Entries by Porter Research

Georgia’s 2015 Healthcare IT Workforce Needs for Healthcare Providers

The non-profit Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) had Porter Research perform a research study to get insight from Georgia’s healthcare providers — Hospitals, Healthcare Systems and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers — regarding IT workforce readiness, specifically to learn about their unique challenges related to IT job fulfillment. The research project included reaching out to […]

HHS’ ICD-10 Code Deadline Arrives

With the arrival of October 2015 come changes beyond the color of the leaves, as it signifies the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) deadline for hospitals, physician practices, other healthcare providers and payers to have completed the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10) coding systems.  ICD-10 provides […]

Practical Applications of NLP in Healthcare: Enhancing the Value of Electronic Data

Approximately 65 percent of hospitals plan to spend an average of $1.9 million on analytics in 2015, according to a survey conducted by CDW Healthcare. By applying complex algorithms to massive volumes of electronic data, analytics work to lower costs, improve care, predict outcomes, and manage population health. Many experts believe analytics drive the true […]

Survey Gauges Medical Practices’ Attitudes toward ICD-10

NueMD recently released findings from their April 2015 survey exploring small and mid-sized medical practices’ attitudes towards the pending transition to ICD-10, a more granular disease and diagnosis classification system. With the October implementation deadline fast approaching, NueMD surveyed 1,000 medical practice professionals and billers about their stress levels, areas of concern, the general sense of preparedness regarding switching to […]

Georgia Healthcare IT & Education Working Together

The Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) commissioned Porter Research to perform a follow-up project stemming from last year’s “Georgia Healthcare IT Workforce Readiness Survey”, which involved a statewide survey of healthcare IT service providers (vendors) and practitioners (hospitals, clinicians) to gauge the status of their plans to expand and hire from within the state, […]

On-Demand Webinar Resources: Redefining ROI in Healthcare Sales

Porter Research and Maestro Strategies recently co-hosted the webinar “Using ROI to Build Trust and Differentiate in Today’s Healthcare Marketplace.” Cynthia Porter (President, Porter Research) and Susan Irby (Business Intelligence Practice Leader, Maestro Strategies), who collectively boast more than fifty years of experience serving and consulting in the healthcare industry, addressed the ways healthcare vendors […]

Education, Funding on HIT Industry Stakeholders’ Minds at First Annual Georgia HIT Day

Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle proclaimed February 24th as “Georgia HIT Day” at a state capitol gathering held earlier this week where local officials and healthcare technology firms convened to discuss the economic impact healthcare IT is having in the region. Tag Health, in partnership with Georgia HIMSS and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, hosted speakers […]

Navicure Survey Reveals ICD-10 Optimism despite Minimal Preparation

Navicure, a provider of cloud-based healthcare billing and payment solutions, today announced key findings from its third ICD-10 readiness survey, deployed in January 2015 in conjunction with Porter Research. The findings revealed physician practices are generally optimistic about being ready for the October 1, 2015, transition date, although only 21 percent feel they are currently […]

Georgia’s 2014 Healthcare IT Workforce Readiness Survey

The non-profit Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) commissioned Porter Research to conduct an online survey of Healthcare IT Suppliers (vendors) and Purchasers (hospitals, clinicians) across Georgia to gauge the status of their plans to expand and hire from within the state, as well as their perceptions of how well-equipped Georgia’s educational institutions are to […]

Survey Highlights HIPAA Compliance Concerns as Audits Loom

NueMD, in partnership with Porter Research and The Daniel Brown Law Group, announced the results of its recent survey on HIPAA compliance within small medical practices and billing companies, gauging respondents’ knowledge of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security regulations, compliance measures and communication methods. Survey trends suggest billing companies may be doing better with compliance compared […]