INFRAM+: It’s All About Process (Part 2 of a 3-part series)

An INFRAM assessment is primarily tactical. INFRAM+ ties directly to clinical strategic initiatives A three-to-four day on site analysis involves IT and primary department, executive, and clinical stakeholders Proprietary strategic mapping ties specific technologies to specific clinical goals INFRAM+: Taking INFRAM from Tactics to Strategy  Not seeing the forest through the trees is a common mistake in the IT business. In part one of our…

INFRAM+: From Tactical Evaluation to Strategic Initiative

INFRAM+: Tactics vs Strategy  In part 1 of our three–part series, we look at the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) as a foundational building block. INFRAM is fast becoming the healthcare industry standard for evaluating a hospital or health system’s infrastructure stability and manageability in five key areas. Mobility  Security  Collaboration  Transport  Data Center  The resulting Baseline Achievement Report is just that, a baseline. INFRAM scores don’t provide a…

HIMSS21: The Change is Now

Las Vegas is set to roll out the silicon carpet for HIMSS21, the healthcare technology party of the year. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has selected “Be The Change” as the theme for this year’s conference.  We asked our Pixel Health team going to HIMSS 2021 to expand on what this year’s conference,…

Healthcare Innovation: We Need Leadership to Keep it Going

The pandemic was good for something. COVID-19 prompted expanded government reimbursement and the lifting of some regulations, resulting in an enormous amount of money flowing into digital health applications and start-ups. According to the Digital Health Funding report from venture capital firm Rock Health, COVID-19 “created what felt like a fast forward button for digital…

Enterprise Imaging. The silos are coming down.

PACS is so turn of the century. When we used to talk about Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), it tended to be a very siloed discussion. The conversation centered around medical imaging technology used for storing, retrieving, presenting, and sharing images, but Cardiology had their own and Pathology, Radiology, the ED, and other surgical…