Singing River case study
Singing River case study
This case study shares how Singing River Health System followed a proven, repeatable process to smoothly implement its health IT solution, and used it to improve the patient experience.
Krames On FHIR Savings calculator
Curious to see the value that Krames On FHIR can bring to your patient education workflows? Visit our interactive tool to estimate the time savings potential for your IT and clinical teams.
On February 15, 2022
January marked National Blood Donor Month with somber news. The U.S. is facing the worst national blood shortage in over a decade. The American Red Cross reports a 10% decrease in blood and platelet donations since the start of the pandemic.1 Despite the continuing strain on health care caused by COVID-19, there still is a need to treat people who are in accidents, those who are seriously ill, and people with blood disorders like cancer. All types of blood are needed now. O positive, O...
On February 14, 2022
Cultivating a solid patient base is a primary goal for medical practices and health systems across the country. This requires both great patient acquisition and patient retention strategies. Although related, these strategies require different approaches when it comes to marketing.
On January 14, 2022
The health care industry started its work towards true interoperability in 2009 as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act was established to enable access to a patient’s comprehensive health history, improve the workflow of health care providers and payers, and empower patients to manage their health.
On August 31, 2021
Are you a health care provider looking to improve patient engagement and clinical workflow to drive better health outcomes? Is data interoperability holding you back from fully adopting a value-based care model? If so, you’re not alone. More than 70 percent of health care financial executives say that data interoperability must improve within the next three years to ensure the success of value-based care.
On July 12, 2021
Whether it’s in our personal or professional lives, digital technologies are boosting productivity, efficiency, and convenience. It’s especially true in health care where digitization—accelerated by the COVID-19 outbreak—is no longer a differentiator for health care organizations. Patients expect clinicians to adopt and embrace digital capabilities to deliver high-quality, connected, patient-centric care.
On January 27, 2021
Picture yourself racing to reach an important external meeting in an unfamiliar location. You enter the address into your navigation app, counting on it to lead the way, only to hear it respond: “I’m not actually sure how to get there. Let me talk to my colleagues and get back to you soon.”
On January 7, 2021
From the onset of the coronavirus pandemic to the aftermath of the presidential election, 2020 delivered several unprecedented events that underscored the importance of timely access to accurate, verifiable information.
On January 7, 2021
I recently had to replace my smartphone. At the store, I spoke to the salesperson who told me about all of the new camera features—lens, pixels, etc. Externally, I was nodding and smiling. Internally, I kept thinking, “I just want to take pictures of my kids and dog.”
On September 24, 2020
Each five-point increase in hospital rating scores is associated with a 1% increase in net profit margin.1 Better patient experiences often mean better health outcomes. And it’s as good for business as it is for patients, resulting in improved safety, technical quality, length of stay, readmission rates, and scores. And yet another benefit? You’ll likely see improved employee engagement and satisfaction, resulting in reduced turnover.
On July 22, 2020
Health care providers are looking to telehealth platforms to see patients and deliver care now much more than ever. In fact, only 25% of patients had used telehealth services prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but 59% say they’re more likely to use telemedicine than they were previously and 33% would even leave their current physician for a provider who offers it.1 What’s more, the technology could help practices avoid closure as business slows.2
On June 1, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, your IT teams are standing stoically behind the front lines, maintaining the systems and technologies that keep your operations strong. But they’ve been stretched thin. How—especially with the ongoing overload of new COVID content—can they find the time and resources to manage the patient education content updates too?
On February 5, 2020
By Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell We continue to receive new information and updates on 2019-nCoV—commonly known as Coronavirus—as public health officials work to determine the exact source of the virus and how it is spreading.
On January 21, 2020
By Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell Preventable illnesses like flu and pneumonia are very costly—causing unneeded health care expenses, lost work and school days, and poor productivity. Chronic conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes are even more costly, with more than half of American adults experiencing at least one chronic condition.
On December 10, 2019
More than 100 million U.S. adults have diabetes or prediabetes, a condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years if left untreated.
On July 18, 2019
Our Krames On FHIR® application, fueled by SMART on FHIR® technologies, is catching. That’s because it integrates directly into EHR systems and seamlessly into clinical workflows, so staff can access multiple applications through one source.
On June 27, 2019
Your organization has invested significant time and money into purchasing, implementing, and updating health care IT solutions to improve patient care. But you might still be seeing a gap in patient engagement—which can impact your HCAHPS scores.
On June 18, 2019
At last year’s HL7® FHIR® DevDays conference, I saw firsthand how SMART on FHIR® technologies were catching on. Now, just a year later, they’re spreading like wildfire.
On November 6, 2018
Krames is a health empowerment company that enables populations to improve health outcomes—whether they’re patients, employees, or simply people who want to live healthier, happier lives. FHIR is spreading.
1 Heath S. Moving beyond the portal with patient engagement technologies. Patient Engagement HIT. October 5, 2018. https://patientengagementhit.com/features/moving-beyond-the-portal-with-patient-engagementtechnologies. Accessed July 30, 2019.
2 Heath S. Patient access to health data, portal access surges to 92%. July 15, 2016. Patient Engagement HIT. https://patientengagementhit.com/news/patient-access-to-health-data-portal-access-surges-to-92. Accessed April 18, 2019.