Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Are Pending ONC Health Data Blocking Rules More or Less a Moot Point?

    October 15, 2018 - Any day now, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) will announce its proposed rule to combat the threat of data blocking – also known as information blocking – in accordance with Congressional directives within the 21st Century Cures Act. The Cures Act, signed into law by President Obama at the tail end of 2016, warns of steep financial penalties for electronic...

  • FHIR Takes Off as ONC Teases Upcoming Data Blocking Definitions

    October 1, 2018 - Healthcare organizations that have been looking for a way to spark widespread, seamless health data exchange may have finally found their fuel in FHIR. Adoption of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources has spread like…well, you know…across an industry that has been anxiously seeking the interoperability capabilities to support pay-for-performance reimbursement,...

  • Arguing the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

    September 17, 2018 - In what seems like the blink of an eye, mentions of artificial intelligence have become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry.  From deep learning algorithms that can read CT scans faster than humans to natural language processing (NLP) that can comb through unstructured data in electronic health records (EHRs), the applications for AI in healthcare seem endless. But like any...

  • At Montefiore, Artificial Intelligence Becomes Key to Patient Care

    September 10, 2018 - Artificial intelligence (AI) is the newest must-have technology for healthcare organizations seeking to get ahead of costly and clinically dangerous patient care issues while also gaining a competitive edge over their peers. Interest from provider groups is on the rise as machine learning strategies become increasingly sophisticated.  Pilot projects and limited deployments are...


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EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

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