Healthcare News & Insights

CMS’s PI interoperability rule change is a good start, but is there more it can address?

The healthcare industry has attempted to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care. In this guest post, Thanh Tran, CEO of a company that provides preventive care solutions by supporting and facilitating annual wellness visits, chronic care management and behavioral health, and Donald Voltz, MD, Medical Director of a hospital operating room, […] [MORE]

The hidden value of transparency in master data management

It’s no secret that a robust and reliable master data management (MDM) solution can help a health system or insurance provider make better strategic business decisions. However, those tools are only effective if they adhere to the core tenants of process improvement – self-sufficiency and trust. To achieve these goals, hospitals and insurance providers need an […] [MORE]

Six steps for launching a clinical integration network quality program

As the US healthcare system increasingly turns to a value-based structure, more providers and healthcare organizations are forming clinical integration networks (CIN) to collaborate on improving the quality and efficiency of care, while allowing themselves to continue to operate independently. In this guest post, Lea Vlacos, a healthcare consultant, provides six fundamental steps to launching […] [MORE]

Combining claims, EHR data creates a Rosetta Stone for population health

Healthcare organizations have massive amounts of data to share with payors and vice versa, to provide a timely, accurate picture of patients’ health status and care gaps. Problem is many issues hinder the sharing of these data sets. In this guest post, Eileen Cianciolo, chief product officer for a company that provides healthcare analytics solutions […] [MORE]

How to improve your healthcare organization’s business intelligence

As healthcare organizations pursue improvements in productivity and clinical outcomes, they’re also increasingly turning to business intelligence (BI) systems and staff to provide the data and tools needed to achieve and sustain such gains. The problem is, many organizations’ BI teams – tasked with a myriad of urgent and competing internal demands – often lack […] [MORE]

3 strategies to minimize regulatory overload

When it comes to regulatory compliance, hospitals have a lot to contend with and it’s overwhelming. In this guest post, Larry Lacombe, VP of program development and facilities compliance at a company that specializes in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, offers three key strategies to minimize the burden of regulatory […] [MORE]

Increase workplace wellness to decrease workplace violence

What companies are doing today to protect employees from workplace violence isn’t enough because they aim to control the symptoms of workplace violence rather than address the underlying issues that contribute to it. In this guest post, Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD, founder of a national non-profit health information company that provides education and tools needed to […] [MORE]

Mobile technology can help protect hospital workers from violence

Healthcare providers do their best to provide quality care to patients in their hospitals. But their jobs come with certain risks. One risk most people don’t immediately think about, but is a very real possibility, is being attacked by patients or visitors. In this guest post, Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, CNO of a provider of […] [MORE]

Partnering with the right vendors for your hospital

Hospitals that run smoothly provide some of the best care. And one way to operate a fluid facility is to work with the best vendors for your facility and patients. In this guest post, Jay Juffre, executive VP of operations and national service director for a provider of healthcare laundry services, gives key steps for […] [MORE]

Don’t get phished: 3 email security lessons for healthcare companies

Why do healthcare companies continue to get phished? Because it’s profitable. With a clever email or two, digital thieves can steal protected health information worth up to $1,000 per record on the dark web. Electronic health records are miniature gold mines, containing personal and health details, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers all in one place. In […] [MORE]