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Data Analytics, Agile Implementation Speed Healthcare Quality Improvement

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The healthcare industry has been through numerous trials in recent years, from the financial and technical alterations brought by the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act to the rise of consumerism and the advent of the digital...

CMS Announces Patient-Centered Data Sharing Initiative

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LAS VEGAS - CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced a new initiative to ensure that patients remain at the center of the healthcare system as providers and payers continue to transition to value-based care.   The MyHealthEData...

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

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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...

Data Governance, Transparency Required for Patient-Centered Care

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In order to deliver high-value patient-centered care, healthcare stakeholders need to establish policies to improve data governance, data transparency, and access to key information within health IT systems, according to a white paper from...

PCORI Works to Expand Patient-Centered Research, Data Sharing

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) made significant strides in delivering patient-centered research to healthcare providers and patients in the past year, but the organization hopes to further expand its efforts in...

Machine Learning Complicates FDA Clinical Decision Support Guidance

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The FDA’s recent guidance on classifying and regulating clinical decision support (CDS) systems is currently too ambiguous for developers to effectively follow, contends the the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in...

VA to Get “Aggressive” with Hospital Quality Improvement Program

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking an “aggressive new approach” to improving hospital quality at more than a dozen of its lowest-performing healthcare facilities, officials announced this week. Fifteen medical...

3 Keys to Drive Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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For artificial intelligence in healthcare to grow, organizations must improve implementation strategies, data management, and leadership training, according to an Infosys report. The cross-industry survey of more than 1,000 business and...

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

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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...

EHR Documentation Burdens Bring Usability, Satisfaction Declines

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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...

FDA Seeks Patient Engagement for Clinical Trials, Precision Medicine

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The FDA is seeking nominations of individuals interested in joining the new Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), which will discuss how to improve patient engagement in medical product development, clinical trials, precision medicine,...

751 Orgs Get Medicare Penalties for Hospital Acquired Conditions

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Medicare has penalized 751 of the nation’s hospitals and health systems for high rates of hospital acquired conditions (HACs) such as preventable falls, infections, and pressure ulcers. Organizations included on the list will...

Pew: EHR Usability Concerns May Still Impact Patient Safety

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Electronic health records are quickly becoming the standard way clinicians track and retrieve patient information, but EHR usability can put patient safety in jeopardy, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. EHRs are a...

ONC Focuses on Data Governance with Patient Matching Framework

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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...

FDA Antibiotic Stewardship Tool Offers Centralized Data Resource

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The FDA has launched a new antibiotic stewardship system that will serve as a centralized data resource for antimicrobial drugs while providing physicians with the most up-to-date information to improve patient safety. The web pages offer...

47% of IT Pros Say Their Executives are Big Data “Illiterate”

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The healthcare industry may be in the midst of some of the biggest changes in its history, but close to half of executive leaders may not be entirely sure about the details of the digital revolution raging around them. According to a new...

Information Governance Gaining Ground in Healthcare Organizations

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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

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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...

21% of Patients See Medical Errors, but Providers Deny Responsibility

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Just over a fifth of patients have experienced medical errors at some point during their care, yet healthcare providers are reluctant to speak openly about mistakes or take responsibility for improper actions, according to a new survey...

EHR Usability Shortfalls May Up Pediatric Patient Safety Risks

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EHR usability and design flaws may be putting pediatric patient safety at risk, and must be addressed by vendors and rule makers in order to ensure the delivery of high-quality care to children, says a coalition of healthcare stakeholders...

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