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    Computer assisted coding (CAC) applications are becoming increasingly popular in hospitals as healthcare organizations gear up for ICD-10, according to the latest HIMSS Analytics Essentials more »

    Developing a seamless, interoperable health IT infrastructure that meets the data exchange needs of a network of post-acute care facilities is a daunting task for more »

    ICD-10 might be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to clinical documentation improvement (CDI), but fine-tuning the structure, detail, and content more »

    In this fifth post of this series, we discuss the challenge posed by the complex and rapidly growing quality measurement ecosystem, and the steps we more »

    Meaningful use isn’t doing its job when it comes to fostering clean, quality data and health IT interoperability, the American Medical Association (AMA) states in more »

    Structured EHR data may seem like the gold standard for data-driven healthcare, but capturing clinical data in standardized formats with check boxes and drop-downs can more »

    The financial burden of health information exchange (HIE) and the difficulty of wrangling multiple vendors into some sense of interoperability are among the top challenges more »

    A strong information governance infrastructure is the foundation for intelligent, actionable data analytics, AHIMA leaders said at the 2014 Convention in San Diego last week, more »

    Providers now have a new clinical data registry option to use for CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) attestation, announced The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) more »

    Throughout this series, we explored how to create an integrated data asset through the integration of claims, clinical, financial and other data sources; how data more »

    The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking healthcare providers to discuss their progress towards four key areas of healthcare reform identified in its more »

    In the last article of this series, we discussed the power of an effective data connector and several important considerations that must go into a more »

    Researchers, clinicians, and health information management (HIM) professionals must all have a seat at the table when it comes to information governance, said Suzanne Paone, more »

    An EHR replacement can be a complicated and problematic proposition for physicians and administrative staff, but it poses an equal challenge for the health information more »

    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been highly successful at bringing population health management and outcomes-based care to millions of patients across the nation, but they more »

    Thanks to a three-year Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award, the Association of American Medical Colleges and a group of five academic medical centers more »

    The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) must be adequately funded to continue its important work on interoperability and data standards, care quality, and patient more »

    For a large healthcare organization like Seattle Children’s Hospital, the amount of clinical and administrative data constantly rolling in can be staggering.  A robust data more »

    In the first post of this series, we introduced the power of electronic health record (EHR) data and how it can completely transform a health more »

    Patients are finding it tough to engage with providers through portals or other online access to their medical records, says a new issue brief by more »

    Hospital executives may be so intent on building a serviceable data analytics infrastructure that they are putting ICD-10, value-based reimbursement contracts, and population health management more »

    Healthcare organizations in the state of California can apply for some extra help with their data analytics and health information governance efforts through the Safety more »

    The healthcare industry might finally be waking up to the possibilities of big data and clinical analytics, but the marketplace for analytics solutions is still more »

    While healthcare organizations are still striving to understand the scope and usefulness of big data for clinical analytics and financial insights, some data scientists and more »

    The current rush to unlock the power of big data for healthcare analytics is leading to some significant business opportunities in a variety of market more »