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The Case for Decision Support: Safer Medication Management and Lower Costs

January 29, 2007

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“First do no harm” is a foundational principle in healthcare. Because of that principle, medication safety moved to the forefront of discussion with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 1999 revelation that more than 7,000 people in the United States die annually from medication errors.[1] Subsequently, the July 2006 IOM report “Preventing Medication Errors”[2] again focused […]

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Business Intelligence and the High-Performance Provider

January 29, 2007

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Key Attributes of High-Performance Providers Accenture has conducted extensive research into the components of high performance in other industries. This knowledge is largely derived from the Accenture Institute for High Performance Business, a focused group of experienced senior professionals. The institute runs rigorous, original research programs, all based upon deep inquiry and analytic skill, extensive […]

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Center of Excellence Certification Yields Ongoing Rewards

January 29, 2007

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Business Challenge The staff and caregivers at Bay Medical Center’s Heart Institute knew they were providing topof- the-line heart care; they witnessed superb patient outcomes every day. But in today’s competitive healthcare market, it’s not enough for a hospital to believe it’s one of the best. The organization needs tangible evidence demonstrating its excellence to […]

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Leadership Strategies for Reaching Top Performance Faster

January 29, 2007

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It is not an easy task to move an average-performing hospital forward. Encouraging signs, such as the success of the 100,000 Lives Campaign and optimism on the part of hospital leaders, suggest that progress is being made. However, an objective analysis of publicly available data suggests otherwise, showing that nearly 2,000 boards and CEOs still […]

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SAS® Gives Healthcare Organizations The Power to Know®

January 29, 2007

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Managing healthcare organizations is much like managing healthcare: Sound decisions require accurate knowledge of complex, interdependent variables. That’s exactly what SAS solutions do for healthcare leaders – turn complex data into the business intelligence needed to produce the most successful outcomes. Healthcare Providers Healthcare providers manage massive quantities of data. Because it is scattered across […]

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Unparalleled Insight Drives Improvement in Hospital Operations, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Patient Care

January 29, 2007

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Healthcare organizations run on information. They not only produce incredible amounts of information every day on everything from supply costs to patient outcomes, they require information to benchmark their performance against their peers and identify opportunities for improvement. Solucient, part of Thomson Healthcare, is the leading expert at turning data into actionable insights, and is […]

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High Performance: A Road Map to Payer Success in U.S. Healthcare

January 29, 2007

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Forces at Work The highly complex market characterized by powerful and constantly changing market forces requires agility, foresight and relentless execution from payers that hope to survive and prosper. Examples of some of the challenges affecting these organizations include: Changing demographics; Increasing costs due to a growing shortage of hospital beds, a lack of personnel […]

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Make the Vision of IDNs, RHIOs and Health Information Networks a Reality

January 29, 2007

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In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, the incidence of medical errors is often the result of providers lacking the benefit of a full medical history for the patients they treat and, as a result, diagnosis and treatment decisions are sometimes based on partial – and often unreliable and inaccurate – information provided by the patients and/or […]

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Making the Case: An Evolutionary Strategy to Achieve Interoperability

January 29, 2007

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As I’ve observed the efforts of integrated delivery networks to develop more interoperability between patient information systems, it’s striking how much frustration I hear about the difficulties of achieving shared access to uniform patient information across disparate clinical settings. Irrespective of the approach these organizations take – whether it’s looking to a single vendor or […]

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