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Tag: analytics

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New Year’s resolution: An ounce of prevention

Jan. 3, 2020 / By Sheldon Barlow

Out with 2019 and in with the new year! The new year has the anticipation of a fresh start, a new beginning. The process of reflection and goal setting, such […]

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Making it stick in health care

Dec. 7, 2018 / By Brian Mitchell

Working at 3M, the story of the Post-It note is one that every employee knows well.  In a nutshell, an employee in a 3M R&D lab was developing an adhesive […]

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For the good of specificity

June 9, 2017 / By Clarissa George

We know that being more specific in coding can affect and potentially increase reimbursement depending on the type of visit and conditions. Today, however, I would like to focus on another aspect of being more specific—tracking conditions which enables […]

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Answer four key questions to transform report data into actionable data

May 22, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

The digital age has created more noise than useful information. This is especially true in health care, where the quantity of electronic health information has exploded over the past decade. […]

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Postscript: What are codes for anyway?

March 29, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

In my last blog, my inner imp and I tussled over whether ICD-10 codes are still worth the trouble. Bottom line—they are, because codes allow us to highlight key pieces […]

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Toward a more comprehensive understanding of people and populations: New tools and approaches

Feb. 15, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

With HIMSS17 around the corner, I’ve been thinking about advances in technology and data and the history of silos and systems in healthcare delivery. Optimizing a part of a complex […]

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Will healthcare big data go extinct?

Aug. 29, 2016 / By AJ Dandrea

In 2015, I wrote about the challenges in delivering analytics using incomplete data. Has anything changed in the last year and a half? Originally, the intent of many of the […]

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Five things “payviders” can’t afford to overlook

July 25, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

One surprising development as health care shifts toward risk-based payment is how many health systems intend to become insurers. According to one study, half of health systems have applied or […]

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To real time or not to real time – that is the analytics question

May 20, 2016 / By AJ Dandrea

When we consider the complexity of systems and the challenges in making data-driven systems usable, it is easy to forget the principle of “real time.” As an industry, we hear […]

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Lessons from 3M’s Executive Summit: New care delivery models

March 4, 2016 / By Ann Chenoweth, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

With the transition from volume to value-based delivery of care, health systems are exploring innovative models to improve the quality of care and patient safety while reducing costs. Last week, […]

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Healthcare execs weigh in on population health and value-based care

Oct. 28, 2015 / By Kristine Daynes

There is no common definition for population health. But if you ask enough healthcare executives, you’ll get a clear sense of what it means in terms of how it challenges […]

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Half of Primary Care Physicians Think Quality Metrics Have a Negative Impact on Quality

Aug. 12, 2015 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

In a Commonwealth Fund/Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 50 percent of PCPs report that quality metrics have a negative impact on their ability to provide quality care to their patients.i If […]