EHRs are used in both inpatient and ambulatory settings to document care and share information across departments. Topics include: vendor selection, system deployment, and workflow analysis. On the inpatient side, best-of-breed versus single source is a perennial debate as CIOs automate the widely diverse departments under their purview, such as the surgical suite, radiology and intensive care. On the ambulatory side, group practices wrestle with physician productivity issues and creating interfaces to outside service partners such as labs.
At a town hall meeting last night in Atlanta hosted by the American Medical Association, physicians expressed widespread discontent with electronic health records and the federal governments Meaningful Use program.
Health information technology is an attractive opportunity for U.S. companies looking for increased exports globally, according to the Department of Commerces International Trade Administration.
Healthcare analytics are used to best advantage when aimed at treating patients, and to best support that mission, dont waste time and money cleaning your data before analyzing itjust use it.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released a plan for developing a national Health IT Safety Center, seeking to define the centers focus, functions, governance and overall value.
UCLA Health has suffered a cyber-attack that it presently believes could affect up to 4.5 million individuals. The delivery system serving the Los Angeles region will offer those affected one year of free identity theft and identity restoration services from ID Experts.
Everyone talks about big data. Everyone is excited about big data. How many know exactly what that term means? At HDMs Healthcare Analytics Symposium, Paul Sonderegger, a big data strategist at Oracle, provided an excellent tutorial.
The American Health Information Management Association is seeking comments on a roadmap for collaboration between health information management professionals, standards developers and vendors to support the capture, management, sharing and use of electronic health information.
With todays security architectures, healthcare providers are only as secure as their partners. Security vendor Certes Networks, which sells virtual private networks, walks through common partner security risks.
Health information technology is supposed to improve workflow efficiency by reducing redundancies in patient care, streamlining clinical tasks, and enabling coordination among multiple providers and a variety of care settings. However, a new study conducted across six ambulatory care practices from two participating healthcare organizations found health IT-caused interruptions to clinical workflow across all study clinics and work roles.
A few years ago, providers were skeptical about the worth of big data. No more, says Joe Van De Graaff. Now, healthcare organizations are starting to say, We need to pay attention, according to Van De Graaff, research director for KLAS Enterprises.
Most of the data from todays use of analytics in healthcare come from an organizations electronic health records system. That is a rich source, but ancillary information systems are just as rich and should be better tapped than they are.
As a flexible, open source storage technology that enables healthcare organizations to store data in its native form, Hadoop is head and shoulders above electronic health records and enterprise data warehouses when it comes to the ability to run algorithms and query the sheer volume of data required for population health management to drive better outcomes.
Nearly two years ago, after years of negotiations, New York-Presbyterian Hospital established a formal agreement with its two affiliated medical centers outlining the legalities of sharing individual patient clinical data as well as financial data. If that sounds like a political and technological breakthrough, it was.
Terri Steinberg, M.D., chief health information officer and vice president of population health informatics at Wilmington, Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System, had a novel idea about three years ago: using predictive analytics to identify at-risk patients with ischemic heart disease.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has renewed its call for developers and vendors to submit test procedures, tools, and data to be considered for approved use as part of the ONC Health IT Certification Program.