Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

Applauding Organizational Bravery

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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It takes a lot of guts for an organization to raise their hand, admit they screwed up, and talk about that mistake at length. Here's to one organization that recently did that AND more.

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Can Middleware Technology Solve Healthcare’s Interoperability Problems?

May 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent Black Book survey found that the healthcare industry appears a ways away from achieving meaningful interoperability. However, one medical expert says there is a technological answer that solves this problem.

Live from iHT2-Boston: Care Management In the Trenches: One MD Leader Shares a Success Story

May 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In his keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Boston, David Ramirez, M.D. of the CareMore healthcare delivery system shared with his audience some of the secrets so far of his organization’s care management work

While e-Prescribing Transactions Soar, Providers Slower to Adopt EPCS

May 19, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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In another indication that electronic prescribing (e-Prescribing) is nearing critical mass, Surescripts’ annual report indicates that the Arlington, Va.-based company processed 6.5 million transactions in 2014, more than American Express and PayPal.

What Will CIOs Most Need for the Journey Ahead? Halamka and Branzell Urge CIOs To Be “Revolutionaries”

May 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In opening addresses to the CHIME LEAD Forum Boston, John Halamka, M.D. and Russ Branzell urge their CIO colleagues to get the big picture and move forcefully and consistently towards it

Advisory Board Exec: ICD-10 Isn’t Getting Credit it Deserves

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Teaser: Twice in recent weeks, legislation regarding the transition to the ICD-10 coding set has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. Executives from The Advisory Board Company adamantly disagree with those bills, and think it’s time for “...

What Federally Qualified Health Centers Can Teach their Provider Peers About Data and Population Health

May 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As she prepares to participate in a panel at the Health IT Summit in Washington, DC, HRSA’s Suma Nair discusses the progress being made nationwide among federally qualified health centers in leveraging data and IT for population health

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Wachter, Author of Digital Doctor (Part 2 of 2)

May 15, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Part two of HCI's interview with Robert Wachter, M.D., author of Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age. He talks alert fatigue, Epic vs. athenahealth, and meaningful use.

Computerized Analysis of Patient Vitals During Trauma Transport Speeds up Diagnosis

May 15, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Researchers in Boston recently determined that automated analysis of vital signs in a patient being transported to a trauma center could speed up diagnosis and potentially save their lives.

Making Population Health Work at an FQHC: One CIO’s Experience

May 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Angela Diop, ND, is helping to lead foundational work in population health as CIO at Unity Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC

Moving Data Down I-44 and Making it Actionable

May 13, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Mercy, a large four-state, 35-hospital, and approximately 700 clinic health system based in Saint Louis, explains how it’s leveraging an open-sourced framework to better process large datasets and improve documentation.
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