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The progression of unplanned care: Past, present and an interoperable future
June 27, 2016
The unplanned care market has experienced exponential growth over the last five years. It's estimated there are now more than 500 freestanding emergency centers (FSEC) in the U.S., and approximately 9,300 walk-in....

How Do We Level The HIT Playing Field? HAYES Management Consulting - T-System Inc.
June 8, 2016
For those of us in the healthcare vendor community, that defining statement sets the tone for the future interaction between organizations. Slavitt was also clear that achieving interoperability means “leveling the technology playing field”...

XtreMed integrates radiology solution with T-System's EDIS at Neighbors Emergency Center
March 28, 2016
XtreMed, a turnkey medical imaging provider today announced successful integration of their Harmonious Radiology Solution with T-System’s emergency department information system (EDIS) at Neighbors Emergency Center...

XtreMed integrates radiology solution with T-System's EDIS at Neighbors Emergency Center
March 23, 2016
I’ve worked for over 30 years in healthcare in variable roles, including being on the provider side in academic, not-for-profit, and for-profit medicine. I’ve held a number of leadership roles companies including Accenture, GE Healthcare...

XtreMed integrates radiology solution with T-System's EDIS at Neighbors Emergency Center
March 15, 2016
Dr. Robert Hitchcock will work on a cross-functional team that delivers innovative solutions designed to improve clinical outcomes in emergency and urgent care.

People on the Move in Dallas - Robin Shannon, RN, MN, MBA
March 02, 2016
Dr. Joseph Pocreva, an Air Force Colonel, thought that running a medical evacuation operation in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake would be good experience for whatever assignment that would follow in his career...

People on the Move in Dallas - Robin Shannon, RN, MN, MBA
February 29, 2016
Robin Shannon will work on a cross-functional team that delivers innovative solutions designed to improve clinical outcomes in emergency and urgent care.

A Physician’s Perspective on Meaningful Use
December 02, 2015
Actionable data is a necessity in today's healthcare environment, yet the wealth of information that is collected through electronic health records is often underutilized and overlooked.

A Physician’s Perspective on Meaningful Use
November 02, 2015
In this article Robin Shannon, RN, MN, MBA discusses smart processes for urgent care centers that drive collaboration and success. The article originally appeared in the January 21, 2016 edition of UCAccess.
A Physician’s Perspective on Meaningful Use
November 02, 2015
There are only two enduring outcomes from a clinical encounter: The impact on the patient's health and the documentation of the event.
A Physician’s Perspective on Meaningful Use
October 26, 2015
Joseph Pocreva, MD is an emergency physician at Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS.
A Physician’s Perspective on Meaningful Use
September 25, 2015
ICD-10 has been a coding conversation. I think it needs to be a documentation conversation.
Leader to leader tip: How to motivate your team
September 9, 2015
While leading a hospital or health system can be an incredibly rewarding role, leaders must constantly work to keep their employees engaged, while also maintaining a high level of motivation themselves.
A Physician’s Perspective on Meaningful Use
September 1, 2015
Dr. Hitchcock provides insight on what to do when meaningful use causes meaningful decline.
T-System CEO, Roger Davis is chosen for Becker’s list of 21 Health IT Leaders to Know
August 03, 2015
Health IT is a burgeoning industry, with thought leaders emerging in all aspects of digital health.
Hank Hikspoors, People On The Move
July 13, 2015
As Chief Technology Officer, Hikspoors will drive the technological development for T-System’s documentation and coding solutions for episodic care settings, including emergency departments, freestanding emergency centers and urgent care centers.
How is Interoperability Critical to Healthcare Innovation?
July 6, 2015
The driving force behind everything we do in healthcare should be improving patient outcomes. Every advancement in healthcare over the past few decades is the result of an innovation that somehow improved an outcome for a patient or group of patients.
10 Steps to Master Care Transitions
June 8, 2015
Use these guidelines to ensure care coordination and discharge plans are effective, timely and appropriate to each patient’s needs
Why Documentation Matters In Urgent Care: 3 Considerations
June 3, 2015
It’s an exciting time to be involved in urgent care: we’re operating at the precipice of consumer-driven healthcare and leading the way in tailored health services.
New Digital Documentation Technology From T-System
May 26, 2015
T-System has introduced T Sheets Digital, which represents the company’s next generation of episodic care documentation for urgent care centers.
The New Politics of Meaningful Use
May 2015
"The rules are becoming more stringent on the vendors themselves," said Robert Hitchcock, MD, vice president and CMIO of Dallas-based EHR vendor T-System, which specializes in technology for emergency medicine.
