By Amber Molina

     EHR adoption has been a long and arduous process, but there are simple solutions that could illuminate the light at the end of the tunnel. In a recent article entitled, "Why should business intelligence accompany EHR adoption?" Dr. Kyle Murphy ruminates about the possible relationship between business intelligence and EHRs. According to Dr.Murphy it is true that "over the past several months, the consultancy has received requests from hospitals and physician practices demonstrating the need for healthcare analytics in the form of business intelligence to streamline both clinical and financial workflows." It is clear the healthcare organizations are trying to find ways to stay competitive in this ever changing healthcare industry. 

     Part of  this switch in the healthcare industry is a transition from fee-for-service models to a pay-for-performance model. Dr. Murphy goes on to say that because of this switch to pay for performance models requires that "healthcare organizations and providers have deeper knowledge of the care their patients are receiving, clinical information which is too often stored in disparate EHR and health IT systems." In other words, there is a lot of information that needs to be accessed, but it is stored in different systems. This makes it tough for workers to extract the right data efficiently. Sheri Stoltenberg, founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, believes the solution to this problem is that "hospitals and physician practices should consider looking outside their four walls for expertise in managing these and other wide reaching projects."

    hc1.com is a company built on the idea of Healthcare Relationship Management in order to help health systems and laboratories find a way to organize all their data into one bucket. Not only does hc1.com offer a CRM built specifically for the Healthcare industry, but there is also a Healthcare BI component. This BI component offers Healthcare insights and alerts that will enable healthcare organizations to realize where they can improve, as well as where they are doing well. This concept of Healthcare Relationship Management is a methodology that Healthcare organizations will look towards as the Healthcare industry continues to evolve.

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