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The healthcare industry is poised for a transformation in patient care. As healthcare organizations around the world strive to deliver new treatments and meet expectations for higher-quality care, reduced costs and better outcomes, they face a critical shortage of resources and an increasing incidence of chronic disease, which costs the US economy more than USD1 trillion annually.
To address these challenges and capitalize on tremendous opportunities for improving patient care, healthcare organizations must ...
Simulation has gained tremendous momentum over the last decade in academic medical centers, medical schools, and nursing schools as a powerful method of reinforcing clinical knowledge, improving team communication, and teaching decision-making skills.
A national simulation study, conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, found that 87% of nursing schools are now using some form of high- or medium-fidelity simulation.
Furthermore, a study of emergency medicine residency programs found ...
Medical care in the United States suffers from problems related to cost, quality, and
fragmented delivery, and compliance to new models and reforms. What's needed,
instead, is an approach to health care that is proactive, integrated, and patient-centric.
New strategies are evolving to propel health care in those directions. A new technology solution, known as integrated care management, is emerging to address the important processes and functions of those strategies.
Making the best use of existing hospital resources is critical in light of economic uncertainties coupled with the anticipated growth in demand from an aging population and the newly insured under healthcare reform.
Today, advances in digital technology enable a new approach: patient-centered placement. This allows resources to be organized around patient needs and for healthcare teams to share real-time visibility into the patient?s needs and status through technology.
In their efforts to keep up with these varied needs, healthcare organizations are experiencing a proliferation of assets and assettypes. But assets themselves are experiencing a convergence. Clinical devices for patient monitoring and care, building systems for cooling and lig hting, and technology devices forcommunications and recordkeeping share a common foundation.
An enterprise asset management system can be at the core of thistransformation. It can help improve patient care by providingimproved visibility and ...
This in-depth, highly topical white paper describes how today's healthcare providers can leverage mobility with data capture at the point of care to enhance patient care, advance EHR adoption and increase clinician efficiency and satisfaction.
It demonstrates how healthcare providers can: accelerate the provider's journey in ensuring better patient care through electronic data capture; build a foundation around mobility and data capture to improve quality of care, patient safety and provider/patient satisfaction; ...
October 2012- Healthcare providers are beginning to leverage big data as an increasingly important asset. But the explosion of data, fueled in large part by the growth of electronic medical records (EMRs), is presenting significant challenges for healthcare IT organizations, including how to manage and store all of this data and siloed storage infrastructures that make it difficult for institutions to share medical records across various departments. Fortunately, solutions are available to help healthcare organizations better manage ...
August 2012- Those health systems that are well on their way to having their house in order have implemented a scalable and flexible IT architecture that is capable of adapting to future interoperability requirements. They know that, in order to be trusted information-sharing partners in the future, they need to start organizing and managing the quality of their internal information now-before information sharing, analytics and new payment models become widespread.
August 2012- The healthcare industry is under competitive and legislative pressure to reduce the cost of care delivery, efficiently manage resources and improve patient care. To be successful, healthcare organizations will need to effectively manage the explosion of data, structured or unstructured, streaming or stored, and data that flows across the enterprise and external sources. The IBM big data platform for healthcare is an enterprise-class platform that addresses the variety, volume and velocity of healthcare data to ...
In their efforts to keep up with these varied needs, healthcare organizations are experiencing a proliferation of assets and assettypes. But assets themselves are experiencing a convergence. Clinical devices for patient monitoring and care, building systems for cooling and lighting, and technology devices forcommunications and recordkeeping share a common foundation.
An enterprise asset management system can be at the core of thistransformation. It can help improve patient care by providing improved visibility and ...
This whitepaper discusses foundational criteria for selecting the right EHR solution. Author Justin Barnes is chairman emeritus of the national Electronic Health Record Association, and is VP of marketing, industry affairs and government affairs, for Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Learn how Maricopa Integrated Health System approached EMR implmentation - what they realized in terms of IT improvements and business benefits, including the hospital's - eligibility to receive an estimated $15 million in federal funding.
