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The Promise of Data Analytics

Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS

Posted by Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS
July 18, 2017

With the focus on the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, organizations may not be thinking ahead to the enormous promise that digitized healthcare data presents. Now this data can be searched in seconds to find all diabetic patients, for example, rather than spending hours and days searching through paper files. Data analytics in healthcare holds great promise for improving healthcare quality, improving processes, and reducing costs. In a panel discussion back in 2011, I saw the early signs of a tidal wave of data analytics in healthcare and stated, “I’m ready to declare the era of business intelligence.” 

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Strategies for Optimizing the EHR System

Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS

Posted by Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS
June 29, 2017

An EHR is often installed quickly, to earn incentive payments or to save on implementation costs.  But by doing so, the associated workflow processes may not be optimized for your organization. For example, the system may enable patients to email their physician, but this may result in a flood of such emails. An optimization effort may introduce a triage step where nursing staff or a care team help categorize the email. Which email must the physician address immediately? Which can wait, or be handled by others?

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Strategies for Ancillary Systems

Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS

Posted by Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS
May 16, 2017

The first step in the EHR Continuum is the implementation of the Electronic Health Record system. The second, the focus of this article, is another challenge – selecting and implementing ancillary systems like Radiology or Lab. Here are some tips and insights on making this second step successful.  

 

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EHR Implementation Insights

Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS

Posted by Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS
April 25, 2017

The first step in the EHR Continuum is the implementation of the Electronic Health Record system. This is a daunting, large-scale effort for healthcare IT and the entire organization. Here are some tips and insights on making this first step a success.  

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What is a Healthcare CIO to do?

Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS

Posted by Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS
February 22, 2017

Given the overwhelming workload from the healthcare regulatory environment, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) continuum, and the expectations of today’s “Holistic CIO,” what steps can a healthcare CIO (or CMO, or CDO) take to survive? Here are general strategies to help navigate this maze.

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The State of Healthcare IT

Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS

Posted by Galen M. Metz, FLMI, AIAA, AIM, ACS
January 24, 2017

Realizing the enormous scope of the challenge he was facing, police chief Martin Brody laments in Jaws, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” CIOs are looking at the present state of Healthcare IT with a similar sense of dread. Three things are causing these feelings: the regulatory environment, the “EHR continuum” (an ongoing commitment to the EHR investment), and today’s expectations of the CIO. 
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13 Marketing Terms Your New Hires Need To Know

Phoebe Nygren

Posted by Phoebe Nygren
September 13, 2016

Every industry has its buzzwords and inherent jargon, but marketing is especially filled with an array of essential buzzwords. When hiring new marketing talent, its important that your prospective recruits are up to date on the latest terms. 
 
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Retooling Technology: Innovation Reapplied to Healthcare

Jean Janes

Posted by Jean Janes
August 31, 2016

A diverse range of breakthrough technologies are doing more than streamlining healthcare; these emerging technologies have the potential to fundamentally change the way medicine is practiced. Rather than simply inventing new technology to address healthcare pain points, these technologies will enhance existing healthcare procedures by applying established technology to the healthcare sphere.

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EHRs: A Challenge that Demands a Cure

Jean Janes

Posted by Jean Janes
August 18, 2016

As Luna Health Sciences Solutions (LHSS) works to match the needs of the health sciences with smart and usable IT, integrating emerging technology with the necessities of healthcare is of paramount issue. Of great interest lately is the performance (or challenges) of electronic health record (EHR) technology. The challenges with EHRs are tremendous, but with the help of the best and brightest from both the Healthcare and IT industries, those challenges are surmountable.

 

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3 Luna Data Solutions Recruiters Share the Worst Resume Mistakes (And Tips To Fix Them)

Phoebe Nygren

Posted by Phoebe Nygren
August 4, 2016

Ah, the daunting resume game. The constant discussion in the job-finding world revolves around resumes. How do you squeeze your personal worth, skills, attributes, and persona onto a 9 x 11 piece of paper? How can you land a job at an Austin tech company when you have approximately 6 seconds to grab a recruiter's or hiring manager's attention? 

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