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Scaling Without Adding FTEs

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Data volumes continue to increase at an exponential rate – with the mass adoption of EMR systems, data creation and collection will continue to outpace the ability to analyze it. Shifting your focus from hiring more analysts to automating decision support will help improve patient care and reduce unnecessary variation.

Almost every industry has used automation and technology to augment...

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Beyond the Buzzwords: Does Your Integrated Healthcare Platform Deliver?

4 minute read

If you Google “integrated healthcare platform” your search will deliver dozens of companies and consultants offering their services or solutions. There are many companies adept at pointing out what’s wrong in an organization. But revealing vulnerabilities accomplishes only half the battle if these companies don’t then provide solutions for solving those problems.

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One Child's Story of Integrated Care

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A young boy, Tommy, shuffles his feet into the consult room followed by his mother and grandmother. Fidgety, hesitant, and anxious, he picks at his oversized clothing. The clothes couldn’t hide that this child is overweight.

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Integrated Care: Getting to Go

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The goal of integrated care is to deliver coordinated, whole-person care – with the aim of improving outcomes for patients and providers. Failing to manage complex conditions and chronically ill patients is often associated with escalating medical concerns, which can lead to increased costs and mortality. Changing the care delivery model in the U.S. is a massive undertaking though, and...

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Whole Person, Whole Passion, Whole Career

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You know the old joke, which came first, the chicken or the egg? That’s how I view integrated care and my career. While the integrated care label may be dominating headlines — with providers across the continuum talking about treating the “whole person” — I think that my career has targeted an integrated approach from day one.

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Data-Rich, Information-Poor Health Care Providers

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In 1994, P. Forte and the Centre for Health Planning and Management at Keele University stated that despite “vast quantities of data [being collected] daily,” data from “areas which focus on…the planning, management or service delivery functions” was “neither directly useful nor immediately accessible to provide supporting information.” The report goes on, claiming that “issues of capacity...

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Population Health Management - What's Stopping You?

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42 percent of respondents called population health management “critically important,” with another 42 percent referring to it as “moderately important.”1

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Moving Beyond the Triple Aim

2 minute read

Achieving the Triple Aim in healthcare can feel a bit like juggling Christmas ornaments; the tenets are delicate and close to our hearts, but just when you get one ornament hung securely, another tumbles to the floor and smashes open. Improving the patient experience and population health while reducing costs are necessary, albeit difficult, goals.

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Data Analytics and St. Luke's Triple Aim

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The following piece about data analytics originally ran on Dr. Pate’s Prescription for Change, the online journal maintained by St. Luke’s Health System President and CEO Dr. David Pate. St. Luke’s is a client of WhiteCloud Analytics, part of the Relias family of companies.

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Using Data to Combat the U.S. Opioid Crisis

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The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare, especially now that drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014 alone, over 47,000 lethal drug overdoses occurred.

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