Analytics

Attend the IBM-HIMSSS Webinar- Connecting the Data: Integration for Today’s Healthcare Environment on Sept 25th , 2015 at 12.30 PM ET

IBM is sponsoring a webinar hosted by HIMSS on Sept 25th , 2015 at 12.30 PM ET. The main speaker of webinar is Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Michigan Health System. He has been instrumental in the field of informatics and is contributing significantly in areas of designing and implementing enterprise analytics […]

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Managing to ICD-10 Implementation

Amidst all of the discussion surrounding ICD-10 implementation, much attention has been paid to the practical discussion surrounding the need for a more anatomical understanding of the diagnosis and/or procedure assignment and its impact on clinical documentation and the HIM coding community. CMS has posted the GEMs mapping for years now, and there has been an […]

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Towards cognitive wellness of healthcare

Human mind is a wonderful system. It is fascinating to watch how it evolves from an innocent baby brain to an expert mind over years. It is interesting to see how it can dwell into twilight zone of confusion and ambiguity, yet strike the right balance in taking an effective decision. It is amazing to […]

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A cognitive opportunity for healthcare?

The healthcare industry is facing tremendous upheaval as a result of pressures from economic, societal and industry influences. Additionally, the digital age is producing a mass of healthcare data and traditional analytic methods are quite simply unable to exploit its full value. Finding a solution that can bridge the gap between the data quantity and […]

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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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Innovating in the age of ecosystems

Persistent disruptive forces in life sciences are threatening traditional business models over the medium to long term. New technologies are driving radical disruption, value chains are fragmenting and industries are converging. While high rates of return and strong performance may have masked these forces in the past, today they need to be recognized and addressed […]

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Join the Conversation on ‘Population Health Management’: #futurecare Tweet Chat

Organizations and individuals around the globe are taking fast-paced steps to transform the way healthcare is provided. With technology such as analytics, mobile and cloud making positive in-roads into the healthcare business, it is prudent to implement these to improve quality of care, reduce costs, engage patients and standardize care process. So what does ‘Population […]

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Triple Aim Mandate: Tele-health, Tele-monitoring

You won’t find it explicitly outlined as a requirement for Medicare certification, but it is a strong undercurrent to achieving Triple Aim. According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the US Census Bureau, population growth for individuals over the age of 65 is currently increasing at a rate of ~3% a year […]

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From Meaningful Use to Measurable Use

I always wondered the impact of ‘meaningful’ in Meaningful Use (MU) of EHR program, which is created by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Prior to 2009, EHR’s were primarily used as tools documentation and coding for insurance claims processing. The Meaningful part of the MU program meant […]

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A C-Suite Perspective on Increasing the Velocity of Successful Transformation for the Pharmaceutical Industry: An interview with Dr. David-Alexandre Gros, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at Sanofi

Preface: As the pharmaceutical industry continues to make progress against its transformation, what ground-breaking strategies are the firms deploying? Similar to how Apple Computer recently chalked up the top ranking of Fortune’s Most Admired Company* for an unprecedented eight consecutive years; this Q&A with Dr. David-Alexandre Gros, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of […]

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It’s Time to Dust Data Off the Shelf

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, we continue to gather more and more data from existing and new sources such as claim records, health risk assessments, hospital records, physician’s offices, paper files in case worker/social worker offices, wellness programs, and wearable devices such as FitBit, Jawbone and soon the Apple Watch. But what are […]

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Mobility in Healthcare – Status Please!

We’ve been talking for a few years now about how mobility will transform healthcare. I think everyone would agree that mobile has changed how we engage in every aspect in our lives, including health, but there is a long way to go in transforming healthcare for three key reasons. First, think about the number of […]

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