RECENT WHITE PAPERS
A Strong Team Means A Strong Team Lead
In our ever-changing world, technology is at the forefront. The days of one-major-project a year for Information Services are over. In fact, one-major-project a month may be a thing of the past for many facilities trying to meet government mandates and electronic healthcare needs. When facilities are bombarded with more than they can handle and not enough resources to cover the day to day needs, let alone large projects, team leadership can often fall by the wayside. A strong team and team lead are crucial for success. Following a few simple guidelines can help make the impossible seem possible again and improve productivity to meet those imminent competing deadlines.
ADR Implementation for ADUs
So, what is ADR? ADR is core logic built in Cerner that allows for multiple resources, Talyst Carousel and Pyxis ADU, to service a nursing unit. The logic side of ADR operates using a hierarchy that has been constructed for the nursing unit when an order is entered in MedMgr.exe by the pharmacy clinical staff. The logic will return...
Avita Health System Case Study
Find out how Leidos Health helped a Critical Access Hospital receive the largest Meaningful Use reimbursement in history.
Business Transformation Analyst Role Within Healthcare Utilizing Epic EHR
A plethora of changes in business practices causing a new business structure and the need for business transformation analysts within healthcare has occurred, in lieu of the major government regulations to be enacted within two years (2015) via the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. It “represents one of many major financial and practice changes affecting physicians as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.” Business transformation is the ability to align the business initiative with complementary communication between people thus relating process and technology to attain a successful project scope...
CHIME Exclusive: Leidos Health Provides ICD-10 Remediation Planning Services
Over a 10-week period, Leidos Health worked with a non-profit healthcare network and identified ICD-10 remediation planning requirements as well as provided the client with a pragmatic strategy and comprehensive roadmap to follow, minimizing negative operational or financial impacts to the organization. Find out how.
CHIME Exclusive: Leidos Health Provides Program Leadership for Tampa General Hospital
Leidos Health provided an interim project director reporting to the CIO, overseeing all Epic application project teams and the IT Project Management Office. Leidos Health managed the ambulatory EMR team for a year, through a smooth go-live and helped gain adoption across the organization, especially by the physician population. Find out how.
CHIME Exclusive: Optimize Your Revenue Cycle Services to Reduce Defects and Costs
Leidos Health helped a client reduce their accounts receivable days by 21 percent, improve cash acceleration and sustainable net income, and optimize their IT systems. Choosing Leidos Health for optimizing your revenue cycle systems can reduce defects, reduce costs, and create and/or introduce new products or services. Find out how.
Clinical Review Electronic Healthcare Record Mapping: An Interface in Disguise
Stage one Meaningful Use and Physician Care Manager (PCM) implementation are white-hot topics at most MEDITECH facilities. Many facilities face the daunting task of finding staff to map their Electronic Healthcare Record Identification or clinical review. The first view the clinicians get of their patient’s recent clinical data is through PCM. However, the data they view will only be as accurate as the setup is of clinical review and the datamapping. The presentation of data can be very user friendly and a powerful tool for clinicians when used properly and efficiently.
Conflict Management on Project Teams
Not all conflict is bad. Often differences of opinion can be channeled into constructive conflict, leading to creative solutions for issues that arise. Unfortunately, conflict can become very destructive to team performance if not managed correctly...
Grady Health System Case Study
Improving performance at a premier trauma center with a revenue cycle project design.
Help You Help Them: Questions for Effective Issue Resolution
Whether you’re supporting the Go-Live of a new implementation, an upgrade, or everyday system support, there will be issues that need resolution. There are some common questions to ask when resolving an issue. Those answers will help find the right resource to solve the problem, provide valuable information to start the resolution, or enter a case with the vendor.
Hennepin County Medical Center Case Study
HCMC engaged Leidos to assist in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the scheduling and registration process, up-front cash collection, insurance verification, and eligibility pre-screening processes as they apply to the Patient Access Services, Ambulatory Clinics and Hospital Service Departments (HSD’s), particularly from the point of view of the services that assist uninsured/underinsured patients.
