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Three Useful Ways to Report Progress

Posted by Stephanie Buck on August 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

By Nira Mahesh

Project managers have to collect and analyze project progress information.  Unless your project activities can be objectively measured, I have come to realize that a lot of team members simply provide a guess as to the extent of their progress, feeling compelled to provide a % complete…”I’m 27% complete with writing those specs”, “Testing is 37.5% done”.  

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Topics: project management, efficiency, reporting

Should I convert the A/R into my new billing system?

Posted by Wendy Loveland on August 27, 2012 at 7:30 AM

By Paul Fox
It is a time of system conversions in healthcare, and I receive this question a lot. Both options have different “pains” associated with them. Regardless of whether you decide to convert or not, there will be ripple effects across the institution. Therefore, resist making the conversion strictly to appease a particular department or stakeholder.

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Topics: healthcare billing, revenue cycle, accounts receivable

Healthcare reform and sepsis prevention

Posted by Wendy Loveland on August 6, 2012 at 7:30 AM

By Melissa Skolnik
Evidence-based medicine has proven that timely disease identification and aggressive treatment for sepsis cases results in significantly reduced rates of mortality and associated costs. Although clear policies and procedures can be implemented, most hospitals remain vulnerable to liability with less than best practice standards. Too many hospitals fail to utilize technology, optimize workflow, and assure proper care coordination to prevent sepsis. Implementation of best practices could reduce the $16.7 billion spent annually in the U.S. on sepsis-related expenses.

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Topics: healthcare reform, sepsis prevention, evidence based medicine

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