Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare by Lyle Berkowitz M.D., FACP, FHIMSS (auth.), Lyle Berkowitz,

By Lyle Berkowitz M.D., FACP, FHIMSS (auth.), Lyle Berkowitz, Chris McCarthy (eds.)

This e-book offers an in depth assessment of what innovation potential in healthcare, with real-life examples and assistance on the best way to effectively innovate with IT in healthcare.

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Improving Efficiency, Quality and Access to Care It makes logical sense that the care coordination process should improve the efficiency and quality of care by applying consistent standards to the type and timing of steps which need to be done for an inflection point. To help prove this point, an IRB approved research study [8] examined how the Hematuria Pathway impacted 100 patients with hematuria who were enrolled by NMPG physicians between May 2009 and May 2010. They were compared to a control group of 100 hematuria patients who were referred to the same urology group by a similarly sized internal 30 L.

1 The hematuria pathway template The result is an easy method to improve the quality and efficiency of care, while also offering financial benefits to patients, providers and payors. Reason for This Innovation History of the Szollosi Healthcare Innovation Program (SHIP) In 2008, the Szollosi Healthcare Innovation Program (SHIP) was created in honor of Peter Szollosi, a well known “creative talent” and innovator in the Chicagoland area. As Peter was dealing with his medical illnesses, he was shocked at the paucity of innovative thinking in healthcare and would challenge the establishment in a friendly way, with his well known mantra, “Don’t tell me what you can’t do”!

Therefore, seeing the specialist before getting a test was considered an “unnecessary visit”. 33 3 The Inflection Navigator Additionally, the model assumed that there might be a price differential between an unnecessary visit vs. a visit where the specialists could complete their evaluation because all the data was available. This price differential might be because they could appropriately use a higher complexity code and/or because they would perform a procedure at this more complex visit. For example, with hematuria, the research study confirmed that a non-navigated patient will be more likely to see a urologist first, then be told to get a CT scan and finally come back for a second visit with the urologist to get a cystoscopy.

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