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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 experiment to the foundations of regulatory programs like MACRA, and providers are no longer struggling with the question of how to acquire big d...


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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 fro...

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...

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 mee...

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,...

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...

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-kno...

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.  E...

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 se...

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 disc...

How Network Segregation, Segmentation Can Stop Ransomware Attacks

HITInfrastructure Ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations have been on the rise in recent years, with sometimes devastating results.* From EHR downtime to compromised patient data, these cyberattacks can significantly disrupt the operations of he...

What Is Cyber Insurance for Healthcare Organizations?

HealthITSecurity The healthcare sector has been a prime target for hackers over the last few years. Attacks have increased in sophistication, shifting at times from the obvious ransomware attacks to subtle, credential-stealing cyberattacks that hide in the ...

How eConsults Can Offer a Virtual Care Connection to Specialists

mHealthIntelligence Using a telemedicine platform to connect primary care providers with specialists can improve care management and care coordination for patients.  These services, called eConsults, can serve as a cost-effective way to expand access to c...

Preventing Physician Burnout from Impacting the Patient Experience

PatientEngagementHIT The healthcare industry is undergoing a period of rapid technical and clinical innovation as it moves away from episodic, reactive care.   While data-driven decisions and holistic approaches to patient management can bring significant ...

Patient Financial Experience the New Focus for Revenue Cycle Tech

RevCycleIntelligence Hospitals and practices have traditionally relied on public and private payers to cover the bulk of patient charges and costs for their services. Everything from their revenue cycle technologies to billing workflows has been tailored to cre...

Consumers, AI Will Challenge Health IT Infrastructure Leaders in 2019

HITInfrastructure As part of the healthcare industry’s ongoing transformation, health IT infrastructure is undergoing rapid change. Seamless, future-proof health IT infrastructure development will become increasingly important as the use of artificial ...

How Healthcare Blockchain Can Help Overcome IT Barriers

HITInfrastructure The excitement surrounding blockchain’s possibilities for enterprise IT has predominantly centered on financial services. However, healthcare blockchain could also provide solutions to IT challenges facing healthcare organizations and...

Can Virtual Assistants Eliminate EHR Usability Pain Points?

EHRIntelligence The ubiquity of EHR technology in healthcare has done little to improve its reputation among its users. Despite efforts from federal regulators, industry associations, and healthcare leaders, providers across the care continuum are still st...

Optimizing Healthcare Workforce Management for High-Value Care

RevCycleIntelligence Investing in high-quality clinicians and staff enables healthcare organizations to deliver the highest value care to their patients. But the growing physician shortage and the increasingly competitive healthcare industry are making it diffi...

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