4 Questions to Ask When Developing Your Business Intelligence Tool

Data analytics, executive dashboards, business intelligence (BI) – these are all terms used in today’s business environment, but can mean many different things depending on who you talk to. The most important definition is what it means to you and your organization in order to help you track key metrics. To build the most effective tool, you must determine the intended audience, your key metrics, which data to gather and the tool selection or creation.

So What About Patient/Resident Choice?

Written by Renee Flis, Regional Sales Manager

That’s the question being frequently asked by long term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers as our fee-for-service Medicare payment model begins a transition to episodic or “bundled” payments through ACOs and demonstration projects.

Change makes transformation possible – but are you ready?

 
By Janine Savage, RN, RAC-CT, CHC
Healthcare Analytics Consultant, VCPI

As I’ve watched the first few days of the 2012 Olympic Games, I’ve been struck by the changes that have taken place over the years. From aerodynamic uniforms to real-time internet streaming of events, technology innovations have radically changed the Olympic experience for athletes, judges and spectators. Records are consistently broken as athletes become faster and stronger – made possible by technology advancements in their training. These changes have “transformed” the Olympics.

Transparent: easily seen through, recognized, or detected

In healthcare, transparency refers to the availability of information about the quality and cost of healthcare, allowing consumers to choose a healthcare provider based on value. Increasingly, consumers are taking an active role in directing their own healthcare. Increased transparency is a theme of healthcare reform, and changes are on the horizon for LTPAC providers.

5 things to do post-Supreme Court healthcare reform ruling

The much anticipated Supreme Court decision is in, and the healthcare industry is reacting to what is being called a “landmark” ruling.