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ICD-10 Preparedness: A System Approach

December 14, 2011

The ICD-10 coding system is utilized by the World Health Organization to track and trend disease processes universally. While ICD -10 has been used throughout the world for a number of years, the United States has not transitioned to this coding system and continues to report information with the previous version known as ICD-9.

BY:
Pershing Yoakley & Associates
www.pyapc.com

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Realizing the Value of Virtual Scale-out NAS

December 8, 2011

Health care providers are struggling with the burgeoning amount of file based data they need to store and manage. Traditional storage systems were designed to break down at scale. Learn how enterprises are looking to new scale-out technologies to meet rising file storage demands.

BY:
HP
www.hp.com

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Strategy Guide to Business Risk Mitigation for Healthcare

December 8, 2011

Is your hospital ready to recover from an IT disaster? In today's dynamic environment of healthcare reform even minor IT outages can be deadly. Learn more about protecting your IT investments and take a live risk assessment now.

BY:
HP
www.hp.com

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Successful EHR Change Management

December 8, 2011

Implementing a new electronic health records (EHR) system is a big change for your practice. Successful management of that change involves thinking about technology and your staff. Learn more about embracing EHR technology and engaging your team using HP?s guide to assessment, documentation and goal setting — CLICK TO DOWNLOAD NOW!

BY:
HP
www.hp.com

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Engaging Patients Online

December 5, 2011

According to Pew Internet Research, 88% of consumers use the internet to make health decisions. However, few healthcare delivery organizations are investing in integrated online marketing strategies that could amplify the quality of care delivered and boost patient recruitment and loyalty.

Hospital marketing leadership should rethink the role that their online presence will play in recruiting new patients, maintaining loyalty from existing patients and fulfilling their brand promise. As hospital administrators and technology officers grapple with the enormous challenge of integrating electronic health records, marketers are beginning to embrace the multiple online channels that drive new patient acquisition and deepen patient loyalty.

Engaging Patients Online discusses the challenges—and the rewards—of developing stronger relationships with patients by creating an online content management ecosystem and social media.

BY:
EPiServer
www.episerver.com/

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The Role of Chiropractic Care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

November 8, 2011

The evidence presented within the newly published hallmark document, "The Role of Chiropractic Care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home," illustrates the clinical and financial value of integrating chiropractic services into primary care. This paper solidly articulates the added benefits of integrating chiropractic care into the team-based approach of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and makes the case that inclusion of Doctors of Chiropractic in the healthcare team will allow primary care providers to strengthen an already enhanced healthcare delivery model.

BY:
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
www.foundation4cp.com

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Navigating the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Terrain: A Guide for Emergency Departments

November 4, 2011

EMR selection and implementation for emergency departments — a free white paper from CEP America

BY:
CEP America
www.CEPAmerica.com

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Measuring and Improving ED Speed

October 31, 2011

Emergency department visits are already long, and they're getting longer. According to the 2010 Emergency Department Pulse Report from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the average emergency room visit last year averaged four hours and seven minutes. It's the longest time they've ever recorded, a full 30 minutes longer than their first report in 2002.

BY:
MEDS
www.er-meds.com

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Episode-of-Care Payment and Performance Solutions

October 27, 2011

On August 23, CMS announced its new Bundled Payments initiative which seeks to improve patient care through a performance-based payment system which will require significant preparation for both payors and healthcare providers. Bundled payments are considered a stepping stone toward ACOs since bundles for acute care encompass all aspects of the care continuum which could result in a shared savings for providers. Learn how healthcare organizations can prepare for ACO an environment.

BY:
MedAssets
www.medassets.com

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The Power of the Medical Cloud to Drive Smarter Healthcare

October 4, 2011

Utilizing the Cloud as a unifying platform for imaging and patient data can enable clinical transformation and improved cost/quality outcomes.

BY:
Dell
www.dell.com/unifiedclinicalarchive

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Easing the Transition to ICD-10 in the ED

September 30, 2011

Emergency departments will face far-reaching changes — and significant challenges — as they transition from ICD-9 diagnostic and procedure codes to the much more detailed ICD-10 codes. The changeover, scheduled for October 1, 2013, will demand a coordinated effort from hospital administrators, physicians, and staffing and management firms. How can you prepare? Download the PDF.

BY:
MEDS
www.er-meds.com/solutions

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Temple University Hospital saves $19 million with embedded MedAssets Spend and Clinical Resource Management

August 31, 2011

Improving supply chain operations on a sustainable basis requires multiple strategies. Temple University Hospital generated more than $19 million in documented value-driven savings through development of 70 KPIs for a wide array of operational areas, including item master load, distributor price changes, contract compliance, fill rates and service levels, as well as performance of in-house delivery and distribution systems. Learn how a combination of new technologies and on-hand expertise led to quantifiable performance improvement.

By Frank Longo, Vice President, Supply Chain Services, MedAssets

MedAssets
wwww.medassets.com

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Discover seven critical factors for establishing a viable and efficient ACO that will address holistic care

August 24, 2011

L.E.K. Consulting's new report covers seven critical factors for establishing a viable and efficient ACO that will address holistic care.

