Our Service Areas
Object Health provides a range of services including information technology strategy and business planning, product strategy and implementation and program development and management. These services include the following:
Health Information Exchange Consulting
Health information exchanges (HIE) aim to link disparate, dissimilar health information systems so that relevant medical information is readily accessible by health care providers, primarily for improving patient care at the point of service. Object Health’s team has an exceptional breadth of experience in multiple aspects of Health Information Exchange, including the development of strategic and business plans, expert analysis of privacy and security policies, and the development of sustainable funding models.
Meaningful Use Readiness Assessment
With the creation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs under Medicare and Medicaid, which were created by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) as part of ARRA, preparing for Meaningful Use has become a critical aspect of EHR implementation for most healthcare providers. Object Health’s team provides services related to Meaningful Use ranging from readiness assessments for technology adoption to roadmaps for leveraging maximum funding and incentive opportunities.
Business Sustainability Studies
Our business sustainability studies provide critical information, including total cost of ownership, market data and benefits analysis in order to allow clients to build the business case for and communicate the business value of health information exchange initiatives. These studies are particularly useful for initiatives that require funding and support from multiple organizations, a frequent occurrence in community health care programs.
Request for Proposal and Information Development
Object Health’s team has developed RFIs and RFPs to assist clients in the selection of technology vendors and consultants at a state, county and community basis. These tools provide information for technology vendors and requirements development in areas of privacy and security, workflow assessment, standards for technology and interoperability in care settings such as county mental health systems, statewide health information exchange and private sector technology needs.
Program Management Support
Object Health believes that strong program management is essential for success. Our services include program management and support for projects that include multiple organizations and complex technology implementations. We excel in establishing program management offices and defining and implementing management practices to support complex health care initiatives.
Readiness Assessment/Change Management
Readiness assessments and change management are critical to successful adoption of new technology, particularly in the clinical setting. Object Health has extensive experience in technology implementation and has developed proven methods and sophisticated toolkits that support organizations through the transition to technology-enabled processes.
Executive Facilitation Services
Object Health’s team has worked with health care executives around the world for over 20 years to coordinate the governance, financing and business development side of health care. Through their experienced team, Object Health provides expert facilitation services to ensure a successful outcome to projects, meetings and conferences.