Key Functions to Consider When Looking for a Health IT System

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Selecting a health IT system can be overwhelming due to the number of systems available, as well as the plethora of new features and functions to…


The Emotional Intelligence Advantage

Jeff Frater, RN, BSN I’ve been thinking about emotional intelligence lately. If you’re not familiar with the term, emotional intelligence (abbreviated either EI or EQ) is the awareness of your…


Leveraging Care Management Software for Medicaid

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Medicaid Programs are in the spotlight as the United States moves forward with a myriad of health care reform initiatives. As a result, health…


Exploring How Technology Can Support Patient Engagement Strategies

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Care managers are an integral part of managing a patient’s health—ensuring patients adhere to their care plans, providing advice and information…


Risk Assessment Tools for Population Health

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President As the role of case management in patient care continues to strengthen, especially as health care reform initiatives take effect, more emphasis…


The Information Technology Factor in Healthcare

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Over the past six years, a dynamic team of experts in the care management field teamed up to research how health information technology (IT)…


Data Analytics: A Critical Tool

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Immediate and ongoing analysis of data is an essential aspect of any organization today. In the past, organizations relied upon weekly or monthly…


Transforming Patient Communication in Healthcare

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President I recently reviewed Trend Report #2 from the 2012 Health Information Technology Survey [i].   This report, entitled “Communications & Social Media”…