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Updates on meaningful use

In early 2016, Andy Slavitt, then the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), caught some people off guard when he announced that “the Meaningful Use program as it has existed, will now be effectively over and replaced with something better.” Some got the wrong impression. “The end…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General On: Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
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How to Turn EHRs into a Positive

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – the solution to some of the most pressing healthcare issues and the contributor to many more. Recent years have seen an increase in EHR utilization within medical practices and hospitals, forced upon healthcare providers through government mandates, new changes in coding procedures, and the peer pressure…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

How Physicians Can Use Data to Improve Patient Experiences

Some years back, administrators at at the Cleveland Clinic, seeing that patient satisfaction scores in their emergency department were consistently poor, asked department leaders what the problem was. “It’s obvious,” was the reply. “We often have more than we can handle and, as a result, wait times are too long.”…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 10 October, 2017

The Importance of Data Analytics in Improving Antibiotic Stewardship

The virulent elements in the microscopic world that were largely tamed by the discovery of antibiotics are rapidly circling back on us. Overuse of antibiotics is being blamed for millions of infections and tens of thousands of deaths every year, numbers that will surely grow if the epidemic isn’t effectively addressed. Simply…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 3 October, 2017

How We Can Improve Healthcare While Reducing Costs

Six years ago, Harvard Business School professors Robert Kaplan and Michael Porter wrote that the potential to improve outcomes while simultaneously reducing costs was greater in the U.S. health care system than it was in any other field they’d ever encountered. What was true then is likely still true. The U.S. still…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
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