You’ve all experienced, one way or another, patients demanding change in how they receive healthcare. Is that what’s happening? Or were patients always asking for healthcare services where and when it is convenient for them and you’ve just started listening and responding?read more
“Industry Trends” posts
When you need a lift to dinner you can order a car via the Uber app on your smartphone. When you travel to an unfamiliar destination you can stay in someone’s home or apartment using Airbnb. When you need assistance building your new couch from Ikea you can get help through Handy. These companies—which utilize technology to fulfill consumer demand through the immediate supply of labor and/or services—are all part of this fast growing “on-demand economy."
After years of sustained growth, Bluetree Network was named to the Inc. 5000 list released Wednesday. The annual report recognizes and ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Training. It’s often the first exposure your end-users have to the Epic applications your team has spent months—or years—working on...read more
Forest. Jungle. Woodland. Thicket. Whatever the correct terminology, we’re thinking 540 trees meets the threshold.
While more than 43,000 attendees navigated the groves of exhibitor booths at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas last week, we were extremely lucky (and proud) to stick out among the crowd and have enough visitors at our signature big blue tree for us to up our numbers again.read more
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...read more
With news of Epic’s Share Everywhere making its rounds in the past couple of months, Bluetree Network’s Ryan Hill sat down with colleague Stephen Beck, our Director of Physician Services, to assess the news’ impact, what patients and providers can expect with the changes, and the long-term implications of such an initiative.read more
We’re back for Part II. In Part I, Dr. Beck discussed the overall impact of Share Everywhere, how it will likely free up time for administrators and physicians, and data integration. Today, he’ll offer up his take on topics such as discrete data and population health.read more
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.read more
Melissa Bruss, a recent addition to Bluetree Network’s Executive Strategy team, sat down with Bluetree’s Brand Ambassador & Events Coordinator, Ryan Hill, for a Q&A session on what she’s excited to work on while at Bluetree.read more
Optimization. It’s become one of the most dreaded buzzwords in the clinical applications arena. Hundreds of hours and seemingly endless effort can go into implementing functionality that clinicians won’t help you design, training resistant users on new workflows that they don’t want to learn, and juggling competing priorities. It might seem as though nothing gets done with the care and attention it deserves. Fortunately, we’ve been around this block before, and we’re here to help.read more
In week two, we'll discuss how to build a successful relationship between IT and operations. You might see them as demanding doctors who won’t listen to reason. They might see you as instituting unnecessary roadblocks in order to avoid doing what needs to be done...read more
By now, your optimization project has kicked off, but now what? If it were as simple as ‘OK, optimize!’ you’d have done it already. Check out these obstacles that may be in your way (and how to dodge them!)
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...read more
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.