Good news for patients and healthcare IT companies alike: A report released yesterday from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) ties specific health IT tools to improved health outcomes (via iHealthBeat).
The report gets into the details of 24 of AHRQ’s funded projects’ shared goals of:
- Improving care quality through clinician use of health IT
- Using health IT to create patient-centered care
- Measuring quality with health IT
- Enabling “ambulatory care patient safety proactive risk assessments”
The Ambulatory Safety and Quality Grant program has since 2006 put $25.8 million towards innovative programs that will link physicians’ electronic health record systems with community data exchanges.… Read the rest
Every month at company meetings, a handful of Fathomers are recognized in front of the group for extraordinary manifestations of our four core values (“everyone a leader,” “be the consigliere,” “make order from chaos,” “the gun will be there”). This space immortalizes their accomplishments for the world to see. I hereby present the 19th edition of Core Value Stories:
- Everyone a Leader, Kelly Krasuna (pictured, right) — For recently doing a wonderful job identifying new strategies for clients and finding answers to complex questions.
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The question: “Should I be worried if a couple of sites that I don’t want to be associated with are linking to me?”
Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, addressed this common question last week with the short video below.
Like Cutts said in his video, it’s important to take all of the appropriate steps to remove low-quality links, including reaching out to the site directly. If you still aren’t able to get the site to remove the links, you need to disavow these links.… Read the rest
Who knew presentations could become a source of leads for your company? If you aren’t currently using SlideShare for lead generation, it’s about time you consider joining the largest social “content” network. When it comes to creating content, lead generation is the most important goal for B2B marketers, according to the study we mentioned in our previous blog post. If you need more convincing, check out 5 reasons why SlideShare should be a part of your lead generation strategy:… Read the rest
1) SlideShare presentations show up in the SERPs.
Physicians are busy people working in a highly fluctuating climate. A recent study— the Wolters Kluwer Health 2013 Physician Outlook Survey (PDF) by Ipsos—shows more than 8 in 10 physicians are challenged by the following:
- Spending more time with patients
- Keeping up with the latest research
- Navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Additionally, 77% report being challenged by using healthcare IT in their practices. Among the greatest things independent software vendors (ISVs) can do for healthcare providers is to alleviate these problems.… Read the rest