Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing New Healthcare Technology

By Patrick Allen, Senior Solutions Director The lure of new healthcare technology can be hard to resist. It’s shiny and state of the art and promises to solve all your problems. It whispers, buy me and your troubles will disappear. Unfortunately, it often doesn’t work that way. We see clients all the time struggling with…

Simplifying the Clinician’s Toolbox

By Steve Merritt, Senior Solutions Director Multi-purpose tools are useful things. There’s a reason why the Swiss Army knife has been popular for more than 130 years. It’s simple, compact, easy to use and performs multiple tasks.  Contrast that with the average clinician’s digital toolbox crammed with single-purpose tools, multiple devices and incompatible applications and…

4 Keys to a Successful Healthcare IT Project

4 Keys to a Successful Healthcare IT Project

By Kristene Erwin, Manager, Client Services The digital transformation of a healthcare system is an amazing thing. Done well, it produces better patient experiences and outcomes, eases the burden on clinicians and staff and allows operations to proceed with fewer interruptions and inefficiencies. When I manage these projects, it’s gratifying to see how deeply all…

How HIT Consultants Can Keep You From Drowning in the Vendor Soup

When a consultant is being a true partner to a client, they are like a sponge absorbing everything within the organization’s vicinity — from the people and the culture to the inner workings, technology, and processes. Working with the right HIT consulting partners can facilitate the selection of technology, simplify the process of using it,…

What to do about Amazon

by Barbara Casey, CRO On the heels of its quasi-national holiday, Prime Days, Amazon announced on Tuesday, July 26 that it is buying One Medical, a membership-based primary care practice with over 200 locations, for nearly $4 billion. Amazon, who has been flirting with healthcare for some time, is now making its presence felt with…

Diversifying Healthcare Leadership, We’re Not Done Yet

by Barbara Casey, CRO A study came out a while back showing that those group brainstorming sessions in front of the whiteboard weren’t always the best way to encourage new ideas. According to the study, peer pressure, long a relic of high school classrooms, was still abundant in the professional ranks. People simply feared speaking…