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How Fog Computing May Power the Healthcare Internet of Things

The healthcare industry has always had a bit of a rocky relationship with information technology, and the Internet of Things is shaping up to be no exception.  As devices get smaller and data gets bigger, providers are still struggling with meaningful ways to collect, analyze, visualize, and utilize data that can make a measurable difference in patient care. While most of the big data...


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What is the Role of Natural Language Processing in Healthcare?

For many providers, the healthcare landscape is looking more and more like a shifting quagmire of regulatory pitfalls, financial quicksand, and unpredictable eruptions of acrimony from overwhelmed clinicians on the edge of revolt. The industry...

The Role of Healthcare Data Governance in Big Data Analytics

Data has always been the lifeblood of the healthcare industry.  From blood pressure readings and surgical records to insurance claims, immunization histories, patient demographics, and payment receipts, every action of every member of the...

Preventing Big Data Pain Points During a Healthcare Encounter

When it comes to the healthcare space, the term “big data” may seem needlessly redundant.  After all, each and every patient generates a staggering amount of information each second they’re in the clinical setting. ...

How to Choose the Right Healthcare Big Data Analytics Tools

In just a few short years, the idea of “big data analytics” has transitioned from a mysterious new buzzword to an essential competency for healthcare organizations large and small.  Analytics has moved from a lofty cutting-edge...

How Precision Medicine Will Shift from Research to Clinical Care

President Obama’s widely hailed unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015 may have brought the term to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, but “personalized medicine” in and of itself is far from...

The Difference Between Big Data and Smart Data in Healthcare

The healthcare system’s digital makeover has aimed to help providers work smarter instead of harder, but there are plenty of stakeholders who firmly believe that the electronic health record revolution has completely missed the mark. ...

Why HIE Data Analytics are Critical for Behavioral Healthcare

In the healthcare industry, “interoperability” is more than just a technical term for the way electronic health record systems shuffle information back and forth.  It’s a concept that can – and should – be applied...

Breaking Down the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

As the healthcare industry moves away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements towards a new era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care, healthcare organizations are actively seeking new patient management strategies to meet...

Explaining the Basics of the Internet of Things for Healthcare

The Internet of Things is one of the newest and most promising trends in the healthcare industry.  This rapidly proliferating collection of Internet-connected devices, including wearables, implants, skin sensors, home monitoring tools, and...

Identifying Care Disparities for Population Health Management

Over the last several years, “population health management” has become a key concept for healthcare providers who are trying to recalibrate their traditional operations to meet the growing challenges of value-based reimbursement and...

Can Healthcare’s Internet of Things Move from Froth to Function?

For many consumers, there are few things more exciting than purchasing something electronic.  Dismantling the carefully thought-out packaging, peeling the tacky plastic off a screen unblemished by fingerprints, and seeing that well-known...

Why Health Data Interoperability is Setting EHR Vendors on FHIR

Despite the prospect of coming home with an updated gadget or smooth new ride, most consumers get sweaty palms when it’s time to think about making a big purchasing decision like renewing a cell phone contract or buying a car.  Endless...

A FHIR Future Burns Brightly for Population Health Management

In most cases, and across most industries, data standards get little respect.  For some reason, their endlessly, hopelessly dense documentation detailing the minutia of splicing together millions of lines of complex code don’t seem...

Will the IoT Bring a Patient Engagement, Interoperability Revolution?

Healthcare, at its most fundamental level, has always been about making connections.  Whether it’s the comforting hand of nurse reassuring a patient with a poor diagnosis, a researcher putting disparate data sets together to discover...

3 Keys to a Successful Value-Based Care Implementation

EHRIntelligence The goals of value-based care are clear — improved population health, increased patient satisfaction, and reduced cost — but the means of getting there aren’t. Healthcare organizations are grappling with the transition from...

How mHealth Technology Improves Population Health Messaging

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers are finding out that smartphones and mobile health messaging platforms are changing how they administer population health programs. The attraction is simple: smartphones, nowadays, are ubiquitous. With roughly 96 percent...

Overcoming Rural Hospital Revenue Cycle Management Challenges

RevCycleIntelligence Despite serving as a critical healthcare safety net for millions of patients, many rural hospitals are constantly on the brink of closing their doors due to a number of revenue cycle management challenges.  Eighty-two rural hospitals have...

Patient Pre-Registration Tips for a Quality Consumer Experience

PatientEngagementHIT Patient pre-registration is a key strategy for improving the onboarding and intake process, which can often get bogged down with complicated data collection and administrative tasks. By collecting patient intake materials ahead of the appointment,...

Telemedicine Robots: Out of Science Fiction and Into the Mainstream

mHealthIntelligence Long a staple of science fiction, robots are now proving their value as a telemedicine resource. Originally designed to ferry supplies around the hospital or give surgeons a steadier hand for delicate medical procedures, robots are now finding...

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