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Healthcare and agriculture are “two of the most essential industries in the world”—and together accountable for most of the increases in life expectancies around the world. At the same, each industry has distinct margins of error that can have widespread implications.
The author offers tips for a successful PSHP – from understanding the payer landscape to leveraging information technology.
Like the automotive industry, our healthcare system comprises different
suppliers – different healthcare professionals employed by different organizations who provide components of care in a single episode of care. However, unlike the automotive industry, patients rarely, if ever, pay for all of these services from a single entity. Bundled payment aims to change this paradigm.
In honor of its successful use of health IT to improve patient care while reducing costs, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) has received Stage 7 revalidation on the acute care EMRAM and outpatient EMRAM for its hospitals and associated clinics.
Children’s is being recognized for its work to improve patient safety, interoperability, and reliability through the combined efforts of clinical operational staff, IT and clinical quality experts in the service of better patient care.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s use of best practices in implementing EHRss and other forms health IT resulted in revalidation of its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAMSM) Stage 7 status
Health IT remains a core foundational piece in reforming our healthcare system. In particular, health IT tools are critical for improving patient safety and outcomes, increasing access, and greater success in value-based care delivery, quality reporting initiatives, as well as in opportunities to test new, innovative models of care.
HIMSS was actively engaged in the development of the legislation, providing education and technical assistance to House and Senate staff. As a result, many of the final policies reflect HIMSS positions and feedback.
It is no longer simply acceptable to store healthcare data, but rather, we must have protocols in place for these data to be integrated, allowing us to derive actionable knowledge through analysis. These demands have created nothing short of a seismic shift for our industry, requiring a transformation in how we think about information in all forms and from all sources. #Putdata2work
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