August 9, 2016

Special Meaningful Use Report / July 2016

Author: Thomas Grove

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services recently released a new set of proposed rules for modification of Meaningful Use. Absent significant alterations, by fall we should see many Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 3 changes that promise to significantly reduce the burden on providers struggling to meet MU requirements. Following is our summary of the 764-page document covering CMS’s changes to MU. Use this document as an overview and guide to which sections in the larger document you might want to review in greater detail.

March 1, 2016

The Essential Guide to Omnibus HIPAA

Get your copy of The Essential Guide to Omnibus HIPAA, our seven-page summary of the Omnibus HIPAA Rule. Since 2013, its requirements are current. If your privacy/security program is still based on original HIPAA requirements, it must be updated.

November 18, 2014

Guide to Minimizing the Impact of ICD-10 on Coding Productivity

Author: Thomas Grove

The move to ICD-10 is going to have a dramatic impact on your hospital’s coding productivity. This guide introduces ways for your hospital to minimize and control the decrease in coding productivity.

Categories: Guide
October 22, 2014

Sources for Healthcare IT News

Based on data compiled while conducting a survey that explored where healthcare IT leaders get their industry news, we compiled this list of the top healthcare IT online resources.

Categories: Report
September 24, 2014

Systems Implementation Checklist

Author: Thomas Grove

As a health care IT services company, we have performed hundreds of systems implementations and as a result have a tried and true process to ensure that all areas of the project are covered. Here, we have provided you with a resource to guide your own systems implementations. Use this as a framework and a reference point when considering timing, staffing, and project structure.

Categories: Tool
July 23, 2014

Guide to Assessing & Addressing IT Staffing Needs

What can a hospital do to minimize the impacts of the staffing shortage? That’s what this guide will address. We examine the realities of the staffing shortage, define methods for identifying if your organization is at risk, and provide suggested staffing strategies to employ.

Categories: Guide
November 2, 2015

Security Risk Management Report

Author: Thomas Grove

It is critical to recognize that a security risk analysis, by itself, doesn’t make an organization any more secure. The analysis is simply a starting point and is essential to an effective security risk management program.    Download this report for a guide through the process of performing a risk analysis and ways to incorporate the findings of that analysis into your organization’s risk management program.

Categories: Report
May 13, 2014

ICD-10 / 2015 | How to Re-Strategize for a Successful Conversion

In this 45-minute webinar, You will hear from top members of our ICD-10 team, Thomas Grove, Principal and D’Arcy Guerin Gue, Executive Vice President, as they discuss how to ensure the smoothest possible conversion, by restructuring your strategy in eleven critical areas.  

Categories: Webinar
February 1, 2016

20 Step IT Governance Checklist

Author: Ed Humphrey

[Recently Updated] A hospital’s IT governance framework should meet standards about how well the IT environment is supporting users, patients, and organizational objectives. How is the IT department functioning overall, what key metrics are being met, and what return is IT providing the organization? Look at your IT department, starting with these 20 questions.

Categories: Tool
March 17, 2014

Service Desk Costing Report

In our latest report, we discuss the key contributors to hospital Service Desk costs and present a framework for their estimation and analysis.

February 12, 2014

Guide to a Data Driven Service Desk

With the increased use of healthcare technologies, the demand for Service Desk support is rapidly growing. That’s why we recently published a guide that provides guidance on the use of data to optimize and improve your hospital Service Desk operations. Download the guide, “Data Driven Service Desk” for in-depth tips on the implementation of proven data collection and analysis strategies.

Categories: Report
January 29, 2014

ICD-10 and Your Bottom Line

Author: Thomas Grove

The October 1, 2015 ICD-10 deadline is mere months away. Because ICD-10 coded data will be the baseline for almost all financial reimbursements for healthcare providers, an understanding of how your clinical activities translate into ICD-10 codes is imperative. We’ve published a guide to help you acquire this understanding. The guide walks readers through four questions providers need to answer in order to get an estimate of the impact of ICD-10 to their bottom line.

Categories: Report
December 1, 2013

ICD-10 Preparedness Survey Results

To get an up-to-date look at industry readiness, we conducted a survey from September to November 2013. The survey results indicate that progress towards the ICD-10 transition remains slow in many U.S. hospitals.

Categories: Survey
November 20, 2013

Guide to the Financial Impacts of ICD-10

Author: Thomas Grove

This guide answers ten critical questions about the financial impacts of ICD-10. Download the guide today to educate yourself and your colleagues about the revenue cycle risks facing healthcare providers.

Categories: Report
October 20, 2013

ICD-10 Infographic Collection

Get access to our entire collection of ICD-10 Infographics. Each infographic covers a unique challenge related to the transition to ICD-10 and provides solutions for those challenges. Use these visuals to educate staff and stakeholders about the transition to ICD-10.

Categories: Tool
July 17, 2013

Report on ICD-10 Risks and Risk Mitigation

ICD-10 WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING It is important that your hospital is prepared for the changes. If you aren’t, you will face significant risks, most notably NO CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENTS AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2014. Other Areas at Risk Include: Provider Readiness Vendor / Payer Readiness People Processes Financial Impacts Don’t fall victim to the risks of ICD-10 Download the report today and begin your preparations.

Categories: Report
June 27, 2013

Impact of ICD-10 Presentation

The transition to ICD-10 will affect several areas within your hospital, which means changes for most of your staff. The ICD-10 Impacts presentation describes these changes and what they mean for your organization.  Use this presentation to educate and prepare your staff for the impacts of the new coding system so they are ready for the transition and the changes they will experience when the October 1, 2014 deadline hits.

Categories: Tool
May 23, 2013

Benefits of ICD-10: The Case for Change

The transition to ICD-10 means a lot of work for many people, however, what some might not realize are the many advantages the new coding system offers. The Benefits of ICD-10 report discusses the advantages and will familiarize you with the positive impact the new coding system has and provides an optimistic outlook on the transition to jumpstart you and your organization into the preparations required in order to hit the October 1, 2014 deadline.

Categories: Report
April 30, 2013

Visual Guide to the Impact of Omnibus HIPAA

Recently, we published three Infographics that discuss the impact of Omnibus HIPAA. We’ve combined these infographics into one report that details the affects of the new Rule on Business Associates, Notice of Privacy Practices and Breach Notifications.

September 9, 2012

Managing EHR Implementations

Apply our time-tested guidelines for effectively managing a successful EHR project implementation, start to finish. This paper covers industry implementation standards every healthcare organization should follow.

Categories: White Paper