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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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Hot Topic: Retail Strategy for Healthcare #HITsm Tweet Chat

Participants of a tweet chat hosted by HL7 Health Standards on Friday, March 6, certainly had a lot to say on the topic: A Real Retail Strategy for Healthcare. The hour-long session drew 104 healthcare professionals who posted 980 tweets in response to five questions centered how the industry could benefit from the retail industry’s […]

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Perficient & Partners In Health team up to implement Office 365

Today, Perficient announced it has been working with Partners In Health, a Boston-based nonprofit that delivers high-quality health care and serves impoverished communities around the world, from Haiti to Rwanda to Siberia, to deploy Office 365 at cost. From the Press Release: Founded in 1987, Partners In Health works to strike at the root causes […]

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Webinar: Hybrid Analytics in Healthcare with O365 & Power BI

The healthcare industry has experienced significant change in recent years, with reform efforts, increased competition and evolving patient demands all top-of-mind for many healthcare executives. Because of this, the ability to access and analyze data in real-time as a means to improving the quality of patient care and managing costs has gone from a “nice […]

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The Problem with Health IT is in the Definition

There has been a lot of debate around the challenges within the healthcare industry. Much of the discussion stems from the fee-for-service model and the focus on services and reimbursement rather than the patient. Health information technology has its own set of challenges when it comes to addressing healthcare issues. If we truly want to […]

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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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Google Health Fail Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Win

This morning one of my portal colleagues published a post that I wanted to share with our healthcare community. As you can see from the Twitter log below, we are quite passionate about portals and, more importantly, all of the business problems portals can solve within the healthcare industry. The article in question was written […]

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What it Takes to Build a Successful Career in Health IT

In a video interview I recently recorded with Steven Scott, general manager of our healthcare practice, and Martin Sizemore, principal of healthcare strategy, we discussed the reasons why someone should consider a career at Perficient within our healthcare team. These reasons to build your career here are also strong factors for working in healthcare IT […]

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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 […]

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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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Webinar Recap & Replay: Building a Better Healthcare Dashboard

Yesterday, Perficient and Microsoft teamed up for the webinar, “Building the Better Healthcare Dashboard.” Joseph Paranteau, Principal Platform Solution Specialist at Microsoft, and Martin Sizemore, Healthcare Principal at Perficient, joined together to take a look at the business side of key performance indicators, and show attendees how Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Sharepoint 2013 deliver […]

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Has digital marketing flatlined?

Today I herald to you from my hometown of the Queen City (otherwise known as the midwestern gem of Cincinnati). In the business world Cincinnati is often known as the “Home of Procter & Gamble”. However, it is also home to an even more important, and oftentimes more surprising, business engine. After New York City […]

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Take Part in the Great Brain Experiment

I’d like to introduce you to The Great Brain Experiment. My husband sent me a link to this iPhone app this morning. This app is a series of mind exercises that measure: Your memory How fast you are at stopping an urge to perform an action (think Fruit Ninja with a twist) How quickly your […]

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Fintech’s impact on and parallels to healthcare IT

I recently came across a Gigaom article, written by Phil Fasano of Kaiser Permanente, discussing the parallels to new and disruptive technologies in the financial services industry healthcare systems need to embrace to improve the quality of patient care while reducing costs.  This article got my wheels turning.  There are a lot of parallels to financial services […]

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Patient 360: The Complete View of Patient Engagement

It’s opening day at HIMSS! It was just one year ago at last year’s HIMSS conference that Meaningful Use Stage 2 was released. I found it quite helpful to have caught first glimpse of MU2 while at this event last year since I do strongly believe in the power of socially digesting information. So, now […]

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Showcasing Perficient’s Microsoft Healthcare Expertise at HIMSS

Today, Perficient announced it will attend the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition. HIMSS kicks off on Sunday, March 3rd in New Orleans and the Perficient team will be there in force. Visit us at Booth #1555, as well as with Microsoft at Booth #1127, where Perficient will be the designated business intelligence partner. Visitors […]

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Dream a Little Mobile Health Dream for HIMSS13

I’m the type of person that dares to dream. So, in this time defined by simple patient messaging and health records sharing, I wonder what a future defined by the capture of health behavior data would look like. I do very much believe that we are moving towards a future where we use this health […]

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Invite Patients into the Care Model with Connected Health

Anyone that knows me well has undoubtedly learned the following: I’m an e-patient advocate I’m proud of the fact that I’ve had an electronic health record since I was in grade school I’ve been blogging since before it was called blogging, but my passion for social goes well beyond my own addictions. I believe social […]

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