White Papers

Plan the Work, then Work the Process

Learn leading practices that innovative organizations have used to manage the transition from planning to doing while keeping the momentum going.

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IT’s Role in Enterprise Strategy

Can IT redefine the industry, provide first-mover capabilities, and differentiate in terms of delivery, outcomes, and profitability?

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Change Leadership - Don't Forget the A (Acceptance)

Any important effort – and especially EHR value and benefits realization initiatives – should include change management interventions.

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Performance Improvement

JHIM article discusses the importance of a closed-loop benefits assessment as part of IT governance.

Gain insight on roles a CIO can play during mergers and acquisitions to drive toward achieving synergy and the strategic purpose of the transaction.

IT governance remains one of the biggest challenges in healthcare IS. This paper discusses the keys to successful IT governance.

A business case for implementing SSO based on Virtua's multi-hospital Identify Management Implementation

Discover the unwritten rule of physician leaders in IT governance and how the formal role of the CMIO is changing.

EHR Value Realization

While EHR benefits are achievable, not all health systems are achieving them. Article outlines that EHR value derives from process change, not automation.

Whether your EHR is being implemented now, is newly installed, or is a mature system, you can increase the value of this significant investment.

While implementation of an EHR establishes bedrock functionality, it is challenging to optimize processes to realize the true value.

Successfully implementing an EHR needs to be a bit more like retirement planning than planning a family vacation.

Published in “Trustee” this paper describes a new physician engagement approach, the rapid-cycle decision-making model.

From Volume to Value

Learn what separates population health programs producing results from the others and a model for defining your roadmap.

Determining your roadmap for value-based care? Learn the challenges, a pragmatic approach and case study results.

Considering your approach to population health management? Learn more about one approach and the technology to support it.

A framework for IT executives to support the culture of “accountable care” by expediting change.

A strong CIO and CMIO partnership is essential for positioning for effective delivery of value-based care.

Data and Analytics

JHIM article outlines the importance of data governance and shares a framework for a maturity model.

Learn how other healthcare organizations are achieving a return on investment on Business Intelligence.

There are more and more articles and studies on the importance of information or data governance for hospitals and health systems. AHIMA has also issued its “Information Governance Principles for Healthcare.” So, what is the difference?

The Connected Community

Learn the top considerations for developing and deploying a successful MU 2 portal strategy.

Can mobile health solutions enhance patient satisfaction with wait times?

Aspen Advisors’ principal Jody Cervenak authors article on transforming the patient's online experience, included in this month's CHIME's CIO Connection.

Co-authored article outlines 5 key considerations for extending an EHR to independent hospitals and clinics.

Get insight into how to leverage mobile to meet the Meaningful Use patient access and engagement requirements.

The Future Revenue Cycle

On the fence about making a rev cycle technology upgrade? Learn from several hospital and health systems that have chosen to upgrade.

Article outlines key considerations for selecting and implementing Computer-Assisted Coding.

CHIME's "CIO Connection" feature highlights Aspen's work with East Jefferson General Hospital to program manage and execute on ICD-10 implementation plan.