All the recent advances in medical science cannot entirely counter the skyrocketing costs, operating inefficiencies and outright fraud that plague the healthcare industry today.
The burden is on providers and payers alike to find resolutions to these challenges that threaten both patient outcomes and profitability. But addressing the problems that haunt healthcare requires a level of insight that most organizations lack.
The reality is that to gain this perspective, healthcare organizations ...
May 2012- As hospitals and clinics strive to boost operational efficiency metrics and rein in rising costs, patient satisfaction is perhaps the best indicator of how a healthcare organization is succeeding in its mission. In an increasingly competitive environment, patient satisfaction is frequently used as a measure that influences accreditation and licensure, compensation under ?pay for performance programs? and quality rankings that affect the choices of well-informed customers. Learn how predictive analytics help healthcare organizations collect and ...
Every day, life sciences companies' such as those in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields' gamble with their futures, making bets big and small and risking "currency" in the form of their strategic direction, their processes for innovating and the success of their product portfolios.
This white paper describes how to connect all areas of your enterprise to help create the right strategies to deliver the right products to the right marketplace ...
Transformation of the healthcare industry is finally happening, and with dramatic energy, driven by a fundamental shift in the expectations of all stakeholders - patients, governments, payers, employers and providers.
Today, the market is rejecting the three major structural deficiencies that have resulted in the industry's systemic challenges:
1) An over-emphasis on expensive advances in medical technology that yield incremental improvements in outcomes, with inadequate consideration to cost
2) The myopic focus on ...
Despite its increased spending, the healthcare industry struggles to deliver the right care, to the right patients, at the right time. The healthcare industry is turning to digital information and resources to improve quality of care while simultaneously reducing costs.
In this paper, learn how technology can be leveraged to increase consumer access and value, improve quality and outcomes, and build sustainable, cost-efficient healthcare systems.
Healthcare organizations around the world are challenged by pressures to reduce costs, improve coordination and outcomes, provide more with less and be more patient-centric. Yet, at the same time, evidence is mounting that the industry is increasingly challenged by entrenched inefficiencies and suboptimal clinical outcomes.
Read this paper to learn how building analytics competency can help these organizations harness "big data" to create actionable insights, set their future vision, improve outcomes and reduce ...
Even as medical science advances, demand for health services increasingly outstrips supply, revealing critical flaws in the systems we use to deliver care.
In some countries healthcare costs are growing twice as fast as inflation; in the United States alone more than $850 billion is wasted each year on things like duplicate lab tests, preventable conditions, and inefficient paper-based systems; and millions of people every year are injured because of prescription medication errors.
The life sciences industry stands at a crossroads. Its business model is broken, and the surrounding healthcare ecosystem is changing dramatically. So how should companies respond?
They can carry on as normal and potentially fade into insignificance or completely rethink how they engage with the other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem in an effort to flourish anew.
In today's increasingly complex and fast-changing environment, business model innovation is critical to success. ...
The healthcare sector is in the midst of a revolution on that will change almost every aspect of the industry, from the back-office processes associated with managing the relationship between service buyers and service deliverers, to the way in which patient data is stored, analyzed and shared, and in the way that patient care is delivered on the front line.
This paper sets out to describe the way in which a number of ...
Healthcare organizations strive to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. Using analytics to create new insights and optimize all types of decisions can transform healthcare delivery.
This whitepaper by Decision Management Solutions discusses how advanced analytics can drive real time, point-of-care decision making that saves lives and improves the quality of care.
To succeed, the global health care industry must improve the delivery of quality of services while slowing the unsustainable costs associated with today's health care system.
Changing long established health care industry practices to leverage the wealth of new information available will require evidence-based justification and incentives to change provider behavior and patient acceptance.
Advanced analytics will help providers adapt to forces that will transition the health care industry toward new ...
Effective asset management is critical for hospitals and healthcare
organizations. These organizations face increasing quality of care, regulatory pressures and financial requirements that make effective asset management a key part of their success.
IBM Maximo Asset Management helps healthcare providers track, monitor and manage the increasing variety of assets on which clinical outcomes and patient care depend.
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