Clinical

By Matt McElheny 09:45 am April 01, 2015
The healthcare industry is naturally rich with data. It's clear that analyzing this data collectively can improve patient care and outcomes, but how to actually collect, read, integrate, understand and leverage the data remains a broken process.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:30 am March 24, 2015
Joseph Kvedar, MD, recently wrote about the sign posts on the road to connected health adoption. Here, he outlines the connected health sign posts that are driving the change in attitude from "healthy skeptic" to "fear of missing out."
By Andrew Robertson 03:28 pm March 23, 2015
Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty, hunger or child slavery. People of goodwill just can't argue against it. The potential benefits are too clear.
By Aaron Miri 10:12 am March 23, 2015
As a young kid, Aaron Miri had always wanted to be a conductor of a symphony. Fast forward quite a few years, and he is now a conductor of an IT symphony that plays out at ten times the normal speed.
By Roger Davis 01:09 pm March 20, 2015
U.S. healthcare needs more Davids: people and vendors who use their agility to execute innovative ideas that advance healthcare delivery and improve outcomes. But without a truly interoperable environment, we may be left with just a few Goliaths.
By Joe Condurso 12:26 pm March 17, 2015
Hospital EHRs have left gaps in the support of nurses and other frontline clinicians who represent the vast majority of the healthcare workforce. This is because EHRs aren't able to efficiently deliver contextual clinical data at the point of care or offer essential communications tools to collaborate with care teams.
By David Lareau 09:39 am March 17, 2015
Population health, Big Data, predictive analytics and all that massive computing power help to improve health. But care still has to be delivered, and it will probably still be one patient and one caregiver at a time: a population of two.
By Bonnie Cassidy 08:37 am March 13, 2015
To the average person, ICD-10 might sound like the cataloging number one uses to locate a piece of furniture in an IKEA warehouse. But it's something that impacts all of us as patients, even if many don't realize it.
By Brian Braun 07:26 am March 05, 2015
Prior to having access to the HIE, it took 24-48 hours for LTPACs to get information about recently-discharged patients.
By Ken Yale 07:36 am March 03, 2015
Until recently, technology-enabled efforts to improve population health relied heavily on the use of claims data alone. While there is evidence this approach has merit, there is also a new opportunity to take these efforts to the next level.

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