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The New World of Population Health - How to get to good… and then beyond to great

Learn what separates Population Health programs producing results from the others.

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Mobile Solutions for Improving the Patient Experience – Managing Wait Times

Can mobile health solutions enhance patient satisfaction with wait times?

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Start Driving Value from your EHR with Real World Lessons Learned

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

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A personal story that reveals just how powerful the impact of Healthcare IT can be to patients and their families.

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

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

Gain insight on roles a CIO can play during M&A's to drive toward achieving synergy.

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

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

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

Bylined article outlines key actions executives should consider in light of new ICD-10 timeline.

Article published in "Healthcare Informatics" outlines a pragmatic approach to filling in MU attestation gaps and earning incentives.

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

A look at the key steps required to complete a security risk analysis and achieve the Meaningful Use security core measure.

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

A review of the three types of provider-centric Personal Health Records (PHRs) and the pros and cons of each approach.

An examination of the technology issues facing executives undertaking hospital construction.


While MU best practices are straightforward, some are often forgotten

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

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

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

Aspen principal Dan Coate provides insight that leadership is key to driving value from investments in technology.

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

Bylined article shares 7 tips for implementing an EMR in specialty clinics.

A look at the challenges of and best practices for implementing an EMR in behavioral health.

Article published in "Inside Healthcare" examines EMR clinician adoption best practices.

A look at different dress rehearsal approaches, the key considerations for planning and implementation, and the frequently asked questions.

A review of the benefits of user provisioning, alternative implementation approaches, and key implementation considerations.

A look at the iPad in healthcare in terms of form factor, usability, and current and future compatibility options for EMR software.

A look at the obstacles, technology trends, and best practices for SSO and patient context.

An analysis of the benefits and risks of using cloud computing in healthcare organizations, hospitals, and integrated delivery networks.


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

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

Aspen helps Baystate transform ambulatory care by focusing on EHR value realization

JHIM article "Got Data? Got Governance?" shares a framework for a data governance maturity model.

Aspen's Dr. Mark Van Kooy's "CHIME CIO Connection" article discusses enhancing the productivity of the CIO-CMIO relationship.

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

Bylined article outlines 10 key success factors for integrating biomedical devices with the EMR.

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

A framework for tighter integration between the business, caregivers, and IT.

Best practices for project management, PMO, and IT governance for delivering projects on time and within budget.