January 29, 2014
Most healthcare IT professionals think of a master data set as a data warehouse. That is the form that it took early on. However, it can be so much more.
January 15, 2014
Hospitals need to adopt a standardized way to not just calculate Hospital Value Based Purchasing scores, but also to incorporate the new types of data that are needed to track and report performance.
January 02, 2014
When overwhelmed by complex choices, most people will opt for the one that's easiest. In 2014, many healthcare leaders, overwhelmed by the sheer number of analytics vendors and strategies, will opt for the easy solution -- they'll ask their EHR provider for help. This will be a serious mistake.
November 19, 2013
A common and somewhat unique aspect to EHR vendor contracts is that the EHR vendor lays claim to the data entered into their system. It confounds us as to why healthcare organizations let their vendors of choice get away with this.
November 14, 2013
Healthcare cloud security goes beyond protecting sensitive personal information to ensuring the availability of critical medical data that can be the difference between life or death.
November 04, 2013
With the exponential growth in digital medical images, healthcare providers are taking a serious look at their archiving technology. There are lots of vendors in the market, and a wide variety of options for creating archives.
October 31, 2013
Three examples of how financial data can reduce patient payment risk and enhance profitability.
June 26, 2013
I have been following the news about the National Security Agency (NSA) access to our phone records with great interest. If we as a society don’t sort some of this out, we’ll see a repeat in the health sector a few years from now.
June 11, 2013
It’s growing. And growing. And growing. And now, as states are forming their own HIEs and more ACOs are in development, the amount of healthcare data that’s being generated truly boggles the mind.
June 06, 2013
“Big data” is one of the hottest topics in healthcare these days. Indeed, there is a belief in many quarters that big data tools are required to help healthcare organizations take the most effective care of patients. That belief is not necessarily true.