Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Health Record’

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5 Strategies to Integrate EHR and Patient Satisfaction Survey Data

A key challenge to making full use of your Patient Satisfaction Survey Data is learning how to integrate it with your EHR data. Having an understanding of a patient’s associated encounters can provide valuable context on the results you receive on a Patient Satisfaction Survey. The challenge oftentimes is having the right data to link […]

Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare – Part 2

Last September I started a blog series on data integration for Healthcare. The problem, it is impressively difficult to integrate data from one or more EMR systems into a cohesive analytical database. The fact that I’ve been doing that job for the last 2 months is a testament to that statement since it kept me […]

Patient's Guide to Healthcare Journey Maps

Prevent the Negativity Associated with Epic (EHR) Upgrades

I just got back from the doctor whose office is in one of the leading hospitals in the United States. I was his first appointment of the day. “They just updated Epic this morning, and everyone is getting into the office trying to make sense of the changes,” the doctor said. I asked if he […]

Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare

Healthcare providers need to create useful, not to mention required, reports and they need to perform complicated analysis. To do that effectively requires bringing disparate information from multiple operating systems together. The goal… find opportunities to improve patient care and lower operating costs. To accomplish this, operational data has to be extracted and integrated. Integrating […]

Visualization Tools Help Put Data to Work

Researchers with the U.S. Army claim that clinical data visualization is a key component in the usage and delivery of EHRs because it: Presents data in a pleasing, easy-to-understand manner Makes digesting and sharing data faster and simpler Reduces the time needed to interpret and understand data points Increases the user’s ability to see trends […]

How EDI, Big Data and Real-Time Analytics Can Improve Healthcare

In healthcare, most data is exchanged electronically between partners via EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), and “Big Data” is helping the industry become more efficient and productive. EDI originated because it provided a structured mechanism for sharing data between disparate organizations and systems. The more common means of transferring data from source to a data warehouse […]

MU3–Exposing Electronic Health Record as APIs using IBM APIC

Exposing patient health information as Application Program Interfaces (APIs) is one of the most critical components in Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Programs and all providers will be required to comply with MU3 requirements by 2018. The APIs will ensure improved patient engagement by providing data access in application of patient’s choice instead of […]

Trending: Creative Forms Of Subject Recruitment

  Recruiting subjects for clinical trials has been a longstanding challenge for pharmaceutical and research organizations. According to Dr. Steven Alberts, Chair of Medical Oncology with the Mayo Clinic, only 5% of cancer patients ever enroll in a trial. On top of that, only a fraction of all trials ever finish enrolling enough patients on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Susan DeVore, Premier healthcare alliance

Trends to Watch in the Healthcare World in 2014

What’s transforming the ways in which healthcare is provided? legislation new competition innovative incentives a call to refocus on priorities a more empowered and digitally engaged consumer, who has more and greater expectations for quality of care and convenience of care. a renewed attention on healthcare by the consumer market thanks to ongoing press about […]

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 […]

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