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…

Healthcare Organizations Can Realize Millions in Savings Through Telecom Expense Management

by David Will Healthcare providers across the country are looking for ways to reduce expenses across the enterprise. Budget pressures are increasing on several fronts including the growing requirements for cybersecurity protection and rising energy utility costs. Decreased staffing levels add to the financial strain, driving overtime expenses to support overworked staff and the need…

INFRAM Assessments Target Outdated Medical Technology, Processes

Healthcare continues to rapidly transform digitally, increasing the demand for new and better technologies to support clinician and patient workflows. To advance your health system’s digital transformation, it’s critical to first understand the information technology infrastructure supporting day-to-day operations, and then create a go-forward plan for advancement. But devising a comprehensive, sustainable infrastructure strategy can…

INFRAM+: A CIO’s Best Friend (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

INFRAM and INFRAM+ puts IT in the center of the strategic financial decision-making process  It garners invaluable input and support from clinicians, executives, and administrators  Proprietary strategic mapping correlates INFRAM results with clinical goals and provides an IT roadmap for budget and leadership consensus building INFRAM+: More Than Just Another Assessment  In part three of our series, we look at how INFRAM+, a proprietary…

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…