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  • eTech Insight - MIT Digital Transformation Insights
    The Problem: Digital Transformation Adoption May Create Provider Disruption Challenges COVID-19 drove provider organizations to adopt new care delivery strategies based on digital technologies. Telehealth became a core environment for providing care services to patients. Organizations also realized that front-door mobile applications that connected to the organization’s web portal were becoming a critical feature to improving patient satisfaction. Remote patient monitoring strategies...
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  • Six Tips to Staff Your Healthcare IT Project
    Healthcare organizations today face the challenge of adopting and implementing a healthcare information technology (IT) project that is expected to deliver clinical and financial benefits. However, navigating this journey can be difficult without the right staff. Keep reading for six tips to help you find the right healthcare IT project staff.
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  • eTech Insight – Smartphones and AI Transforming Dermatology
    The Problem: People Postpone Getting Suspicious Skin Lesions Examined Skin cancer is a serious disease, especially for those of us who live in high-altitude western states. Our sunny days expose us to more intense UV for longer. This results in an increasing rate of skin cancers. Here are some Skin Cancer Foundation statistics: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than two people die of skin cancer in the US every hour. Having five or more ...
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  • Are you measuring your Cerner Millennium® throughput correctly?
    Are you measuring your Cerner Millennium® throughput correctly? By: David Hallberg, Vice President, Product Management With Covid-19 and the significant impact on hospital finances, many organizations are asking: how can we improve our clinicians’ delivery of care without incurring huge operational or capital expenditures? One method to make no-cost improvements is to ensure the correct number of processes are running on each Cerner Millennium® application node. 
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  • eTech Insight - Big Technology Vendors Create New Healthcare Data Solutions
    The Problem: Efficiently Capturing Healthcare Data from Disparate Sources US healthcare has been plagued by the inability to efficiently capture data from disparate sources. Having this ability could provide a more complete medical record for patients, and it could also support analytics and emerging artificial intelligence (AI) programs. The industry initially used HL7 2.X standards to format data sharing between disparate systems. These standards provided a framework but not the d...
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  • eTech Insight - How AI and Robot Caregivers May Change Homecare
    The Problem: Homecare Requires “At-The-Elbow” Healthcare Support COVID-19 brought both new capabilities and new challenges for delivering healthcare services to patients’ homes. Digital technology advances are delivering effective and efficient solutions that engage patients in their care while also providing real-time clinical results from remote patient monitoring solutions. Telehealth allows virtual care encounters that have proven to be not only effective but satisfactor...
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  • Are You Recognizing All Room and Bed Charges Accurately?
    Are You Recognizing All Room and Bed Charges Accurately? By: Videl Nelson, Revenue Integrity Consultant Are you recognizing all Room and Bed charges at your organization? This may be a difficult question to answer if you do not have a mechanism or report to manage and track this type of data within Cerner Millennium. One of the most important charges to make sure is recognized on the inpatient side of the house is the Room Care charge, also referred to as the Room and Bed charge. This ch...
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  • eTech Insight – Portable Smart Speaker Advances Oncology
    The Problem: Easily Accessing Useful Oncology Treatment Information Oncology treatment information may reside in many disparate cancer registries. Cancer registries collect information on patient demographics, types of cancer, screen mechanisms used, medication regime approaches, and treatment outcomes. Once a year, most state central cancer registries send information to CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). Therefore, cancer registry data may be at least a year old and s...
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  • eTech Insight – Solutions for Data Cleaning
    The Problem: Bad Data Equals Garbage In and Poor Analytics Results According to surveys conducted by Anaconda and Figure Eight, data scientists spend 45% of their time preparing data, and data cleaning can take a quarter of that time. Data cleaning fixes or discards anomalous or wrong numbers and/or data and otherwise ensures that the data is an accurate representation of the analytics model it is meant to measure. Automating the task is challenging because different data sets requi...
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  • What does automated revenue cycle management look like?
    Out with the old, in with the new. What does automated revenue cycle management look like? In the healthcare revenue cycle space, the adage “Time is money” certainly rings true.  Denials, late-charges, re-billings and inaccurate claims are all issues that contribute to delayed and diminished reimbursement. These time-consuming and manual remediation processes are considered compulsory in an industry where margins are so incredibly thin that simply foregoing missed charges ...
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