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George C. Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, discusses his organizations investment in clinical IT and the implications for healthcare delivery.
Just one week after Holy Redeemer’s new computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system went live, 75 percent of physician orders were being placed through the healthcare organization’s new CPOE system. Leaders share 11 secrets behind their successful launch.
Learn why some organizations are considering computer-assisted coding and documentation in the move toward ICD-10—and best practices for implementing these systems.
Several revenue cycle application systems will be essential to responding effectively to payment reform.
A number of applications on the market can support healthcare operations, from financial to clinical.
David Blumenthal, MD, former National Coordinator for Health IT, discusses with HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA, the importance of using information to drive value in health care.
Healthcare executives can use predictive analytics to understand how readmissions impact clinical and financial operations, as well as to make improvements to discharge procedures.
David Blumenthal, MD, former National Coordinator for Health IT, discusses with HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA, lessons learned about population health management.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton has reduced its healthcare-associated infection marker rate by more than 20 percent, avoided more than 5,000 length of stay days, and achieved a 3.90 ROI.
Eliminating unnecessary noise is also important to patients' recovery and may influence hospital revenues.
Eliminating unnecessary noise is also important to patients’ recovery and may influence hospital revenues.
David Butz, a University of Michigan professor who researches the economics of healthcare delivery, offers a number of practical strategies for physician engagement by finance.
At boston Medical Center, an electronic tool for referrals has decreased no-show rates by more than 20 percent and has speeded the time from referral to appointment.
View the lineup for the August 2012 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment, featuring strategies for reducing healthcare labor and supply expenses and other costs.
Technology is helping healthcare leaders improve their decision-making ability at the bedside, in team meetings, and in the executive suite.
In early 2011, Aria Health launched a new quality tracking approach, using iPads and a web-based application to collect and analyze the data.
Catholic Health Initiatives is investing $1.5 billion in clinical IT to improve bedside decision making.
Distance health technologies have the potential to heal the entire U.S. healthcare system, says Curtis L. Lowery Jr., MD.
Catholic Health Inititiatives is introducing a technology-driven approach for matching the right nurse to the right patient at the right time.
The use of technology to automate clinical workflows at The Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., has reduced hospital-acquired MRSA infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections and enhanced documentation of preexisting ulcers.
Several lessons can be learned from organizations that have been successful in their CPOE and EHR efforts.
One health system explains how bar-code point-of-care technology offered a means to reduce medication errors that can be implemented relatively easily while pursuing more complex, long-term solutions.
It has often been said that health care is "data rich and information poor."
Amy Amick, president, revenue cycle management, and William Davis, vice president, revenue cycle advisory solutions, both with MedAssets, share insights on the industry and techniques to drive sustainable performance improvement.
Eric Ward, president and CEO, Parallon Revenue Cycle Services, discusses key trends in revenue cycle management and factors providers should consider when partnering to advance their revenue cycle performance.
Doug Festermaker, managing partner and executive vice president of health care, Warbird Consulting Partners, shares strategies to leverage outsourced CFO expertise to lead special projects or fill interim roles while recruiting is underway.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
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