Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Provider Burnout

Kaiser’s Population Health Medical School Will Start Off Free

February 21, 2019 - Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school will offer free tuition for the first five classes that enter the institution, the health system announced this week. The school, which will focus heavily on integrating population health management strategies into traditional physician education, has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and...


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Provider Experience Impacts EHR Data Workflow, Documentation Time

by Jessica Kent

Providers in the emergency department (ED) who had more experience or training with an electronic health record (EHR) system completed EHR documentation faster than those with less experience, a study published in AHIMA’s...

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...

Hard Stops in EHRs, Clinical Decision Support Can Improve Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

Schooling Docs in Population Health Requires Data, Aligned Incentives

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the proudest moments in a physician’s life is when he or she crosses the stage to shake hands with faculty and receive the coveted MD degree.  The embossed leatherette folio represents the culmination of years of hard...

Google Pursues AI, Voice Recognition for EHR Workflows

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google is recruiting talent to help develop artificial intelligence and voice recognition tools to improve the clinical documentation process and streamline EHR workflows, according to a report by CNBC. The company appears to be making...

Natural Language Processing, Voice Tools Offer Solutions to EHR Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are relatively new additions to the tools and applications that now power a large portion of the healthcare industry, but some providers have been using aspects of these strategies for much...

EHR Documentation Burdens Bring Usability, Satisfaction Declines

by Jessica Kent

EHR adoption rates among ophthalmologists are up to 72.1 percent, according to a survey published in JAMA Ophthalmology, but satisfaction is on the decline due to significant documentation and usability concerns. A research team headed by...

EHR Scribes Save Time, But Do They Produce Accurate Health Data?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been endlessly criticized, fairly or otherwise, for distracting physicians from their patients, extending long work days, and creating burnout conditions for highly-trained providers.  To...

Population Health Management May Worsen Physician Shortage

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the financial and professional environment for clinicians keeps getting tougher and tougher, the healthcare system is likely to continue experiencing a significant physician shortage, with up to 105,000 vacant positions expected by...

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