brightest and most enjoyable people to interact with on Twitter. Each person on the list brings a unique perspective on how healthcare can, and needs to, transform for patients, providers and consumers.

The HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors for 2016 are:

One of my favorite things about HIMSS is how social the conference is. Follow the HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors to stay updated on everything going on at the conference.

Social Media Ambassadors will be the lens through which you can virtually meet speakers and other health IT influencers, experience some behind-the-scenes action, see what’s new and exciting in the industry and learn some #HIMSS16Hacks from conference veterans – including but not limited to networking, social media tips, footwear and more.

Subscribe to the official HIMSS16 Social Media Ambassador Twitter List and let’s start talking about #HIMSS16.

Learn more about the Social Media Ambassadors in the original post from HIMSS.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Gearing up for #HIMSSANITY 2016

It is hard to believe that #HIMSS16 is just around the corner. There are so many things to look forward to and we have wrapped them into a fun and educational infographic. Looking forward to seeing everyone at HIMSS and connecting with you in-person or online. Perficient will be at booth #2871 – be sure to enter for a chance to win a HIMSS Vegas VIP Experience from Perficient. Learn more hereRead the rest of this post »

Cancer “Moonshot” Focuses on Technology and Data

Vice President Biden's Roadmap to His Cancer Moonshot

It is no surprise that the roadmap for Vice President Biden’s Cancer “Moonshot” revolves around technology and data sharing. As part of his cancer “moonnshot”, Vice President Joe Biden pledged to work to increase cancer research resources and improve coordination across the research community. In a recent post on Medium , Biden said breaking down silos will be the primary focus.

“The Federal government will do everything it possibly can —  through funding, targeted incentives, and increased private-sector coordination  —  to support research and enable progress,” Biden wrote.

Biden and his team plan to work with the nation’s leading cancer centers and encourage technology companies to facilitate the sharing of clinical data.

“The science is ready,” Biden wrote in the post. “Several cutting-edge areas of research and care  —  including cancer immunotherapy, genomics, and combination therapies  — could be revolutionary. Innovations in data and technology offer the promise to speed research advances and improve care delivery.”

One of the challenges is that the data is stuck in silos preventing faster progress. As Biden said, “It’s not just about developing game-changing treatments  —  it’s about delivering them to those who need them.”

For more the Cancer “Moonshot” check out my colleague, Eugene Sefanov’s recent post and Vice President Biden’s original post.

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HCA’s MyHealthONE Patient Portal Empowers Patients

We are all aware of the enormous impact Government regulations have had on healthcare and while they are in place to improve healthcare, in some cases they may be hindering progress. For example, to meet Meaningful Use requirements healthcare providers must provide electronic health records to their patients and for most organizations the vehicle for doing so is a patient portal. Many organizations have implemented patient portals that are “good enough” to meet the Meaningful Use requirements in order to receive incentives from the Government. That being said, there are healthcare organizations that are looking beyond the Meaningful Use requirements and want to implement a patient portal that empowers patients and provides a vehicle for communication and engagement.

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is one of those organizations. HCA is the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services with more than 165 hospitals and 115 surgery centers in 20 states and England. They selected Perficient to develop and deliver their MyHealthONE patient portal because they wanted to provide an enhanced patient experience by offering additional services that go beyond the Meaningful Use criteria. Read the rest of this post »

Year in Review – Top 4 Healthcare Infographics of 2015

Year in Review - Top 4 Healthcare Infographics of 2015

Lets take a look at the top 4 healthcare infographics of 2015!


#4. 7 Features of a Market-Driven Patient Portal
When it comes to patient portals most provider organizations are focused on meeting the Meaningful Use requirements rather than creating a patient portal that truly engages their patients. In this infographic we showcase the 7 features of a patient portal that the market is demanding.


#3. Value-Based Care Transformation
Hospitals and health systems rely on technology and data to outline the characteristics of their population and identify high-risk patients in order to manage chronic diseases and deliver enhanced preventative care. In this infographic we take a look at value-based care transformation and the importance of data integration and analytics. Read the rest of this post »

Year in Review – Top 10 Healthcare Guides & Webinars of 2015

Top 10 Healthcare Guides and Webinars of 2015


We have compiled a list of the top 10 healthcare content assets of 2015. If you haven’t downloaded these valuable information assets you may want to do it now. Check them out below:


#10. Guide – 7 Features of a Market-Driven Patient Portal
As healthcare reform and transformation advances, providers will seek new ways to engage patients and influence behavior using connected health and will increasingly look for more advanced solutions that are proven to consistently motivate sustained behavioral change. These solutions are referred to as “Patient Portal 2.0.”


#9. Guide – Precision Medicine in Life Sciences and Healthcare
Treating disease has long entailed much trial and error: Start with a commonly prescribed medication and see if it works; if not, adjust the dosage and/or try different medicines until you figure out an effective solution. Trial and error can be damaging to patients’ bodies and psyches, as well as costly for insurance companies, and can lead to dissatisfaction with and distrust toward physicians and drug companies.


