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[Guide] Mobile Wayfinding for Medical Centers

Healthcare consumers increasingly expect the same digital experiences they have in other settings to also be available in their healthcare environment. When it comes to mobile wayfinding – or helping people navigate to their destination – it has become critical to providing a positive patient experience, as well as a way to improve ROI. Patients […]

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DevSecOps in the Cloud – Policy and Practice

Cloud computing is now ubiquitous throughout the software development industry.  There are many cloud service providers offering everything from ‘bare-metal’ virtual servers to complete server-less computing platforms.  The speed by which computing resources can be reserved and instantiated is a major contributing factor to the success of DevOps, where repeatability and automation is central.  However, […]

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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Data Security

The following is the first blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to cloud. Gone are the days of healthcare organizations wondering if they need to utilize the cloud. They must now decide how to best utilize it. Business and tech leaders report that increasing cloud usage is one of their top […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Aug. 2019]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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Best Practices for a First Class Digital Experience in Healthcare

This second post on community benefit dives into best practices for the Community area of your nonprofit hospital or healthcare system flagship website to assist you in offering a first class digital experience. With the Community area attracting a wide-ranging audience including legislators, policy makers, non-profits, community clinics, and consumers you will be able to […]

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Preparing for Cloud Migration in Healthcare

Previously, I examined the system integrations around cloud in healthcare. In the final installment of this blog series, I highlight how to prepare for a cloud migration. Healthcare organizations migrating applications to the cloud must be prepared for major changes to existing technology support models. A component of the cost savings associated with a cloud […]

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Mobile Wayfinding: The Cure for Missed Medical Appointments

Is your organization feeling the pain of missed medical appointments? You are not alone. In fact, late or missed patient appointments cost hospitals more than $150 billion annually. Often, patients try to navigate their way through massive medical facilities and get lost or experience stress and frustration in navigation. This can result in late or […]

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How Systems Integration Works with Cloud Adoption

In my last post, I answered why cloud migration is a benefit for healthcare companies. Today, I am discussing system integrations and cloud adoption. As an organization migrates applications to the cloud, systems integration becomes of paramount importance. Many healthcare organizations began their journey to cloud using a hybrid and private cloud approach. When some […]

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Status and Stickiness in a Healthcare Omnichannel Presence

This is a three-part blog post series, digging deep into the area of Community for nonprofit hospitals and healthcare systems. In this first post, I explore the current status and identify strategies for stickiness with a healthcare omnichannel presence. Hospitals operating as nonprofit organizations provide a number benefits to their local communities, in the form […]

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Why Cloud in Healthcare?

Previously, I discussed the benefits of adopting cloud into the healthcare industry. In this post, I want to address the main question; why implement cloud in healthcare? Cloud is more than a place to store data; it has become an ecosystem of tools for enterprises to make the most of their business. For healthcare organizations, […]

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Creating Holistic Digital Experiences for Healthcare Events pt. 3

Adopting a comprehensive approach to your events marketing strategy that includes event listing and promotion on your flagship website as well as marketing efforts will ensure a holistic approach in creating awareness, engagement, and loyalty for your healthcare events. In this series, we have reviewed the importance of creating a holistic digital experience for healthcare […]

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Standardizing Healthcare Terms: Challenges, Benefits, and Future

As a registered nurse (RN), I’m in the field of medical and nursing terminologies within electronic health records (EHRs). I understand all too well the impact and benefits that standard healthcare terms contribute in leveraging interoperability and providing healthcare with big data for research and population health, and why it’s a lot easier said than […]

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Improving the Patient Experience With Content

Patient experience is a key measure of overall healthcare quality. It commands equal attention alongside clinical outcomes, patient safety, and efficiency and cost reduction measures. Patient education is a significant component of the patient experience. As such, it receives special attention in some primary care and acute care quality measures. So we need to give […]

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Attracting and Recruiting Prospective Nurses through a Website

In order to build a successful healthcare organization website for recruiting prospective nurses, you not only have to understand your audience, you have to prioritize and showcase certain key areas. Based upon personal experience and best practices, I would like to highlight the following four categories as components to consider as high importance when building […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [July 2019]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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Healthcare Fundraising in the Digital Age

Non-profit hospitals are increasingly dependent on grassroots based fundraising to help meet their research and patient care goals. Digital fundraising is essential to a successful overall fundraising strategy in 2019. But the touchpoints of a digital fundraising strategy are very different from typical donor relations. As a non-profit healthcare organization, it is essential for development […]

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Cloud Adoption is Prevailing in Healthcare

This blog series highlights the benefits of cloud adoption in healthcare. It wasn’t that long ago that healthcare organizations shunned the cloud due to the perceived immaturity of cloud vendors and concerns over the potential risk associated with a data breach. Fast forward to today, and the industry’s position on cloud adoption has pivoted significantly. […]

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Northwell Health Overcomes Self-Service Analytics Challenges

Perficient is excited to share the on-demand recording of our HIMSS 2019 educational session presentation. The session showcases a comprehensive analytics and data strategy solution developed in partnership with Northwell Health. Northwell Health is the 14th largest health system in the U.S. and the largest in New York. The session is now available on-demand below. […]

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Creating Holistic Digital Experiences for Healthcare Events pt. 2

Previously, I discussed the benefits of having a centralized place on your organization’s flagship healthcare website to create awareness and promote events via digital methods, understand the importance of having a holistic end-to-end events digital experience that aligns with the rest of your digital footprint, as well as, provide an overview of the events tool […]

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