How EDI, Big Data and Real-Time Analytics Can Improve Healthcare

In healthcare, most data is exchanged electronically between partners via EDI, and “Big Data” is helping the industry become more efficient and productive. EDI originated because it provided a structured mechanism for sharing data between disparate organizations and systems. The more common means of transferring data from source to a data warehouse is ETL, but […]

Four Factors that Can Derail AI in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence can keep us healthy, but providers don’t get reimbursed to keep you healthy; they get reimbursed for office visits and hospital admissions. Being on the precipice of the great AI promise and adventure, here are my 4 things that can derail AI in medicine. 1. Ethics – There are more questions than answers here, […]

8 Patient Expectations That Can't Be Ignored

When it comes to patient engagement half the battle is understanding what the patient expects and the other half is meeting those expectations. Patients, as consumers in other industries have rising expectations. The healthcare consumerism movement has helped to bring patient expectations front and center. Adapting healthcare from what has been convenient to the provider, […]

Digital Health Trends – 2Q17

Digital health capabilities are increasingly becoming more integrated with core healthcare platforms and provider workflows, leading to major changes in the way healthcare is being delivered. There have been several recent developments in the application of technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and wearable devices that have been disruptive, have the potential […]

Popular EHR Products Score Low on EHR Usability Framework

An evaluation framework jointly developed by the American Medical Association and MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare claims to identify a lack of EHR user-centered design and testing best practices among several of the most common EHR technologies. The most glaring of evaluations concerns the ambulatory EHR designed by Epic Systems which […]

Google Doubles Its Health-Related Search Content to Over 900 Conditions

Earlier this year, Google introduced structured, curated, and verified health information information into its Knowledge Graph smart search algorithm. Initially, the feature was available for 400 conditions – but now Google has increased that number to over 900 conditions. “We’re making sure to include neglected tropical diseases, a set of infections that affect over 1.5 […]

How EHR implementation impacts revenue streams and patient care

A new study by Weill Cornell Medical College backs up previous reports that healthcare providers who adopt EHR early enjoy more financial gain than those who don’t. “Early adopters of EHRs and participants in EHR incentive programs proved to have more financial capacity, better organization and better resources for supporting EHR implementation,” explains Health IT […]

How Prepared Is Your Health System To Compete?

The point is that healthcare has changed except for those institutions which believe that they are healthcare. Versus your health system, where your patient is making their third call to schedule an appointment, an appointment where the next available opening is three months from now. By the time your health system is ready to see […]