July 21, 2015
As providers gain value from the digital revolution, most can't reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. Data virtualization enables hospitals and health systems to create a more agile information architecture.
July 21, 2015
As ICD-10 draws closer, you may feel like you're stuck in one of the five stages of grief. Hannah Galvin, MD, has some advice and reassuring thoughts.
July 17, 2015
In an industry under pressure to contain costs and improve outcomes, big data is proving to be a valuable asset. But data alone can't move the needle. It's all about how it's analyzed to drive smarter decisions.
July 15, 2015
Developed in fee-for-service environment, EHRs are designed to address the workflows within a given office or hospital, and are created more as documentation tools from which billings can be generated. They are not designed for collaboration across organizations.
July 13, 2015
As more healthcare organizations employ cloud software-as-a-service solutions to leverage their elasticity, scalability and ease-of-access, questions arise as to how these systems actually work and whether their effectiveness and feasibility translates into tangible investment potential.
July 09, 2015
Health organizations are often moving too quickly from EHR implementation to population health and risk-based contracts, glossing over (or skipping entirely) the crucial step of evaluating the quality of the data they're using.
July 01, 2015
A robust data repository, or a health information exchange, can be the linchpin in sharing information across the care continuum and different care settings. Those working on achieving this goal often stumble upon some common misconceptions that might delay launch or prevent successful operation of an HIE.
June 23, 2015
(SPONSORED) Sometimes, we like to think of patient behavior as separate from human behavior, and analyze the two separately. But, patients, like all humans, need to be motivated.
June 22, 2015
Tens of billions of dollars paid out by the federal government for the purchase of healthcare information technology enabled our industry to stay addicted to its current solutions. With no incentive to change behavior or innovate, why should the major HIT vendors bother to do so?
June 18, 2015
With Stage 2 meaningful use, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the Affordable Care Act dominating the agenda these past few years, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, is doing some research to help reshape next priorities.