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Considerations and Risks for Clinical Decision Support Implementation

By: John Alex, Senior Clinical Consultant As you contemplate purchasing and implementing systems with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) functionality, consider factors that can make implementations succeed or fail. The decision to implement CDS interventions must be based on a number of factors, including impact on patients and workflow, cost, availability of reliable data, difficulty of implementation,

Considerations for MU3: Clinical Decision Support

By: John Alex, Senior Clinical Consultant The birth of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is forged from an unlikely path; born of the belief that healthcare should be accessible to all Americans. Lyndon B. Johnson ushered in Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, covering both elder Americans and those meeting specific criteria. Still many Americans were left uninsured.

How Can Customized Reporting Help Your Organization Manage Population Health?

By: Kellie Potts, MMY Consultant Managing population health involves the measure and evaluation of the efficacy of existing systems and technologies to maximize patient data. Proactive strategizing and the acceptance of shared responsibility of data collection and storage between providers and organization administration can help in managing population health and reduce risk to your revenue

Overcoming Patient Fear of the “Death Ray”

By Carlos Duran, Clinical Imaging Consultant Since the early 1900s and the wild claims of scientists like Nikola Tesla and his invention of the Death Beam, society has come to fear technology they don’t understand. Although the concept of a death ray has never been brought to fruition, science fiction has given x rays and

MMY Consulting Among Nation’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare

MMY Consulting’s commitment to creating an outstanding work environment has resulted in the company being named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015. This recognition program from Modern Healthcare “honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products, and

We’ve Done IT Before: Cerner Reporting Strategy

The Client: Our client, a 400+ bed, not-for-profit multi-specialty health system includes an inpatient rehabilitation unit, a behavioral health facility, satellite outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation centers and more than 80 Physician Clinics. It offers several of the region’s most comprehensive clinical programs like emergency medicine, women and children services, orthopedic services, medical rehabilitation, cardiovascular services, neurosciences and

Considerations for a Vendor Neutral Archive and Architecture

By: Tuan Bui, Clinical Imaging When you initially purchased your Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), it was likely deployed as a niche solution for the benefit of an imaging service line or department. Depending on how long ago it was deployed, patient data, image acquisition and storage likely leveraged the vendor’s proprietary software and wasn’t

How to Get ICD-10 Up and Running Quickly

By: Freeman Scott, Director – Revenue Cycle Practice By now, you have realized that the ICD-10 deadline will not be extended again. You may be thinking, “I am way behind and can never make the deadline!” The MMY ICD-10 experts report that a successful implementation can still be done! Here are some steps to move

MMY Day of Giving, July 2015

MMY believes strongly in working to enhance the communities in which our Associates live and work. We are committed to giving of corporate time and resources in order to make an impact that goes far beyond the services we offer. Throughout each year, MMY supports various organizations through monetary donations and now through our corporate

Four Best Practices When Integrating Imaging Solutions

Integrating your clinical imaging systems with your EHR can leverage the power of technology to connect your patients to a better continuum of care while reducing errors and increasing efficiency. Clinicians across the organization will have greater access to images, without the wasted time of a back and forth between their EHR and an imaging