Healthcare Rocks: How Technology Is Helping to Drive Improved Outcomes

Healthcare organizations are tasked with improving in multiple areas – for example, quality, patient safety, patient outcomes, and reducing costs. The right technology can ignite change in these areas and help hospitals and health systems see the results they are looking for.

Showcasing those technologies – and those forward-thinking technologies that promise to deliver results in the future – was the focus of the Delaware Valley/New Jersey HIMSS “Healthcare Rocks” Fall Conference that I attended recently at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Here are some of the highlights. (more…)

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

More diverse organizations see better results. According to McKinsey research, companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity see higher financial returns than their counterparts. In healthcare, a more diverse and inclusive organization provides better care that is more culturally responsive to its community’s needs.

However, many organizations maintain that creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere is hard. Indeed, diversity, equity, and inclusion must be built in to a healthcare organization’s overall strategy, and there must be ways to measure results. This topic was front and center in the ACHE of Massachusetts’ Conference titled, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare: Tools for Implementing Actionable Strategies.” Here are some highlights. (more…)

Celebrating Women in Healthcare Leadership

Women make up nearly 80% of employees in healthcare. Despite this fact, they are still not well-represented in leadership ranks. According to research by Rock Health, women make up only 27% of hospital boards and 34% of leadership teams.

It is for this reason that women healthcare leaders promoting and lifting up other women is so important. This was the focus of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association’s 18th Annual Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference, held in Framingham, Mass. on September 26th. Here are some highlights from the event.

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Dimensional Insight Sponsoring St. Jude Walk/Run Boston

One of the core values of Dimensional Insight is that the company at its foundation is committed to first serving its customers and its employees. Our founders, Fred Powers and Stan Zanarotti, believe that happy customers and happy employees are key to success.

Part of that belief system also includes supporting the missions of the industries we serve – which in healthcare, one of the key industries that uses Dimensional Insight technology, means a focus on improving patient care and saving lives.

That belief in supporting the central mission of healthcare organizations is why Dimensional Insight this year has decided to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to sponsor its annual walk/run event in Boston. We couldn’t be more excited to participate in this great fundraiser for St. Jude and raise funds for the patients it serves. (more…)

30 Reasons to Visit Boston During DIUC19

DIUC19DIUC19 is just 30 days away, and we are excited that this year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dimensional Insight! While we are making final preparations for our sessions and activities, we hope you are making final preparations by booking your flights and hotel rooms.

Are you still on the fence on attending? Or have you already registered but are looking for things to do in Boston? We made a list of 30 can’t miss destinations and attractions to see throughout the city for you to enjoy whether you’re arriving in Boston a few days early or extending your stay through the weekend.

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The Future of Healthcare: What Can We Expect by 2025?

Future of HealthcareWhat will healthcare look like in 2025? How about in the years beyond? What are the priorities for healthcare organizations in the next several years?

A look at the future of healthcare took center stage at the recent ACHE of Massachusetts Spring Conference. And despite all the challenges in healthcare today, the speakers at the conference are hopeful we will be able to tackle some big issues in the years ahead. Here’s a look at what we can expect and what we hope will happen by 2025. (more…)

Takeaways from New England HIMSS: The Human Side of Healthcare Technology

New England HIMSSWe often talk about healthcare technology in terms of benefits such as time savings or cost savings. But what about the human benefits? For providers that means a better quality of life. The same is true of patients – although that better quality of life often means better treatment of disease and a higher life expectancy.

This intersection of technology and humanity took center stage at the New England HIMSS Spring Conference, held on May 16th at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Here are some highlights and takeaways from the event. (more…)

The Road to DIUC19: Learn about Our Boston Location

DIUC19You asked for a Downtown Boston location for DIUC19, and you got it! We’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dimensional Insight at the Boston Marriott Copley Place August 5-8.

This event is all about you—our loyal customers—who have shown us continuous support throughout the years, making this anniversary possible.

Want to know what we have planned at DIUC19? Here’s a sneak peek as to what to expect as you plan your trip.

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HIMSS19 Closing Thoughts: An International Perspective

Last week I joined my colleagues in Orlando, Florida at HIMSS19. HIMSS19 is the largest healthcare information and technology event in the world, and comparing this event to anything back home in the Netherlands is almost impossible. The only thing that comes close in size to the Orange County Convention Center is the entire “Jaarbeurs,” a convention center of 100,000 square meters in Utrecht.

What did I think of my first visit to HIMSS? Here’s a look.

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