Hospital Data Management & Preventing Forever-itis in IT Projects

At Hospital IQ, we start projects with strong data management. We maintain a data specification that we share with customers so they can understand and scope out the amount of work necessary to set up our software platform. A detailed review of this specification usually happens at the main kickoff meeting after the contract has been signed, but it can [...]

By |2022-06-10T17:49:53+00:00May 23rd, 2022|

Delivering the Benefits of Digital Healthcare Operations

In the U.S., electronic medical record (EMR) vendors have largely succeeded in digitizing healthcare data. Fueled by the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, specifically the Hi-Tech provisions and associated available stimulus dollars, hospitals rapidly implemented EMRs that could help them reach “meaningful use” and therefore offset the cost of their investment. In 2009, only 12.2% [...]

By |2022-04-12T14:33:40+00:00April 7th, 2022|

Top 5 Lessons Learned When Changing Hospital Management Systems

Procuring a new hospital management system often takes many months and requires buy-in and approval from different stakeholders during the process, including clinicians, purchasing agents, and C-suite executives. However, procurement is truly just the precursor to actually achieving improvement in your operation. And oftentimes, end users and key stakeholders (e.g., nurses and surgeons) were not involved in the buying process. [...]

By , |2022-03-03T16:50:45+00:00February 28th, 2022|

2021: A Year in Review

At the beginning of 2021, a lot of people were eager to close the book on 2020 and return to normalcy and predictability. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in many regards. But I saw people continuing to adjust, adapt, and evolve to the challenges thrown our way, and a few noticeable trends emerged over the course of the year.   [...]

By |2021-12-13T13:33:10+00:00December 9th, 2021|

Perioperative Nurses Week: Recognizing this Crucial Role

Have you or someone you love ever had a surgical procedure? If so, you have personally been cared for by a perioperative nurse. Every year, the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) chooses one week to put the spotlight on this specialized group of nurses, and this year Perioperative Nurses Week is being celebrated from November 8-14th, 2020. I would [...]

By |2021-12-10T14:47:11+00:00November 10th, 2020|

The Pivot to Remote Implementation During COVID-19

Implementing operations management software at hospitals can be challenging even under normal circumstances. Not only concerning the technical aspects, but the interaction with key stakeholders during the process as well. Although data acquisition, mapping, configuration, and testing are the nuts and bolts of any implementation, other areas are critical for not only deploying a system, but ensuring that the client [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:22:22+00:00August 4th, 2020|

What is Intelligent Automation for Healthcare?

Hospital IQ · Intelligent Automation As a company, Hospital IQ first started thinking about how we could utilize predictive analytics to help hospitals improve their operational efficiency. Artificial intelligence is the current technology trend many vendors and customers are considering as a strategy to get advance notice to improve decision making. But to operationalize and actually create sustained improvements from [...]

By |2021-08-06T16:08:11+00:00July 7th, 2020|

5 Strategies for Hospitals to Reduce Inefficiencies and Patient Length of Stay

This article was originally published on Becker's Hospital Review. Growth in the healthcare industry has helped to increase accessibility to services, but it has often led to operational inefficiencies. By using predictive analytics, healthcare providers can tackle these inefficiencies, giving clinicians and administrators the time and insight to proactively manage potential issues, resulting in improved patient care. Adopting these tools [...]

By |2020-07-13T19:58:43+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Catching Up with Our CEO: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Hospital IQ · A Conversation with the CEO Before founding Hospital IQ in 2013, I had examined the healthcare landscape and discovered that a number of academics and consultants in healthcare had proven that you can do wonders at improving operational performance in healthcare. But the approach of consultants and academics takes multiple years, is very expensive, and solves maybe [...]

By |2020-06-26T15:32:22+00:00June 26th, 2020|
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