The Healthcare Insider

Behind the scenes of the health care industry

November 1, 2014

Christopher Kunney: Leveraging technology

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Christopher Kunney, GA HiMSS Past President and Managing Partner & Emerging Healthcare IT Strategist with Infinite Options, LLC., shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  For over half a decade, Infinite Options, LLC. and its partners have been a leading provider of information management and strategic business process outsourcing services to government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, education and healthcare organizations.

SHOW NOTES:

  • What makes the Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire unique?
  • It’s that unique combo of healthcare and technology providers
  • Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use and the challenges of meeting those standards
  • Privacy and security – it’s not getting easier
  • ICD-10 is NOT going away!
  • The emerging impact of accountable care
  • The critical importance of having “partners” vs. “vendors”
  • How to set IT priorities

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 31, 2014

Steve Knight: Extracting information from the written page

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Steve Knight, Regional Sales Manager with ABBYY,  shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  ABBYY accurately converts paper and image documents into editable formats including Microsoft Office and searchable PDF – enabling you to reuse their content, archive them more efficiently and retrieve more quickly.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Extracting information from the written page and getting it into digital format
  • The astounding amount of paper (and faxes) that still clogs the healthcare system
  • Healthcare assessments and explanation of benefits
  • Removing human errors and the impact on the revenue cycle
  • Structured, semi-structured and un-structured data

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 30, 2014

Chris Luoma: Managing the procurement cycle

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Chris Luoma, Vice President, Business Development, Vendormate,  shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  Vendormate helps healthcare providers and suppliers form and optimize their business relationships with simplified and streamlined processes.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Procurement cycle management
  • A holistic approach vs. piecemeal implementation is essential
  • Supporting HIPAA data security and risk assessments for regulatory requirements and risk prevention
  • Creating organizational procedures to implement enterprise procurement and vendor management policies and strategies

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 29, 2014

Chris Lingner: Administering medications intelligently

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Chris Lingner, Senior Healthcare Consultant, ASR Healthcare, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  ASR Healthcare knows all about Medical Carts and Computers on Wheels.  They are experts offering the best Healthcare Technology available today and seamless deployments..large or small.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Administering medicine intelligently
  • Saving a nurse literally 3-4 miles a day in walking
  • Building quality control and appropriate protocols into the process

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 28, 2014

Phil Bartholomew: It’s all about the infrastructure

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Phil Bartholomew, Co-Founder & CTO of InfraScience, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  InfraScience delivers proven infrastructure expertise gained through experience. Their consultants design and implement a wide range of complex Microsoft infrastructure solutions for mid-sized businesses to worldwide enterprises.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Core infrastructure – the basis of a fully integrated system and the foundation of IT ROI
  • Everything is in or going to the cloud
  • The IT infrastructure must adapt to the large and rapid changes in the healthcare world
  • Mobile demands bullet-proof security and quick response to user demands
  • Agile is no longer a goal or concept – it’s a necessity for the IT infrastructure

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 27, 2014

Charles Turcan: Connecting anything to anything

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Charles Turcan, President & CEO of eGlobal Insight shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  eGlobal Insight provides compliance solutions and integration services via leading cloud engagement platforms – creating new mission-critical healthcare business, patient engagement, and treatment processes.

SHOW NOTES:

  • A telemedicine award enshrined in the Smithsonian
  • An integrated care delivery platform (…and why that’s so critical)
  • The concept of the “virtual ward” and an extended care delivery team
  • Connecting anything to anything is a reality
  • Infrastructure is no longer the bottleneck!

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 23, 2014

Bill Cook: The “Interventional” Pharmacy

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billcookThe notion of an “interventional” pharmacy was one unfamiliar to me.  After discussing it though, why would a clinician want it any other way?  Bill Cook, Vice President of Sales for BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy steps us through how the specialty pharmacy world is responding to the changing demands in healthcare.

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy provides high-touch services and specialty pharmaceuticals for patients with chronic diseases such as bleeding disorders, hepatitis, cancer, and many other conditions, including those who need IgG therapy.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Aspects of leadership style essential to success in the specialty pharmacy business
  • Issues addressed and problems solved by specialty pharmacy
  • The very challenging process of effectively administering complex pharmaceuticals to patients with complex issues
  • Dealing with cost issues is tough – even for patients in a relatively good financial position.
  • The 2-hour guarantee that gets met 95% of the time (…and for that 5%, “pay-it-forward” applies)
  • How to increase the rates of adherence and compliance and how that has such huge positive clinical impact
  • Why an “interventional” pharmacy is important

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October 23, 2014

Ryan St. John: CLARITY!

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Ryan St. John, President of Acclaro, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.

SHOW NOTES:

  • It’s all about saving lives!
  • Stakeholders, patients, families and vendors that support them
  • Why clarity is so vital in defining and addressing issues, technologies and answers in the healthcare industry
  • Focus (…and why it’s so important in communicating to your marketplace)
  • Communication within an organization can be as critical as communicating to the outside world
  • Classic messaging mistakes

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 22, 2014

A pair of Georgia HIMSS leaders discuss the present and future of Healthcare IT

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Dee Cantrell, CIO of Emory Healthcare and President Elect of GA HIMSS along with Chip Strosnider, Director of Technology & Innovation for Kaiser Permanente and current President of GA HIMSS share perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.

SHOW NOTES:

  • A major Community Benefit Project from Georgia HIMSS
  • Extending the reach of GA HIMSS to all corners of the state
  • Available education on key issues like Transforming “Big Data” into information and knowledge, Meaninful Use and Image Management
  • Emerging issues in Healthcare IT
  • What’s in store for the 2015 Healthcare Trade Faire and Regional Conference?

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

October 21, 2014

Victor Munoz: Strategies for solving issues with technology

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Victor Munoz, Regional Sales Manager with Meridian Group International shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.

Meridian Group International, Inc. is an organization of seven companies who work together to provide full-service forward-thinking business solutions. Customers strategize with a primary Account Executive who provides business value where they need it most accessing Meridian’s wide portfolio of offerings, expert engineering, and flexible finance options.

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

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