How an EHR failure could happen to you
April 6, 2015
A recent draft bill circulated by Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas outlines a roadmap for achieving EHR interoperability, including an advisory committee that will establish interoperability standards.
How an EHR failure could happen to you
March 2015
What impact do you think the HITECH Act of 2009 has had on today’s proliferation of healthcare technology and innovation?
How an EHR failure could happen to you
March 20, 2015
We need to be driving towards patient-centered healthcare and the only way we’re going to get there is through true interoperability.
How an EHR failure could happen to you
March 12, 2015
Two recent outages suggest system failures are more common than expected.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Appear Underused
March 10, 2015
With the increasing use of opioid analgesics has come public health concerns associated with the misuse and abuse of these drugs. States have developed prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to help identify and deter opioid abuse, but they are not always used.
Planning is Key to Maximizing Next Wave of EHR Tools
February 16, 2015
While healthcare providers large and small continue to make expanded use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) tools, the vast majority—96%—believes that their technology infrastructure is ill prepared for the next iteration of EHR functionality.
Urgent care providers: Tips for a severe flu season
January 6, 2015
Urgent care providers are preparing for the onslaught of patients as the flu season reaches its peak — and recent news indicates that we could be in for the worst flu season in quite some time.
Becker's Hospital Review
October 16, 2014
Emergency care at children's hospitals has unique complexities from the front door to billing, which can create revenue challenges. Understanding and identifying these unique differences can help tighten up processes and ensure optimal reimbursement.
19 more surprises from meaningful use attestation data
October 15, 2014
CMS meaningful use attestation data set reveals 19 more surprises after Cerner buys Siemens' health IT division and ONC discontinued "complete EHR."
ICD-10 watch
October 15, 2014
In my last article on ICD10 Watch, I discussed the idea of continuing the implementation of ICD-10-ready documentation systems.
T-System CFO Steve Armond is quoted in CFO.com
October 10, 2014
T-System CEO Roger Davis was profiled in the Dallas Business Journal's Who's Who in Healthcare 2014, a list of leaders who are shaking up health care in Dallas-Fort Worth.
From Manitoba to New Delhi — Glimpses of Emergency Care Around the World
September 5, 2014
Emergency Department Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems is coming soon. How can hospitals implement practical strategies to ensure the best patient care possible and achieve optimal scores?
AMN Healthcare
August 14, 2014
Finding ways to reduce ER overcrowding remains an issue. In this article, Dr. Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, weighs in on an ED simulation tool that helps determine possible solutions.
One million by one million blog
May 21, 2014
What does it take to build a healthcare IT company from the ground up? Co-founder Dr. Rob Langdon takes part in an extensive interview about the story behind T-System.
AMN Healthcare
May 19, 2014
Emergency department overuse is a serious issue our nation faces. What technologies offer solutions to this problem? Our own Robin Shannon, RN, is quoted in AMN Healthcare
Becker's Hospital Review
May 9, 2014
What happens when social media and HIPAA collide? T-System's Charlotte Nafziger gives some best practices on how to navigate this issue.
ICD-10 watch
May 1, 2014
Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC, gives clear guidance on the aftermath of the ICD-10 delay. Her advice is to begin documenting for ICD-10 now.
AMN Healthcare
April 28,2014
T-System's Robin Shannon, RN, is extensively quoted in an article on preventable diagnostic errors.
the Journal of Free Standing ED Medicine Logo
March 12, 2014
White paper: Business strategies from site selection to go-live for independent owners.
High-Impact Readmissions I.T.
March 3, 2014
Readmissions are no longer just painful for patients; hospitals are now feeling some acute discomfort thanks to the CMS program launched last year that’s taking a bite out of revenue for unacceptably high 30-day readmission rates.
Rule-making process has begun for Stage 3 of meaningful use
February 27, 2014
T-System CMIO Dr. Robert Hitchcock is extensively quoted in this article that outlines the proposed new objectives for Stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program.
Perspective About Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Stage 3 from Dr. Robert Hitchcock, CMIO of T-System
February 19, 2014
T-System CMIO Dr. Robert Hitchcock discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Meaningful Use and takes a strong stance on the big leap from Stage 2 to Stage 3. He also explains what vendors and physicians need to know to prepare.
HIMSS Asks: What is the Value of Health IT?
February 17, 2014
Robin Shannon, RN, director of performance solutions, T-System Inc., offers her insight, along with other health IT industry experts, on how health IT's goal should be empowering clinicians with information to improve patient outcomes.
From Manitoba to New Delhi — Glimpses of Emergency Care Around the World
February 7, 2014
A very special glimpse of what emergency medicine looks like around the world from our own co-founder and board member, Dr. Rob Langdon, in Becker's Hospital Review.

