Tag Archives: hospital management software

Healthcare Coordination of Care has many moving parts


As with most things complex, the basics are pretty simple. Patient calls in/arrives, a Case is set up.  First things first – patients have one desire which is to get well, hospitals have scarce resources, doctors are busy. So, a … Continue reading

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Are healthcare cost increases inevitable?


“Healthcare costs will continue to rise until the entire system collapses under its own weight”. This doomsday scenario is certainly one possibility, but it is a “do-nothing” option. How about an approach that reduces costs at the same time as … Continue reading

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So, you think you have achieved Continuity of Care?


No one doubts the importance of Continuity of Care in Medicine. ONC’s 45 CFR Part 160 Subpart C Final Rule includes a number of criteria (22 out of 44) that have a specific focus on Continuity of Care. 302a Drug-drug … Continue reading

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Your workflows or mine?


Organizations go to great lengths to acquire, improve and maintain a culture and infrastructure that gives them a competitive advantage. Organizations that succeed persist; organizations that are not successful at organization building usually fail over time, unless they have a … Continue reading

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts


I admit to gadget addiction.  The latest catastrophe is a gyro-operated camera stabilizer manufactured by Ken Labs. Do not visit their web site ! – you will want one too and end up being out of pocket $4,000 or more. … Continue reading

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Workshop – 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan


I will be doing a workshop on ‘Electronic Medical Records’  covering key benefits, challenges and opportunities attached to EMR. This workshop is a pre-symposium event for the 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. It is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Healthcare Professionals, repeat after me . . .


“I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE” – I don’t like my EMR, it does not handle my workflow, it does not improve patient care, it does not save time. . . . I … Continue reading

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Success with EHR Implementations


Failure rates of EHRs are reputed to be in excess of 70% according to a LinkedIn discussion group that has more than 2,300  posts and counting.  If you want to be in the 30% cluster the following will be of … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Case


CMSA (Case Management Society of America) defines Case management as  “ . . a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication … Continue reading

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The writing for healthcare is on the wall!


CA is about to introduce budget cuts of close to $1 billion.   Whereas it’s  easy to understand that budget cuts are necessary at this time, the obvious concern is whether the bureaucracy will be proportionately reduced along with program … Continue reading

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