A hospital’s non-clinical activities make up 70-90% of its total processes. Optimizing these processes through adoption of alternative business models can significantly decrease costs and increase a hospital’s efficiencies across departments and functions. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, which have been highly successful in manufacturing, are now starting to be implemented in the healthcare industry. […]
Northern Arizona Healthcare wanted to become one of the top three hospitals in Arizona. Today its executives believe it is as good as any hospital in America. Its new IT system provides easy-to-access, real-time data for its medical staff. The hospital established a $1 million annual bonus if Perot Systems met four stringent financial criteria in its revenue cycle work.
Springhill Medical Center hired Eclipsys to overhaul its IT. Medication errors fell 80 percent and infection rates fell by two-thirds. ER customer satisfaction soared from 11 to 92 percent. System availability went from 56 to 99.999 percent. And the new electronic medical records helped the Alabama hospital weather Hurricane Katrina.
New influences on outsourcing in 2009 include such factors as SOA, green IT, and the convergence of technology and business processes. Each will impact the value proposition and decision making. Here are the insights that will help to prepare your company for these impacts.
After Hurricane Katrina, Touro Infirmary’s IT department had to get the IT infrastructure up and running amid the devastation. Siemens stepped in to help even before the two signed a contract so the hospital could reopen. Today the IT department is working on projects like electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) that would have been impossible before.
U.S. News & World Report named Harvard Pilgrim Health Care the No. 1 commercial health plan for the last three years. That’s a dramatic recovery from the deathbed days of 1999 when the insurance company lost $227 million and fell into receivership. Outsourcing was the transfusion it needed.
Hospitals are in a highly competitive market, and consumers now expect services that extend beyond quality patient care. Read about the valet and hotel-like concierge services that one outsourcing provider offers and how it benefits patients, their families and friends, hospital employees — and the hospital itself.
Rx for Provider Success: How a Forward-Thinking CIO and CompuCom Took Kings County Hospital’s IT Infrastructure from 10 Years Behind to Leading Edge | Article
When Al Porco became CIO of the Central Brooklyn Family Health Network, the IT department was in need of an overhaul. It didn’t have the tools, infrastructure, or processes to even make a dent. Working with CompuCom, the healthcare facility is now on the cutting edge. This is the story of its metamorphosis.
How do buyers and suppliers structure healthy outsourcing relationships? What steps should they take to avoid the doom loop? Siemens Medical Solutions’s Jim Way shares his insights.
Customer Case Study: Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers
Three smaller providers merged to form PinnacleHealth. What was the Rx for IT? Our core wasn’t running IT, says Dr. Roger Longenderfer, CEO. We needed a partner that could not only build our IT staff and infrastructure but also create a technology roadmap so we could grow strategically. Outsourcing to Siemens did just that.
No one wants to wait three months to be paid. The Department of Surgery outsourced its bill collection, which cut day in accounts receivable from 94 to 50. But the change wasn’t easy; the two partners had to change how the surgeons operated (their back office.)
Jefferson Regional Medical Center only a few years ago was in the red and in danger of losing its independence by having to merge with another health system just to survive. Today it is recognized nationwide for its excellence in delivering outstanding patient care while reducing the cost of healthcare. Here’s a roadmap of how it accomplished the turnaround.
Managed Services IT: Helping Caldwell Memorial Hospital become the Hospital of the Future | White Paper
Small Community Hospital Leverages Managed Services to Bolster IT and Compete with Larger Health Systems
Managed Services IT: Providing a Strategic Advantage for Altoona Regional Health System | White Paper
Siemens Helps Altoona Regional Health System Increase the Value of its IT
Network vulnerabilities are increasing and also becoming more difficult to deal with. Is your organization at risk? How does putting a solution in place differ if you already have some security measures and devices or if you have none? Here’s what a major medical center experienced and why it opted for an outsourced security solution.