The Laboratory as a Service Line and Revenue Generator
At a time when clinical quality, cost-effectiveness, and healthcare automation have become daily news topics, inexplicably one of the most advanced sectors of healthcare has been largely ignored: the laboratory and its laboratory information system or LIS.
Clinical Documentation: More than a Cumbersome Chore
“Charting” is often viewed by nurses as a necessary evil. Sure, deep down most nurses know that the exercise is essential — and that regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission, National Quality Forum, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are looking for the clinical documentation that illustrates that care is being delivered in line with a set of established standards.
Health IT & Quality
What is the purpose of health information technology? Why are we spending all these billions of dollars on this “thing” we struggle to understand, implement, and use? Is it achieving the goals of its purpose?
The ICSI has created a
Professional Partnerships group to help medical groups, hospitals,
health plans, policy makers, and others transform their health care so
it is more patient-centered, of higher quality, and more affordable.