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Live from Health Achieve: Start with the sixth step

This week I am privileged to attend Health Achieve in Ontario, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Ontario Hospital Association. Renowned author, researcher and strategist, Dr. Michael Porter, delivered the keynote, Effective Healthcare Policy: Improve value for patients and reduce costs. Dr. Porter’s vision to improve value encourages those of us in the healthcare industry […]

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Live from AHIMA: Differentiating between EMR and ECM

  While mingling with several other attendees before we all headed to the airport to return to our respective cities, I had two lasting impressions from this year’s AHIMA convention. First, there is an increasing number of people who are aware of the differences between an electronic medical record (EMR) and an enterprise content management […]

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Live from AHIMA: 3 steps to a healthy organization

  Making sure healthcare organizations are healthy and running as efficiently as possible is one of the big themes of the AHIMA14 show. Here’s a simple, three-step process to help make sure you’re on that path. Step 1: Perform a check-up Start with auditing your organization – essentially giving it a “check-up” to see how it’s […]

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Live from AHIMA: Imaging is the thing

What’s new in the healthcare information management (HIM) world? Based on what I’m hearing everyone talk about here at the 2014 AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, it comes down to one word: Imaging. Why are we talking about the importance of having a hospital imaging strategy at a conference for HIM professionals, you ask? Because if […]

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Two healthcare technology leaders, one forum, endless possibilities

With reforms mandating high-quality care at reduced costs, healthcare organizations face very similar challenges. Many have turned to healthcare IT for solutions. Representing healthcare systems from across the country, this year’s attendees at the OnBase + Epic User Forum have even more in common: they all integrate OnBase by Hyland’s enterprise content management (ECM) with their […]

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