What should your ICD-10-ready electronic documentation system look like? Hank Hikspoors, MBA, gives some great tips for physicians on this topic.
January 30, 2014
What should your ICD-10-ready electronic documentation system look like? Hank Hikspoors, MBA, gives some great tips for physicians on this topic.
Your checklist for ICD-10 end-to-end testing by T-System Revenue Cycle Business Analyst, Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC
December 17, 2013
Think it's too early for ICD-10 end-to-end testing? It's not, says Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC. Check out her must-see checklist on ICD10Watch.com.
Your checklist for ICD-10 interface testing by T-System Revenue Cycle Business Analyst, Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC
December 5, 2013
Have you migrated to ANSI 5010? Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC, provides a checklist to guide you through ICD-10 interface testing.
7 Considerations for Payer Contracting in Healthcare Reform Era by Tonda Terrell
November 19, 2013
T-System Contract Analyst Tonda Terrell shares her insight on understanding how provider and health insurance carrier contractual relationships will be impacted by health reform, in a guest column in the EDPMA newsletter.
Keep your government hands off my EHR by Dr. Robert Hitchcock
November 17, 2013
In a guest post on KevinMD.com, T-System CMIO Dr. Robert Hitchcock explains how it is the human end-users — doctors and nurses — who need to define the usability of electronic health record (EHR) systems by their acceptance and use of the products.
Top 5 Benefits of Clinical Decision Support in the ED by Dr. Robert Hitchcock

November 7, 2013
T-System CMIO Dr. Robert Hitchcock discusses the benefits of clinical decision support specific to emergency care, including reducing the risk of medical errors and misdiagnosis as well as improving efficiency, in this guest post on PEPID's blog.
What's In Your CDS Content? 5 Must-Have Elements by Dr. Robert Hitchcock
November 7, 2013
Dr. Robert Hitchcock outlines the attributes that clinical content must have, beyond the basics, for it to be great in this Becker's Hospital Review article.
Meaningful Use Updates and Strategies with Dr. Robert Hitchcock
November 5, 2013
CMIO Dr. Robert Hitchcock is now on HealthcareNOWradio.com. T-System webinars featuring Dr. Hitchcock will be frequently featured on the "Special Education Hour" series.
Dallas Business Journal awards Steve Armond CFO of the Year
October 25, 2013
T-System’s Steve Armond was named private technology CFO of the Year by Dallas Business Journal. Steve Armond has helped T-System acquire three medical coding/billing companies, which enabled the company to unveil RevCycle+™, the industry's premier end-to-end revenue cycle management solution for emergency medicine, and the only one to offer an integrated documentation, care transition and revenue cycle management solution.
T-System named of the Top 100 ER Companies by Medical Economics
October 24, 2013
T-System has been named one of the Top 100 EHR Companies by the august business magazine for physicians, Medical Economics. T-System was chosen based on key metrics including revenue and MU2 certification requirements for complete EHRs or modules.

Top Communication Tips for Successful ICD-10-CM Preparation by T-System Revenue Cycle Business Analyst, Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC
October 22, 2013
T-System's Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC, illustrates the importance of communication when preparing for ICD-10 in a guest post on ICD10Watch.com.
Nay for CMS Proposed Rules on ED Facility Fees - Dr. Robert Hitchcock Interview at HIMSS13 Conference in New Orleans, LA
September 25, 2013
In this HIStalk article, CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, discusses the potential negative impacts the CMS proposed rules can have on emergency departments.
How ICD-10 Implementation Affects Emergency Department Physicians by Tom Ward
September 10, 2013
On www.ICD10watch.com, Chief Medical Officer Tom Ward, M.D., FACEP, blogs on four different approaches vendors will take to generate ICD-10 codes and explains how it will affect emergency department physicians.
ICD-10-CM From an Optimistic Coder's Perspective by Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC
August 29, 2013
Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC, gives an optimistic view of ICD-10-CM in a guest post on ICD10Watch.com.
How to Avoid Diagnostic Errors in the ED - Dr. Robert Hitchcock Interview at HIMSS13 Conference in New Orleans, LA
August 28, 2013
CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, guest blogs on how to avoid diagnostic errors in the ED on Isabel Healthcare.
Dig Deeper than 'ICD-10 Compliance' for ED Systems by Tom Ward, M.D.
August 8, 2013
T-System Chief Medical Officer Tom Ward, M.D., FACEP, shares his advice on what ICD-10 compliance really means in a guest post on ICD10Watch.com.
