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?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Medicaid Programs are in the spotlight as the United States moves forward with a myriad of health care reform initiatives. As a result, health plans and providers will need to utilize care management software and related health information technology (IT) systems to support the care coordination needs of underinsured and uninsured Americans.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Care managers are an integral part of managing a patient’s health—ensuring patients adhere to their care plans, providing advice and information when patients have questions, and helping patients become and remain healthy. However, the positive outcomes associated with proper care management cannot be achieved by the care manager alone. They need a total commitment from the patient to become involved, since patient engagement is a critical element of successful care management.