Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Medical Record’

Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare – Part 3

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… it is impressively difficult to integrate data from one or more EMR systems into a cohesive analytical warehouse database. Especially if you’re doing it from scratch. In my last two blogs (Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare & Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Love Letter to Meaningful Use – #HIMSS14

It seems appropriate on Valentine’s Day to write love letters. This is my letter of adoration to Meaningful Use. In the past, I have written about how much time and productivity is wasted in the average physician’s office handling phone calls about prescription refills. My physician’s office has successfully implemented their EMR software, and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Quest for My Complete, Portable Health Record

As I have written before, I currently see several physicians who do NOT use an EMR in the office. They are awesome diagnosticians, people and mentors but they have not taken the leap to the electronic health world. Now, add in two hospital networks that do NOT have patient portals for accessing my records and […]

EMR 3.0 and Doctors Lacking an Analytic Engine

As a big fan of kevinmd.com, I enjoyed reading David Nash, MD’s take on how doctors need an “EMR 3.0” analytic engine for accountability and that creating an analytics tool that monitors gaps in care for a provider’s population is very important for accountable care. We also agree that as successful as the big EMR […]

EMR Selection: Caveat Emptor

Based on the most recent meaningful use statistics published by CMS, the majority of Eligible Physicians submitting MU claims for Medicare have not been paid. Medicaid is only marginally better. Providers who are shopping for EMR systems must pay attention to the track record of the vendor and investigate claims these systems are MU compliant. […]

Case Study: Meriter Uses Microsoft BI to Improve Patient Care

Meriter Health Services has long been committed to using information technology to deliver efficiencies and improve patient care. To simplify the important patient-facing elements of care delivery, Meriter uses Epic’s electronic medical records (EMR) software, EpicCare. The organization recently teamed up with Perficient on the implementation of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data management software and […]

Angry Docs: A Mission to Conquer Meaningful Use Requirements

Who would have imagined ten years ago that many of us would spend hours using a slingshot to fling hacked off birds on a single mission to destroy arrogant pigs? We do this using computers smaller than our dinner plates while sitting on airplanes, park benches, the family room sofa, and sometimes at work. For […]

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