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EHRs Can’t Keep Up with Healthcare Analytics Abilities, Needs


The electronic health record simply isn’t evolving quickly enough to keep up with rapid innovations in healthcare big data analytics and the increasingly complex needs of end-users, says an editorial published in the Journal of the American...

Can Point-of-Care Analytics Change the Healthcare Equation?


For consumers and providers alike, healthcare is a time-consuming business.  Patients may wait hours in the emergency department waiting room, days to get an appointment with their primary care provider, or several months before they can...

CMS Seeks Info on Medicaid Big Data Analytics, Warehouse Modules


CMS is probing the healthcare industry’s interest in helping to develop plug-and-play big data analytics tools and data warehousing systems for the nation’s collection of Medicaid organizations.  In a request for information...

Reviewing the Progress of Health Data Access, Interoperability


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...

VA Clinical Decision Support Cuts Unnecessary Lab Tests by 11%


The use of a clinical decision support tool geared towards overseeing laboratory utilization significantly reduced the number of unnecessary tests ordered by clinicians without affecting patient care quality, says a new study published in the...

Providers Quick to Blame Vendors for HIE, Interoperability Woes


No matter how often health IT vendors insist that improved health data interoperability is on the way, providers are reluctant to believe that their developers are putting enough elbow grease into accelerating the pace of seamless health information...

Healthcare Internet of Things Investment is Just Getting Started


Nothing is getting investors, providers, and developers more excited about the future than the healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential impact on big data analytics, predictive analytics, and personalized care.  As financial...

93% of CMIOs Experience Clinical Decision Support Malfunctions


Clinical decision support tools may not be as useful or reliable as clinicians could like, states a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), and may be prone to significant, widespread, and long-term...

4 Basics to Know about the Role of FHIR in Interoperability


As health data interoperability becomes an increasingly pressing concern for providers, developers and vendors are paying a great deal more attention to the data standards that will enable seamless, on-demand information exchange. The Fast Healthcare...

New York Requires 100% e-Prescribing, But Adds Big Loopholes


The nation’s e-Prescribing networks may be some of the nation’s most successful health information exchange systems, but healthcare providers in New York State are concerned that they may not be able to meet a new requirement to send...

Medicaid Gets a Big Data Boost with Funding, Analytics Tools


While much of the industry’s attention over the past few years has been focused on Medicare and the massive funding opportunities involved in its half of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Medicaid ecosystem has been quietly plugging away...

MS Medicaid Achieves Real-Time Health Data Interoperability


A health data interoperability project has enabled the nation’s first real-time health information exchange between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the groups announced...

NQF Proposes Guiding Principles for Health IT Patient Safety


Although health IT has the power to enhance how healthcare is delivered, says the National Quality Forum, it also raises several concerns when it comes to patient safety. In an effort to improve the way healthcare providers address patient safety...

Health IT Integration Leaders Key to EHR, Big Data Success


LAS VEGAS - Strong executive leadership and a dedicated clinical health IT expert in the C-suite are helping to ensure that healthcare organizations are making the most of the electronic health records and big data analytics efforts, according...

Health IT Important in Patient-Centered Care, HIMSS Says


The perceived importance of health IT systems depends upon a healthcare organization’s leadership, according to the HIMSS Leadership Survey. In a survey of 282 health IT professionals, HIMSS saw that those who valued health IT in bettering...

HHS, Epic, Cerner, More EHR Vendors Make Interoperability Pledge


LAS VEGAS – At a keynote address during the 2016 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced a broad industry initiative to further health data interoperability, information sharing, and patient engagement....

ONC Targets Health Data Interoperability with New “Tech Lab”


Following last year’s release of its Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, the Office of the National Coordinator is wasting no time with its efforts to improve connectivity and the use of data standards throughout the healthcare industry....

EHR, Big Data Analytics Tech Support Key to Customer Loyalty


Health IT vendors may be raking in billions of dollars in profits from their electronic health record and big data analytics offerings, but they may not be inspiring much long-term loyalty from their customers if they fail to provide adequate...

Cloud Big Data Analytics Adoption Accelerating in Healthcare


As healthcare providers get more comfortable with the idea of investing in the cloud, big data analytics technologies are first on the shopping list for organizations with growing health IT budgets.  In a new IDC Health Insights report,...

VA Streamlines Care Coordination with New Health IT System


Care coordination has always been a struggle for healthcare organizations seeking to transfer patients from one provider setting to another, and the process if often complicated by poor communication, administrative red tape, and convoluted documentation...


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