ICD-10 Project’s Most Underappreciated Risks - and How to Mitigate Them
Much has been publicized about the importance of training and staffing with regards to ICD-10. However, while these areas are indeed critical, ICD-10's impact on reporting is not recognized enough considering its broad-reaching impact and complexity...
Is Your Lab Ready for Meaningful Use Stage 2 - and Beyond?
In Stage 1, laboratory requirements are minimal - and optional. However, that changes dramatically in Stage 2. Meaningful Use Stage 2 raises the bar for laboratory involvement as we move toward more standardization to meet the goals of the government mandates: complete and accurate information, better access to information, and patient empowerment.
Knowledge Transfer in the Clinical Process
The climate that we create as leaders has a major impact on our ability to share knowledge across time and space. This could be the most difficult aspect of knowledge transfer to achieve. Building relationships of continuity and trust with our Providers is what it is all about. That continuity and trust has to be built by people.
NextGen KBM v8.x - A New Look For Easier Navigation
The primary focus of NextGen Knowledge Base Model (KBM) 8.x update is the introduction of a new set of templates geared toward users who want an uncluttered, streamlined look called the “foundation template set.” This new template set utilizes a design concept with workflow tabs across the top of the workspace to ease...
A hospital just selected Epic’s Beacon Modules for its Oncology clinics and inpatient units. Now what do they do? To ensure Beacon module meets the needs and is successful, there are a number of key considerations and activities that need to be done prior to the build.
Pacific Alliance Medical Center
A case study on how Leidos Health assisted PAMC in minimizing risk and accelerating the process of revenue cycle system selection.
Planning for ICD-10 in Provider Organizations
ICD-10 codes must be used on all HIPAA transactions, including outpatient claims with dates of service, and inpatient claims with dates of discharge on and after October 1, 2014. So, how do provider organizations plan for ICD-10?
Stanly Regional Medical Center Case Study
Find out how Stanly Regional Medical Center implemented an Electronic Health Record (EHR), an enterprise revenue cycle solution, and achieved Meaningful Use (MU) compliance in less than 12 months.
Sunrise Clinical Manager™ 5.5 FP1
Implementing Order Reconciliation Manager (ORM) as an application is easy. Determining how it will fit into your hospital’s workflow can be a complex undertaking. I have participated in several ORM implementations and recognize some emerging considerations. From those implementations, here are some lessons learned...
Tasks are an integral part of documentation in Cerner. Almost every action completed on an order or medication depends on having a task being built for it, except for Lab and Radiation. This document can help you with building and maintaining Tasks.
Testing Overview for a Multi-Application Implementation
In response to the Meaningful Use initiative in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, many healthcare organizations are currently implementing or planning to implement an Electronic Health Record. An EHR is defined as a computerized record of the medical care a patient receives in a hospital and/or physician’s office. Implementing an EHR is a complex process that involves many different applications and may include multiple vendors.
The Technical Considerations of Your Site Being Remote Hosted
There are quite a few technical considerations when deciding if your facility will benefit from being a remote hosted site. Some of the reasons why a facility goes remote are to leverage their employees, expand their disaster prevention, or to reduce their overall capital cost. Client hosting has its advantages and responsibilities, but it also has its disadvantages...
Using SDLC Methodology to Implement HIT
HIT failure rate has been estimated to be as high as 50 - 70% and is considered a major barrier to adoption of IT by the healthcare industry. Factors like staff resistance to change and non-compliance, inadequate management, policies and procedures, and technical failures emerge as primary reasons for HIT implementation failure.
What to Expect From Physicians When Implementing CPOE
Implementing CPOE in a facility is a multifaceted experience. Aside from learning all the twists and turns of the software, one must learn the soft skills of communicating with others properly; especially the physicians.