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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.  The disappointments stemming from barely usable and scarcely interoperable EHRs are well known by now: a lack of actionable data for patient care;...


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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...

Benefits of Software-Defined Networking in Healthcare

HITInfrastructure Healthcare organizations are rapidly introducing more connected devices into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for increased network visibility and management. Entities currently deal with Wi-Fi connectivity supporting cloud applications,...

The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement

RevCycleIntelligence Medicare and Medicaid are government healthcare programs that help individuals acquire coverage, but similarities between the programs more or less end there. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement structures vary significantly by program and state....

Overcoming Patient Barriers to Chronic Disease Management

PatientEngagementHIT Improving adherence to chronic disease management and treatment plans is a critical facet of improving outcomes and keeping costs low. In order to engage patients, communicate efficiently, and help individuals achieve their wellness goals, providers...

Telepsychiatry Opens a New Window into Behavioral Healthcare

mHealthIntelligence Telepsychiatry is one of the fastest-growing platforms in the telemedicine space these days, due in large part to improvements in video-conferencing technology. Mental healthcare is described as the one medical field in which the doctor doesn’t...

EMR v. EHR: Electronic Medical, Health Record Differences

EHRIntelligence The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) have become widely synonymous, but they did not start that way and some still argue that a distinction between is necessary to restate. Healthcare organizations and...

How Healthcare Providers Can Benefit from Cloud Data Migration

HITInfrastructure Healthcare organizations seeking a flexible and secure strategy for storing and accessing their data assets are increasingly turning to cloud data migration.   While lower setup and maintenance costs are one of the initial attractions of...

Mental Health Data Security Critical in HIPAA Compliance

HealthITSecurity Mental healthcare is becoming an increasingly critical national issue. Covered entities and business associates that specialize in mental health are required to adhere to HIPAA regulations for maintaining, transferring, or sharing mental health...

After EHR Adoption, Revenue Cycle Technology Modernization Begins

RevCycleIntelligence Electronic health records (EHRs) revolutionized the way healthcare organizations collect, analyze, and report patient and practice data. And now that nearly 97 percent of hospitals and almost three-quarters of providers are using certified EHR...

How Hospitals Can Raise Patient Satisfaction, CAHPS Scores

PatientEngagementHIT Healthcare organizations with high patient satisfaction and CAHPS scores see a multitude of benefits. High patient satisfaction scores usually result in higher reimbursement payments from CMS, better patient retention rates, and the assurance...

How to Design and Develop a Mobile Health Application

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers looking to establish an mHealth strategy for patient or provider engagement likely see a mobile health application or two as a good place to start. Mobile health applications allow healthcare providers to connect with patients...

What is a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?

HealthITSecurity With the continued growth of healthcare data and a higher degree of interoperability between provider systems, HIPAA covered entities will need to form partnerships with other organizations to ensure the security of their data assets. These partnerships...

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