Build a Care Team

December 7, 2016

A 21st century approach to care delivery requires an understanding of the skills and knowledge of each care team provider, and development of a patient-centered care model built upon the team approach to a clinical problem rather than a top-down methodology driven solely by the physician.

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Digital Documentation: More or Less

November 15, 2016

The introduction of EMRs over the past decade completely changed the way we write clinical notes. No longer limited by our hand driven writing speed, our notes reflect typing speed, and more importantly the functionality of the EMR used for documenting care.

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Precision Requires FHIR

March 20, 2016

Unfortunately like paper records, the failure to foster true interoperability as part of the Meaningful Use criteria used to guide EMR implementation left the industry with valuable data locked up in proprietary formats and incompatible data definitions.

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How to Keep Score

September 1, 2015

Although it is obvious that the difference between a 90-point and 89-point wine is insignificant, and the higher-scored wine may potentially be inferior depending on our intended use, the price difference to the consumer for the higher-scored wine can easily exceed $30.

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Patient Driven Staffing Levels

July 20, 2015

On average, hospitals devote close to 70 percent of their budget to labor costs. Until robots replace humans in the delivery of patient care, selection of the proper skill mix and number of nurses remains a significant factor that determines cost in provider organizations.

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