t’s stunning really, that something as basic as communication among your care team members is such a significant factor in your success as a health delivery organization. And yet, it’s proven every day in
hospitals and other patient care settings throughout the nation. Every one of these either affects or reflects your ability to complete tasks effectively.
At right is a list of metrics that are affected by communications among clinical staff.
Hospitals and other care organizations are turning to clinical communication & collaboration solutions—often referred to as
CC&C systems—as a way to improve care-team coordination and
to expedite care delivery. But there’s an unexpected challenge
with this journey.
These clinical communication solutions are changing so rapidly, it’s not easy for IT decision-makers to be confident with their vendor selection. You want to pick the best system for your organization, but there are so many factors to consider. And the factors keep changing. At any moment, you don’t know what you don’t know.
This Technical Buyer’s Guide is for you if:
• You’re an IT professional in a healthcare organization that provides direct patient care.
• Your organization is thinking of purchasing a new system to support clinical communications among
your clinical and administrative staff.
• You’re looking for technical details that will help you choose the best communication solution for your
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) serves as the clinical arm for research and treatment studies for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. The organization’s outsourced IT service desk operated adequately, but a desire for financial savings, enriched customer relationships, and improved HIPAA compliance drove SCCA to seek out another solution.
The NHS is currently evolving to meet the needs of an ageing population. This means that not only is the delivery of clinical care more challenging in the acute hospital setting but it increasingly relies on enhanced information access in the primary care, mental health and community environments too.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Every player in the life sciences sector knows it: the future of healthcare delivery lies in digital disruption. Their objective, therefore, is to positively disrupt their own business model before the competition beats them to it. They need to offer a digitally-enabled patient experience that improves clinical outcomes while also bringing benefits to all the other stakeholders, as seen in the hugely complex value chain of our client - a large pharmaceutical company.
Commercial launch is a critical and complex period in the Life Sciences product life cycle. The transition from clinical development to commercial operations can seem overwhelming as companies face considerable challenges in transforming from an R&D-driven organization to one focused on achieving in-market business and commercial excellence. Core to successful launches is preparing the company for a whole new raft of capabilities, processes, and relationships, and in doing so there are a number of factors included in this checklist that companies should consider and questions they should answer.
You are accountable for results. Your engagement partner should be too. Proof over promises: Total engagement can deliver proven clinical and fiscal success. Read this paper to learn how 8 elements can create total patient engagement that pays off.
This paper provides a framework to help healthcare organizations achieve effective, affordable and measurable patient empowerment, encouraging populations of patients to take greater responsibility for their own care.
Fueled by new technologies, expanding regulations and greater patient expectations, there’s a clinical content gold rush in the healthcare market. Sources and types of clinical content grow at an exponential rate and through increasingly refined input methods, including voice and improved OCR, clinicians capture more unstructured information about their patients than ever before. Making all clinically relevant content available together, in one place seems like a simple request. Must the response be so complex?
The shift to value-based reimbursement (VBR) entails more financial risk for providers. Successful management of the transition to VBR can only be achieved when healthcare organizations are clinically and financially integrated to ensure tight care coordination and efficient resource utilization. That level of integration requires the aid of a robust IT infrastructure to support the enterprise. This whitepaper offers the opportunity to learn about new tools for healthcare providers to manage financial challenges associated with value-based reimbursement
Published By: Lumeris
Published Date: Aug 04, 2014
For health plans, health systems and delegated payer operations, or health systems wanting to become their own payer, Lumeris’ turnkey outsourcing offers expert support to design, build, operate, measure, and optimize value-based health plan operations that can drive clinical and financial excellence. This can be evidenced by our ability to help clients achieve higher revenue, lower costs, higher market share, and meeting mandates for medical cost ratio contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 16, 2014
Download this case study to learn how a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) partners with Allscripts to improve overall clinical results, meet Meaningful Use and earn an estimated $6.3 million in incentive funding.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 22, 2014
Download this case study to learn why Comprehensive Cardiology in Langhorne, PA engaged Allscripts to help save time, increase efficiency, reduce costs and make their vision of a community health network a reality.
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Jul 15, 2015
UPMC is a cutting edge leader in harnessing the power of technology and accelerating innovation. This case study explores how UPMC was able to integrate clinical, financial, administrative, genomic and other information and use this data to:
• Improve research outcomes in search of cures and other diseases
• Determine the true cost of providing care with longitudinal patient records
• Examine clinical practice variations to benchmark and improve future procedures
• Strengthen information security, privacy and compliance capabilities
Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jun 20, 2013
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s pioneering success shows that HIEs can deliver tremendous value by facilitating more coordinated care with community hospitals, small physician practices, and often-overlooked members of the healthcare community.
In a vendor neutral archive, images and documents from multiple departments and on platforms from multiple vendors can be easily viewed in one place. Learn more about how it works and why it's important in this session.
Given the wide range of technology options available, it's important for healthcare IT executives to pick the right image management technology and approach for a long-term sustainable solution delivering the desired performance and ROI. This whitepaper explores solutions for multi-layered neutrality, a standards-based framework for unifying medical images and clinical documents across the enterprise and community.
Published By: Maetrics
Published Date: Oct 08, 2015
Re-evaluating Their Importance Under a New Regulatory Spotlight
Every medical device sold into Europe, irrespective of its classification, must have an up-to-date Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) as part of its Technical File.
Rising costs, declining reimbursements and the mandate to improve quality: these are key challenges that surgery centers face every day. For years, costs have continued to climb, while reimbursements have declined or, at best, remained stable. To address these issues and succeed in the future, surgery centers need to develop comprehensive plans that leverage both supply chain and clinical expertise. For many facilities, the next step is to conduct a clinical assessment that identifies new ways to improve inventory management and clinical practices. The heart of this approach from Cardinal Health is a clinical team that leverages OR and supply chain expertise to understand, prioritize and pursue opportunities for improving the health of patient and your practice alike. To learn more, read this case study and find out how two surgery centers have used a clinical assessment from Cardinal Health to improve performance.
Hear how leading hospitals are using the Digital Clinical Workspace as a platform for innovation to improve the patient and provider experience, and enable the right device at the right time for the right task. The session will cover new key technologies to help protect patient data and cover the recent announcement of Target Platform for Epic 2015.
In 2009, athenahealth undertook a lean mapping study of 25 providers at twelve diverse practices. This whitepaper leverages that study and best practices to provide the following five tips for establishing a clinical workflow that takes full advantage of the EHR and boosts productivity.
Struggling to keep its independence, Wilson Stream Family Practice needed to improve financial efficiency and data management. With athenahealth's medical billing and EHR services, the practice was able to organize clinical data, make patient visits more efficient, and improve overall quality of care.