Dream Box Vault

Finding a Balance to Provide the Best Population Health Management

Management of any concept or organization can't be fulfilled without a balance between different components that make up the whole. The same applies to the management of a population's health. More accurately, it could be said that the delivery of healthcare within a given community or population is managed to more precisely help . . .

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April 02, 2015

What is Late-Binding?

Many individuals that don't work heavily in the IT realm may not understand some of the specifics or benefits when talking about a late-binding process, especially compared to early-binding techniques. It is also very easy to be overwhelmed with terminology and lingo that is both unfamiliar and overwhelming, however this doesn't have . . .

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March 11, 2015

Health Data Management

Health data management means just what it sounds like. It is the act of literally managing all the data that healthcare organizations hold – medical charts, x-rays, MRIs, electronic medical records, patient interview forms, etc. Health Data Management is important to keep a hospital or other healthcare organization running efficiently.

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February 21, 2015

The Importance of Risk Stratification

Risk stratification is or should be a high priority action item in all healthcare organizations right now. Risk stratification is the process of classifying patients based on their personal statistics, as well as their symptoms, past hospitalizations, and many other factors.

Risk stratification is used to predict, prioritize and . . .

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February 06, 2015

Dream Box Vault

A Productive Guide to Population Health Management

Has the Future of Healthcare Hit its Plateau?

When you walk into a doctor's office, clinic or hospital, it may not feel like there have been any significant changes. In fact, many aspects within the healthcare system feel like they move at a snail's pace. However, an evolution has made its way through the underbelly of the . . .

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January 21, 2015

Health Quality Improvement

In some of the early years of medical practice, it wasn't uncommon but more often widely accepted, that a bloody surgical coat signified the efficiency and well practiced background of a doctor. Many doctors would refuse to wash or replace this "lucky" coat in hopes that their success would continue. In modern times, we would be . . .

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December 04, 2014

Just What Is An ACO?

Accountable Care Organizations for the Layperson

An Accountable Care Organization is a new model of providing healthcare. ACOs are becoming more popular because they might improve patient care and simultaneously reduce health-care costs. Under the old "per service" model of healthcare, the patient is primarily cared for by one personal physician and pays per service rendered. In . . .

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August 18, 2014