SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corp., a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions, announced today that "High-Performance Healthcare: Gateway to Accountable Care," a new white paper revealing how healthcare organizations (HCOs) can pave an efficient path to accountable care, will be released at the HIMSS Annual Conference, Feb. 20-24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Healthcare professionals can access the paper online at http://www.carefx.com/himss11 and at the Carefx booth (#4543).
"As HCOs grapple with how to achieve accountable care, they're eager to find tools and strategies to improve clinical, financial and operational performance," said Andrew Hurd, Chairman and CEO of Carefx. "We hope that 'High-Performance Healthcare' will help by offering a possible roadmap to stellar performance, accountable care, medical home and stage two meaningful use."
"High Performance" explores six strategic recommendations for high-performing HCOs, including:
- Align performance measurement, monitoring and management with strategy
- Make information available to all parties
- Deliver transparency; insist on accountability
- Operate with a "single source of truth"
- Take action on insights
- Engage patients with information, insight and point-of-care conversation
The white paper also includes practical implementation and communication strategies, as well as a tool that allows HCOs to evaluate their level of maturity along varied dimensions of high-performance.
"High Performance" draws on the expertise of industry experts including: Lynne A. Dunbrack, Program Director for Connected Health IT, IDC Health Insights; Barry Runyon, Research Vice President, Gartner; Jody Hoffer Gittell, author of "High-Performance Healthcare: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve Quality, Efficiency and Reliance"; Eric Leader, Vice President, Technology Architecture, Carefx; and Howard Dresner, author of "Profiles in Performance: Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change."
Carefx will demonstrate its Fusionfx suite of Information Access & Integration, Clinical Workflow Management and Performance Improvement & Management solutions at booth #4543, throughout the HIMSS conference. Private demonstrations can be scheduled at www.carefx.com/HIMSS11.
In addition, Carefx customers will address high-performance during two conference sessions:
HIMSS Educational Sessions
Monday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m., Room 311E
HIE-Based e-Referral Management Portal Yields Bottom-Line Benefits and HIE Sustainment
Dan Newman, MD, CMIO of Boston Medical Center
Plugged into an HIE, Boston Medical Center's automated referral management system has improved physician alignment, enhanced network outreach, generated sustainable revenues, and contributed to the fulfillment of meaningful use, medical home and accountable care requirements.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m., Room 330D
Driving High Quality and Low Cost with Business Intelligence
Adam Fogelman, senior IT executive for Cleveland Clinic Health System
Tom Wadsworth, Principal, Business Intelligence, Carefx
Discover how the Cleveland Clinic became an international leader in applying Business Intelligence (BI) to unlock transaction information and accelerate financial, operational and clinical performance improvement and how its insights are transforming HCOs across the country.
About Carefx Corporation
Carefx supports healthcare organizations in achieving their vision of advancing the quality and safety of patient care delivery through its Fusionfx suite of interoperable workflow and analytics solutions. Fusionfx streamlines and simplifies clinical and business workflow and connects care providers to the information they need – where, when, and how they need it. By managing care transitions and information gaps between diverse systems, departments and facilities, Fusionfx delivers crucial patient information with speed, efficiency and logic. Carefx supports more than 700 hospitals, health systems, regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) across North America and Europe.
SOURCE Carefx Corp.