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Legacy Big Data Analytics, IoT Tools Unable to Meet Demand

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Big data analytics just ain’t what it used to be, and the infrastructure tools that used to adequately support healthcare organizations and other enterprise ventures are no longer able to perform their duties appropriately, according to...

Epic Tanks on EHR Usability, Interoperability Scores for EDs

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Epic scooped up the unenviable distinction of being the lowest rated major EHR for usability and interoperability within the emergency department setting, according to the latest Black Book poll.  With distinctive workflow and information...

UCSF Takes Aim at Health Data Interoperability with New Platform

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EHR vendors aren’t the only ones with a newly vested interest in health data interoperability, and they certainly don’t have a lock on the health information exchange innovation marketplace.   In conjunction with Cisco, the University...

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 Drive Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Just under half of US hospitals have deployed some type of healthcare big data analytics infrastructure focused on generating actionable business intelligence insights, says a new survey by HIMSS Analytics and Qlik, driven mostly by the pressure...

VA, IHS Receive DirectTrust Interoperability, Security Nod

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service (IHS) have received accreditation by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC and DirectTrust that recognizes the organizations’ compliance with Direct...

Why Health Information Exchange Needs HIM, IT Collaboration

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“Competing initiatives” is an oft repeated phrase in the healthcare industry, and for good reason.  Between meaningful use, ICD-10, EHR interoperability, emerging reimbursement reforms, big data analytics, and a slew of population...

Georgia, Alabama Make Health Information Exchange Connection

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The healthcare industry’s attention may be shifting towards EHR-based health data interoperability, but state health information exchanges are not slackening their pace of progress as they continue to play a major role in the nation’s...

Internet of Things, Precision Medicine, NLP Drive Market Growth

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Healthcare’s big data analytics investment opportunities are continuing their meteoric rise as the Internet of Things, precision medicine, population health management, and accountable care encourage the growth of health IT tools that can...

Senate Seeks More Interoperability, Openness for Certified EHRs

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With the infamous specter of information blocking now hanging over industry efforts to improve the interoperability of electronic health records, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are attempting to take a bi-partisan...

LA Hospital Tackles EHR Adoption, Design from the Ground Up

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The thought has crossed the mind of every health information management professional, adoption specialist, and IT department worker – not to mention every physician and nurse – who has ever worked with an electronic health record. ...

ONC Provides $1M in Grant Funding for HIE, Care Coordination

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The Office of the National Coordinator has announced the award of $1 million in grand funding to improve health information exchange and care coordination across the healthcare system, focusing especially on providers who have not been eligible...

What Are the 5 Key Challenges to Health Data Interoperability?

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Over the past few months, critics of the EHR Incentive Programs have been gathering ammunition for the argument that federal efforts to advance health IT adoption are out of step with the actual state of the industry.   Demands to pause...

Poor Health Information Exchange Results in Low Patient Engagement

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The EHR Incentive Programs’ definition of “patient engagement” barely represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to forging meaningful, lasting relationships between providers and consumers.  Getting a patient to access...

EHR, Health IT Spending Rises as Provider Satisfaction Drops

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No matter how much money healthcare organizations seem to spend on their electronic health record capabilities, provider satisfaction with their abilities to care for patients appears to be continuing its downward trajectory.  Spending on...

Stage 7 “Most Wired” Cancer Hospital Leverages EHR, mHealth

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Building a new hospital, even a small one, can be an incredibly daunting task.  Building a $750 million, 300-bed HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 cancer care hospital that leverages the latest in EHR and mobile health (mHealth) technologies for complex...

EHR Replacements Rise, but Usability Remains in Question

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The implementation of an electronic health record is often cited as the first and most important step towards crafting a health IT infrastructure that encourages quality documentation, health information exchange, population health management,...

Semantic Big Data Lakes Can Support Better Population Health

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The healthcare industry is currently holding its breath as it waits to see how CMS will adjust the final Stage 3 meaningful use rule in response to stakeholder complaints about the maturity of EHRs and big data analytics technologies, but not...

84% of EHR Replacements Focus on Big Data, Population Health

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The vast majority of providers considering or undergoing an EHR replacement are giving preference to vendors who provide big data analytics and population health management tools, according to the latest Black Book Rankings EHR user satisfaction...

How Can Healthcare Big Data Analytics Bust Data Silos?

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While end-user clinicians may be frustrated by gaps and blank spaces in their patient data, they are not the only ones who are experiencing some degree of consternation when it comes to big data analytics.  Before a physician or nurse even...

Providers Seek EHR Population Health, Patient Engagement Tools

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Close to twenty percent of providers practicing at large ambulatory clinics are willing to rip out and replace their electronic health records in order to get access to better population health management, patient engagement, and EHR interoperability...

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