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55% of Executives Say Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt Healthcare

August 23, 2018 - More than half of IT executives strongly believe that blockchain will become a disruptive force in the healthcare industry, according to a global, cross-industry survey conducted by Deloitte, while nearly three-quarters see blockchain as a major disruptor for life sciences and pharmaceutical development. Across all sectors, 43 percent of more than 1000 respondents have placed...


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Over 80% of Nurses See Increased Role in Patient Management

by Jessica Kent

Eighty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) agreed that non-physician healthcare professionals, including RNs and nurse practitioners, are playing an increasingly important role in patient management and care coordination, according to...

Precision Medicine Rises, Data Management Still a Barrier

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine adoption is on the rise in healthcare organizations, with leaders interested in applying these initiatives to new disease areas with the help of additional data sources. Even so, many entities still lack the data...

Can Healthcare Avoid “Black Box” Artificial Intelligence Tools?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is taking the healthcare industry by storm as researchers share breakthrough after breakthrough and vendors quickly commercialize advanced algorithms offering clinical decision support or financial and operational...

Blockchain Aims to Foster Payer, Provider Trust for Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry slowly becomes more connected and more interoperable, organizations are attempting to implement data management strategies that balance privacy and security with collective access and accessibility. Value-based...

Hashed Health Blockchain Consortium Grows with Change Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain is quickly finding its footing in the healthcare industry as more and more stakeholders join collaborations aimed at bringing the distributed data management technology to the health IT world.  Change Healthcare is the...

Data Governance Can Help Improve Patient Matching Issues

by Sara Heath

Better data governance is necessary to reduce duplicate patient records and improve the process for patient matching, according to a new study published in Perspectives in Health Information Management, the online journal for the AHIMA...

Healtheway Rebrands to Promote Health Data Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healtheway, one of the nation’s most successful health data interoperability collaborations to date, announced a new strategy and direction this morning, punctuated by a name change.  The non-profit organization that supports...

CMS Big Data Chief Receives Information Transparency Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer and Director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has been chosen as the recipient of 2015’s Health Data Liberators Award, presented...

EHR analytics help identify new antidepressant users

by Jennifer Bresnick

By using clinical analytics to scan EHR records from patients in Minnesota, a team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic were able to identify new users of common antidepressant drugs, a prerequisite step in the quest for more accurate,...

EHRs hold the key to data analytics if you know where to look

by Jennifer Bresnick

The EHR is both the best tool for clinical analytics and also an organization’s biggest challenge.  Implementing an EHR is difficult enough, but optimizing the system so it can function at its best has taken many providers years of very...

Health information exchange use reduces admissions by 30%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using health information exchange (HIE) to access health records when a patient presents to the emergency department can lower costs and reduce the number of admissions by nearly one third, says a study from Weill Cornell Medical College,...

Risk score roundup: How EHR analytics are changing healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

For many patients, the simple act of having a condition identified and addressed by a healthcare professional is a Christmas miracle.  Patients who suffer from depression, domestic abuse, and other underdiagnosed conditions often don’t...

EHR analytics, financial reform will change pharmacy practice

by Jennifer Bresnick

Pharmacy professionals will have some extra tools in the pockets of their lab coats over the next few years as analytics and improved EHR technology make the process of ordering, verifying, and distributing medications easier and more...

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