Business Intelligence

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.
Catholic Health merges IT to enable use of social determinant of health data
By Bill Siwicki 03:00 pm February 25, 2019
Its community health workers are in the early stages of collecting and using this information with the goal of viewing the social data alongside clinical data within the health system’s EHRs.
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.
David Fitzgerald of CVS Health and Bill Fox of MarkLogic
By Susan Morse 12:15 pm February 19, 2019
The pilot program for expanded services and medical equipment is being tested at three locations in Houston.
Digital transformation
By Sam Shah 03:42 am February 18, 2019
Many organisations embarking on the journey of transformation in healthcare do so from the perspective of the technology and all too often focus on transferring current ways of working, says Sam Shah, director of digital development at NHS England.
Analytics for mammography, pop health among new tech showcased at HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm February 15, 2019
Hologic has launched a new tool that manages mammography devices, while SPH Analytics has partnered with Medecision with the aim of improved quality of care and lower costs.
By Mike Miliard 11:48 am February 13, 2019
The EHR vendor’s founder also discusses the state of interoperability, cloud computing and today’s sticking points in health IT.
Blood donation.
By Laura Lovett 02:16 pm February 12, 2019
The program launched in Pakistan, Brazil, India and Bangladesh and will soon expand to the US.

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