Organizations Are Using Lean Methodology To Improve EHR Function
Lean Methodology involves the process of eliminating wasteful and unnecessary items to improve quality and usefulness of the product. The Mayo Clinic chose to apply this leaning process to their EHR system to highlight inefficiencies and increase performance and satisfaction for their staff. The process was successful in improving their EHR function and staff productivity and proved to be a good example that other health centers can follow to improve their systems as well.
KLAS Publishes Guide On Partnering With Vendors
According to the KLAS Decision Insights 2018 report, customers first seem to focus on integration, consolidation and functionality of software when choosing a vendor to work with. Once they have found a good fit for their needs, organizations tend to select a vendor based on customer satisfaction. With many vendors to consider and the highly connected environment of healthcare clients, vendor reputation, clientele satisfaction & market energy are all important factors for vendors to maintain.
Healthcare Security Concerns Are Increasing With Cloud Operations
The San Diego Supercomputer Center has been a long time user of a cloud environment for their projects and data storage needs. The risk with utilizing a cloud operating system comes with security usually being placed in the hands of the user and not offered through the cloud provider. While cloud computing solves interoperability and efficiency issues that health centers continue to face, the security risk may not be worth the reward unless the user provides an overarching security measure.