I am wondering about the possibility of requiring state prisons systems to implement EHRs that would be interoperable enough so that when offenders are released back into the community their health information would be accessible by their community physician(s). I know that there are many variables such as SES, family support systems, etc., that might...
Answer Question | February 25, 2013 2:03 pm
ehr, EHR systems, Hardware and software, Health information exchange, health IT, Interoperability and health information exchange
With new ACOs forming from hospital partnerships…should we fear a monopoly?
Answer Question | January 23, 2013 2:59 pm
Which health IT trends do you think will develop or grow in 2013? Which trends will stall or see their growth slow down?
Answer Question | December 20, 2012 6:30 pm
health IT, trends
Will large numbers of physician organizations or physician groups eventually develop an accountable care organization (ACO) of their own?[o:p][/o:p]
Answer Question | February 13, 2012 4:58 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO
We are currently using HP for our storage and virtualization needs. But I recently read a case study on the dellempowers.com site about how Boston Medical Center is using Dell services to cut storage costs and needs. Like Boston Medical, we are a large medical facility that needs to store a lot of data in...
Answer Question | January 4, 2012 7:23 pm
Some people setting up ACOs have mentioned one critical flaw to the concept: Collecting data for patient visits when they seek care outside of the ACO’s network (on vacation, don’t like in-network specialists, etc). While patients will be given the choice to go wherever they want for care, how can IT staffs help make sure...
Answer Question | January 9, 2012 7:12 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Data collection
How do you get physician practices within an ACO that normally compete with each other to play nice in the sandbox together – building trust that you’re not sharing competitive data with the enemy?
Answer Question | December 23, 2011 5:26 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Physicians
In an ACO, there will likely be physicians and hospitals and clinics on different brands of EMRs. How complicated is it to standardize how they report patient data so you can compare apples to apples? How do you overcome these issues?
Answer Question | December 19, 2011 2:05 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, ehr, EMR, Performance measures
Can ACOs be done without a clinical data warehouse, or is that requirement #1 when planning the IT support for an ACO?
Answer Question | January 10, 2013 8:23 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Clinical data warehousing
During the video segment regarding “Game Changing Mobile Health Applications” on the Dell Empowers site www.dellempowers.com, the expert briefly discusses advantages of using smartphones. But what steps must be taken to integrate mobile health devices with other health IT systems within an organization?
Answer Question | August 29, 2012 4:58 pm
Our facility is planning to become an ACO in the next 2-3 years, and is currently evaluating options for different Business Intelligence (B)I and data analytics tools. Solutions that can track and compile the EHR data we need to then contract with payers, establish partnerships, etc. What are some the best options on the market...
Answer Question | December 20, 2011 7:53 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, BI, Business Intelligence
· How health data will be shared in an ACO framework if without an EHR? What should a provider org do while they are in the pre-adoption phase?
Answer Question | October 31, 2011 12:56 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Data exchange, EHRs, electronic health record
· What do you think about the ACO final rules and regulations? What do you think needs to happen for the ACO model to have a shot at success? What would need to happen on the front of patient engagement and accountability?
Answer Question | October 25, 2011 12:54 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Health information exchange, HIE, patient engagement
I noticed that the video segment on Securing Access to Medical Records on the Dell webinar site highlights many necessary security measures needed for successful security implementation of EMR, however the expert did not address the directly related topic of E Prescribing and the controversial issue of E- Prescribing controlled substances. Looking for some specific...
Answer Question | March 6, 2012 2:26 pm
In the webcast on Making Access to Medical Records More Scalable and Less Complex, the expert discusses the importance of creating easily accessible archived data. But I was wondering should online and offline systems be developed simultaneously, or is it possible to fully develop EMR systems, and once established focus on selecting the most effective...
Answer Question | October 10, 2011 5:00 pm
healthcare, Storage and PACS
Dell’s Game Changing Mobile Health Applications video is pretty interesting, but I’m wondering if anyone has given additional thought to how EMRs connect with patients beyond the institution, and how they might integrate data generated by remote patient monitoring to make that information usable?
Answer Question | October 4, 2011 4:15 pm
During the video segment regarding Game Changing Mobile Health Applications, on the Dell Empowers site (www.dellempowers.com), the expert briefly discussed mobile imaging. Does anyone have additional feedback on what types of applications are currently available for mobile imaging? Also, some insights on the potential benefits and pitfalls for those applications would be helpful.
Answer Question | October 3, 2011 6:26 pm
In the www.dellempowers.com webcast on “Taking the first step to implementing electronic medical records”, the expert mentioned the advantages of using a hosted model. Does any one know what type of process would be involved in transitioning from a hosted model back in-house? Is this commonly done or if your long term goal is to...
Answer Question | October 24, 2011 1:12 pm
Will enough data analytics and clinical decision support tools be built into EHR systems for providers to participate in ACOs, or do you think we’ll need to get separate systems running on top of the EHR?
Answer Question | September 7, 2011 7:45 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, CDS, Clinical decision support, Data analytics
The proposed CMS ACO model still has a long way to go, and may never even be a mandate or common practice. That said, does anyone see private insurers doing ACO-like programs based on quality incentive payments becoming the norm?
Answer Question | September 7, 2011 7:41 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, Payers, Quality