Posts Tagged ‘Health Information Exchange’

Artificial Neural Networks: Solving Challenges in Health Sciences

There is a lot of buzz in healthcare and life sciences right now around Artificial Intelligence, and the potential uses for Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Deep Learning to solve for all manner of messy and complex problems. Deep-Learning software attempts to mimic the activity in layers of neurons in the neocortex[1], this includes cognitive […]

Amazon Healthcare: Momentum to Renovate American Healthcare

Amazon came forward and announced it would begin to seek new ways to address and possibly reduce rising health care costs for its own employees. The initiatives are all part of a bigger strategy to improve the shopping experience for businesses and consumers. Amazon’s strategy is in the beginning stages of the process but is […]

Mega-Mergers, Mega Concerns for Patients

Air Travel or Healthcare Mega-Mergers: Same Impact on Customers

The health insurance shakeup continues, and last week’s $37 billion merger of health insurance titans Humana and Aetna is the latest in a wave of deal-making that is likely to reduce the number of large U.S. health insurers from five to three. In addition to the Aetna/Humana merger, Anthem and Cigna have acknowledged discussions about […]

Established by the State...Or the Federal Government - #Obamacare

Established by the State…Or the Federal Government – #Obamacare

  Obamacare wins again. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Obamacare. They held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges. Those that challenged the law argued […]

HIT Solutions for Population Health

HIT Solutions for Population Health

I’m going to take a “improve / disseminate disease management and improve outcomes of the group” view of Population Health. The technology solutions that can be applied are vast. For the sake of this blog, I’d like to talk about these four: Analytics – The accumulation and aggregation of data needed to improve outcomes and […]

Hot Topic: Retail Strategy for Healthcare #HITsm Tweet Chat

Participants of a tweet chat hosted by HL7 Health Standards on Friday, March 6, certainly had a lot to say on the topic: A Real Retail Strategy for Healthcare. The hour-long session drew 104 healthcare professionals who posted 980 tweets in response to five questions centered how the industry could benefit from the retail industry’s […]

The Healthcare Teeter-Totter: Secure vs. Useful Information

The Health Information Exchange (HIE) Teeter-Totter

The cyber-attack on Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, directly reflects the vulnerability of healthcare organizations, which are years behind other industries in regards to protecting personal information. In today’s healthcare industry, the federal government encourages sharing information across the continuum, which is critical to improving patient care. The challenge is the balancing act between […]

ICD-10 Impacting the Financial Playbook and Improving Quality

Using the Finance Playbook to Improve Quality in Healthcare

I loved an article I read in a recent issue of HFMA Magazine in the Healthcare Value section. The title is “The Secret to Building Effective Quality Programs” written by John Byrnes, MD. The finance playbook, described by John, includes these cornerstones: Rule #1: Don’t allow clinicians to calculate cost savings. Finance and clinical counterparts […]

HITS SNAPSHOT - GEARING UP FOR 2015 10 Trends Impacting Healthcare in 2015

Gearing Up for 2015: 10 Trends Impacting Healthcare in 2015

Technology is a major player in the evolving healthcare environment, and organizations are increasing their health IT budgets to adapt to the “new” industry. Having the right technology in place can enhance patient experience, help meet regulatory requirements and provide key insights that reduce costs and improve outcomes. In our recently released HIT SNAPSHOT we […]

Top 10 Healthcare Industry Trends Blog Posts of 2014

Top 10 Healthcare Industry Trends Blog Posts from 2014

As we wrap up 2014, let’s take a look at the top 10 blog posts from our thought leaders. These blogs were published on Perficient’s Healthcare Industry Trends Blog. If you missed these you may want to take a look. #1. What the Market Says You Need in Your Patient Portal by Melody Smith Jones […]

A Day At The Doctor...A Hair Pulling Experience

A New Patient Adventure…A Hair Pulling Experience

I grew up in a small town in Iowa and lived in and around my hometown for 30 years. It wasn’t unusual for my commute to work to be interrupted by a John Deere tractor driving down the highway. When I hit 30 I traded in my rural roots and headed off to the booming […]

Wearable Technology for All

The definition of wearable technology has changed as much as technology has in the last century. In the first waves of wearable technology we got the calculator watch, you know the one, featured in back to the future. Although we have yet to see a hover board, wearable technology has gone to unbelievable heights. From […]

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