The Best Way to Engage a New Client’s IT Team

When the demos are done and the ink is dry on the contacts, the messy and detailed work of extracting data from client IT systems gets underway in earnest. We have likely already had a meeting or two with IT leadership where we can make a first impression and help them understand the type of data we need, but we’ve [...]

By |2022-06-10T17:51:05+00:00April 21st, 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|

Perioperative Case Booking Isn’t Just a Form, It’s a Workflow

Hospital IQ's Perioperative Management System: Integrate, Standardize, and Streamline Workflows While some surgical schedulers submit case booking requests in the EHR directly, many do not have access to do so - most notably when the surgeon is not employed by the hospital. For those without access to the internal perioperative scheduling system, a patchwork of various manual methods such as [...]

By |2022-02-14T14:38:31+00:00February 11th, 2022|

“Doesn’t my EHR do this?” – Applying AI Analysis to EHR Data

One question that frequently comes up in my meetings with hospital executives and health system leaders is “Doesn’t my EHR do this?” It’s an understandable question, right? Hospitals have invested massive amounts of money and time into their electronic health records (EHR) system, with the expectation that these systems will deliver data and robust reporting. The great news is that [...]

By |2022-01-12T15:12:17+00:00October 29th, 2020|

MercyOne Des Moines Implements New Tasking Feature

Beth Woodvine is a Clinical Staff Leader in the House Supervisors and Staffing Department at MercyOne Des Moines. This blog is an edited version of a podcast with Beth Woodvine. You can listen to the full conversation in the player here: Hospital IQ · MercyOne Des Moines Implements New Tasking Feature When the COVID-19 pandemic came to Iowa, MercyOne Des Moines [...]

By |2020-06-22T20:07:47+00:00June 18th, 2020|

COVID-19 Doesn’t Change What We Do, It Changes How We Do It

In normal times, Hospital IQ’s solutions use Intelligent Automation to dynamically align capacity to demand by giving our customers a 7-day census forecast, staffing needs, and discharge automation. But providing accurate forecasts can be difficult at the moment with so much still unknown about COVID-19. Transmission rates, hospitalization rates, whether the virus can be contracted for a second time, patient [...]

By |2020-05-13T18:33:48+00:00April 6th, 2020|

AI in Healthcare Operations – A Year in Review

As we end one year (let alone one decade) and start another, it’s important to look back to understand what we learned throughout the year. Hospital IQ had a successful year where we saw our solutions make a major impact on our customers’ operations. Driving an impact with AI doesn’t happen by simply creating a dashboard or delivering a report [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:41:16+00:00January 7th, 2020|

Pragmatically Flexible Software Development

At Hospital IQ, we use input from various sources to inform how we develop our software platform — market research, competitive analysis, and feedback from users, among others. Our development timelines have always been rapid, even as we’ve grown and added additional layers of process over time. Even so, based on priorities, some requested features can take a relatively long [...]

By |2019-11-21T19:03:32+00:00November 20th, 2019|
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