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Are Universal EHRs Key to Healthcare Value, Trust, and AI Adoption?

September 24, 2018 - Healthcare providers in the United States generally don’t harbor very warm feelings for their electronic health records (EHRs). Despite efforts from vendors and regulators to improve the experience of interacting with these foundational health IT systems, dissatisfaction and frustration with usability issues and fragmented information are still causing users’ blood to...


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Health Literacy Education Key to Rural Population Health, Care Access

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Improving patient health literacy and reducing out-of-pocket healthcare costs can support improved rural population health, according to a recent report from the National Quality Forum (NQF). More than 59 million people currently live in...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

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Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

At Montefiore, Artificial Intelligence Becomes Key to Patient Care

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the newest must-have technology for healthcare organizations seeking to get ahead of costly and clinically dangerous patient care issues while also gaining a competitive edge over their peers. Interest from...

Internet of Things, AI to Play Key Role in Future Smart Hospitals

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to combine with the power of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to create the “smart hospitals” of the future, according to a new report by Frost &...

FDA Sets Goals for Big Data, Clinical Trials, Artificial Intelligence

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The FDA is turning to cost-effective strategies and big data to accelerate clinical trial efficiency, medical product development, and innovations in artificial intelligence, according to a recent blog post from FDA Commissioner Scott...

Top 4 Ways Providers, Vendors Can Improve EHR Usability

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The arrival of the electronic health record (EHR) in healthcare has brought just as many challenges as it has benefits, with patient advocates often citing poor EHR usability as the root cause of adverse patient safety events. To enhance...

Analytics Help Christiana Care Cut ED Opioid Prescriptions by Half

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A team-based approach to care and robust data analytics strategies have helped Christiana Care Health System in Delaware reduce opioid prescriptions in the emergency department by 50 percent.   Christiana Care has also used these...

55% of Executives Say Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt Healthcare

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More than half of IT executives strongly believe that blockchain will become a disruptive force in the healthcare industry, according to a global, cross-industry survey conducted by Deloitte, while nearly three-quarters see blockchain as a...

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Boost Patient Engagement

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Patient engagement is a key element of quality healthcare delivery. In order for patients to maintain their well-being, they must take an active role in their care and understand what they must do to stay healthy. As wearable devices,...

Population Health, EHR, Analytics Needs Drive Orgs to Consultants

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Health IT consultants are reaping significant financial rewards as provider organizations seek to bulk up their population health management technologies and big data analytics toolkits, according to a new survey from Black Book Market...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Data Identify Appointment No-Shows

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Using EHR data, organizations may be able to create predictive analytics models that accurately identify the risk of a patient appointment no-show, according to a new study published in JAMIA. Researchers from Duke University were able to...

EMRAM Forecast Puts Hospitals Decades Away from Analytics Maturity

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Healthcare organizations may have decades to go before the majority of hospitals and health systems reach widespread data analytics maturity, according to a new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Based on current trends,...

4 Natural Language Processing Use Cases for Healthcare Orgs

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The rise of big data in the healthcare industry is setting the stage for natural language processing (NLP) and other artificial intelligence tools to assist with improving the delivery of care.   NLP algorithms have already proven...

Workflow Standards Key for Improved EHR Usability, Safety

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Health IT developers and providers should work together and define workflow and implementation strategies to enhance electronic health record (EHR) usability and safety, according to a study conducted by MedStar Health and the American...

Lack of Data Analytics Tools Deflates Faith in Value-Based Care

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The road to value-based care has never been a smooth one, but healthcare providers and payers may be in the midst of a particularly bumpy part of the journey, reveals a new survey from Quest Diagnostics.  Confidence in the transition...

How to Integrate Clinical Care with Mental, Behavioral Healthcare

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As the industry continues its shift from volume to value, healthcare organizations should consider innovative strategies for incorporating mental and behavioral healthcare services with the clinical environment. Delivering high-quality,...

Addressing Chronic Disease with Population Health Management Strategies

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Chronic diseases are among the most costly, prevalent, and avoidable ailments impacting population health. Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction claim thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. The...

Machine Learning Tool IDs Macular Degeneration as Well as Humans

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Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), together with collaborators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, have developed a machine learning tool that can detect age-related macular degeneration...

Data Analytics, PDMP Use Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

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Healthcare leaders, lawmakers, and regulators can combat the opioid crisis by expanding data access for providers, optimizing data analytics tools, and encouraging alternative methods of pain management, according to recommendations from...

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