Tips for Selecting the Right ICD-10 Encoders for the Emergency Departments by Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC
July 30, 2013
T-System Revenue Cycle Business Analyst, Elizabeth Morgenroth, CPC, shares best practices on choosing ICD-10 encoders for EDs in a guest post on the eminent coding blog, ICD10Watch.com.
HIStalk Interviews Sunny Sanyal, CEO, T-System
July 29, 2013
In an interview with HIStalk, T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal discusses how the unique breadth of ED solutions the company provides keeps it in step with how unscheduled healthcare as an industry is evolving.
T-System CFO Steve Armond is quoted in CFO.com
June 21, 2013
The Dallas Business Journal once again tapped T-System CFO Steve Armond for some thought leadership on caring for employees & the bottom line as the next phase of the Affordable Care Act takes effect on January 1st. (Subscription ot DBJ required)
Interview with Michael Elley, CIO, Cox Medical Center Branson

Interview with Michael Elley, CIO, Cox Medical Center Branson, Chapters 1 & 2

May 22, 2013
In this podcast interview by HealthSystemCIO.com, Cox Branson CIO Michael Elley discusses the work his team is doing to reduce readmissions with Care Continuity.
A View of the ED's Integral Role within the Bigger Facility Operations Picture by Robert Hitchcock, M.D.
May 20, 2013
T-System's CMIO, Dr. Robert Hitchcock, discusses that though the ED is sometimes referred to as a "loss leader," the average ED functions as the front door to the facility and contributes significantly to overall net profits – in this bylined article on Becker's Hospital Review.
T-System CFO Steve Armond is quoted in CFO.com
May 14, 2013
In this CFO article, T-System CFO Steve Armond comments on the importance of choosing the right HR tool for a company.
with T-System client Michael Elley, CIO of Cox Medical Center Branson
April 8, 2013
This InformationWeek Healthcare article chronicles how Cox Medical Center Branson (Mo.) cut inpatient readmissions by implementing T-System's Care Continuity to insure that patients received proper follow-up care.
High-Tech Patient Transition Management for High-Risk ED Patients
April 1, 2013
Case in Point magazine published an article by Lori Brown, executive director of accountable care, and Amy Swanson, clinical analyst/project manager, at Cox Medical Center Branson which describes their decision to focus on the ED and how they used T-System's Care Continuity to address their readmission rate, bringing it from 11.5% in early 2012 to 7.7% at the end of the year.
Dr. Robert Hitchcock Interview at HIMSS13 Conference in New Orleans, LA
March 18, 2013
In an interview for a podcast on healthcarenowradio.com, T-System CMIO Dr. Robert Hitchcock speaks about new T-System solutions RevCycle+ and Care Continuity and market trends including EMR adoption and impacts of Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Click on "HIMSS13" tab, interview is fifth from the bottom
Moving Patients from the ER to Primary Care Interview with T-System client Michael Elley, CIO of Cox Medical Center Branson
March 13, 2013
In a video interview by Healthcare IT News during the HIMSS conference in New Orleans, T-System client Michael Elley, CIO of Cox Medical Center Branson, discusses Cox's use of T-System Care Continuity to reduce avoidable readmissions and manage patient transitions.
A Risky Transition by Dr. Richard MacKenzie, ED Senior Vice Chair, Lehigh Valley Medical Center and T SystemEV
March 1, 2013
In this HealthData Management article, Dr. Richard MacKenzie, ED Senior Vice Chair, Lehigh Valley Medical Center, discusses the market trend toward hospital-employed physicians, causes of this trend, revenue impacts and the role of IT.
Mark Pilarski, T-System VP and Partnership with DataMotion
February 27, 2013
T-System Vice President of Solution Management Mark Pilarski gives positive feedback for DataMotion's Direct Toolkit, praising the product's ability to meet T-System's demand for Direct messaging functionality. This partnership will help T SystemEV clients meet Meaningful Use 2 requirements.
Physicians Prefer 'Best Of Breed' Emergency Department EHRs
February 11, 2013
In this InformationWeek article, T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal comments on a new KLAS report that finds ED physicians rating best of breed ED systems significantly higher than enterprise systems in critical areas including impact to productivity, adoption, quality of patient care, and patient throughput.
2013 Legislation Could Mean Pain or Gain for Emergency Physicians
January 19, 2013
In T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal's first contribution to D Healthcare Daily for the new year, he writes about the new 2013 legislation changes and the impact it will have on emergency physicians.
KevinMD medical blog and T-System
January 5, 2013
T-System VP and CMIO Dr. Robert Hitchcock discusses how macros in electronic health records (EHR) can create charges for services that were not provided, the risks of improper coding and what physicians can do to protect themselves from improper coding in the KevinMD.com medical blog.
