Analytics

By Mike Miliard 11:13 am March 05, 2019
Analytics usage for major decision making varies widely across hospitals and health systems, and still often happens in a siloed or ad hoc way, according to a new study from HIMSS Analytics
By Rebecca McBeth 02:13 am March 05, 2019
Southern District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand has kicked off its Digital Health Maturity Models project with the Ministry of Health.
Dermatology EHR and practice management tech improves care, MIPS performance

The EMA dermatology-specific EHR on a PC, a tablet, smartphones and a smartwatch. (Credit: Modernizing Medicine)

By Bill Siwicki 01:05 pm February 28, 2019
Windsor Dermatology made the switch from paper to digital, and says the key was finding a records system specific to the specialty.
By Rebecca McBeth 12:39 am February 28, 2019
The Palmerston North-based Health Hub Project in New Zealand is aiming to reduce health inequities and increase access to care with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain.
Implementation best practices: Dealing with the complexity of AI
By Bill Siwicki 04:35 pm February 27, 2019
Four experts in artificial intelligence technology offer advice to healthcare CIOs on how to best begin implementing an AI system.
Identifying drug diversion at Piedmont Athens: from weeks to 24 hours

Georgia’s Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm February 27, 2019
To help combat the opioid crisis, the medical center invested in inventory and analytics technology that helps accurately and consistently identify cases of drug diversion.
An Epic EHR rollout spurs one health system to dig into data governance
By Bill Siwicki 02:32 pm February 26, 2019
After two governance attempts that stalled, the University of Vermont Health Network finally finds success after bringing in a tech and consulting firm for some unbiased, third-party help.
By Mike Miliard 12:14 pm February 25, 2019
The online resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services gives healthcare providers and communities better visibility into controlled substance prescribing patterns.
Using analytics, Gundersen Health reduced knee replacement costs by 18 percent

Gundersen Health System, La Crosse Campus.

By Bill Siwicki 12:46 pm February 20, 2019
Further, gaining the ability to accelerate physical therapy sped up recovery time and decreased length of stay, which freed beds, brought in more patients and increased surgical volume to drive revenue.
HIMSS19 show floor
By Tom Sullivan 09:37 am February 20, 2019
Info-blocking ruled the day, while APIs, FHIR, artificial intelligence and virtual reality were also prominent themes at this year’s Global Conference.

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