BY:
L.E.K. Consulting
www.lek.com

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Medicare Reimbursement Cut Further Squeezes Emergency Department Economics

May 17, 2011

Medicare reimbursement for the ED is taking a hit in 2011. ACEP estimates that evaluation and management (E/M) payments for emergency physicians will be down 2 percent to 3 percent. And payments for ED visit levels 3 and 4 drop 2.4 percent and 2.7 percent, respectively. The cuts raise two key questions: first, what does this mean for the practice of emergency medicine? Second, what can hospital CEOs do about these changes to the economics of their emergency departments?

BY:
MEDS
www.er-meds.com

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Premier accountable care collaboratives — Driving to a people-centered health system

April 22, 2011

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are designed to closely connect groups of providers who are willing and able to take responsibility for improving the overall health status, care efficiency and experience for a defined population of patients. Based on years of experience with successful collaboratives, the Premier healthcare alliance has developed a proven model for the collaborative execution of common goals, and leading the charge to sustainable ACOs by developing, measuring and delivering effective, efficient healthcare.

BY:
Premier, Inc.
www.premierinc.com/aco

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Six Key Strategies for Reducing Clinical Supply Costs

April 20, 2011

Many hospitals and health systems are missing a significant opportunity to reduce clinical supply expenses by taking a cost-reduction approach that is too narrow.

In this white paper, you'll learn six detailed strategies for reducing clinical supply costs, along with brief case studies that describe the strategies — and their benefits — in action.

BY:
Huron Healthcare
www.huronconsultinggroup.com/healthcare

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Medicare Advantage Plans: Increasing Member Satisfaction And Star Ratings

April 12, 2011

Several innovative Medicare Advantage plan payers are making OTC Benefits significantly more accessible to members for use in self-care, which:

  • enhances member satisfaction and overall health
  • increases Star Ratings
  • reduces plan costs by eliminating unnecessary hospital and doctor visits
  • differentiates Medicare Advantage plan programs over competitors, enticing new members

This White Paper outlines the accelerating growth in OTC medications, how they can be leveraged to reduce costs, and the link between OTCs, Member Satisfaction, and increased Star Ratings.

BY:
Medagate
www.otcnetwork.com

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Patient & Family Engagement — Using Patient-Facing Technologies to Improve the Quality of Patient Care

March 10, 2011

Understanding the needs of patients and devising a strategy to deliver comprehensive patient engagement requires focused planning beyond the initial requirements of federal regulations. Ultimately, the impact on patient satisfaction and improvements to clinical outcomes — along with cost reductions from improved operational efficiency and risk management — will yield immeasurable benefits to hospitals that proactively embrace patient engagement in conjunction with other healthcare transformation initiatives. Learn how you can make substantial strides in engaging and empowering patients using technology and tools available today.

BY:
LodgeNet Healthcare
www.lodgenet.com

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10 Questions for Improving Your Rehab Performance

March 2, 2011

Your inpatient rehabilitation unit (IRU) has always been a premier service for your organization. But with ever-tightening regulatory constraints, your IRU isn't the performer it once was. Maybe census has dropped, your operating margin may be compromised and/or employee expense has increased. Perhaps you've noticed that case management refers patients to your rehab competitors a bit too often. Why? It's time to ask some tough questions to gauge your organization's readiness to face the challenges of a changing business market.

BY:
BE Smith
www.besmith.com

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Hospital-Physician Alignment

February 11, 2011

Economic and legislative forces are demanding that health systems and physicians reduce costs while improving care quality, necessitating a fundamental shift in the hospital-physician relationship from somewhat adversarial to cooperative. Change management is critical to getting health systems and physicians to work together.

This paper explores what change management entails in the context of hospital-physician alignment. It highlights differences between health systems and physician practices that create tension, and it outlines best practices for shifting toward a more collaborative relationship.

BY:
MedSynergies
www.medsynergies.com

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Tackling US Health Plan Challenges with Advanced Analytics

February 4, 2011

Three new challenges are altering the way US health plans do business: the need to respond to health care reform, the shift from wholesale to retail business models and the current efforts to bend the cost curve. This white paper analyzes each of these challenges in detail and provides three case studies to show how companies have applied advanced analytics to successfully overcome these new industry challenges.

BY:
SAS
www.sas.com

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Health Payer Innovations: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining New Members

February 3, 2011

Today's health care marketplace is continually evolving ? most recently in response to health reform laws, emerging technologies and social media. Health plans are compelled to refocus member outreach efforts to remain competitive and relevant in the eyes of Web-savvy members. This e-book conveniently consolidates a variety of articles covering topics such as how to turn social media into a recruitment tool, create personal health coaching programs, and see health reform as an opportunity to educate and build retention.

BY:
SAS
www.sas.com

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Defining Organizational Values with One Question

January 31, 2011

Would you believe that effectively guiding your organization's values, culture and performance is as simple as asking yourself one question? Hint: It's more personal than you think.

Healthcare executive, Richard Jackson, reveals that what you believe and value, as a leader, is the primary driver of the beliefs and behaviors of your associates and organization. In this article, he shares surprising insights and examples applicable to emerging and veteran executives alike.

BY:
Jackson Healthcare
www.jacksonhealthcare.com

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