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A Purposeful Approach To Growth 2.0

Mar 10th, 2020

For several reasons, it’s incredibly fitting that my first communication here as emids’ chief strategy and growth officer is to elaborate on news we shared today regarding the formation of a new partnership with the BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (the Blue Venture Fund). I was initially drawn to emids after coming across its announcement last […]

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Breaking the Barriers of Digital Transformation

Feb 17th, 2020

There’s no one-size-fits-all framework for digital transformation. Organizations face a wide variety of barriers blocking the adoption of digital tools and capabilities. It’s a work in progress for even the most successful companies. Each year at our annual Healthcare Summit we have been fortunate to attract some of the best and most-forward thinkers from inside […]

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Begin with the End in Mind

Dec 6th, 2019

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for chief information officers (CIO) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care throughout the communities they serve.   I recently […]

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Summit 2019

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Making Digital Doable

Nov 15th, 2019

Insights from our 2019 healthcare summit where there was a wealth of discussion and debate around what we consider the five core components organizations must master in order to succeed in the current climate.

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Convergence: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Nov 7th, 2019

Previous blogs have explored different aspects of consumerism, the driving force behind the shift from volume to value-based care. The success of new delivery models built to improve patient experience and satisfaction would not be possible without collaboration across healthcare’s verticals.  That’s why it’s fitting that for our final post in our Series on Simple, […]

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Data

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Digging Into Data

Oct 25th, 2019

The amount of healthcare data that exists has grown tremendously over the past 20 plus years due to the emergence of big data, and while its potential is seemingly limitless, data is useless if it’s not actionable. This begs the question: where do we, as an industry, begin?  Data is a critical tool for healthcare […]

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Information Mining in the Treasure Valley

Oct 24th, 2019

I recently attended the BCBS IMS Symposium in Boise, Idaho. The theme of this year’s conference, “Information Mining in the Treasure Valley,” centered around how every healthcare organization has their own “treasure” (data) to manage in their specific “valley,” or area of impact, be it across their membership, provider networks or internal operations. The conference […]

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Realizing the Power of Information and Technology in Catalyzing Change

Oct 23rd, 2019

We recently observed U.S. National Health IT Week (NHIT), a nationwide action week focused on catalyzing change celebrating the power of information and technology to reform our health system. In the shadow of this event was the ideal time for Armand Morrison, Vice President at emids, and John Carrigg, President and CEO at United Health […]

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Consumer Experience

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Enhancing Patient Experience

Oct 17th, 2019

Health and wellness are inextricable and of increasing importance, evidenced by the explosion of the wellness industry into a multi trillion-dollar market. Americans’ interest and willingness to invest in their well-being has been met by the creation of an overwhelming number of companies and products that enable individuals to achieve better overall wellness. At the […]

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Design Thinking

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Design Thinking: Just a Little of That Human Touch

Sep 25th, 2019

Traditionally, healthcare organizations have viewed their patient populations as just that – a singular group that was, for the most part, uniformly interacted with. Over the past two decades, growing consumerism in healthcare has necessitated a shift in that antiquated mentality. Addressing patients as individuals with unique circumstances, needs and preferences is status quo as […]

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