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“Organizational Growth” posts

Are you becoming a more consumer-centric organization?

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?

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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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Walk a mile in their shoes

Nelson Mandela once said, “There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Life is about doing better, reaching further, and climbing higher. For some, that means staying in roles they already enjoy and maximizing their contributions there...

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Week 1: The five major roadblocks to clinical optimization

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.

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Week 2: The five major roadblocks to clinical optimization

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...

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Week 4: The five major roadblocks to clinical optimization

Last week, we talked about getting a solid start by optimizing your existing workflows. Now you can bring out the big guns and start implementing new functionality! Here are the roadblocks you’ve likely run into in the past. We’ll also show you how to make it stick this time around...

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Week 5: The five roadblocks to clinical optimization

Optimization is not a one-time effort: it continues as long as your systems are live. A constantly changing IT landscape can make that difficult, but being aware of these barriers (and strategies to circumvent them) before kicking off your project can set you up for success.

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