#8. On-Demand WebinarLeveraging Technology to Empower Patients and Reduce Healthcare Costs
Telehealth, once reserved for the chronically ill, is now being used to drive increased revenue by creating services that scale beyond traditional geographic boundaries. In this webinar, Perficient and KP OnCall discuss how telehealth is impacting healthcare and how the nation’s leading telehealth provider is leveraging innovative technologies to meet business objectives.


#7. GuideHow to Enable Value-Based Care and Clinical Integration with Epic Cogito
We examine support for a value-based care initiative via the build out of IT enablers that leverage the native capabilities of Epic, such as Cogito, Epic’s data warehouse, Healthy Planet, Identity, and Radar in addition to other Epic and non-Epic analytics tools.


#6. On-Demand Webinar –  IBM Watson Content Analytics: Discover Hidden Value in Your Unstructured Data
We demonstrate how to extract insights from unstructured data to increase the accuracy of healthcare decisions with IBM Watson Content Analytics. Leveraging years of experience from hundreds of physicians, IBM has developed tools and healthcare accelerators that allow you to quickly gain insights from this “new” data source and correlate it with the structured data to provide a more complete picture.


#5. GuideTop 10 Connected Health Trends for 2015
As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, consumers remain at the center of the transformation. Consumer engagement continues to be a high-priority for healthcare organizations and connected health tools are the key to empowering healthcare consumers. In this guide, we will take a look at the top 10 connected health trends for 2015.


#4. On-Demand WebinarA Real Retail Strategy for Healthcare
With a focus on providing high-quality, lower-cost care, the healthcare industry has been looking to the retail industry for strategies used to engage and empower consumers. Lessons learned include how to use the retail setting as a medium for providing care and how to engage consumers outside of the care setting by using technology.


#3. Guide – Gearing Up for 2015: 10 Technology Trends Impacting Healthcare
Technology is a major player in the dynamic healthcare environment, and organizations are increasing their health IT budgets to adapt to the “new” industry. Having the right technology in place can enhance patient experience, help meet regulatory requirements and provide key insights that reduce costs and improve outcomes.


#2. On-Demand WebinarHow Northwestern Medicine is Leveraging Epic Cogito to Enable Value-Based Care
Our webinar covered how Cadence Health, now part of Northwestern Medicine, is leveraging the native capabilities of Epic to manage their population health initiatives and value-based care relationships across the continuum of care.


#1. Guide10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016
In this guide, we take a look at ten analytics trends healthcare executives need to be thinking about in 2016 and beyond. We identify technology strategies and solutions that will help healthcare organizations succeed in a data-driven, digital world.


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Year in Review – Top 10 Healthcare Blog Posts of 2015

Top 10 Blog Posts from 2015


As we wrap up 2015 I wanted to take a look back at our most popular blog posts for the year. It is not a surprise that some of the more popular posts were about analytics, digital transformation and value-based care. Here are the top 10 posts from 2015:


#10. Empowering Patients: Engaging Beyond the Traditional Care Setting
Consumerism is changing how we interact with our care providers. Connecting patients more closely to care providers is especially important after discharge from a facility.


#9. IoT Not Just An Acronym: A Powerful Force Transforming Healthcare
Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new term. Nearly 20 years ago an MIT professor described a world where “things” are connected and able to share data. In healthcare, IoT is not a technology trend on the horizon, it is here today, and having an enormous impact on the healthcare industry.


#8. Infographic: Value-Based Care Transformation
Hospitals and health systems rely on technology and data to outline the characteristics of their population and identify high-risk patients in order to manage chronic diseases and deliver enhanced preventative care. Read the rest of this post »

10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016: Trend #10



The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing significantly as consumers and businesses recognize the benefits of connecting devices to the Internet. Gartner, Inc. forecasts that there will be 25 billion “connected things” by 2020. Healthcare organizations are also beginning to understand the value of the IoT. According to a report from, the healthcare IoT market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020. While the number of connected devices is impressive, the attention shouldn’t just be on the sheer number of devices but rather the data, analytics, and insights these devices generate.

The healthcare industry is seeing explosive growth in the amount of data available for analytics. One of the biggest drivers is the collection and use of data from IoT devices such as medical devices, sensors and wearables. The IoT generates a massive amount of structured and unstructured data; in fact, healthcare providers are equipped with more data than ever before. A lack of data is not the challenge; the challenge is creating meaningful information that enables healthcare providers to focus on the highest priorities and drive improvements from strategic, operational, and, most importantly, from a quality of care perspective.

There have been vast improvements in analytics tools and techniques, but a lack of system integration continues to be a challenge for healthcare organizations. Uncovering and capturing the value of IoT data and marrying it to other source systems, such as electronic medical records, financials, and claims, is critical to generating a 360-degree patient view and the key to many initiatives such as population health management. Read the rest of this post »