Connecting Vision with Technology
HCIC was founded in 1990 to assist organizations in health care information technology management. HCIC has evolved into a healthcare consulting organization that focuses on optimizing information resources, people, systems, and technology via demonstrated expertise in value based planning, systems management, organizational readiness assessment, process improvement, healthcare standards advisement, health information exchange, and technology integration.
HCIC News from our Clients
Congratulations to our clients Virginia Hospital Center and MedStar St. Mary’s who made the top 100 list. The Truven list is different than other scorecards as it is designed to measure "the impact of hospital leaders, and what they emphasize within their organizations providing a longer-term picture of the impact of leadership in driving improvement forward."
|Meaningful Use Readiness||Achievement of MU Benefits & Provider Adoptions|
|Program Management||Portfolio Management for a Medical Center|
|Strategic Planning||Development of IS Strategic Plan|
|Clinical Systems||Program planning for Clinical Systems|
|Contract Negotiation||Alignment of Incentives|
|Market Analysis||Viability of HIE Market|
|Strategy & System Selection||Replacement of a Medical Information System|
|Administrative Data Exchange||Planning & Implementation Support|
|Clinical Data Strategy||Clinical Data Product Analysis|
Group eyeing new health care incubator, investment fund (Nov 19,2013 Washington Business Journal)
A group of health care, technology and business development experts are testing the waters around the idea of launching a business incubator and investment fund dedicated solely to health care technology services. View full article
It is clear that adoption of health information technology is increasing rapidly among both hospitals and physicians. The journal Health Affairs reports that 44% of US hospitals now have at least a basic EHR, while 72% of physicians have adopted some level of health information technology.
However, while adoption is rising, so is controversy over the real value of EHRs, and Black Book Rankings has recently characterized the market as “agitated”, with large numbers of physicians switching out their EHRs for other systems. MORE...
We have said for years that adoption of an EHR involves more than just turning on the software; true improvement comes from redesigning processes and streamlining operations. We are starting to see reports that at least some organizations understand this, but progress is agonizingly slow. Our hope is that the ability to actually gain value from EHRs won’t take as long as it has to adopt them in the first place.
Interestingly, the New England Journal of Medicine has some recent articles showing that some appreciation is growing of the value of digital information.
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