Analytics

CDS software design guidelines
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm September 05, 2017
The Clinical Decision Support Coalition’s suggestions are focused on the design and development of medium-risk tools for decision support that don't fall under FDA purview.
Health Catalyst launches Data Operating System
By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am September 05, 2017
The platform combines analytics, clinical decision support, machine learning, quality measures and more.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf

Hal Wolf is firmly behind HIMSS involvement in public policy and is already involved in work to educate the FDA on certification of digital devices and is focused on emerging technologies like blockchain.

By Gus Venditto 03:13 pm September 01, 2017
Hal Wolf believes an aging population will require a new approach from healthcare IT leaders.
innovation center focused on post-acute care

HealthSouth Hhospital in Concord, New Hampshire, is among the 126 hospitals in the HealthSouth network that will benefit from the Post-Acute Innovation Center.

By Bernie Monegain 12:39 pm September 01, 2017
Citing a current lack of adequate technology for treating complex patients, the companies said they will develop clinical decision support tools and lead initiatives to improve care coordination and cost management.
EHR data

“With the data mining skills of Apple, IBM and Google, there is increased hope that their entrance into the healthcare market will help realize the industry goal of turning EMR data into actionable Big Data insights,” said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information.

By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm September 01, 2017
Today’s technologies are not going to cut it in a big data future, the analyst firm said, but major IT vendors are ramping up their focus on healthcare.
doctors driving value-based care

“It is often the specialist who sees the patient most frequently and takes the lead in coordinating overall care,” said Charles Saunders, MD, and CEO of Integra Connect.

By Bill Siwicki 10:57 am August 30, 2017
With many specialists becoming de facto primary care physicians, experts say they should emulate payers’ pop health management techniques to control costs.
HIMSS Pop Health Forum
By Bernie Monegain 10:10 am August 30, 2017
Speakers at the upcoming Pop Health Forum will share insights about engaging patients, both on-site and virtually. 
Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm August 23, 2017
Engaging with different stakeholders and coaching care teams has helped the health system realize a 40 percent improvement in 30-day readmissions.
value-based healthcare

Using one central application streamlines the process of duplicating work in different venues for solo doctor practices.

By Bill Siwicki 09:44 am August 23, 2017
Arkansas physician says he would be struggling to keep up with the rapid payment model changes without the ACO affiliation.
Sutter Health, Quartet Health partner on mental health coordination

Sutter Health, based in Sacramento, California, will pilot Quartet’s technology in the Roseville area of the state. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:13 pm August 22, 2017
Pilot aims to integrate mental and physical health by using Quartet’s virtual, data-driven environment for shared care planning.

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