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

November 14, 2018 - 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 trust their organizations have in their financial, clinical, and operational data. When asked to rate data trust on a ten-point scale, just 40 percent of...


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Hard Stops in EHRs, Clinical Decision Support Can Improve Care

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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...

Improved Data Quality, Clinical Workflows Generate eCQM Success

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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...

AMA Updates Population Health Tool to Improve Patient Care Access

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has enhanced its Health Workforce Mapper tool with updated population health data to further improve patient access to care. The tool, which allows users to see the distribution of providers in each...

FHIR Testing Tools Can Foster Interoperability, Health Data Exchange

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Widely adopting validation and testing tools for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) can help to reduce variation in implementation and ensure the deployment of more standardized methods of health data exchange, says the...

HIM Pros, Data Integrity Play Vital Role in Hospital Ratings

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To ensure hospital ratings accurately reflect care quality, health information management (HIM) experts should help organizations develop audit plans that focus on maintaining high data integrity, a recent article from the Journal of AHIMA...

Blockchain Key to Enhancing Clinical Research, Patient Data Sharing

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Blockchain may be the key to accelerating clinical research, according to a new report by Deloitte, due to the technology’s potential to streamline data sharing and enhance interoperability. Large volumes of high-quality patient...

93% of Healthcare Execs Seeking Improved Data Analytics, CDI

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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...

The Sequoia Project Announces New Interoperability Cooperative

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The Sequoia Project has launched a new public-private cooperative called Interoperability Matters, which will invite experts from the health IT community to identify and improve barriers to nationwide health information...

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

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Healthcare providers are primarily relying on their electronic health record vendors to help them identify problematic opioid prescribing patterns and reduce the unnecessary use of potent, dangerous painkillers, a new KLAS survey...

Are Pending ONC Health Data Blocking Rules More or Less a Moot Point?

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Any day now, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) will announce its proposed rule to combat the threat of data blocking – also known as information blocking – in accordance with Congressional directives within the 21st...

Carequality Seeks Input on FHIR Adoption, Governance

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As Carequality expands its governance model to incorporate FHIR, the organization is requesting input from healthcare stakeholders about how to best implement the data exchange standard. Carequality is encouraging members and non-members...

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

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Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter...

KLAS: Behavioral Health EHR Vendors Perform Poorly

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EHR vendors in the behavioral health space demonstrated low performance rates in areas such as customer satisfaction and system updates, according to a new report from KLAS. The average overall score for these vendors was 70.8 out of 100,...

Cutting Variation in Hospital Care Brings High Quality, Lower Costs

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High quality and lower costs can indeed go hand-in-hand for hospitals, according to new data from Advisory Board, if healthcare organizations can successfully reduce unnecessary variations in care. An analysis of more than 460 hospitals...

CMS: Better Data Analytics, Quality Measures will Modernize Medicaid

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Modernizing the Medicaid program environment will require investments in data analytics and a greater reliance on meaningful quality measures, says CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a new blog post. As spending on healthcare in general...

$40M AHRQ, PCORI Grants Will Support a Learning Health System

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have awarded $40 million in grants to 11 learning health system (LHS) organizations to help advance patient-centered care...

71% of Veterans Affairs Hospitals Improve on Care Quality

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Nearly three-quarters of Veterans Affairs hospitals have improved on care quality and certain patient outcomes measures, according to the latest data from the VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report...

Data Standards, API Development Will Support Health Data Exchange

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Shared data standards and industry-wide adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) will be key to promoting improved health data exchange, according to a recent brief from the Pew Charitable Trusts.   APIs have the...

PCORI Data Sharing Policy Supports Analytics, Health Data Exchange

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a new policy that will encourage data sharing among researchers with the goal of accelerating big data analytics and secure health information exchange. The new policy...

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