Monday, December 21, 2015
Many case managers are now tracking how U.S. health care reform efforts are promoting information technology (IT) system integration to improve patient care, clinical outcomes, business efficiencies, and medical savings. In addition, it is no secret that procuring and successfully implementing such IT systems can be a formidable undertaking. Keeping up with expanding synergetic interfaces between technology and care management workflow processes is essential in order to offer effective medical management programs.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Although assessing the impact of a particular care management software application is important, it can also be a complicated endeavor. The classic, and often unanswered, question is this: What is the return on investment (ROI) from a financial and clinical perspective?
Sunday, March 15, 2015
A multitude of health IT applications are available, each with their own different features and functions. Knowing what you need will allow you to identify the applications that provide the "must haves" and appreciate the extra "nice-to-haves" that you may have not thought of or that are a lesser priority. Learn more about the process of developing a Request for Information or Request for Proposal (RFP). This type of structured process does take more time and effort, but it provides an easier evaluation process, since vendors must show how their application meets your requirements instead of allowing them to just focus on their features and functions.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Selecting a health IT system can be overwhelming due to the number of systems available, as well as the plethora of new features and functions to consider. However, case management leadership, who may be tasked with making the decision, and case management staff, who may be asked to participate in the selection committee, can prepare for this challenge by staying informed of the latest health care trends and technologies that impact medical management functionality.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
What does emotional intelligence have to do with decision making? How can emotions impact our thought process?