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“Analytics” posts

A Q&A with Pop Health Pundit, Kaley Penington

Kaley Penington, one of Bluetree Network’s Clinical Optimization Specialists, recently sat down with Bluetree’s Brand Ambassador & Events Coordinator, Ryan Hill, for a Q&A session on population health, its role today, and its future.

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Anne Hyland: Building, rebuilding, and optimizing Epic training environments

The training environment is the end user’s first exposure to an organization’s Epic EHR and the workflows designed for it. If the experience is not a good one, adoption and efficiency will suffer. Your return on investment is at stake, not to mention the quality of your documentation, and ultimately, your patients’ care.

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In a Cogito state of mind

One of the biggest challenges health systems face after an Epic go-live is managing (and understanding) all of the new data available to them. While there are a host of root causes for this, one common factor is a lack of focused reporting training prior to (and after) go-live...

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iPhones, printed kidneys, and actuaries

You can’t turn on the TV without hearing about healthcare. With costs still rising (although at a slightly reduced clip), the technology landscape changing, and the ongoing debate in Washington, we’re being inundated with both good and bad information. IT is at least partially in the center of the noise, which means Bluetree Network is in the thick of it...

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Is data the key to population health success?

In a recent blog, Pavel discussed data’s critical role in negotiating risk-based contracts. Data, in all areas of health care, has become the needle in our compass. But especially with population health. Data analytics can help us understand where we are, how we got there, and how to reach our goals. As hospitals and providers are increasingly evaluated on performance and outcomes, access to data is critical...

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Make the most of eligibility files for your CIN

Integrating eligibility files into your organization’s Epic EHR is a foundational piece to succeeding as a clinically integrated network and in value-based risk models. Organizations with scalable, fault-tolerant solutions for processing eligibility files can incorporate new patient populations quickly and enhance care management operations. Beyond getting patients into Epic, eligibility files often contain data fields that can provide added value to the CIN.

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Partnerships and planning key to population health success

The transformation from volume to value in healthcare is proving difficult but not impossible. With the correct team and a strong cultural will to execute, the paradigm shift can be successfully achieved by healthcare organizations. But only if they partner, collaborate, and design a persuasive operational strategy and technical roadmap to make patients the most sought denominator in population health measures.

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Q&A with Analytics Specialist, Jeremy Bakken

Jeremy Bakken, a healthcare IT professional with more than 15 years of experience, joined Bluetree's Analytics team this past June. Now, he's already in a Data Architect role at a client of ours and has some wisdom to share in this blog post.

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What data do I need before experimenting with at-risk contracts?

Value-based healthcare has been a burning topic for many organizations this year. In this post, I’ll dissect the role of analytics in shared-risk/full-risk (capitation) contracts. I’ll also show you what it takes to get the data you need to make smart business decisions while fully utilizing your Epic platform...

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What do these “technical” people do, anyway?

Epic is a highly complex system with many moving parts. We work with many people every day who manage workflows, data, build, and more within multiple applications in the Epic system. But sadly, not everyone is familiar with what exactly goes on in their Technical division.

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What to watch for with Bluetree in 2018

Bluetree Network’s Brand Ambassador and Events Coordinator, Ryan Hill, sat down with Bluetree’s VP of Solutions, Wayne Achterberg, to talk about the transition year that was 2017, and what folks should be on the lookout for in 2018.

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