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Bridging the Gap Between Big Data Science, Health IT Usability

January 9, 2017 - The health IT landscape often seems starkly divided between two opposing camps: those who design elegant algorithms and regimented workflows in the idealized sterility of the R&D department, and those whose frenzied, frustrating daily experience in the hospital, office, or clinic have taught them that there is no such thing as an out-of-the-box solution to any of their big data needs....


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Bridging the Gap Between Big Data Science, Health IT Usability

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health IT landscape often seems starkly divided between two opposing camps: those who design elegant algorithms and regimented workflows in the idealized sterility of the R&D department, and those whose frenzied, frustrating daily experience...

Three HIEs Connect to Create “Patient-Centered Data Home”

by Thomas Beaton

Three HIEs have established a long-term agreement to enhance health data interoperability, allowing a patient’s healthcare record to follow them across state lines. The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), Michiana Health Information...

What Will 2017 Bring for Healthcare Analytics, Interoperability?

by Jennifer Bresnick

After a tumultuous end to 2016, healthcare providers may be looking for a chance to catch their breath before diving back into solving some of the industry’s most intractable problems.  But the growing pressures of interoperability,...

16% of Healthcare Stakeholders Plan to Use Blockchain by 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may have entered the healthcare lexicon in 2016 as a somewhat fuzzy concept, but the innovative method of securing and validating data transactions is poised to take the industry by storm over the next twelve months, according to an...

Population Health Tool Using EHR Data Reduces HIV Impact in MA

by Jennifer Bresnick

Public health officials in Massachusetts are working to create an interoperable population health management system using EHR data to identify and engage HIV patients at risk of falling away from recommended treatment protocols. The system, called...

The 2016 Holiday IT Wish List for Healthcare Big Data Pros

by Jennifer Bresnick

As families all over the country surreptitiously dump the last of their aging Thanksgiving leftovers in the garbage pail, children and adults alike are starting to turn their attention to compiling their holiday wish lists. Electronic toys...

The Top 3 Planning Pain Points in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Measure twice, cut once” is the advice given to do-it-yourselfers embarking on a new home improvement project, but healthcare organizations ramping up their big data analytics initiatives amidst regulatory pressures and the constant...

SNOMED CT Code Framework Will Aid EHR Reporting, Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

A coalition of professional pharmacy societies and other stakeholders has released a new framework for mapping medication therapy management (MTM) services to the SNOMED CT codes used for EHR documentation, interoperability efforts, and quality...

CPT, SNOMED-CT Codes Ally to Boost Healthcare Data Integrity

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) are engaging in a new collaborative agreement that will result in increased data integrity and better integration between two...

AHIMA: Information Governance is Key for Trusted Healthcare Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Implementing a robust and comprehensive information governance framework across the healthcare organization is the first step to success in a value-based word that demands trusted, accurate, and timely analytics, AHIMA’s executive leaders...

Cultivating a Big Data Mindset for Coders, Clinical Documentation

by Jennifer Bresnick

For the past few years, clinical documentation improvement efforts have been mostly associated with the ICD-10 transition – the often-delayed switch to an upgraded classification and coding system that requires enhanced detail and specificity...

Healthcare Analytics, Information Governance Will Build a Future for HIM

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management profession is changing at a blistering pace as the industry moves from volume to value, requiring HIM professionals to embrace new roles in data analytics, information governance, and informatics, AHIMA leaders...

Will MACRA and the QPP Unlock Health Data for Smarter Care?

by Jennifer Bresnick

MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) have the potential to usher in a revolutionary new era in healthcare, says National Coordinator Dr. Vindell Washington – one that will enable a meaningful, intelligent ecosystem of informed care...

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Credential Option

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare informatics professionals will soon be eligible to apply for a new credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the organization announced this week at its annual convention.  The certification...

AHIMA 2016: Expect Big Data Governance, MACRA, Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The final rule for the MACRA Quality Payment Program isn’t the only thing that’s going to be generating buzz across the healthcare industry next week.  As the 88th annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibition kicks off, thousands of...

Finalized MACRA Quality Payment Program Requires Big Data Push

by Jennifer Bresnick

On your marks – get set – go grab some data.  CMS announced this morning that the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) will indeed go live on January 1, 2017, which doesn’t leave providers much time to read the 2398-page...

Top Health IT Groups Ask Congress for Patient Identification Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nearly two dozen healthcare providers, professional groups, and interoperability organizations are urging Congress to remove language that prevents the development of improved patient identification tools.  In a letter addressed to lawmakers...

AHRQ Grants to Aid Testing of Pediatric Clinical Quality Measures

by Nathan Boroyan

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced on Monday six recipients of a four-year, $13.4 million grant to support implementation and testing of new pediatric clinical quality measures within the Medicaid and CHIP programs....

Chief Nurse Informaticists Tackle EHRs, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurse informaticists often work behind the scenes of the healthcare big data analytics landscape, fine-tuning electronic health records, overseeing data reporting tools, and training nurses and other staff members to use data to its fullest potential....

Intelligent Planning Is Key for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to developing a big data analytics program, healthcare organizations often can’t help but focus more on the results they hope to achieve than the long, arduous, complicated process of climbing the ladder to get there. ...

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