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5 Building Blocks of the Practical, Patient-Centered Website

Previously, I discussed the demand for a digital experience in healthcare. This post analyzes the five key points for designing and implementing a practical, patient-centered website. Given the cluttered healthcare content landscape, it’s more important than ever to innovate and consistently deliver a gold standard website experience that provides the content that patients want and […]

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What’s Next for Home Health Programs and Select Condition Scenarios

My previous post outlined the 5 challenges impacting care plans that are managed. In the final post of this series, I highlight a few specific scenarios and outline next steps for home health programs (HHP). Hypertension If hypertension is a targeted chronic condition, that state (e.g., California, New York, etc.) will want reports on participants’ […]

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The Demand for a Digital Experience in Healthcare

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow? Where’s the nearest urgent care clinic? Who’s the best dermatologist in town? Is she in network? Why am I winded after a short walk? What will an X-ray cost me? How do I pay my bill? Consumers approach healthcare from multiple angles, which drives the need for delivering […]

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Value-Based Care Models as Alternatives to Fee for Service

Many major providers did not properly plan for the previous presidential election results. Aetna CEO, Mark Bertolini, according to an article published in the Hartford Courant, sent his team back to the drawing board to develop another plan due to the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration. Many Payers are reeling […]

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The Evolution of Care Management – Managing Patient Outcomes and Costs

How Payers and Providers are using Population Health Management to improve patient outcomes and manage costs. According to Markets & Markets, the largest market research firm worldwide: “The population health management market is projected to reach USD 42.54 Billion by 2021 from USD 13.85 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 25.2% in the next […]

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5 Data Challenges Impacting Managed Care Plans

Previously, I analyzed the major players in the HHP. This post outlines the 5 challenges impacting managed care plans. Naturally, measuring the success of the Health Home Program is critical. Each state’s Health Home Authority has designed quality measures, as well as reports for utilization and operations of the program. But some of the requirements […]

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Agile Street Smarts Series: Agile Estimation Levels and Techniques

This blog is part of a series exploring Agile methodologies. Read the last post in the series here. This post will explore Agile estimation and the different estimation techniques. Estimation is more the “art” than the “science” of program management so polish the crystal ball and let’s get started. Agile estimation is fundamentally different from […]

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HLTH 2019 Conference Highlights

Did you miss the HLTH 2019 conference?  HLTH is a great gathering of minds, companies, and governments in one place rallying around healthcare as a whole. With more than 6,000 attendees, over 300 speakers, and 950+ CEOs and founders, this conference centers around how to move healthcare forward. Kia Mousavi, from our Perficient Digital team, […]

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Find a Doctor Digital Experience: Best Practices to Be Easily Found

In this final post of the Find a Doctor blog series, I will be sharing best practices to ensure your organization’s Find a Doctor tool is easily found by consumers, physicians, and academics. In previous posts we have uncovered the challenges users typically face with these tools, best practice on the type of content to […]

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Cloud Procurement Approval Management

Cloud Procurement offers a new interface defining approval workflow for Requisitions, Purchase Documents (Order, Blanket, Contract) and Supplier Management. Approval rules are managed in a user friendly interface that integrates back-end Business Process Management (BPM) while keeping a logical and complete setup in front of the user. While relatively simple to define rules in Approval […]

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Install, Configure, Deploy FileNet P8 using Ansible

Here is something I’m working on at Perficient to make installing/upgrading, configuring, and deploying IBM FileNet P8 more efficient. It even creates a Domain, and Object Store. All using Ansible. If your organization is looking to implement something like this in your environment, give Perficient a call. We’ll be happy to assist.    For […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Nov. 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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Find a Doctor Digital Experience: Best Practices Search and Filtering

This is the third post in the Find a Doctor blog series, I hope you’ve found the previous posts insightful in identifying Find a Doctor content to include within your organization’s tool to assist conversion. I look forward to sharing best practices regarding search and filtering capabilities to enhance the Find a Doctor user experience. […]

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Major Players in Home Health Programs

Previously, I discussed what home health programs (HHP) are. In this blog I analyze the major players in the HHP. State Authority & Participation The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) oversees the Health Home Program, but each state has a Health Home Authority that creates and manages its HHP. States are required to follow the […]

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Top 5 Digital Health Trends for Providers [Video]

Provider organizations are increasingly looking to digital solutions to provide a superior patient experience. Our digital health trends guide looks at five key, interrelated digital health trends impacting healthcare providers. Understanding these trends will help you navigate technology investments and transform data into powerful knowledge that can both enhance the patient experience and position your […]

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Agile Street Smarts – Creating High Performance Teams

What does it take to create a lean, mean project machine? Many have wrestled with this in the past. How do you get your teams to perform at optimal levels? SEMPERFI Support don’t smother, Empower and trust, Motivate , Put forth – communicate, Energize, Release – deliver, Fail fast, Iterate   Turns out, Marine Seal […]

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Find a Doctor Digital Experience: Best Practices to Convert Patients

Find a Doctor tools are commonly used by consumers, physicians, and academics across healthcare provider and payer websites. As a key part of a conversion funnel they assist with patient acquisition and retention, and therefore remain a high priority for every healthcare website. Despite this high prioritization, many healthcare providers and payers are still getting […]

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[Guide] 5 Data Challenges for Payers in the Health Home Program

The Health Home Program (HHP) is creating new data challenges for managed care organizations in the form of an increased need for timely data, collecting new data elements, accessing mental health data, and gathering data around social determinants. What is the Health Home Program? The HHP is designed to offer coordinated services within and beyond […]

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Adding Additional Content Platform Engines to an Existing P8 Domain

There are many ways to implement FileNet P8 in an environment. Small organizations might have a simple implementation consisting of the Content Platform Engine (CPE), and Content Navigator. Large organizations may have multiple CPEs in a single cluster performing many different functions. Some of those functions are basic, such as end-users simply uploading or retrieving […]

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Overcome Common Challenges of a Find a Doctor Search Tool

We frequently see a consistent pattern with the challenges many healthcare providers and payers face which prevents them from implementing a first-class Find a Doctor (FAD) digital experience. These typically fall into the below groups: Displaying lengthy bulleted lists of information that are not essential to the decision-making process which results in difficult to read […]

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