It’s a fact of life that everyone’s reflexes slow down with age, and most of us lucky enough to live to advanced age and still have a driver’s license eventually will need to consider giving up the privilege of driving. After all, driving is intertwined with all kinds of effects of aging—not only slower reflexes but poor eyesight, inability to make quick decisions, or side effects of medications. According to a recent study, clinicians are often the first to bring up the topic with elderly drivers of handing over the car keys, and I think healthcare IT can play a role in helping drivers make the transition.
With the issue of government transparency becoming the topic du jour on the heels of the recent NSA controversy, it’s fair to ask: have the CMS and HHS released enough claims data on hospital outpatient charges? Some, like athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., don’t seem to think so.
Vendors in the analytics-as-a-service space include Apixio, Explorys and Humedica. “This is going to be the way healthcare will consume big data,” said IDC Health Insights' Cynthia Burghard. “It is just too complicated for the average healthcare organization to invest in.”
What if you could hire a team of software engineers to start from scratch in developing an IT system to fit the needs of your organization? Does that sound too good to be true? That is exactly what JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers is doing.