Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare Data Governance

Master Patient Index Creates Platform to Tackle Social Determinants

March 14, 2019 - As value-based approaches to healthcare reimbursement become more popular across the industry, provider groups are becoming increasingly focused on addressing the social determinants of health (SDOHs). Social determinants, such as transportation access, housing security, and socio-emotional health, play a critical role in access to care and the ability to sustain engagement with...


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EHR Use, Data Stewardship Shortfalls Top 2019 Patient Safety Concerns

by Jennifer Bresnick

Organizational challenges with EHR use and data stewardship strategies are at the top of this year’s ECRI Patient Safety Concerns list, indicating that healthcare providers are still finding it difficult to leverage their health IT...

AI, Consumerism Herald a Changing Healthcare Industry at HIMSS19

by Jennifer Bresnick

Not too long ago, “2020” was convenient shorthand for “sometime in the distant future.”  But healthcare professionals gathering in Orlando this year for the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition may have the...

Top 3 Priorities for Health Data Governance, Management in 2019

by Jennifer Bresnick

With January rapidly approaching, health data governance gurus and HIM professionals only have a few days left to get their 2019 New Year’s resolutions in order. Whether it’s a new clean-inbox policy or a membership to the...

Healthcare Payers Are Keen on Analytics, But Feel Unprepared

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics is a top priority for the majority of healthcare payers in 2019, but relatively few feel adequately prepared to succeed with becoming data-driven organizations, according to a new poll from North Highland. Eighty-three...

Blockchain Offers Promising Path to Better Provider Directory Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the volume of big data continues to increase exponentially and the pressure to reduce wasteful spending intensifies, healthcare organizations are broadening their search for secure and seamless data management strategies. More and more...

Less Than 50% of Healthcare CIOs Have Strong Trust in their Data

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare CIOs reported a lack of strong trust in their data and low levels of self-service for making data-driven decisions, research from Dimensional Insight revealed. The organization surveyed 85 healthcare CIOs about the level of...

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...

93% of Healthcare Execs Seeking Improved Data Analytics, CDI

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations looking to improve the quality of their data assets are actively seeking ways to leverage data for clinical analytics and population health management, according to a new poll from Black Book. Ninety-three percent...

49% of Healthcare Execs Adopting Blockchain, But Barriers Remain

by Jessica Kent

Blockchain is on the rise in healthcare, with nearly half of executives reporting that they plan to develop or adopt blockchain solutions within their organizations, according to a recent PwC Health Research Institute survey. However,...

Health Data Governance, Analytics Bring AHIMA Award to Yale New Haven

by Jennifer Bresnick

A highly structured and comprehensive approach to health data governance, data analytics, and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) has brought the 2018 AHIMA Grace Award to Yale New Haven Health (YNHH). The annual award recognizes...

Top 4 Ways Data Governance Can Positively Impact Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are often told that the importance of a strong data governance plan cannot be overstated, especially as their big data assets grow exponentially in this primarily digital era.  With EHR data, lab data, the...

How to Bring Precision Medicine into Routine Clinical Care

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine has taken the healthcare industry by storm in recent years, offering the promise of more individualized treatments, improved patient outcomes, and a deeper understanding of genetic conditions and rare...

CMS Begins the Search for a Chief Health Informatics Officer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to add a Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) to its health IT leadership roster, according to a job posting on USAJOBS.gov. The position is brand new, and reflects the...

Provider Data Management Offers Payers a Blockchain Use Case

by Jennifer Bresnick

Moving provider directories onto a blockchain could offer payers a high-value use case for exploring the role of distributed ledgers in healthcare data management, assert Humana and Ernst & Young (EY) in a new white...

Nurses Play a Critical Role in EHR Optimization, Data Governance

by Jennifer Bresnick

Most healthcare organizations have now celebrated at least a handful of anniversaries with their electronic health records, and are now coming to the realization that implementation was only the start of a long and often difficult...

The 7 Step Plan to Success with Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry may be going through a seemingly endless period of flux, but there are a few unchanging truths about big data analytics that can help guide executive leaders through troubled times. Planning, preparation, and a...

AHIMA: More Organizations Embrace Information Governance

by Jessica Kent

More organizations are implementing information governance (IG) strategies as they increasingly understand that accurate, reliable data will allow them to succeed in the changing healthcare landscape, yet many healthcare organizations...

Big Data Analytics, Governance Align CHI’s 100+ Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

No matter what their scope or scale, healthcare organizations continue to struggle with developing the data analytics and governance competencies to gain much-needed visibility into their opportunities to improve. Organizations big and...

AI, mHealth Apps Aid Clinical Trials, but Adoption is Slow

by Jessica Kent

Artificial intelligence (AI) and mHealth applications can accelerate clinical trial innovation by enhancing patient participation and optimizing efficiency, but organizational resistance and underdeveloped data analytics are barriers to...

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