Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare Information Governance

Hard Stops in EHRs, Clinical Decision Support Can Improve Care

November 14, 2018 - Clinical decision support systems that use hard stops, in which a response is required before a user can move forward with a task, are associated with higher performance on both process and outcomes measures, according to a new study published in JAMIA. The literature review of 32 articles found that well-designed CDS workflows with hard stops improved performance on process measures...


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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...

EHR Natural Language Processing Errors Bring Patient Safety Concerns

by Jennifer Bresnick

Speech recognition software that leverages natural language processing (NLP) to create clinical documentation has become increasingly popular among EHR users, but the potential for errors that lead to patient safety issues may be a matter...

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...

AHIMA: Focus on Healthcare Big Data Analytics, Informatics in 2018

by Jessica Kent

The need for big data analytics, improved informatics, and stronger information governance will be some of the top issues for healthcare organizations in 2018, according to a recent article from the Journal of AHIMA. The coming year is...

ONC Focuses on Data Governance with Patient Matching Framework

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator, in conjunction with CMMI institute, has released a new patient identification and patient matching framework to help ensure accurate care across an increasingly interoperable healthcare...

“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In...

Early Adopters Question Usefulness, Maturity of AI in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adoption of business intelligence and clinical intelligence tools is on the rise as healthcare organizations equip themselves with the health IT infrastructure required to succeed with value-based care, yet healthcare organizations are...

Information Governance Gaining Ground in Healthcare Organizations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Information governance (IG) initiatives are becoming easier to find in the healthcare industry as organizations recognize that the growing volume and value of big data require a coordinated plan of attack. In a new survey...

Coding, CDI Outsourcing Improve Case Mix, Healthcare Data Integrity

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that partner with coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) outsourcing experts have seen more accurate claims coding, increased case mix indexes, and enhanced operational efficiencies, says a pair of new...

Big Data, AI Rapidly Transforming the CIO Role in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Few roles in the healthcare industry are exempt from the transformative effects of big data analytics, and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position is surely not one of them.  CIOs are quickly expanding from infrastructure gurus...

56% of Hospitals Lack Big Data Governance, Analytics Plans

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite growing excitement and high investment in big data analytics to support ongoing innovation in healthcare, long-term planning and data governance are not a very strong suit for the majority of hospitals responding to a survey by...

Illinois Aims to Put Baby’s First Health Data on the Blockchain

by Jennifer Bresnick

Babies born in Illinois may soon have one of their foundational health documents stored on the blockchain.  The state, which is taking the lead in exploring the use of blockchain for healthcare-related issues such as provider...

Patient Matching, Health IT Standards Critical for Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Trustworthy interoperability of accurate, meaningful, and timely health data must be predicated upon reliable patient matching techniques and widely shared health IT standard, states the Pew Charitable Trusts in a letter addressed to...

Top 10 Challenges of Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics is turning out to be one of the toughest undertakings in recent memory for the healthcare industry.  Providers who have barely come to grips with putting data into their electronic health records (EHR) are now...

Understanding the Many V’s of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Extracting actionable insights from big data analytics – and perhaps especially healthcare big data analytics – is one of the most complex challenges that organizations can face in the modern technological world. In the...

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