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Data Governance Key to Hospital’s Natural Language Query Project

February 14, 2017 - Whether inside or outside of the hospital, data is everywhere – and consumers of data are getting used to a certain level of speed, accuracy, and trustworthiness when they ask questions of Google, Siri, or Cortana.  In everyday life, natural language interfaces have become the accepted standard for these activities, yet few healthcare organizations have mastered the analytics competencies...


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Data Governance Key to Hospital’s Natural Language Query Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whether inside or outside of the hospital, data is everywhere – and consumers of data are getting used to a certain level of speed, accuracy, and trustworthiness when they ask questions of Google, Siri, or Cortana.  In everyday life,...

Using Machine Learning to Target Behavioral Health Interventions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Behavioral healthcare has been getting a great deal of attention lately from health IT experts, and not just because of a growing recognition that good mental health is key to improving overall patients outcomes.  Behavioral health is one...

Mismatched Symptoms Call EHR Data Integrity into Question

by Thomas Beaton

A new study published in JAMA this month indicates that EHR data may not be completely aligned with what patients report to their providers. Eye health researchers from Michigan Medical School investigating EHR data integrity found that just...

Prescription Monitoring Program to Reduce Opioid Abuse in VA

by Thomas Beaton

A three way partnership between Purdue Pharma, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources will enhance utilization of a state prescription monitoring program (PMP) to reduce the rate of opioid...

AMIA Advises PCORI on Sharing Big Data for Health Research

by Thomas Beaton

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has suggested that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) should adopt new policies that focus on expanding grant opportunities and funding data collection efforts to improve...

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...

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