Caring for Patients as a Vendor CMIO CPOE MU
January 3, 2013
Dr. Robert Hitchcock explains why CPOE adoption in the ED is easier, the importance of CPOE for Meaningful Use and how starting with CPOE in the ED is preferable for a hospital’s strategy in this HealthcareITNews article. 
Caring for Patients as a Vendor CMIO Clinical Decision Support
December 17, 2012
In this Becker’s Hospital Review article, T-System VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP discusses seven recommendations to help hospitals and physicians implement clinical decision support in the ED. 
Cracking Down on Overcoding and Upcoding in the ED
December 13, 2012
In T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal’s final contribution to D Healthcare Daily for 2012, he sheds light on how incorporating point-of-service payment options can allow facilities to expedite their cash flow and also provide patients with a clearer understanding of their financial obligations, resulting in a better patient experience.
Caring for Patients as a Vendor CMIO ED Care
December 3, 2012
T-System VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP chronicles how three hospitals addressed ED overcrowding by improving patient flow, processes and documentation in this Health Management Technology article.
T-System White Paper Stage 2 Meaningful Use Download Link
November 30, 2012
Selecting an EDIS that is specially designed to support the ED's unique workflow is critical; and Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements enhance interoperability standards, which will make it easier than ever for hospitals to implement best-of-breed solutions that are most suited for the ED.
6 Facts about Stage 2 Meaningful Use and Data Interoperability
November 19, 2012
T-System Manager of Implementation Services Ali Rana explains the technical details of interoperability for stage 2 Meaningful Use and how best-of-breed solutions like The T SystemEV as a viable option for hospitals in this article he wrote for HIStalk (scroll to the bottom).
Many Providers are Rethinking the Revenue Cycle
November 16, 2012
T-System Vice President of Revenue Cycle Coding Greer Contreras explains new revenue cycle buzz words like “revenue integrity” and how important it is for leaders to think of the overall revenue cycle process as one piece instead of as compartments in this Healthcare Finance News article.
Caring for Patients as a Vendor CMIO Career Path
November 12, 2012
T-System VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP discusses his career path in emergency medicine and how his role as CMIO can impact patient care in HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insight’s November 2012 issue.
The Value of the ‘Why’ Explanation in Clinical Documentation
November 6, 2012
T-System Vice President of Revenue Revenue Cycle Coding Greer Contreras, CPC, published this exclusive article in For the Record magazine. The article explains the difference between medical decision making and medical necessity and offers clinician documentation tips to optimize reimbursement.
T-System CFO a Finalist for Prestigious Award
October 26, 2012
T-System CFO Steve Armond is named CFO of the Year Finalist by the Dallas Business Journal. Congratulations, Steve!
Cracking Down on Overcoding and Upcoding in the ED
October 24, 2012
T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal clearly explains the correlation between EHRs and increased Medicare billings. The D Healthcare Daily article highlights certain EHR functionality that can lead to fraudulent coding practices.
Seamless Workflow is Key to the Revenue Cycle
October 4, 2012
T-System COO Mikael Öhman explains the ED’s role in a hospital’s revenue cycle and how T-System’s RevCycle+ coding and billing services can help in this Healthcare Finance News article.
Connecting the Dots Key for Docs
October 2, 2012
T-System COO Mikael Ohman highlights the emergency department’s role in accountable care organizations (ACOs) and describes how physician practices can help lower overall healthcare costs in this Healthcare IT News article.
Three Ways to Increase Productivity
September 28, 2012
T-System VP & CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP discusses productivity and EHR workflow in the October issue of Health Management Technology.
September 21, 2012
New columnist and T-System VP & CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, explains the financial impact of the ED disposition decision in this Becker’s Hospital Review article.
September 5, 2012
T-System VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP outlines six actions ED physician groups can take to remain financially viable and strengthen their alignment with hospitals in this Healthcare Finance News article.
Texas EDs: On the Front Lines of Accountable Care
September 4, 2012
T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal’s bi-monthly column is featured in D Healthcare Daily. In “Texas EDs: On the Front Lines of Accountable Care,” Sanyal recounts his personal experience in the ED and describes ways in which hospitals can improve patient care transitions.
Did Your EHR Make the Grade?
September 1, 2012
Medical Director Dr. Dean Gushee of Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics sings T-System’s praises in the September issue of CMIO magazine (pages 15 & 16). In the article, “Did Your EHR Make the Grade?” Dr. Gushee describes the benefits the hospital ED reaped from The T SystemEV®, and he weighs the importance of interoperability and clinical usability.
10 Steps to Safeguard Patient Health Information in the Cloud
August 17, 2012
T-System Implementation and Integration Client Services Manager Ali Rana provides practical steps hospitals can take to protect the security of electronic patient health records in this Becker’s Hospital Review article.
