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Prevent the Negativity Associated with Epic (EHR) Upgrades

I just got back from the doctor whose office is in one of the leading hospitals in the United States. I was his first appointment of the day. “They just updated Epic this morning, and everyone is getting into the office trying to make sense of the changes,” the doctor said. I asked if he […]

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Year in Review – Top 10 Healthcare Guides & 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 […]

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Recruiting Clinical Trial Subjects At Point-of-Care

  Clinical trials face long delays and, in some cases, are even cancelled because too few subjects are enrolled. Sponsors and CROs have different recruitment strategies, from advertising through mainstream media (although this practice is not as widespread you’d think) to the use of mobile and digital applications. But, one of the most effective ways […]

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Epic’s Approach to Population Health

In a recent post on Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Analyst Skip Snow (@SkipSnow) interviewed Epic President, Carl Dvorak, on Epic’s approach to population health. During the interview Dvorak emphasized the importance of closing gaps across the continuum of care and integrating data from external systems: “We also work to help create a population health management […]

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Why Northwestern Medicine Chose Epic Cogito for Their VBC Program

To remain a leader in healthcare, Northwestern Medicine is looking for new ways to collaborate across the health system enterprise to enhance the quality of care and improve efficiencies. With this in mind, Northwestern Medicine established Northwestern Medicine Physician Partners (NMPP), a population health management program. NMPP is built on the foundation of a shared […]

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Northwestern Medicine Uses Epic to Deliver Value-Based Care

Recently, Kate Tuttle, my colleague and healthcare marketing guru, wrote a post over on Perficient’s Healthcare Industry Trends blog, describing the shift from a fee-for-service based model to a value-based care model and the subsequent need for a 360-degree patient view. Many healthcare organizations are facing challenges around transforming data into meaningful information – information […]

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Penn Medicine Is Building A Precision Medicine Powerhouse

  In a recent interview with Penn Medicine’s associate vice president of health technology and academic computing, Brian Wells, and chief data scientist, Michael Draugelis, Healthcare Informatics’ David Raths was able to glean great insight into how the organization is leveraging IT to support their patient care, clinical trials, and precision medicine efforts. 

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Northwestern Medicine Leverages Epic to Enable Value-Based Care

The transition from a fee-for-service model to a value-based care model requires healthcare organizations to re-evaluate their technology and in most cases invest in new solutions. Population health management is a focal point for organizations amidst the changes in the delivery model and payment reform and hospitals and health systems rely on technology to transform […]

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Microsoft Interview – BI & Health Analytics are Critical to ACOs

As a healthcare organization, being able to easily locate and capture information is critical when it comes to providing quality patient care and maintaining the financial health of the business. For accountable care organizations (ACOs), managing population health successfully requires the gathering of insights that comes only from a combination of data – data from […]

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ProHealth Care’s BI Program, Data Governance & BICC: Part II

This is the second post in a two part series on how Perficient helped to support ProHealth Care in operationalizing their BI program, data governance, and the Business Intelligence Competency Center. In the first post, I talked about the workstreams and the roadmap. Below, I’ll cover the members of the data governance steering committee as […]

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ProHealth Care’s BI Program, Data Governance & BICC: Part I

This is Part I in a two part series on how Perficient helped to support ProHealth Care in operationalizing their BI program, data governance, and the Business Intelligence Competency Center. Here, I’ll focus on the workstreams and the road map. In Part II, I’ll cover the members of the data governance steering committee as well […]

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Apple: The New Digital Hub for Healthcare Data

In 2001, Apple introduced the ipod, and even though they weren’t the first to create a digital music player, the innovation, convenience and simple integration into iTunes, helped the ipod take digital music to the masses. Apple hopes to have a similar experience with the Apple Watch. In a much anticipated event the tech giant […]

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Webinar Recap: ProHealth Improves in Population Health Management

On Wednesday, ProHealth Care and Perficient teamed up to present a session describing how the healthcare system implemented Epic’s Cogito data warehouse to deliver clinically integrated insights. During the webinar, Christine Bessler, CIO and VP of Information Technology at ProHealth Care, described the organization’s innovative approach to population health management. Why innovative? Well, for starters, […]

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Perficient partners with ProHealth to improve data architecture

Today, Perficient announced that it has been working with ProHealth Care to improve the organization’s data architecture and implement a new data warehouse to drive population health management. ProHealth Care is the first healthcare system to produce reports and data out of Epic’s Cogito data warehouse, delivering integrated, real-time clinical insights. From the Press Release. […]

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Case Study: ProHealth Uses Cogito DW to Manage Population Health

Perficient recently worked with ProHealth Care to help the healthcare system with their data architecture efforts, specifically working on the integration of Epic System’s Cogito data warehouse and several other key data sources surfacing data via SQL Server. ProHealth Care,  a community-based healthcare system with 15 primary care clinics, three hospitals, and numerous other services, […]

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Implementing and Extending Epic’s Cogito

Introduction Over the years as a consultant in the IT field, I’ve worked on quite a few health care related projects.  None have been as large or interesting as my current engagement. I am part of a team working with ProHealth to stand up and extend a new third party data warehouse offering called Cogito.  […]

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HIMSS13; Meriter on MicrosoftBI and Epic Integration

I’m in New Orleans, LA this week for the annual HiMSS Conference and Microsoft Health User Group Meeting (MSHUG). The MSHUG meeting on Sunday March 3rd gave Healthcare Providers the opportunity to learn how they can better leverage their investment in Microsoft technologies to drive down cost and deliver innovative solutions to their customers. My […]

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