Information Technology

5 Lessons Healthcare Executives Have Learned about EHR Integration

March 18, 2016
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HCE talked with four healthcare leaders about what they have learned from the integration of electronic health records at their respective organizations. We have listed five of these lessons below: 1.)    Centralize all of your corporate processes around the EHR. Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York, said his organization […]

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Sensiotec Reconfigures Data Collection with Cross-Platform Sensor Solution

February 29, 2016
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Atlanta, Ga., has evolved into a hub of innovation for medical-device start-ups, thanks in part to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and its flagship program, ATDC Select, which serves as one of the top incubators for high-potential startups in the United States. In 2013, ATDC Select recruited Sensiotec, a leading […]

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Here’s How One Hospital Transitioned to a New EHR Platform in 6 Months

February 24, 2016
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Stephany Vaioleti, chief executive officer of Kahuku Medical Center in Kahuku, Hawaii, discusses the hospital’s fast-paced transition to the Cerner Community Works EHR platform.        

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Emanuel Medical Counters Rural Challenges by Embracing Progress

February 16, 2016
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Prior to becoming chief operating officer of Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, Ga., Damien Scott, PT, MS, OCS, had a lengthy career as a physical therapist. But he eventually tired of the overwhelming negativity toward change that trickled down from his administrators and decided to transition into healthcare leadership, hoping he could have a positive […]

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Cheyenne Regional Leads State with Wyoming Institute of Population Health

February 12, 2016
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Dr. Phyllis Sherard, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Population Health; Greg O’Barr, Director, Business Development and Analysis; and Dr. Judit Olah, Director, Analytics for Population Health Division, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming. With 222 beds, it was honored by CMS with […]

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Larksfield Place Transitions to Automated Medication Dispensing

January 26, 2016
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As hospitals and other healthcare facilities rapidly change to meet new demands and implement technology, post-acute care and skilled nursing facilities have lagged, often because of legal and policy issues. Larksfield Place, a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, has implemented a major initiative to transform medication delivery. President and Chief Executive Officer Reg Hislop came […]

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Here are the IT Initiatives One Hospital Implemented to Support Both Providers and Patients

January 5, 2016
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Eddy Stephens, vice president and chief information officer at Infirmary Health in Mobile, Ala., discusses the various initiatives that created an IT infrastructure capable of supporting both providers and patients.        

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Global Partnership Believes Telehealth is the Future of Healthcare

January 1, 2016
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The Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth began a decade ago with the mission of bringing healthcare to rural sections of its state. A little over two years ago, its reach began to expand beyond the United States and into such countries as Guatemala, Honduras, Zambia, and Nicaragua. Paula Guy, chief executive officer, said it was only […]

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Covenant Health Transforms Care Delivery with Daily Safety Ops Briefings

December 31, 2015
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Many white papers have been written on the subject of care delivery and reinventing it for an Affordable Care future. But it wasn’t a white paper that transformed Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant Health System’s care delivery. It was a white board and 30 minutes every day. These tools were the game-changers for the system, Dr. Craig […]

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PBOI Improves Revenue Cycles through Front-End Management

December 29, 2015
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In our last article on Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute (PBOI), which is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Brian Bizub, chief executive officer, discussed two groundbreaking initiatives: implementing a post-surgical DME program and opening commercial pharmacies in physician group practices. PBOI is the top orthopedic institute in the southeast and is spread across four locations […]

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