Texas Hospital Saves $50,000 in Revenue Due to Optimized Billing
August 1, 2012
T-System client Teresa Miller of Memorial Medical Center describes in Healthcare Finance News how the hospital saved $50,000 in three months as a result of its improved ED coding, achieved through RevCycle+™ consulting services
Making Meaningful Use Attestation Work, Using a Standalone EDIS
August 1, 2012
CIO Jackie Lucas describes how Baptist Healthcare System met Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements with separate ED and core EHR systems in this Healthcare Informatics article.
Emergency Medicine Under Pressure
July 14, 2012
New D Healthcare Daily contributor T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal discusses overburdened EDs and strategies for physician groups to remain viable. Published every 8 weeks, Sunny’s column will focus on emergency medicine.
ICD-10: The ED Effect
July 3, 2012
In this HIStalk Readers Write column, T-System VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP describes how ICD-10 will impact the ED financially and operationally. He offers sound advice for hospitals to consider when transitioning to ICD-10.
Hospital Adopts Electronic Record Keeping
July 2, 2012
T-System’s implementation at White Mountain Regional Medical Center in Arizona was featured in an article in White Mountain’s local paper, The White Mountain Independent. The article offers a powerful quote on the value of choosing T-System as a best-of-breed vendor with an emergency department focus over an enterprise system that must be forced to work in the ED.
Discovering the Value of Automated Referral Management
June 28, 2012
Julie Martin, director of business development at Texas Regional Medical Center, describes how T-System PerformNext™ Care Continuity has helped the hospital improve relationships with referring community physicians and communication among providers regarding patient care.
Emergency Medicine Under Pressure
June 25, 2012
T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal is profiled in D CEO magazine as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southwest Area North region.
June 18, 2012
The emergency department may have a reputation for being the hospital’s money-losing department, but T-System VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP describes how technology is making EDs more cost-effective in this Healthcare Intelligence Hub article.
June 13, 2012
T-System VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP discusses the complexities of ED patient throughput problems and solutions to help mitigate hospital overcrowding in this Healthcare Briefings article.
May 23, 2012
T-System is proudly ranked #75 of the top 100 healthcare informatics vendors in the U.S. based on 2011 revenue.
May 17, 2012
InsideARM.com analyzes the strategic mergers and acquisitions from first quarter 2012 in the accounts receivable management and revenue cycle management industries. T-System’s acquisitions of Clinical Coding Solutions and Practice Management Associates are highlighted in paragraph six.
May 14, 2012
T-System client Dean Gushee, M.D., M.S., FACEP, discusses the importance of EHR design and usability in the May issue of HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights. In the article, Dr. Gushee describes how The T SystemEV® has helped Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use and participate in an ED information exchange.
May 7, 2012
T-System client Dean Gushee, M.D., M.S., FACEP, ED and medical director at Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics, describes what he loves about The T SystemEV® in this American Medical News article. Among the T SystemEV benefits cited: thorough documentation, improved charge capture and increased revenue, documentation feedback, and improved ED communication and patient safety.
April 24, 2012
T-System Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer Dr. Bob Hitchcock is quoted in the May 2012 print issue of Healthcare IT News as well as its online edition. In the article, Dr. Hitchcock discusses how EHRs can improve the quality of care and patient safety.
April 22, 2012
The T-System DigitalShare™ solution is highlighted as one of five mobile health solutions to watch in this Healthcare Intelligence Hub article. The article examines the benefits of DigitalShare and its use by Lehigh Valley Health Network to treat drivers and fans at Pocono Raceway. Also featured is iTriage, a T-System partner.
April 9, 2012
T-System Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management Brian Clare, M.D., FACEP discusses the reimbursement and compliance ramifications associated with the decision to admit, discharge or place an ED patient in observation status in For the Record magazine.
April 6, 2012
T-System co-founders Dr. Woodrow Gandy and Dr. Rob Langdon describe T-System’s road to success in this Dallas Business Journal feature article. CEO Sunny Sanyal also outlines T-System’s plans for future growth in the emergency department industry.
April 5, 2012
Jackie Lucas, vice president and CIO at Baptist Healthcare System, describes how The T SystemEV® has laid the groundwork for Baptist’s journey to ICD-10 compliance. Jackie discusses the importance of selecting systems that maintain efficiency and help capture the necessary information upfront to ensure coding accuracy and, ultimately, optimal reimbursement.
