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The Rural Health Care Challenge

by Dave Dellasega
August 15, 2018
Geography shouldn’t be a factor in the quality of a person’s health care — when rural hospitals can stay open, these communities not only survive, they and the rest of the country benefit.

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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Where to Begin

by Dr. Michael Fadden
July 16, 2018
Introducing a few “can do now” projects that mitigate the inadvertent complicity of health care providers in the opioid epidemic, connect patients earlier to treatment and strive to prevent fatal overdoses.

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The Impact of Shared Decision Making: Q&A with HealthDecision’s Dr. Jon Keevil

by Cerner Corporation | Dr. Jon Keevil
June 27, 2018
Today, arriving at a health care decision is more often highlighted to be a collaborative process between a clinician and patient – a process known as shared decision making (SDM).

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Ep. 81: University of Missouri Health's Bryan Bliven on Improving Quality Performance in Health Care

by Bryan Bliven
June 26, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Bryan Bliven, chief information officer at University of Missouri Health, discusses the role associates with IT expertise can play across the health care spectrum, the impact they can have if positioned properly and how a quality improvement tracker can tie results into operations and employee reviews.

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Ep. 80: Memorial Hermann's Angie Massey & Paul Lampi on the Quadruple Aim

by Angie Massey | Paul Lampi
June 19, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we learn about Memorial Hermann Health System's work toward the Quadruple Aim: How they have built a population health strategy that aims to improve physician and patient experience while reducing costs.

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4 Elements of Successful Health Information Technology Integration

by Dr. Steven Arendt
June 13, 2018
These four factors are critical to the success and value of an organization’s health IT solutions: unwavering executive support, engaged clinical leadership, transparent communication and a responsive governance structure.

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Ep. 79: Children's Mercy's Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice on Pediatric Medicine & Health Care Consumerism

by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice
June 12, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice, the chief medical information officer and associate executive medical director at Children's Mercy. Dr. Fitzmaurice discusses how pediatric medicine is evolving in the face of health care consumerism.

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4 Must-Read Stories and Blogs on Corporate Health and Well-being

by Cerner Corporation
June 11, 2018
Here are four blogs and stories that consider how employer-based population health management platforms can lead to a healthy, happy and productive workforce.

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Understanding the Past, Present and Future of Pharmacoeconomics

by Dr. Jigar Patel | Dr. Deborah Freund
June 4, 2018
Dr. Deborah Freund, professor at Claremont Graduate University, joins Cerner's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jigar Patel to discuss the past, present and future of pharmaceconomics.

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Ep. 77: Boston Children's Hospital's Dr. Eisenberg and Dr. Madden on Identifying Pediatric Sepsis

by Dr. Matthew Eisenberg | Dr. Kate Madden | Cerner Corporation
May 29, 2018
In this episode of the Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Matthew Eisenberg and Dr. Kate Madden, both from Boston Children’s Hospital.

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7 Women Leaders in Health IT You Should Know

by Cerner Corporation
May 16, 2018
Health Data Management (HDM) recently released its annual list of Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. In this post, we highlight the achievements of seven hospital CIOs and IT executives who have made notable contributions within their respective organizations.

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Ep. 75: HealthDecision's Dr. Jon Keevil on the Impact of Shared Decision Making

by Dr. Jon Keevil
May 15, 2018
Today, arriving at a health care decision is a collaborative process between a clinician and patient, known as Shared Decision Making (SDM). HealthDecision develops a medical software platform of tools that support this collaborative process. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Jon Keevil, founder and CEO at HealthDecision.

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5 Ways to Leverage a Clinical Decision Support System Today

by Ryan Owings
May 14, 2018
By leveraging a wide set of tools in the electronic health record (EHR) – like analytics, machine learning, predictive models and rules engines – alongside evidence-based content, organizations can improve their clinical decision support capabilities.

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How Health IT Empowers Nurses to Deliver Advanced Care

by Eva Karp | Amy Peters
May 9, 2018
As the CNO at Truman Medical Center, Amy Peters has driven several technology advances in her health system and has been a strong advocate for nursing and innovation in care delivery. In this post, she details how health IT empowers nurses to deliver advanced care, with applied examples from TMC.

