Bridging the Gaps (Healthcare IT)

Ryan Champlin, vice president of operations for the physician network at the Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas, isn’t prone to hyperbole. But when it comes to practical implications of the athenahealth-Microsoft partnership that was announced at HIMSS11 in February, he can’t help it.

“People get mad at me for being so excited about this,” said Champlin, “but, honestly, this is the holy grail of health data.”

From Compliance to Competitive Edge

Given the vast array of regulatory, certification and accreditation requirements in the healthcare field, training has always been recognized as mission critical by health-related organizations. To manage all the learning activities required, some organizations have invested in costly custom learning management system (LMS) applications and many others have cobbled together solutions from desktop database applications.

The Revival of Hospital Management

Article Summary There are specific factors that hospitals around the world are consistently aspiring to attain for improvement. These include measured performances, continuous quality enhancement and responsiveness to the needs of patients, physicians, employees, and community stakeholders. Read full article Source: Healthcare

An Integrated Workforce Planning Strategy for the Health Services

White Paper Summary Workforce planning must take into account the availability of the health workforce. It is necessary that health sector employers work closely with the education institutions to produce graduates that meet the competency requirements for employment. The proper skill mix

Health Reform and the Healthcare Workforce

Joanne Spetz from the UCSF Center for the Health Professions examines how health reform will impact the healthcare workforce. Series: “Health Policy Studies”, UCTelevision. Watch video on YouTube

Healthcare Transformation Using Information Technology

Report Summary In  2008, HIMSS called for major recommendations to transform healthcare using health information technology (IT). The years 2009 and 2010 were momentous for healthcare transformation in the United States when many of these recommendations were enacted into law and are

Case Study: United Healthcare Group

Case Study Summary UnitedHealth Group (UHG) has grown to become one of the most innovative suppliers of health care solutions by focusing on ideas that help improve medical outcomes while reducing health care costs…. Indeed, when it comes to growing their business

Management in Healthcare: Why Good Practice Really Matters

White Paper Summary Healthcare expenditure represents a major challenge for all countries, absorbing an increasing percentage of national income. Nations are grappling with increases in demand for healthcare as their populations age and expectations rise along with living standards. At the same

Improving Healthcare Quality

White Paper Summary In order to meet customer standards and expectations… healthcare professionals, must administer valuable customer experiences through leadership, professional development, education, and customer care. [There must be an] improvement of healthcare quality through leadership, education, professional development, and customer care