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,…

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…

Server Patching: Zerologon – Shrouded in Mystery

Good system security is based on good system management. But face it. Server patching can be every IT department’s nightmare. From the operating system to applications, server patching is never as simple as installing updates and performing a reboot. It’s time consuming, labor intensive, seemingly always risky, and it’s a detailed procedure made more complex…

Valuing a Medical Practice

There’s a revolution going on in healthcare these days. No, I’m not talking about the mega mergers like CVS and Aetna, or the recently announced “Haven,” the joint venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway. This headline probably won’t make it above the fold, but it’s a trend that is likely to rewrite the…