More than 70 percent of healthcare spending in the United States goes toward the treatment of those with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Dealing with MCC is an expensive proposition - not only in terms of physical and financial costs for individual patients, but also for its impact on healthcare overall - but health IT can help.
Electronic health records (EHRs) are necessary, but were not designed to anchor population health management (PHM). This is partly because they lack semantic interoperability, which is the ability of disparate information systems to share data and enable communications among users in a meaningful way.
Innovation, by its nature is new, and having never been done before, is hard. To do something for the first time takes much more effort and concentration than when there is muscle memory, a process, precedent to follow. To do something innovative with multi stakeholder input – provider, pharma, technology – adds another dimension of […]
Lean principles provide an excellent way to reduce the barriers and frustrations that drive physician burnout. In this webinar replay, learn how Lean management systems address key drivers of burnout and reduce the barriers and frustrations that physicians encounter every day.
To investigate the state of cognitive solutions in social programs, Frost & Sullivan interviewed a range of social program executives and IT leaders who support these agencies across North America, Western Europe and in the Asia Pacific region. Interviews were conducted in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore and Australia. While the […]
I recently came across an article titled: “One in 10 social workers ‘would quit’ over stress.” I’ve been working in the human services field for my entire 30+ year career, so the title didn’t really surprise me. But it got me thinking. Exactly how stressful is the job of social worker? And that got me […]
The world is creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. It is estimated that by 2017 the amount of data that governments work with will grow by 94 percent compared to 2015. The exponential growth of data offers great potential for transforming the way that government health and social programs are managed, delivered and […]