April 1, 2012
Health Data Management previews the proposed CMS and ONC rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use in this article quoting T-System Vice President and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP and T-System client Jackie Lucas, Vice President and CIO at Baptist Healthcare System in Kentucky
March 26, 2012
T-System client Baptist Healthcare System’s vice president and CIO Jackie Lucas is featured in Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader. Jackie discusses Baptist’s emergency department information system, The T SystemEV® in her profile.
March 19, 2012
In this 10-minute EHRtv video interview, T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal discusses his reasons for joining T-System, how T-System was founded, the solutions we offer and the company’s vision for the future with a focus on care coordination. Sunny stresses how T-System helps improve clinician productivity and workflow as well as the overall patient care experience.
March 12, 2012
Baptist Healthcare System Vice President and CIO Jackie Lucas cites T-System as a primary vendor partner helping the organization meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use in this Healthcare Briefings article.
February 21, 2012
In this podcast of MU Live!, Dr. Robert Hitchcock provides background on T-System and The T SystemEV® and describes how the company is preparing for Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3. Dr. Hitchcock also highlights how T-System has helped many of its clients meet Stage 1 with T SystemEV.
February 20, 2012
In this FierceHealthIT article, T-System client Duncan Regional Hospital’s CIO Roger Neal describes the challenges he faces with trying to stay ahead of ICD-10, Meaningful Use and other initiatives. Neal also highlights the role of The T SystemEV® at Duncan Regional Hospital.
February 6, 2012
Rick Weinhaus, MD, of HIStalk gives a comprehensive, unbiased review of T Sheets® template design. The author disclosed that he has no financial interest in T-System Inc.
February 1, 2012
T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal discusses ICD-10, the biggest healthcare IT trend for 2012, in this Health Management Technology article. Sunny predicts how the transition to ICD-10 will affect emergency departments and discusses how hospitals can prepare.
January 30, 2012
ExecutiveInsight profiles Lehigh Valley Health Network’s use of DigitalShare at Pocono Raceway. The article highlights the benefits of DigitalShare in non-traditional emergency care settings.
January 23, 2012
Health Data Management previews the senior executive session two T-System clients are presenting at HIMSS12, “Emergency Medicine EHR Helps Drive Meaningful Use Readiness.”
January 18, 2012
T Sheets client MD Urgent Care is featured in this PhysBizTech article that discusses the clinic’s unique “hybrid” EHR. MD Urgent Care scans and uploads T Sheets to a secure online documentation management solution that can be accessed via providers’ desktops, iPhones and iPads.
January 17, 2012
T-System Vice President and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP, discusses cutting-edge technology for hospitals in Becker’s Hospital Review. He stresses the importance of hospitals choosing simple, easy-to-use EHR systems to ensure success with physician recruitment efforts.
December 30, 2011
T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal shares the company’s 2012 and 2013 research and development roadmap and priorities in this executive Q&A segment on the HIStalk blog.
December 21, 2011
T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal reflects on the biggest HIT-related news story of 2011 in the popular HIStalk blog.
December 21, 2011
T-System CFO Steve Armond and VP and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP outline strategies for centering a hospital’s finance strategy around the emergency department (ED) in this Healthcare Technology Online article. The authors also describe how technology can optimize the ED and its financial contribution to the hospital.
December 15, 2011
This white paper delineates the potential advantages and disadvantages of ICD-10 and discusses its potential effects on hospitals, particularly the ED. It examines the value of implementing effective information technology solutions to offset the costs and reap the potential benefits of migrating to ICD-10, and it offers suggestions on how to select such a system.
December 1, 2011
CMS has developed a Meaningful Use guide to assist physicians to be in compliance for Medicare incentive payment eligibility. This web-based interactive guide is called "An Introduction to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals."
November 28, 2011
T-System Vice President and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP offers guest commentary for EHRWatch.com in this article explaining the top five benefits of clinical decision support in the emergency department.
November 9, 2011
Janie Schumaker, RN, MBA, CEN, CPHQ, T-System Manager of Client Services, offered her thoughts on EHR training for clinicians in a Healthcare Briefings story.
November 7, 2011
HIT Exchange profiles T SystemEV CPOE in an interview with T-System Vice President and CMIO Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP. Hitchcock describes the solution’s intuitive design, customizable order sets and high adoption rate, and he highlights the successes that Colorado-based Montrose Memorial Hospital has achieved with T SystemEV CPOE.
November 3, 2011
This Healthcare IT News article quotes Dr. Robert Hitchcock, T-System vice president and CMIO, regarding proposed Department of Health and Human Services rules that would grant patients the ability to view their lab results online. Hitchcock analyzes the pros and cons of giving patients this type of access to their healthcare information.
November 2, 2011
In this IT case study published in Modern Healthcare, CIO Jim Anderson of Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb., discusses the hospital’s financial and operational performance improvements with emergency department information system T SystemEV.
