Neil Versel | June 26, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Not only is data getting bigger, it's getting smarter. In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care. More
Neil Versel | June 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Enterprise Content Management, Network Infrastructure
A new survey from the AHIMA finds that 95 percent of the more than a thousand healthcare industry professionals queried believe that "high-value information" is essential for improving patient safety and care quality. More
Neil Versel | June 16, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Esther Dyson's much-publicized Way to Wellville competition is more about health than healthcare, and certainly not about health IT. Yet, health IT is central to the initiative's goal of improving the health of populations. More
Neil Versel | May 29, 2014 | 14:05 PM
The "SOAP" – subjective, objective, assessment, plan – format has been in common use for decades as a way of organizing physician progress notes in medical records, but it was created during a different era, when most everything was written on paper. More
CARY, NC | Neil Versel | May 22, 2014 | 08:20 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care. More
Neil Versel | May 15, 2014 | 08:23 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Technologists have worked for years to break down data silos in healthcare. Then, just as it seemed they were starting to figure out interoperability, along comes a flood of mobile health apps that simply don't connect to anything. More
Neil Versel | May 8, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The "SOAP" -- subjective, objective, assessment, plan -- format has been in common use for decades as a way of organizing physician progress notes in medical records, but it was created in an era when most everything was written on paper. In the age... More
Neil Versel | May 1, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
With apologies to Internet meme-makers everywhere, analytics experts have a message for healthcare providers trying to get their heads around business and clinical intelligence: "Big data, you're doing it wrong." More
Neil Versel | May 1, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Quality and Safety
Is it wrong to be skeptical about the integrity of quality measures in meaningful use, particularly in the wake of what one quality-improvement expert called "patient safety's first scandal"? More
Neil Versel | April 15, 2014 | 08:17 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Is it wrong to be skeptical about the integrity of quality measures in meaningful use, particularly in the wake of what one quality improvement expert called "patient safety's first scandal"? Those at the forefront of healthcare quality and... More
Neil Versel | April 4, 2014 | 06:45 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
With apologies to Internet meme-makers everywhere, analytics experts have a message for healthcare providers trying to get their heads around business and clinical intelligence: "Big data, you're doing it wrong." More
Neil Versel | March 10, 2014 | 10:14 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Stage 2 of the federal Electronic Health Records Incentive Program is underway for providers who first reached Stage 1 in 2011. Although there will not be any official statistics available for several months, anecdotal evidence suggests that this new phase is... More