November 15, 2018

Does everyone need big data? No. Very few can afford big data.  It’s expensive, messy and hard to explore.

The promise of big data and artificial intelligence is enticing, to be sure. But many gloss over the most important task: compiling and prepping the data so the gr...

July 16, 2018

Today more than ever, healthcare has an increased focus on big data, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.  While these shiny objects may have some promise now and in the future, they are generally expensive, time-consuming and may or may not affect change...

June 29, 2018

What good is great technology if you can’t see how it’s impacting your bottom line?

That was the question a software firm asked recently when they came to us for insights. This company’s clients were thrilled with the capabilities the current platform offered, specifica...

June 25, 2018

There is an entire population in turmoil. You’re aware, of course, that opioids are out of control; but did you know that in 15-month period between July 2016 and September 2017, 16 states reported a 35% increase in ED visits for suspected overdoses?

Emergency departmen...

June 18, 2018

A new collaboration spearheaded by WakeMed Health & Hospitals was announced this past week. Through partnership with Blaze Advisors, a specialist in developing Accountable Communities of Health, the Network for Advancing Behavioral Health (NABH) combines coordinated ca...

April 23, 2018

IN 2017, OUR CLIENT TREATED 180,332 PATIENTS IN THEIR EDS ACROSS 282,591 VISITS.  
 

SLIGHTLY OVER 90,000 OF THOSE PATIENTS HAD DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE IN THEIR MEDICAL RECORD OF A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (BH) DISORDER WITH A THIRD OF THESE PATIENTS (36,173) PRESENTING WITH A HIS...

March 30, 2018

Today, more than ever, healthcare has an increased focus/love on big data, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.  While these shiny objects may have some promise now and in the future, they are generally expensive, time-consuming and may or may not affect c...

December 28, 2017

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2017.  The holiday season is always a great time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and reflect on all that has been done.  Certainly there is still much to do, but our passion to improve health care w...

December 2, 2017

In part one of this series, I proposed the value of a clinical trials partner in the move to accountable care, providing benefits to all stakeholders in health care, especially patients.  In part two, I’ll share the key elements of success for doing so. Having a clinic...

November 15, 2017

As our "Meet the Team" series continues, this week you get to meet our Senior Vice President, Leslie Barden. A "go getter," Leslie brands herself as a "strategic implementer." Read below to see how that attribute has led her down a path of many rewarding projects and c...

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