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FDA: Health Data Interoperability Key to Clinical Trial Success

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance stating that in order to see the highest success, clinical trial leaders must use electronic health records (EHR) that promote health data interoperability. In the draft guidance entitled Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations, the FDA indicated that health data interoperability may be the […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: Patient Data Ownership

In our next 2016 Connected Health trend we find ourselves with the call from patient advocates around the land: increased ownership of data by the patient. The healthcare industry is the guardian of, in my opinion, the world’s most important data. With that being true, the patient data guardianship story is about to get even […]

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False Positives are Enemy #1 for CDS Implementations

Clinical decision support (CDS) will be a big part of healthcare in the near future. While CDS systems are not mainstream, they are becoming more popular and health IT must be ready. When people think of CDS they often think of Screen pop-ups that provide alerts, notifications and suggestions to support safety and quality objectives […]

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Using the EHR as a Building Block for a Learning Health System

Charles Bailey, MD, PhD, Pediatric Oncologist and Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia spoke today at the 3rd Annual Clinical Informatics Symposium presented by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. His presentation was focused on using the EHR as a building block for a learning health system. Through the power of […]

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Northwestern Medicine Leverages Epic to Enable Value-Based Care

The transition from a fee-for-service model to a value-based care model requires healthcare organizations to re-evaluate their technology and in most cases invest in new solutions. Population health management is a focal point for organizations amidst the changes in the delivery model and payment reform and hospitals and health systems rely on technology to transform […]

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In Healthcare, Connectivity Is Not Collaborating

Interoperability between different electronic health record (EHR) systems is one of the most important requirements that hospitals and physicians must meet as they prepare their systems for attestation in Meaningful Use Stage 2. However, let’s examine the real goals of interoperability within healthcare: 1) To make sure “information follows the patient regardless of geographic, organizational, […]

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Improve care coordination with direct secure messaging #HIMSS14

Direct secure messaging (DSM) is a transmission standard promoted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology that meets the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements of electronic health records (EHRs).  It works much the same way as regular email, but the message is encrypted, which prevents unintended use of the protected health […]

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Creating a single best view of the patient #HIMSS14

As healthcare organizations prepare for full scale integration of electronic medical records through EHR and enterprise wide data warehouse initiatives, identity resolution is a priority for everyone.  A Master Person Index (MPI) is a solution intended to solve the common problem where multiple systems or applications within the organization gradually become inconsistent with the most […]

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Massachusetts launches important next phase of HIE

Today, Masachusetts moved into phase 2 of a very important Health Information Exchange (HIE) project. It’s called Mass HIway Health Information Exchange, and it was announced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Healthcare CIO, John D. Halamka works. Halamka is one of my favorite people to follow in healthcare technology (@jhalamka). He blogs at “Life as […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – November 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – October 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Chronic Disease Management through Disease Registries

Chronic diseases, those diseases lasting 3 months or more that cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication1, are placing an increasing burden on our healthcare system.  Unfortunately, the United States has one of the highest rates of illness, disability and death due to chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and […]

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