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Holistic Patient Care Gets Boost from New Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM)

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 14:04

As healthcare information technology systems continue to evolve to meet increasing demand for information exchange, care coordination, patient engagement, interoperability and analytics, a new model is now under development. HIMSS Analytics has launched its Continuity of Care Maturity Model™ (CCMM).

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New Ways Technology Will Influence Healthcare of Tomorrow

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:58

Whether it is technology you can or can’t see, some of the latest platforms, devices and software rolled out recently will continue to revolutionize ways health care is delivered.

You may have seen commercials for cloud computing in business or use a cloud-based service for personal use. Now health care professionals can do the same in order to share information regardless of which data platform they use. Athena recently unveiled its athenaCoordinator®Enterprise for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, appointment scheduling and care coordination. It offers hospitals and health systems a chance to seamlessly connect across different settings, networks and data systems.

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Health Risk Assessments: An Important Foundation for PHMs

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:10

Health Risk Assessments (HRA) have existed for years, but are quickly becoming an integral part of population health management (PHM) strategies. A Healthcare Intelligence Network survey showed that 70 percent of healthcare organizations use HRAs to measure health risk factors, and 52 percent plan to launch an HRA in the coming year.

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Taking the First Steps Toward Managing Patients’ Health

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:04

Population health management plans are an important step if simultaneously improving quality, lowering costs and increasing patient satisfaction. For physician offices and smaller heath organizations, the impact on the business and on the patients can make a tremendous, positive impact.

Traditionally, we have viewed health care as providing care to the sick, not necessarily managing health. It’s important for both health care professionals and patients to play active roles in the process. Unrealistic expectations of patients such as “You need to lose 50 pounds in the next three months” will often backfire. Since patients trust their doctors, beginning the process together increases the likelihood of success.

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Technology Solutions as Healthcare Needs Increase

The sweeping provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the increase in insured Americans will continue to force healthcare providers to become more efficient in providing care. Although investing in IT can be costly up front, we will see the importance of having these technologies when it comes to providing care for more people.

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