Healthcare Providers

The challenges and pressure to attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2 by 2015 is officially on. However, healthcare reform is only one amongst many key drivers transforming hospitals from both a clinical and financial perspective. The confluence of prevailing strategy, available technology, fierce competition and government regulation have combined for what represents a watershed moment for the industry.

Successfully implementing and optimizing an organization’s healthcare IT (HCIT) eco-system brings great promise in terms of the future efficiency and quality of delivering healthcare. It also represents new territory for the majority of healthcare providers. These significant initiatives require a much more comprehensive strategy and approach in terms of planning, use of partners, process improvement and resource allocation and management. From data management and real-time analytics, to process mapping and change management, to the technical implementation and integration of the various third-party software solutions, these initiatives require the use of partners that bring to bear both the technical and clinical skills and experiences that your staff may not have.

For more than 15 years, the Stowe Group leadership team has been working with a number of the country’s largest hospitals and IDN’s successfully planning, implementing and integrating HCIT solutions. We’ve also worked in close partnership with 8 of the top 10 healthcare technology vendors, extending their capacity and increasing the depth and breadth of their capabilities, in order to accelerate implementations and improve customer adoption.

Common Challenges facing Our Clients Include

  • Improving the quality of Care
  • Implementing EMR, lab, and imaging solutions
  • Managing complex system integrations due to HIE and ACO initiatives
  • Adopting new technologies
  • Workforce shortages
  • Improving revenue cycle workflow to achieve cost efficiencies
  • Elimination silos of data to enable real-time data analysis
  • Coordinating care to improve population health

Typical projects

  • Implementing or expanding EMR or enterprise hospital information systems
  • Implementing and upgrading RIS/PACS systems
  • ICD-10 enablement and compliance
  • Meaningful use attestation
  • Enterprise business intelligence and data analytics
  • Clinical decision support
  • Computerized physician order entry
  • Electronic review of results
  • E-prescribing
  • Implementing pharmacy management systems
  • Bedside barcoding for prescription
  • Bedside charting systems for point of care monitoring

Skills and Capabilities

  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis (clinical, financial, revenue cycle)
  • Site Evaluations
  • Workflow & Process Improvement
  • Architecture/Design
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • Integration (HL7, DICOM)
  • Data Migration
  • Training and post-implementation support