Posts Tagged ‘health information’

Healthcare Interoperability – Motivators for Change

Healthcare Interoperability – Motivators for Change

Having many siloed healthcare applications that don’t easily exchange information has been the trademark of health information technology, denying patients and providers the benefits that interoperable health information makes possible. Government regulations and the evolving healthcare landscape enforce the need for interoperability throughout the continuum of care. Integrated systems streamline data sharing, support population health […]

Modernizing Healthcare interoperability with Oracle

Modernizing Healthcare Interoperability with Oracle | #OOW14

Technology is opening up opportunities to move us further down the path of “best” outcomes AND more cost effectively than ever before. That is a tsunami that cannot be stopped. The use of personal health information in the delivery of care, optimizing outcomes and administering care within a cost context that our nation can afford […]

Member-centric Care: Have we missed a core team member?

Recently rolled off a large payer, I am sitting back and reflecting on what is facing the healthcare industry today and what has happened over the past 15+ years (Looking at the forest rather than the trees). 1) Are we, all business and information technology professionals, clinicians, and non-clinicians, working on the correct priorities for […]

Healthcare Business Intelligence – Success vs. Biting off More than You Can Chew

The healthcare industry is ecstatic about the opportunity to apply business intelligence (BI) to improve healthcare quality, cost and outcomes. Providers are using BI to address process issues that limit operational efficiencies. BI is “the solution” to successfully overcoming short-comings and creating provider bottom-line benefits, patient time and efficiency benefits and overall social equity. IBM […]

HIEs post another Win within the Healthcare Industry

One of the most costly and concerning healthcare expenditures is emergency room visits. Providers and payers are especially concerned with the uptick in ER visits, because ER visits are known to be extra costly and peppered with discressionary visits. Providers and payers have decided lowering ER useage could be done by identifying ER abusers and […]

Using Enterprise HIE to Move Clinical Information in an ACO

An Enterprise HIE is defined as the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations. The Enterprise HIE can be used to move information within a region, community or hospital system. As such, the Enterprise HIE system is a great answer to problems found when forming an ACO. HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical […]

Protecting Patient Data in an Interconnected Healthcare System

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. (Hippocratic Oath) I recently read an article titled, “Protect Patient Data from an Inside Job” by Phil Neray of Health Management Technology, which stated, as many news organizations have, that in 2010 healthcare organizations […]

Clinical Decision Assist Part II – Real Time Clinician Support

In part I we discussed the value of near real-time analytics to support clinical care delivery. As promised we wanted to next discuss the power of Clinical Decision Assist – providing clinicians with the ability to effect change while the ability to do so still exists. Near real-time analytics environments are difficult to develop, especially […]

Question: What Drives HIE participation?

In February 2009, the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) providing much needed support to an industry that has struggled in a financially challenging landscape. The federal government is projected to spend at least $300 million in support of health information exchange (HIE) activities in 2009 and 2010. While it is […]