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Re: Role of analytics
  • 4/30/2014 9:26:07 AM
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Ah, thanks for jumping in and explaining. Do you find customers using that capability often?

Re: Role of analytics
  • 4/29/2014 7:32:25 PM
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Beth, the Changepoint application does not provide any analytics. However, it does provide user defined fields where you can record the type of application, and then you can use the report writer to list applications by type in order to aid manaual analysis.

Re: incremental is the way to go
  • 4/29/2014 10:01:33 AM
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@kq4ym: Some doctors and healthcare service providers may not feel comfortable with these apps or might just need time to learn how to use them. I think it is too early to essess the integratíom and adoption of these new tools in the healthcare system.

Re: incremental is the way to go
  • 4/28/2014 4:49:04 PM
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Although I'm not so sure that healthcare profits are going to plummet, it's going to be a challenging task to get everyone to get aboard the cost saving train and look at those apps that are duplicating others. It's easy to see the logic, but not so easy to get those doctors and others to change what they've been used to. But, it's a first step to take a close look and see where to begin of course.

Re: Role of analytics
  • 4/28/2014 1:12:06 PM
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in my understanding, it's more straightforward, however, I have invited Mr. Cloud to chime in.

Role of analytics
  • 4/28/2014 1:07:03 PM
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Hi Sandy, this is an interesting look at how to get control of the apps in use at an organization. I'm curious, though, does the Changepoint solution use any underlying analytics to determine usage and duplication or is it more straightforward than that?

 

Re: incremental is the way to go
  • 4/28/2014 8:41:08 AM
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Seth, I agree that it can be challenging, but you have to start somewhere. He is taking an incremental approach so that he can gain acceptance and plot a solid course for future mergers and acquisitions. I particularly like how he has the SMEs involved in the decision because it prevents IT from making an "in-a-vaccuum" decision that could harm its reputation as well as the whole organization. Checks and balances are always a good thing.

Re: incremental is the way to go
  • 4/25/2014 8:04:55 PM
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I think this is very challenging for hospitals who are still wrapping their heads around the new electronic requirements.  Additionally, hospitals and clinics are very intertwined with various independent doctors and vendors that it is easier said than done. Add to that all the compliance issues that could cost big money if should be any fines. 

Re: incremental is the way to go
  • 4/25/2014 2:25:21 PM
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Excellent article! I found myself knodding with approval as i progressed through it. The incremental approach with a big picture vision is the correct way to go as they are so massive in size and complexity. As the saying goes, 'you eat an elephant one bite at a time'. 

incremental is the way to go
  • 4/25/2014 12:53:49 PM
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I think he hits the nail on the head when he said incremental wins are best in healthcare. There are a lot of layers in a healthcare IT system that need to be checked for compliance and make sure everything is in working order. Taking small steps seems to be the only way to really manage change in a system like that. 

Other than a total forklift. 



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