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Surescripts Ups Patient Safety, Savings with Interoperability

May 21, 2015 - Patient safety is up and the costs of poor care coordination are down as providers increase their use of e-prescribing, health information exchange, and medication reconciliation tools, says a new progress report by Surescripts.  Hospitals that increase their use of health IT to develop medication history lists are likely to prevent between three and 26 adverse drug events (ADE) per year...


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Managing Population Health with the All-Payer Claims Database

While population health management often seems like the job of primary care providers concerned with a relatively small and local set of patients in need of reminder calls and flu shots, individual providers aren’t the only ones digging...

ONC Health IT Interoperability Plan Gathers Fractious Comments

As the healthcare industry moves into the meatier stages of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Office of the National Coordinator has shifted its focus from health IT adoption to health IT interoperability.  After laying out its vision for...

ONC Awards $300K to Chronic Disease Management Projects

Six chronic disease management, patient engagement, and care coordination start-ups will share $300,000 in funding to test pilot their wares with actual healthcare organizations, the ONC announced as part of its first Market R&D Pilot...

Stage 2 MU e-Prescribing Improves Diabetic Patient Safety

Physicians who meet the e-prescribing thresholds of Stage 2 meaningful use are less likely to cause an adverse drug event (ADE) among their diabetic patients, reveals a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

Care Coordination Market Set to Grow at 26% CAGR until 2020

The market for health information exchange technologies that drive improved care coordination is set to grow at a significant clip as providers seek patient engagement and population health management solutions to solve some of healthcare’s...

Five Core Competencies for the Healthcare Internet of Things

The Internet of Things seems made for healthcare.  Millions of smart sensors and devices connected through the internet to provide up-to-the-second data on everything from a patient’s heart rate to how many pills they’ve taken...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics: From Description to Prescription

In the healthcare industry, “big data analytics” is a term that can encompass nearly everything that is done to a piece of information once it begins its digital life.  From flagging drug interactions to predicting sepsis, modeling...

Epic, IBM Watson Embrace FHIR for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Hot on the heels of its HIMSS15 debut, the new IBM Watson Health division is helping to shake up the healthcare big data analytics industry by announcing a new collaboration with Epic Systems and the Mayo Clinic that will bring cognitive computing...

Four Ways to Boost EHR Data Integrity for Big Data Analytics

At the center of every healthcare analytics project to support population health management or quality improvement lies a critical piece of technology: the electronic health record.   Most patient data enters the health IT ecosystem...

EHRs Must Be Integrated Tools for Chronic Disease Management

Healthcare providers must learn how to leverage EHR infrastructure more effectively for chronic disease management  if they wish to tackle population health management problems such as improving hypertension control, ONC Chief Medical Officer...

Why Do Providers Struggle with Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

What’s so hard about healthcare big data analytics?  Pretty much everything, providers continue to complain in a series of new industry polls and surveys.  Technical obstacles like EHR interoperability and health information exchange...

43% of Orgs Use Clinical Decision Support for Patient Safety

Clinical decision support is an important tool for improving patient safety, said nearly half of healthcare providers responding to a HIMSS15 survey conducted by LogicNets.  Forty-three percent believe clinical decision support technology...

CMS Outlines Future for Clinical Quality Reporting Programs

Clinical quality reporting programs for physicians are getting a makeover as part of CMS’ ongoing efforts to better measure improvements in care quality, population health management, and patient safety, said Principal Deputy Administrator...

IOM Develops 15 Measures for Population Health Management

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a new report outlining fifteen “vital signs” for assessing population health management and tracking the healthcare system’s progress towards better patient outcomes.  The core...

Is There a True Definition of Population Health Management?

“Population health management” is one of the healthcare industry’s most darling terms, used by everyone from CMS to payers to EHR vendors hoping to capture the spirit of care delivery transformation in rapidly changing, aging,...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Confuses Half of Providers

More than half of providers are confused by the information collection requirements of healthcare big data analytics, finds the third annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey by Stoltenberg Consulting. Despite a general sense that engaging in...

DeSalvo: Pressure, Optimism over EHR Data Interoperability

Patients and providers alike are crying out for better access to information and a higher degree of EHR data interoperability, writes National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Karen DeSalvo in a new blog post for Health Affairs, and the ONC is confident...

What You Need to Know about Health Data Interoperability

Health data interoperability is intended to bring healthcare stakeholders together, yet it remains a divisive and difficult issue to address.  The movement of information between health IT systems, whether internal or external, is as much...

NCQA Pilots Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Program

The National Council for Quality Assurance has enlisted three healthcare IT companies to test pilot its electronic clinical quality measures code validation program.  The pilot, called eMeasure, will test the ability of EHR software to access...

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