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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Connect Data Silos

The following is the third blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. In this series so far, we have looked at how the cloud brings robust data security and the cost savings and efficiencies that the cloud delivers for healthcare organizations. In this blog, we’ll examine at one of […]

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Digital Health Governance is at a Premium

Previously, I highlighted artificial intelligence, and all the opportunities it brings to the industry. In the final blog of this series we explore data governance and its role in digital health. Given the other four trends, one of the biggest challenges will continue to be obtaining executive buy-in for digital health initiatives. That means actively […]

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Barriers to Healthcare Data Standardization

There are numerous obstacles in making healthcare data useful for downstream analysis for decision making. There may be no bigger challenge than taking data that has been captured from disparate healthcare EMR systems and cleansing and normalizing them into something uniform for consumption. This is a result of the way that data is captured in […]

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Governance in Healthcare: The New Healthcare Imperative

Governance forms the framework for information, content, and knowledge management to operate. Establishing clear, common, and consistent models in healthcare upon which to ground governance components provides a solid foundation executing the management activities that enforce these governance requirements. This ensures the consistency and relevancy of the information for the business – the ultimate goal […]

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Governance in Healthcare: A Growing Need for Reference Mode

Of all the governance trends, none is more foundational and critical to the success of the governance program – indeed the organization itself – than the need for accurate, consistent, and relevant models that communicate the meaning, use, and residency of the assets of the enterprise. Modeling not only addresses the integration and ingestion of […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Ownership and Consistency

Democratization of Ownership and Stewardship The rise of big data, self-service, and more powerful and flexible end-user information visualization and preparation tools, consumer/ member/patient experience is impacting governance in a significant manner with regard to structure, decision rights, and accountabilities. End-users are gaining more control of these assets, including the ability to integrate and manipulate […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Seen as a Business Capability

Related to the trend of recognizing the difference between information and data, content, and knowledge is that governance of information requires it be viewed as a business capability. This recognition is starting to take hold because healthcare organizations are realizing that it is the business needs and drivers that supply the context for data, content, […]

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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 […]

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Guide: The Rebirth of Governance in Healthcare

Governance in healthcare organizations is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence, or rebirth, as the industry begins to recognize not only the value of governance for information and data, but also content and knowledge – both critical assets to organizations intent on delivering branded and differentiated consumer experiences. As digital transformation takes hold, the quest to […]

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The Path to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

There is a lot of excitement about Artificial Intelligence. The excitement is certainly warranted based on the potential that these solutions can offer. In an industry that has massive amounts of data and is very dependent on the data to both run efficiently and, more importantly, delivery high quality patient care any technology which can […]

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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 […]

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The 7 Critical Challenges Supporting Healthcare Use Cases

The challenges in delivering healthcare data solutions that address complex healthcare business problems aren’t obvious when setting sail on an exciting new project. It’s focus a large percentage of your time searching for the latest sophisticated data crunching, machine learning, predictive data analytics tools around that will magically solve all of the problems without fully […]

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Cloud Infrastructure Challenges Within Healthcare Data

The amount of data being produced/collected is growing exponentially and is predicted to reach 35 zettabytes by 2020. Instead of every company owning and maintaining physical servers, cloud infrastructure has become a popular alternative. Health care organizations require continuous innovation in order to remain cost effective, competent and timely to provide high-quality services. Industry experts encouraging adoption of cloud infrastructure can be solution for being cost-effective and securely manage data whether for […]

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Data Lakes vs Data Warehouses in Healthcare

In a recent post, Perficient’s Arvind Murali explained how the rise of Big Data and data lake technology is not an indication that traditional data warehousing is obsolete. There is a place for both solutions, since they address different challenges, and plenty of opportunities for integration as well. According to Gartner, there is a market […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Adapt to a Value-Based Model

CHALLENGES ADAPTING TO A CHANGING BUSINESS MODEL Healthcare is undergoing a shift from a fee-for-servicebased payment model to a value-based-care payment model in which the government provides incentives and penalties based on quality metrics. With the value-based care model, healthcare providers and health plans have shared accountabilities when it comes to managing the health of the individuals and populations they […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Ease Integration

CHALLENGES INTEGRATION SYSTEMS AND MANUAL PROCESSES With many disparate systems and data format requirements, integration can pose a huge challenge for healthcare organizations. This can be a deterrent in adopting new systems or integrating existing systems. Lack of integration leads to slow manual processes that cost the business money through resource inefficiency.  Beyond the difficulty around integration […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Increase the Value of Health Data

CHALLENGES MAKING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF DATA MEANINGFUL  Healthcare data requires high security – but that can also lead to difficulty in sharing information when needed. Interoperability of healthcare data requires a modernized infrastructure to enhance communication and access. With restrictive formats like EDI and HL7, along with the unstructured data generated by wearables and devices, providers and health plans have […]

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