Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare Interoperability

New Approach Helps Health Information Exchanges Cross State Lines

May 15, 2017 - In the era of value-based care, the ability to understand how a patient moves between providers and what happens to them during those visits could be the difference between a performance bonus and a missed benchmark. But as most providers are now well aware, the challenges of seamless and reliable health information exchange are many.  Even organizations that are willing to collaborate...


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New Approach Helps Health Information Exchanges Cross State Lines

by Jennifer Bresnick

In the era of value-based care, the ability to understand how a patient moves between providers and what happens to them during those visits could be the difference between a performance bonus and a missed benchmark. But as most providers are...

Are Health Data Interoperability Standards the Same in Theory as Practice?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The idea of developing and implementing shared health data interoperability standards has finally started to catch on the EHR vendor community, which has suffered a number of crushing blows from unhappy consumers and Congressmen concerned about...

Top 4 Ways to Use Blockchain for Healthcare Data Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Along with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, blockchain has rapidly risen to become one of the healthcare industry’s most talked-about technologies.  The distributed ledger methodology promises...

Physician Portal Aids Data Exchange for Stand-Alone Hospital

by Jennifer Bresnick

While much of the healthcare industry is turning to mergers, acquisitions, and economies of scale to combat the financial challenges of value-based care, there are still more than a few organizations that have committed to operational independence....

Precision Medicine, Population Health Share Strategies and Goals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Any organization that wants to have a hope of functioning smoothly divides its operations into distinct departments, each of which is in charge of a specific process.  Every member of the team contributes to the organization’s ultimate...

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...

Can Blockchain Give Healthcare Payers Better Analytical Insight?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may be starting to settle in to the financial industry as a secure methodology for tracking and approving transactions, but its use cases for other sectors, including the healthcare market, are not yet quite as clear. Population health...

Reviewing the Progress of Health Data Access, Interoperability

by Sheri Stoltenberg

Vice President Joe Biden may not be the most likely champion for improving healthcare data interoperability, but that was exactly the topic of his speech at this May’s seventh annual Health Datapalooza, a public-private conference focusing...

CMS: Physicians Overloaded with Big Data, Yet Feel Uninformed

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physicians are always warning their patients that they can have too much of a good thing when it comes to sweets or French fries, but healthcare professionals are having trouble understanding how to change the way the adage applies to their own...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

by Jacqueline Belliveau

In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

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