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Ep. 74: Cerner's Amye Gilio on the Growth of Nursing Informatics

by Amye Gilio
May 8, 2018
Historically, nursing informatics was the liaison between the clinical and technical side. Today, nursing informatics today is one of the industry's most powerful specialties.

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Defining the Essential Clinical Dataset is a Game-Changer for Nurses

by Darinda Sutton
May 7, 2018
Regardless of what EHR an organization is using, documentation optimization is an issue that all health systems across the country are struggling with. Here’s where the essential clinical dataset (ECD) comes in.

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Ep. 73: CAMH’s Dr. Damian Jankowicz on Transforming into a Data-Driven Organization

by Dr. Damian Jankowicz
May 1, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Damian Jankowicz of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Jankowicz discusses how CAMH has transformed itself into a data-driven organization through implementation of its clinical information system (CIS) as well as an enterprise data strategy.

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Five Considerations for Implementing a Care Management Strategy

by Linda Stutz
April 25, 2018
The industry is at the beginning of transforming the way the care management system operates. Here are five key considerations.

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Ep. 72: Dignity Health's Dr. Erine Erickson on Strategies for Successful EHR Implementation

by Dr. Erine Erickson
April 25, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Erine Erickson, regional chief medical information officer at Dignity Health. She discusses strategies for successful EHR implementation and optimization.

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9 Can’t-Miss Blogs for National Doctors’ Day

by Cerner Corporation
March 28, 2018
In honor of Doctors’ Day, we have compiled nine blog posts that deliver a physician perspective on current health IT issues.

9 Can’t-Miss Blogs for National Doctors’ Day

Getting Physicians Involved in the Business of Care and Revenue Management

by Dr. Tinu Tadese
March 21, 2018
The health care landscape is shifting rapidly, and a fundamental redesign of the approach to the business of care and revenue cycle management is critical to financial solvency of health care organizations.

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7 Must-Read Stories on Patient Safety

by Cerner Corporation
March 13, 2018
In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we have compiled seven stories, blogs and podcasts that speak to the important role health IT can play in impacting patient safety.

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How Patient Data Can Empower Clinical Decision Support

by Bryan Bliven
February 21, 2018
In this post, we learn about MoodTrek™, a smartphone app designed to help manage depression alongside a therapy and treatment plan.

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How Digital Transformation is Impacting Health Care 

by David Chou
February 14, 2018
Digital disruption is changing the health care industry. Electronic health records have led to big data, and a shift in consumer behavior patterns means that patients want and expect easy, convenient access to their health data. Health care organizations must continually evolve at the rapid pace of technological advancement to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.

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Ep. 59: Cerner's Paul Weaver on Applying UX Design to Health IT

by Paul Weaver
February 13, 2018
Consumerism in health care is becoming a growing trend as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to valued-based care. People want convenient, affordable care and an improved patient experience. And while user experience is well established in other industries like aviation, manufacturing and e-commerce, it’s just now coming to the forefront in health care.

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Precision Medicine and the Future of Health Care

by Dr. Daniel Nigrin
February 12, 2018
Today, as the health care industry has come to appreciate the effect of genetic profiles on the course of diseases, we are now recognizing precision medicine as a real opportunity for growth.

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Elevating the User Experience Through Support

by Jody Buchman
January 29, 2018
When evaluating a new electronic health record (EHR), an organization’s first consideration tends to center around the user experience: What will a new system mean for its clinicians? Will it enable more time with the patient? Will it result in more accurate recordkeeping and improved care delivery? How will the benefits stack up in comparison to the costs?

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Ep. 54: Rogers Memorial Hospital's Brian Kay on Clinical Quality Improvement

by Cerner Corporation | Brian Kay
January 16, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Brian Kay, director of clinical effectiveness at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a behavioral health care hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Rogers offers inpatient, residential, partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for behavioral health conditions.

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Leveraging the Patient Portal to Improve Patient Experience

by Donna Hart
January 8, 2018
Donna Hart has been with Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) for over 20 years. She was also integral in launching the MyCookCountyHealth patient portal, designed to advance patient engagement. At HIMSS 2015, Hart earned a Health Information Technology Men & Women Award for her work in leveraging technology to enhance care. CCHHS also achieved HIMSS 7 EMR Adoption Model℠ status.

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