Building Trust Takes Many Pathways

I recently had the pleasure of providing the closing remarks at the event “Closing the Gaps:  Benefits of HIE for Care Coordination”- jointly hosted by Healthix, the largest public HIE in the US and IBM.  The topic focused on the need for richer, real-time, actionable data to support care coordination and analytics, with Laurel Pickering, […]

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Maximize Your EMPI Investment: The Olmsted Story

Recently I had the privilege of participation in the webinar “Maximize Your EMPI Investment” with Michelle Majerus, HIM Director and Privacy Offer for Olmsted Medical Center and Corinne Blair, Industry Consultant, IMT. I was delighted to hear some of the value Olmsted is gaining from their EMPI, and the business challenges they’ve addressed through the […]

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MDM Supports Research, Care Coordination, and Health Information Exchange: A Winning Investment

Creating higher value from existing investments (people, process and technology) is always top of mind as the complex healthcare ecosystem tries to improve quality and reduce costs. Healthix, a New York State regional data exchange organization that serves the greater New York City area, the Bronx RHIO, and IBM have embraced this priority, as illustrated […]

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Accurate Patient Identification—it’s a Global Challenge

There are some universal truths (you can’t avoid death and taxes), and the universal challenge of managing patient identities is one. If you’ve read some of my other blogs, you’ll note that I frequently bring the patient identification challenges back to the basics—people, process, and technology. That’s true for this global discussion, with regulations added […]

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Expanding the value of MDM—The Clinical Perspective

Health MDM programs can deliver high value to many areas in a provider, life science, or payer organization. Recently Thea Campbell from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and I shared at a conference the financial, clinical, and operational values that can be achieved as a MDM program matures, or strategic direction of an […]

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Interdependent Registries: Information Governance for Today and Tomorrow

Healthcare delivery organizations, both private and public, around the globe are struggling with improving outcomes, reducing costs, and realizing full value from the resources that strive to deliver better care outcomes  The resources may be human, technology, care delivery and financial, all in short supply!! Canada is not exception to these statements, and e Health […]

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MDM Delivers a Complete View of the Individual for Care Coordination Programs

Creating a complete view of a patient or consumer using MDM is essential to meeting care coordination goals.  The complete view will underpin data exchange and care collaboration as they promote improved care delivery and decreased costs. Healthcare transformation is taking many roads in the various segments of healthcare, including payers, providers, and public sector […]

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Patient Matching: The Start of the Healthcare Master Data Management (MDM) Journey

There are heightened conversations in healthcare, particularly in the US, about mastering domains of data, including patients, providers, locations, and terminology.  And, I’m having a lot more conversations than how to manage reference data, which is more than just the ICD 9 to ICD 10 crosswalks that are vexing for many organizations in the United […]

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