Telemedicine: The Real Silver Linings Playbook

Here’s the latest blog from Nectar Strategic Consulting, our sister company in the Pixel Health family of healthcare consulting companies.  The article features interviews with CEO Barbara Casey and Teresa DeLappe, Director of Client Services on how the COVID-19 pandemic thrust Telehealth from a “nice-to-have”, to a necessity for all healthcare practices.   No one’s…

New Federal Money for Telehealth

The federal government is about to open the second round of funding for its Covid-19 Telehealth Program, giving hospitals and health systems the opportunity to access millions of dollars in funding for Telehealth-related investments.  Brad Mondschein, Vice President & Corporate Counsel for our parent company Pixel Health, explains how the program works in this exclusive interview…

Old School to New School: What Healthcare IT can Learn from Baseball

One deals in bats and balls. The other manages bits and bytes. But when it comes to using statistics to drive organizational change, New York Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman and Pixel Health CEO Michael Feld couldn’t agree more.  Cashman and Feld say changing the game comes down to using analytics to get buy-in, adoption,…

The Times They Are A Changin’

While technology is often the catalyst for change, we need to recognize that it is only one of the many tools and influences built into the human aspect of delivering healthcare.   The healthcare sector is not moving fast enough to embrace cloud computing, AI, big data, and new technologies and processes to improve outcomes…

INFRAM+: A CIOs Best Friend (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

INFRAM and INFRAM+ puts IT in the center of the strategic financial decision-making process  It garners invaluable input and support from clinicians, executives, and administrators  Proprietary strategic mapping correlates INFRAM results with clinical goals and provides an IT roadmap for budget and leadership consensus building  INFRAM+: More Than Just Another Assessment  In part three of our series, we look at how INFRAM+, a proprietary mapping methodology that links INFRAM results…

INFRAM+: It’s All About Process (Part 2 of a 3-part series)

An INFRAM assessment is primarily tactical. INFRAM+ ties directly to clinical strategic initiatives  A three-to-four day on site analysis involves IT and primary department, executive, and clinical stakeholders  Proprietary strategic mapping ties specific technologies to specific clinical goals  INFRAM+: Taking INFRAM from Tactics to Strategy  Not seeing the forest through the trees is a common mistake in the IT business. In part one of our three-part series, we took a look at the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) as…

INFRAM+: From Tactical Evaluation to Strategic Initiative (Part 1 of a 3-Part Series)

HIMSS Analytics set the standard for establishing a tactical IT infrastructure baseline   INFRAM+ uses proprietary strategy mapping correlates INFRAM results with clinical goals and provides an initial IT roadmap for budget and leadership consensus building  The final strategic mapping report summarizes findings, identifies gaps, and provide actionable recommendations  INFRAM+: Tactics versus Strategy  In part 1 of our three-part series, we look at the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) as a foundational…