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Moving PHI Data

Moving your data is complicated and risky enough, but when you are responsible for moving data classified as Protected Health Information (PHI) the stakes are even greater. Not only is PHI data governed by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations which need to be carefully considered before, during, and after a move, the …

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Digitizing the Physician’s Office

What’s wrong with this picture?: Physicians now spend more time focused on EHRs than communicating with the patient. Physicians typically spend more time looking at EHRs than they do paper records, meaning that time spent looking at the patient is trending downward as we continue to move away from paper records. 70% of physicians polled …

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Transformative or Traditional: Considering Changes to the Business Model

Don’t (just) Merge With ever-increasing pressure from healthcare reform on hospitals, it comes as no surprise that merger and acquisition (M&A) activity across the hospital landscape is accelerating. A recent report on merger deal value in a year-over-year comparison indicates hospital merger deal value is up 14%, and overall healthcare M&A activity is up 25%. …

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Unleash the Power of Interoperability

The Impact of Revenue Streams and Consumer Behavior on Interoperability During the 2004 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush stated that by 2014, most Americans would have an electronic health record that would help “avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care.”  The policy’s goal was to “ensure that complete health …

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Fixing Mental Healthcare in the U.S.

Strategy is easy to define when there is one clear and actionable objective, however, a narrowly defined strategy does not work for wide-ranging problems such as improving the mental healthcare system in the United States.  Mental health parity requires a multi-faceted approach to address the layers of issues and disparate interests that have accumulated over …

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The Commoditization of Primary Healthcare

A Guide for Health Systems com·mod·i·ty  \kə-ˈmä-də-tē\ com·mod·i·ti·za·tion \kə-ˌmä-də-tə-ˈzā-shən\  noun A reasonably homogeneous good or material, bought and sold freely as an article of commerce.1   With revolutionary changes in the healthcare industry brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the shift from a Fee-for-Service to a Fee-for-Value ecosystem, primary and episodic healthcare is increasingly becoming a commoditized product. According to a …

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Are You Measuring the Cost of Clinician Burnout?

Imagine the following conversation between a hospital CFO and a hospital CEO: CFO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?” CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?” The focus on developing people, maintaining engaged employees, and creating a healthy work environment is easy to lose amidst …

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Disruptive Innovation in the Provider Space

Some of the most difficult problems in today’s world get solved because they can be easily framed up, well-defined and attacked. However, the most pressing problems of our time, those such as climate change, collapsing institutions, and high-quality affordable healthcare are not easily framed because at their core they are systems problems. Systems problems require …