We enable Community Hospitals to remain independent and profitable through the strategic use of technology to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and open new revenue sources.
We believe that, in the coming years, hospitals that cannot find profit in treating Medicare patients will be in jeopardy of failing or being absorbed by larger, for-profit healthcare conglomerates. We feel strongly that locally-managed community-based health care is a fundamental pillar of our society—a pillar worth fighting for.
Strategic Technology Leadership
To win this fight, community hospitals must reduce the cost of care and do more with less. For us, this means working smarter, not harder; this means the strategic use of technology. We insist that IT should have a place at a board table, a CIO who can identify opportunities and make a case for investments in technology that will increase efficiency, reduce costs, and open new revenue sources. We can provide that CIO, and here are just a few of the tactical efforts that can start you on the road to a successful future:
Improving Operational Efficiency
With out actionable data, leadership cannot affect change. As your strategic technology partners, we can provide the tools to capture and report on the key data points you need to increase efficiency in your organization. Moreover, technology solutions will help enforce and monitor adherence to new policies and procedures and measure their effectiveness.
The proper implementation of an EMR should increase your efficiency, not slow you down. We find that most complaints about EMR solutions are because of an improper implementation and/or inadequate training for the primary users. As your strategic technology partner, we can optimize your EMR as well as guide you toward demonstrating Meaningful Use.
Telemedicine allows you to access the expertise of specialized physicians from partnering hospitals and share your expertise with others. Through the use of Telemedicine technologies, you can expand your scope of care, allowing you to server more patients, and you can profit from having your physicians virtually serve patients from partnering hospitals.
Implementing a Home Health program allows you to serve a broader population without having to make a significant investment in your bricks-and-mortar infrastructure. Instead, a modest investment in your technology infrastructure will give you the tools you need to deploy and effectively manage your Home Health resources.
Sharing Technology Resources
If you are a small community hospital, you may not have the resources to commit to high-caliber, full-time technology leadership. As your technology partners, we can offer a shared CIO, who is there when you need strategic leadership, but does not present a financial liability during tactical executions. Moreover, we are ideally positioned to provide shared technology leadership for strategic partnerships between hospitals and Rural Care Networks.