Posts Tagged ‘HIT’

INFOGRAPHIC - Gearing up for #HIMSSanity 2016

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 […]

The Problem with Health IT is in the Definition

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 […]

Patients shopping for quality and value

Patients Shopping for Quality and Value

Data from a recent study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows that individuals enrolled in high-deductible health plans are more likely to behave like consumers and seek data on price and quality before receiving care.1 This, combined with the effects of the Affordable Care Act, where trends are reflecting that more than 80% of […]

Perficient High Performance Costing Expressway

The “Secret Sauce” for Financial Transparency

Assembling the data needed to achieve financial transparency is both a technical and political challenge. My recent BLOG In Managing Finance at Hospitals, the Proof is in the Data discusses this in detail. I thought I’d take a moment now to discuss some of the software that combines clinical and financial data for cost management […]

Squeezed Reimbursement. Eroding Margins. Smarter Consumers.

Squeezed Reimbursement. Eroding Margins. Smarter Consumers.

We have all witnessed the great impact healthcare reform has had on the healthcare industry. The landscape is changing so quickly it can be overwhelming for everyone involved. The new environment is more competitive and complex than ever and consumers are now in the driver’s seat. I say consumers because lets face it healthcare patients […]

Following the Money Trail: Understanding the True Cost of Care

Following the Money Trail: Understanding the True Cost of Care

Healthcare leaders are challenged to understand the true costs associated with providing care. If you ask caregivers to determine their current workflow, they don’t really know where the patient and family go before or after each step of their care so the total care pathway is not in their purview. This is a well-known challenge […]

Combining Clinical and Financial Data for Cost Management

Terie McClintock, Director at Perficient, wrote an interesting blog post about the importance of merging clinical and financial data. Assembling this data requires a robust technical architecture that easily stores the data relationships with contextual integrity along with the ability to resolve patient or person identity. Once the data is assembled, leaders of the organization […]

ALIGN CLINICAL, QUALITY AND FINANCIAL ANALYTICS TO ENABLE VALUE-BASED CARE

In Managing Finance at Hospitals, the Proof is in the Data

Assembling data is both a technical and political challenge. I’ve been involved with multiple hospitals where the finance and clinical teams never really collaborate and therefore the lenses put on either domain is not terribly realistic. Truly merging and using the data requires clinical and financial leaders to establish trust and shared goals that promote […]

Healthcare at Oracle Industry Connect | #OracleIC14

Terie McClintock, Director at Perficient, recently wrote a blog post about Perficient’s Health Care presence at Oracle Industry Connect. The Health and Life Sciences breakouts will showcase how these organizations are implementing enterprise-wide data warehouses and analytics capabilities that provide a comprehensive view of healthcare operations—patient visits, diagnoses, test results, prescriptions, referrals, and more—making it possible […]

Connecting the Dots at Oracle Industry Connect | #OracleIC14

Healthcare executives will get together to discuss how to use data to manage populations, increase efficiencies and advance personalized medicine, among other topics at the Oracle Industry Connect, an event that will take place on March 25 and 26 at Marriott Copley Place in Boston. The agenda includes keynote sessions on big data informatics and […]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Enterprise Warehouses: The gift that keeps on giving

I read a blog post recently with references to Oracle’s Marc Perlman @marcdperlman speaking about how Healthcare entities are nearing the timeframe where they can reap the benefits of implementing electronic health records. To quote Marc, “As healthcare providers look to establish enterprise data warehouses, they should begin with a specific project that hinges on […]

PHM: Making the Sum Greater than the Whole

Research suggests that an effective healthcare model focusing solely on evidence-based medicine or preventative does not impact cost and quality as well as programs that merge evidence-based medicine with a healthcare program that encourages preventative care and evidence-based medicine (Cohen, Neumann & Weinstein, 2008). As a result, organizations that are focused on containing costs and […]

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