November 1, 2011
In this Health Data Management article, T-System Director of Human Resources Christina Anderson and Manager of Contract Administration Tina Clark explain how a proposed rule mandated under the HITECH Act to strengthen provisions of HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules could affect business associates.
October 13, 2011
T-System Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, offers provoking commentary about the state of the nation’s emergency departments in a 33-minute podcast posted on the Health Thought Leadership One-to-One blog. He examines trends affecting efficiency and revenue in the ED and explains how electronic health records are vital for transforming care quality.
October 11, 2011
T-System Solution Analyst Mike Rosenfeld weighs the challenges and benefits of ICD-10 in this Becker’s Hospital Review article by Sabrina Rodak. Rosenfeld asserts that ICD-10 will promote better data collection, and he offers suggestions for ways hospitals can prepare for the transition from ICD-9.
October 5, 2011
In this Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) Fall article, three CIOs from Baptist Healthcare System in Kentucky and Duncan Regional Healthcare System and Sayre Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma explain their individual strategies using T-System’s emergency department information system, T SystemEV, to show Meaningful Use.
October 3, 2011
Janie Schumaker, R.N., T-System Manager of Client Services, is quoted in a Healthcare Briefings article about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) campaign to promote better patient communication. Schumaker discusses how effective communication can be beneficial to both clinicians and patients.
September 28, 2011
Michael Wargo, Executive Director of Medical Operations at Lehigh Valley Health Network discusses how DigitalShare™ is being used to treat drivers and fans at Pocono Raceway and prospects of digital pen technology utilization with EHRs.
September 12, 2011
An outline of potential strategies for facility attainment of Meaningful Use incentives, while maintaining optimal workflow, productivity and revenue through physician paper template documentation.
September 8, 2011
Janie Schumaker, R.N., T-System Manager of Client Services, is one of eight selected industry experts to respond to Health Management Technology’s question: “What are the best ways to minimize the pains associated with selecting and adopting a clinical information system?”
August 15, 2011
HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Forum profiles 25-bed St. Andrews Hospital’s use of T-System’s T SystemEV to increase charge capture by 30 percent, reduce time to final bill by nine days, and improve patient transfers and ED throughput.
August 15, 2011
Hobson & Company’s research validates the value created by T SystemEV to address four key hospital ED challenges by optimizing revenue capture, reducing the cost of care, increasing operational efficiencies and improving the quality and safety of care.
July 20, 2011
HealthSystemCIO.com Editor Anthony Guerra interviews Baptist Healthcare System’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jackie Lucas. Discussed are the challenges that Baptist and other community hospitals face in adopting CPOE and meeting quality measures, the experiences in maintaining multiple vendor partnerships, and lessons learned from other industries that can benefit provider CIOs.
July 5, 2011
Roger Neal, VP and CIO of Duncan Regional Hospital in Oklahoma, shares with InformationWeek Healthcare how the hospital's emergency department is using analytics and predictive modeling to improve workflow and manage patient volume through T SystemEV STAT.
July 1, 2011
A HIT Exchange article examining standards compliance and interoperability quotes Robert Hitchcock, M.D., CMIO at T-System, explaining how best-of-breed HIT vendors are stepping up to the challenge of interfacing and exchanging data with all information systems.
June 24, 2011
In CMIO Magazine, CIO Jim Anderson of Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb., describes the hospital’s enhanced ED throughput time and medical record documentation, as well as the EDIS-inpatient system integration to create a complete patient EHR since using T SystemEV beginning in 2006.
May 31, 2011
Janie Schumaker, R.N., T-System Manager of Client Services, is a guest columnist for EHRWatch.com. She offers suggestions regarding how hospitals can better manage the growing demand for ED services at a time when budgets are tight and adding capacity.
May 4, 2011
HealthcareIT News quotes Robert Hitchcock, M.D., CMIO of T-System, sharing his perspective on HIEs being the catalyst for healthcare organizations’ increased participation in data sharing.
May 1, 2011
Robert Hitchcock, M.D., CMIO of T-System, is one of several selected industry experts giving input to Health Management Technology's "Implementing Meaningful Use Objectives" two-part series.
April 5, 2011
All EDIS offerings are not created equal. To make the best choice and to determine the total cost of ownership, hospitals should examine three key factors: content development, implementation time and maintenance costs.
December 20, 2010
Healthcare reform is making intra-organizational interoperability as critical to viability as intra-organizational integration. Thus, interoperable emergency department information systems that can meet both the current needs of the ED and the future requirements of the healthcare enterprise can mean the difference between a hospital becoming more efficient or closing its doors.
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