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Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH Joins Prista Corporation as Chief Medical Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH Joins Prista Corporation as Chief Medical Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Ragusa brings over 15 years of experience in leadership and executive management to Prista’s growth, business development, and strategy Prista Corporation, an industry leader in clinical intelligence software for healthcare quality-safety improvement, is proud to announce that Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH has joined the executive team as Chief ...
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3 Reasons Why “Designed by Clinicians” is Not Going to Save Healthcare IT

3 Reasons Why “Designed by Clinicians” is Not Going to Save Healthcare IT

A recent article in Medical Economics, “The Promise of Next Generation EHRs” was an interesting read.  It got me thinking, and there were a few parts of the article that left me uneasy, given the challenges in healthcare today. First, the article cited reports that point to software as the primary ...
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Performance Improvement in Healthcare White Paper Released By Prista Corporation

Performance Improvement: The Hidden Link to Creating a Culture of Clinical Performance” is available now for download from www.PristaCorp.com Healthcare providers are focused on delivering care. That means always seeking better ways to improve patient outcomes, make reporting easier, and meet financial goals. It’s a big job that never ...
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On the Road to Recovery – Using Comprehensive Healthcare Event Reporting to Reduce Medical Errors

On the Road to Recovery – Using Comprehensive Healthcare Event Reporting to Reduce Medical Errors

In March 2019, a Tennessee woman filed suit against Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center, claiming surgeons operated on her wrong kidney. As a result, the patient had to have a second surgery to correct the mistake, and she now needs dialysis for life. While this case was both rare and ...
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Losing Focus on Value in Value-Based Purchasing

Losing Focus on Value in Value-Based Purchasing

When it comes to discussions about healthcare reimbursement and costs, “Value-Based Purchasing” is a term that gets thrown around quite a bit these days. In fact, many experts say it’s going to be the future for healthcare organizations. Due to its growing use in hospitals and regional clinics, Value-Based Purchasing ...
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Intuitive Tools for Better Patient Care

Intuitive Tools for Better Patient Care

Healthcare has too many moving parts. It’s a common cry in the industry, especially for healthcare quality and safety professionals. In January 2019, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) polled a group of members embarking on a large-scale project to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. When asked what aspects of ...
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Role-Appropriate Participation for Everyone in the Clinical Realm

Role-Appropriate Participation for Everyone in the Clinical Realm

How enabled is your team? Does it matter? The answer to the second question is “Yes”. But how do you enable employees at all levels of a healthcare organization to make a positive impact on the quality-safety of patients and participate in performance improvement in meaningful ways? Prista’s ActionCue Clinical ...
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The Value of Actionable Insight in Healthcare Organizations

The Value of Actionable Insight in Healthcare Organizations

One of the most valuable skills in today’s workforce is an ability to take all of the data that technology allows us to collect and to make sense of it in meaningful and actionable ways. ...
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Beyond Reporting to Collaborative Management Facilitation

Beyond Reporting to Collaborative Management Facilitation

Have healthcare IT tools successfully improved the ability of organizations to provide exceptional patient care? Our application designers, with expertise in technology, learning psychology and perceptive science,  have listened intently to hundreds of healthcare leaders describe their experiences with numerous healthcare IT products. This research led us to identify several ...
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Improving Healthcare in Rural Communities

Improving Healthcare in Rural Communities

Rural communities in the United States are facing dangerous changes in the healthcare available to them. The financial realities for full-service hospitals with a relatively small number of beds in small communities mean that enormous trade-offs will be made, just to ensure that the hospital in some form can survive. ...
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Reducing Preventable Errors Requires a Sustained Shift in Processes and Culture

Reducing Preventable Errors Requires a Sustained Shift in Processes and Culture

Preventable medical errors are a serious issue in healthcare and are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in the US, behind cancer and heart disease. The issue has garnered more attention within recent years, and for good reason, as according to a Mayo Clinic study, 8.9% of ...
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Driving Efficiency at All Levels: Organization, User, Provider

Driving Efficiency at All Levels: Organization, User, Provider

Everyone knows time is money, and healthcare consumes too much money. Therefore, it stands to reason that a major objective for hospitals and healthcare systems should be to save time and resources at all levels of the organization and throughout the supply chain. There are several facets to the drive ...
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