What you need to know about EMRs and Care Coordination

Posted by Cordata Health

April 4, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Gary Winzenread, CEO and President of Cordata Healthcare Innovations, recently contributed an article to Beckers’ Health IT & CIO Review. The article, “7 things to know about EMRs and care coordination,” highlights some of the challenges with using an EMR platform to handle the important task of care coordination.

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Topics: EHRs, health IT, Meaningful Use, Navigation & Care Coordination, Value-Based Care, EMR

General Care Coordination in Oncology: Is Your CoC Accreditation at Risk?

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

March 2, 2016 at 6:30 AM

As more hospital systems seek to build out their capabilities for inpatient care coordination, oncology service lines are being asked to use the modules provided by large EMR providers (Epic, Cerner, etc.) to navigate cancer patients. In some cases, there is pressure to replace specialty care coordination solutions that are designed to the unique needs of oncology patients and may have been in place for years.

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Topics: EHRs, health IT, CoC, oncology, Meaningful Use, Navigation & Care Coordination, Certification & Accreditation, Barriers to Care

What’s In a Name: General, Inpatient Care Coordination vs. Outpatient, Specialty Care Coordination

Posted by Gary Winzenread

February 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM

The other day, during a conversation with two directors of care coordination from two different, large hospital systems, our team had an epiphany about the aggressive market movement to invest in care coordination. As its value has become clearer in the era of Meaningful Use and pay-for-performance, care coordination has become something of an industry buzzword. And like a lot of buzzwords, it’s being applied loosely and liberally, leading to some miscommunication in the market place.  

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Topics: outcomes data, Meaningful Use, Navigation & Care Coordination, Patient Engagement, Value-Based Care

Can You Teach An Old EMR New Tricks?

Posted by Laura Venerable

June 5, 2015 at 5:12 PM

If you work in healthcare, you hear a lot about big data and analytics. Reading industry news or attending conferences, you see millions of dollars and years of effort being invested in technology designed for business intelligence.  In a survey of the over 43,000 attendees at HIMSS, of one of the biggest industry conferences of the year, a significant 41% said data analytics was their number one business priority in the next year.  This was followed by patient care at 40%, attesting to Meaningful Use at 27%, and patient engagement at 18%.  But in spite of analytics being a top priority, a staggering, 81% then said they had no idea what data to collect or where to start.

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Topics: electronic medical record, Reporting/Analytics, Meaningful Use

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