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

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…

The History of Healthcare Technology and the Evolution of EHR

You love it, you hate it, and you can’t live without it! Electronic Health Records. They are of course, a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. That is, until you want to share that information outside your network. The ability (or inability!)…

Healthcare Technology Trends: Is Tech Making the Quality of Patient Care Worse?

Late last month, 45 thousand of the brightest minds in healthcare technology gathered in Orlando for the annual gathering of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS).  IBM CEO Ginny Rometty talked about how artificial intelligence was ushering in a new golden age for healthcare delivery.  Several companies marched out amazing 3D imaging software…