1. Addressing Pressing Data Center Needs Delivering quality care requires a reliable technology platform. The continued drive to leverage electronic health record solutions as a foundation for quality and efficient clinical care places...
  2. Meaningful Use Overview One part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub. L. 111-5) established incentives for the adoption and use of electronic health record systems (EHRs). ARRA delegated to...
  3. Healthcare Facilities Fatten Up Over the past 30 years, operating rooms, acute-care patient rooms, and other treatment and administrative spaces have been growing—physically. But bloated buildings often weigh down capital...
  4. Assessing IT Expenditures in an Uncertain Economy At a Glance Approaches that CFOs and CIOs may consider when determining how to gain the most value from IT investments at the least cost include: Portfolio review Contract review and negotiation...
  5. Incentives for Adoption of Electronic Health Records The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes incentives to physicians for the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) solutions. Acquiring and adopting an EHR is a complex...
  6. Value Optimization The confluence of an economic crisis that has had a clear impact on the healthcare sector, and a growing consensus at the executive and legislative levels that healthcare reform can longer be...
  7. Healthcare Reform—Implications for the Nation’s Hospitals Kurt Salmon senior partner Jeff Hoffman and partner Andy Bachrodt examine what’s promised, and look at the policies and their implications for hospitals and health systems. To read more,...
  8. Value Management: Optimizing Quality, Service and Cost Most hospital leaders can not articulate the “value” they provide to patients and payers. Instead of developing a strategic direction based around a core value proposition, they focus...
  9. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 The implications for healthcare providers within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are significant—from electronic health records, to more security and privacy (e.g., HIPAA)...
  10. The Business Intelligence Challenge At Kurt Salmon, we guide healthcare organizations through the complex decisions required to transition into new BI and enterprise resource planning (ERP) models. Through these efforts, we have...