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,…

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…

Enhance the Success, Adoption, and Optimization of New Clinical Mobility Implementations

by Kathleen Harmon, MS, RN Managing the complexity of implementing a clinical communication mobility program can be a daunting challenge. There is no one-size-fits-all technology that is right for every care delivery unit and clinical workflow, nor is there one single vendor who can address the full spectrum of clinical communication and collaboration needs –…

Healthcare Consumerism: The Future Sci-fi Didn’t Prepare Us For

In the last 40 years, fictional projections of the future of healthcare have ranged from unimaginable technological advances to downright barbaric solutions (and at times a combination of both). We’re still light years away from anything as advanced as a tricorder a la Star Trek but we’re ankle deep in the science of mind controlled…