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  • eTech Insight – Patient Care Decision Support
    Clinician Burden and Alert Fatigue Minimize Usefulness of CDS Clinical decision support (CDS) systems have been around for decades as a component of medication ordering across many EHRs. Solutions such as First Data Bank, Medi-Span, and Multum were designed with the intended purpose of making medication ordering safer for patients by providing alerts to physicians for medication conflicts related to other medications, laboratory orders, or dietary orders. While the intent was good, the implem...
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  • eTech Insight – Evaluating the Risks of Emerging Technology in Healthcare
    Balancing Emerging Technology Solution Innovations Against Risk CIOs and CMIOs are bombarded daily with emails and texts from emerging technology vendors that are desperate to find healthcare provider clients that are more likely to take on higher risk levels for new technologies that address critical healthcare delivery needs. Healthcare organizations may consider new innovative technology products if the associated risk factors are within the benchmarks set by executive management. Risk fac...
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  • eTech Insight – Wearable Technology is Emerging as a Key RPM Strategy
    Improving Healthcare Quality for Episodes of Virtual Care As healthcare reimbursement moves toward a higher adoption of value-based care (VBC), the ability to effectively monitor and manage high-risk patients becomes a critical factor for organization viability. The fee for service (FFS) reimbursement model focuses on managing patients that optimize the care delivery environments of the provider. In most cases, patients must travel to primary care clinics or to specialty clinics to receive ca...
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  • What Can You Learn About CloudSuite Today? — RPI's CloudSuite Tech Talk Series
    Watch On-Demand: CloudSuite 101: CloudSuite Migrations CloudSuite 102: v11 HCM Differences CloudSuite 103: v11 Financials Differences Future Tech Talks You Can Register for Today: CloudSuite 104: v11 SCM Differences Friday, October 2. 12:00 pm EDT CloudSuite 105: v11 Pre-Planning Friday, October 9. 12:00 pm EDT CloudSuite 106: Global Ledger Sandbox Friday, October 16. 12:00 pm EDT CloudSuite 107: CloudSuite for Healthcare Friday, October 23. 12:00 pm EDT .......
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  • THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: Switch from Windows to Android and Revolutionize Your Workplace
    THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: Switch from Windows to Android and Revolutionize Your Workplace We’re in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution, bringing with it new possibilities for technology across industries and at every level of the workforce. As such, it’s a great time to replace outdated Windows Mobile devices with purpose-built rugged Android devices. From hospital supply rooms to the warehouse receiving dock, equipping your teams with cutting edge point-o...
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  • eTech Insight – March of the Killer Robots: The Good Kind
    Reliable and Safe Robotic Disinfection Processes for Healthcare Facilities Hospital-acquired infections and patients with highly infectious diseases have always been a challenge for healthcare systems to manage. COVID-19 elevated the need to develop a higher level of cleaning and sanitization processes to protect staff and patients. Healthcare executives acquired a new awareness of the needs for different housecleaning approaches that would be needed to provide safer, faster, and less costly ...
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  • Can Providers Survive in a Low-Cost Reimbursement Environment?
    A Scenario Model of the Emerging Reimbursement and Payer Environments In the last article I introduced the UK Style Healthcare (M4A) quadrant of the scenario model for the US based on emerging reimbursement and payer environments. Another quadrant of this model (see Figure 1), is the Low-Cost Survivors quadrant. This quadrant will likely be driven by potential medical rate setting regulations. This is an environment that is as frightening to the current Medical Industrial Complex (MIC) as the...
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  • M4A, Can Providers Meet the Challenge?
    A Scenario Model of the Emerging Reimbursement and Payer Environments In the last article I introduced a scenario model for the US based on emerging reimbursement and payer environments. One of quadrants in this model (see Figure 1), is the UK Style Healthcare Quadrant. This is the quadrant that may also be associated with the “Medicare for All (M4A)” healthcare environment that is part of the political platform of some Democratic presidential candidates. This is the environment t...
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  • Potential in Patient Engagement
    We all know that with the move to value-based care (VBC), patient engagement is a hot topic, and patient engagement platforms are getting a lot of love. There are a lot of companies trying to make the perfect platform. Patient engagement has been important not only with telehealth and VBC but also with the COVID-19 crisis. As we point out in two of our latest eTech Spotlights, PROCLE Healthworks and Force Therapeutics are two patient engagement vendors that are demonstrating ...
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  • eTech Insight – Telehealth Continues to Advance in High-Risk Market
    Telehealth Version 1.0–Lots of Players, Little Differentiation COVID-19 has forever changed primary healthcare delivery. To survive financially, physicians have had to quickly learn and implement telehealth solutions to deliver virtual care. The catalyst for implementing telehealth services was the Medicare 1135 waiver that reimbursed telehealth visits at the same rate as office visits[1]. This waiver was created to ensure patients would not be needlessly exposed to COVID-19 during an o...
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