The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

The Journey Never Ends

Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes, 1st Edition

Edited by David Garets, Claire McCarthy Garets

HIMSS Publishing

296 pages

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If your health care organization is typical, you were successful in getting your electronic medical record (EMR) system installed on time and within budget. You declared victory and collected some money from meaningful use. But very quickly, you realized you were not getting the expected return on your investment. So you started the "optimization"

Table of Contents

LEVERAGING YOUR EMR TO DERIVE VALUE. The User Experience: An Underexploited Opportunity. Ongoing Change: Developing Sustainment. EMR Benefits Don�t Come in a Box: Why Structured Innovation Is Necessary to Realize Strategic EMR Value. Using EMR Data to Improve Clinical Protocols, Outcomes, and Patient Safety. Using the EMR to Achieve Operational Excellence through "Lean" Thinking. Platform for Innovation, Part I�Maximizing the EMR. EMR Adoption Model Stage 7 Lessons. OTHER IT INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE INITIATIVES. Interoperability: Enabling Health Care Data Sharing. Business Intelligence Reporting and Analytics: Tools, Resources, and Governance. The Future of Information Security in Health Care. Staffing IT for a Post-Live EMR World. SPENDING MORE ON IT: GOING BEYOND THE SCOPE OF YOUR EMR. The Brave New World of Fee-for-Value Reimbursement. Health Information Exchange Case Study: Implementing a Multicommunity Hospital Set of Solutions on a Budget. Bellin Health: A Model for Population Health. Patient Portals: Enabling Participatory Medicine. Platform for Innovation, Part II�New Technology and Applications.

About the Editors

Dave Garets is an internationally known industry analyst, author, and speaker on healthcare issues. The cocreator of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, he was elected to HIMSS 50-in-50, the 50 most memorable contributors to healthcare IT in the last 50 years. In his 26-year career in healthcare, Dave has been a hospital CIO, group vice president and head of the healthcare IT research organization at Gartner, Inc., president and CEO of HIMSS Analytics, board chair and EVP of HIMSS, EVP of Healthlink, and general manager and executive director of The Advisory Board Company.

Claire McCarthy Garets, MA, FHIMISS, is an organizational sociologist and an internationally recognized change management and technology adoption strategist. She has more than three decades of experience supporting diverse health care organizations through transformative technology implementations. In addition to her IT work, Claire?s change leadership experience includes mergers, downsizings, and reorganizations. Claire is the CEO of Change Gang, LLC, a boutique healthcare change management consulting firm. She specializes in transformational leadership development; supports HCOs in electronic medical record planning, implementation, and optimization; and advises IT companies. She earned an MA in sociology from the University of Montana.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Hospital Administration & Care