Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Workflows

How to Facilitate User-Centered Design in Health IT Tools

January 3, 2019 - User-centered design in health IT tools is a relatively new phenomenon, but one that is growing increasingly common, especially as end-users continue to gripe about convoluted workflows and inaccessible data. Creating health IT tools that offer an intuitive, streamlined interface that encourages meaningful interaction could be the key to reducing high levels of burnout while enhancing...


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Improved Data Quality, Clinical Workflows Generate eCQM Success

by Jessica Kent

To succeed with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), organizations should optimize their data quality, improve data governance efforts, and enhance clinician education, according to a recent report from The Joint Commission...

Persuasive EHR Workflow Design Increased Same-Day Data Entry by 10%

by Jessica Kent

Incorporating persuasive design concepts into primary care electronic health records (EHRs) increased same-day data entry by 10 percent per physician, demonstrating the potential for persuasive design to change data entry behavior, a study...

Improving Care Coordination, Data Exchange with Direct Messaging

by Jessica Kent

Meaningful care coordination and more efficient clinical workflows depend on seamless data exchange between primary care providers, specialists, and their patients. While much of the industry has struggled to create sufficient...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Data Identify Appointment No-Shows

by Jessica Kent

Using EHR data, organizations may be able to create predictive analytics models that accurately identify the risk of a patient appointment no-show, according to a new study published in JAMIA. Researchers from Duke University were able to...

4 Natural Language Processing Use Cases for Healthcare Orgs

by Jessica Kent

The rise of big data in the healthcare industry is setting the stage for natural language processing (NLP) and other artificial intelligence tools to assist with improving the delivery of care.   NLP algorithms have already proven...

The Sequoia Project Updates Patient Matching Framework

by Jessica Kent

Improving data integrity, standardizing electronic health record (EHR) practices, and enhancing workflows will reduce the number and severity of patient matching issues, according to a recently released white paper from The Sequoia...

ONC Offers $80K for Tools to Improve EHR Reporting for Patient Safety

by Jessica Kent

ONC is offering $80,000 in prize money to developers who can create a simple, intuitive method for reporting patient safety concerns through the electronic health record.   “Reporting on the safe use of health IT –...

AMA Invests $27M in Health2047 to Accelerate Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it will help boost chronic disease reduction, productivity, and value-based care through a $27.2 million investment in Health2047, a Silicon Valley-based innovation enterprise that...

Patient Matching Issues Stem from Poor Data Standardization

by Jessica Kent

Poor data standardization can result in incomplete and inaccurate data collection, patient matching issues, and slower organizational workflows, according to a study published in AHIMA’s Perspectives in Health Information...

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