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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Focused on Integrating Care through Technology

August 10, 2015
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Jack Weiner, PharmD, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Healthcare technology is advancing at a breathtaking pace, and while it provides an unprecedented level of data and insight, pulling all of the available information together in a way that informs total care of the patient is challenging to achieve. One hospital […]

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Valley-Wide Integrates Multiple Services within Its Clinics

October 24, 2014
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Gigi Darricades, chief executive officer, and Alonzo Payne, chief administrative officer, of Valley-Wide Health Systems in Alamosa, Colo., discuss the integration of behavioral health, oral health, and physical therapy services within the Valley-Wide clinics.  

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College of St. Scholastica Provides Well-Rounded Education to Future EHR End-Users (Part 2 of 2)

July 22, 2014
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In this edition of the Healthcare Executive Talks podcast, we continue our conversation with Ryan Sandefer, HIM department chair at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. This time around, we discuss the impact rapidly changing EHR technology is having on the academic industry accreditation standards for EHR curriculum.

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College of St. Scholastica Leads the Way with Integrating Technology into Medical Curriculum (Part 1 of 2)

July 21, 2014
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In this edition of the Healthcare Executive Talks podcast, Ryan Sandefer, HIM department chair at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., discusses the integration of technology into academic curriculum, including academic EHRs and  data analytics software.

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Kaiser Permanente Integration Model Has Pros, Cons (Part 2 of 2)

March 28, 2013

In our last post, we began dissecting Reed Abelson’s in-depth look in The New York Times at the Kaiser Permanente integration model and its failure to lower the cost of healthcare, a fact that Kaiser’s critics focus on. Perhaps it would do the industry well to remember the old saying, “Pioneers take the arrows.” For […]

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Kaiser Permanente Integration Model Has Pros, Cons (Part 1 of 2)

March 28, 2013

We’ve written before about the leadership Kaiser Permanente has shown in pioneering an integrated model of healthcare, one that has become even more relevant under reform. As admired as Kaiser’s innovations are, however, Reed Abelson of The New York Times provides an in-depth look at some of the complexities behind the Kaiser model, including the […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 2 of 2): A Data Overload

March 15, 2013

Yesterday, we looked at the worker-shortage crisis facing healthcare IT departments around the country. Today, we look at the data and integration issues facing those same departments. A compelling piece by Michael Zeis in the January/February 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine breaks down these “considerable hurdles” into three categories, each of which are quoted below. […]

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Study Advises Healthcare Executives to be Aware of EHR Overload

March 5, 2013

Now that electronic health records are taking root within most hospitals and health systems, data on how they are helping or hindering those systems is gradually coming out. Chelsea Rice at HealthLeaders Media reports that EHRs have become “the latest source of information overload” for physicians. A research letter published in the Journal of the […]

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Integrating pharmacists key to reducing medication errors

August 23, 2012

A June 18, 2012, article from the news section on the Penn Medicine website examines the value of increasing pharmacist involvement in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Medication errors account for approximately 1.3 million people being injured every year and at least one death occurring every day in the United States, the Food and […]

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