Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Analytics take on fraud, readmissions and population health
Among the analytics, big data and business intelligence waves being made at HIMSS13, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) detailed an initiative to improve outcomes via benchmarking data, while Emdeon and Atigeo held a breakfast to show proofs-of-concept for tapping existing public and private data to reduce readmissions and undertake anti-fraud efforts.
Don’t look now, you’ve been hacked!
Attendees at HIMSS13 -- in one way or another entrusted with the protection of their patients' personal health information -- may not be pleased to learn that they work in the most widely breached industry in the United States.
HIMSS Announces Its New Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action
HIMSS builds on its vision to improve healthcare delivery with the best use of information technology and management systems
Hawai’i Pacific boosts care, finances
The charts said it all –high levels of quality improvement coupled with significant savings as Hawai’i Pacific Health, a Stage 6 facility on the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM scale, changed the way it provided care and started tracking gains on both the clinical side and the financial side.
Physicians air EHR frustrations
"The promise that the EHR will reduce workload and improve error rates in patient care has not materialized."
Putting the 'smart' in smartphones: Hospitals see many benefits in new platforms
Remember the good old days on "ER," "St. Elsewhere" and "Chicago Hope" where doctors and nurses rushed up and down hospital corridors, shouting orders, looking for charts and saving lives in the nick of time?
Topol takes a look at healthcare's digital future
The man once hailed by GQ Magazine as one of the 12 "rock stars of science" doesn't predict a rosy future for hospitals or medical clinics. But he does expect the individual consumer to be much more aware and proactive about healthcare.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A ‘Common’ Goal: Five HIT heavy-hitters announce interoperability organization
Big news was made at HIMSS13 on Monday when, in an unprecedented collaboration, some health IT heavy-hitters joined forces in an effort to push the needle on interoperability.
Acronyms abound in mHealth ecosystem
Thinking of diving into the mHealth ecosystem? You'll need a really good grasp of acronyms. And a healthy dose of patience.
Big Data: Creating 'One Source of Truth'
Big data is a big concept to wrap your arms around. But once you gain an understanding of what you can do with your data, the results can be transformative.
Central Illinois HIE plans for other side of tipping point
CIHIE now has 1.9 million patient records available for exchange, a critical mass that makes HIE more valuable.
Minnesota Beacon a true partner to patients
Collaboration not just a slogan
Sharp shows how to serve the uninsured
Health facilities incur more than $39 billion annually in uncompensated costs due to care administered to the uninsured.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Meaningful use boggles, but it ‘can heal the world’
A packed house at the Meaningful Use Symposium held March 3 at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition couldn’t help but inspire awe and possibly conjure a little concern in the hearts of those attending.
ICD-10 deadline offers chance to improve finances
Transition to ICD-10 can have an impact on net revenues, through problems with under-coding, over-coding and contractors.
RFID & RTLS can save lives
While they're still underused in healthcare, technologies such as radio-frequency identification and real-time locating systems are already transforming how some hospitals operate – and they have an even bigger role to play in the hospitals of the future.
Prepare, don’t wait, for the OCR
“I’ve even done some dumpster diving,” said Mary Brandt, president of health information management at Scott and & White in Temple, Texas. “One client said I was the most refined dumpster-diver he’d ever seen.”
Newcomers get first experience with health IT
All-day workshop gives audience new to health IT a glimpse of technology, meaningful use and federal budget issues.
Rocky road ahead for BI
Fragmented solutions, overlapping reporting expected to give way to enterprise view