Data mining in health care is in its infancy, but it is a natural outgrowth of the EHR systems beginning to proliferate in the sector. Hospitals and group practices are mining data for many purposes, including identification of at-risk patients, trends in service line utilization, and improvement opportunities in the revenue cycle.
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The North Carolina Health Information Exchange has partnered with Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services to provide HIE connectivity for Liberty Healthcares 21 skilled nursing facilities across North Carolina.
A bill requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for the development of clinical data registries was approved in a July 30 vote by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but not without sharp opposition from Democratic members.
Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced plans to strengthen the successful collaboration between the two organizations.
Mayo Clinic biostatistician Daniel Sargent has been awarded a $32.7 million, five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute to lead the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncologys Statistics and Data Center. The Center will be located at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minn.
HIT vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises has published its 2014 Best in KLAS Awards for medical equipment and infrastructure products. Following are the vendors recognized in this years report.
Draft legislation in the House Energy and Commerce Committee would require the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for development of clinical data registries to improve patient care.
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles are developing web and mobile apps to aid patients struggling with addiction--and their therapists--to track progress and have quick access to help.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights pilot program to conduct HIPAA
privacy and security audits showed that the top deficiency among audited organizations was the lack of a sufficient risk analysis plan. Coalfire Systems, an IT security advisory, audit and testing services firm, advises avoiding seven common myths about a security risk analysis.
The stock price indices of public companies in six healthcare industry sectors rose during the first half of 2014, while the seventh sector--health information technology vendors--fell.
HIMSS Analytics in the first quarter honored seven health care organizations with its Stage 7 Award, which recognizes providers that have reached the highest level of electronic medical record adoption.
With providers scrambling to adjust to accountable care and value-based reimbursements, software vendors are coming out with new products to support the efforts.
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, recorded a profit of $1.2 million last year, according to its recently released annual report.
Time and money have gone into hiring the perfect employee for your business, but you may be missing the clues that they are looking for new opportunities. Mindflash, a vendor of online training software, notes several signs that might be noticeable at first, although its imperative not to miss them, because even if they're looking around, it's not a sure thing that they're ready to leave you just yet. Talking to your employee before the decision is made can give you a better chance of retention.
Medical treatment based on an individuals genetics is the future of medicine, according to government, academic and industry panelists participating at a July 23 roundtable held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Legal and regulatory barriers to developing evidence and communicating findings on treatments in real-world settings are interfering with the sharing of knowledge among providers, patients, and researchers.