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Innovation in Strategic Planning
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:01:30 Z
The book "Inside The Box" by Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg offers a new way to address strategic planning within the health care system.  Their theory uses creative tools to innovate processes and solve problems, and is focused on thinking inside the box, rather than using "out of the box" thinking or "brainstorming" to develop strategies for the health care sys...

User participation in IT system planning
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:12:07 Z
The presenter notes that IT system planning and development should be user focused and that users should be active participants in all facets of the process.   It has been my experience that users are not active participants in all areas of the system planning process.   The User (clinical or non-clinical) feedback or input is used more frequently at the department level rather...

Healthcare Technology
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:51:44 Z
Having been in healthcare for 25 years I have experienced the growth and professionalism with the IT/IS service. Our IT has matured from a department you did not want to engage to a very knowledgeable and sophisticated entity that can help and provide guidance with technology issues.

CAC Technology
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:11:32 Z
The new International Classification of Diseases – Edition 10th (ICD-10) compliance date in the U.S. is now set on Oct. 1, 2015 (delayed by an Act of Congress from the previous compliance date of Oct. 1, 2014). Many experts have predicted that the ICD-10 implementation will significantly and negatively impact coding productivity. Therefore, many hospitals have installed a computer assisted c...

Week 5: Professionalism and Ethics
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:14:02 Z
In this day and age, it is more crucial than ever to uphold ethical principals within the Healthcare Industry.  According to the reading for Week 5, “Healthcare is among the most personal services rendered in our society; yet to deliver this care, scores of personnel must have access to intimate patient information. In order to receive appropriate care, patients must feel free to reveal...

Ethics Consultation Process
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:05:41 Z
The last step to review and access your recommendation is a good edition. I have not seen that additional step in the end. Thanks