The Idiot’s Guide to Drastically Reducing Readmissions

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

Problems fall into two boxes; easy and difficult. An easy problem to solve is “Do you want fries with your order?” A more complex problem, one I faced two weeks ago, was helping my daughter buy a dress for the eighth-grade dance. I have some experience buying clothes, some experience going to dances, and even some […]

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Can You Decrease Readmissions By 50 Percent?

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

The June 10, 2014 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) featured the article, ‘Technology is the key to patient engagement at the individual level.’ It is worth reading. It got me wondering about how we define engagement, wondering about engaging patients, and about engaged patients. I think engaged patients are the result of different […]

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Jeff Young, CIO, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Chapter 3

Jeff Young, CIO, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

MU – Stage 1 in hospitals, stage 1/year 2 for EPs
Teenage patients & confidentiality—“It’s definitely a challenge”
Children’s Hospital Network
eClinicalWorks’ CCMR
His early CIO days — “I spent quite a bit of time out on the floors.”
Looking ahead to 2020

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Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, CIO & VP for Medical Informatics, Duke Medicine, Chapter 2

Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, CIO & VP for Medical Informatics, Duke Medicine

Physician leadership — “We have very engaged chief medical officers”
From 130 systems to 1
Data exchange with Care Everywhere
“Seamless communication of health information is where the future is”
Patient portal access through mobile devices
The “natural transition” from CMIO to CIO
Art Glasgow as his mentor

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Joking About My Generation

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“No one under the age of 30 cares about privacy.” It was one of those comments that had everyone in the audience nodding in agreement and smiling. Bill Spooner, then CIO at Sharp Healthcare, was speaking to a room full of CIOs and other leaders at the 2013 CHIME Fall Forum about patient identifiers, and […]

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