Topic "Healthcare"

Healthcare Consent Management Demands Newfound Respect for the Checkbox

We are all familiar with the endless and repetitive paperwork required at each doctor’s office visit. We complete them as quickly as possible and check the boxes with often just a brief scan. However, those little check boxes on the forms are about to play a much bigger role in how payer and provider organizations,... more

A New Reality Calls for Radical Interoperability

Co-authored with Rob Karel, VP, Strategic Marketing Initiatives. The concept of data interoperability is nothing new. For decades, organizations have been working toward improving interoperability. Firms of all shapes and sizes have focused internally on “integration,” ensuring their siloed internal systems, databases, applications, clouds, and mainframes could pass data back and forth by leveraging a... more

HHS Ruling Disrupts Healthcare: Let the Data Sharing Begin!

Interoperability and the right to share patient and member data between healthcare organizations—and between healthcare organizations and third-party application developers—is long overdue and desperately needed. Much as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act—enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—and meaningful use broke through decades of... more

How Digital Transformation Enables a Systematic Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

For many years now, we’ve all been talking about a worldwide digital transformation in healthcare.  One of the key motivations for healthcare’s digital transformation has been to enable the shift from labor-intensive, manual, in-person encounters in healthcare facilities and replace them with encounters that are instead digital, possibly automated, and which can take place wherever... more

Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom, Part II

This second in a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers focuses on how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. Every transformational healthcare initiative today has a significant reliance on the availability of accessible, trusted and secure data. In my previous post,... more

Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom, Part I

In this first of a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers, learn about how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. IT professionals who are supporting healthcare providers today must be aware of many key strategic initiatives that share the promise of... more

Big Data in Healthcare: Driving Digital Transformation

I spend much of my time meeting with healthcare executives and discussing how they can transform their organizations using data. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these discussions often start with a focus on the discrete data captured in electronic health records or the codified content of claims and other transaction applications for payers. However, focusing on just the... more

Create the Optimal Healthcare Provider Network Designed for Quality Outcomes

To Build a Better Provider Network, Start with Better Data About Your Providers There are a lot of reasons healthcare payers want to build optimal provider networks. An optimal provider network is smarter: it lets payers synthesize data from many different systems, including recruiting, credentialing, claims, reimbursements, utilization, quality, fraud detection, and more. With an... more

Cleveland Clinic: a “Must-See” at HIMSS19

I’m delighted that Christopher J. Donovan, MBA, the Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics, and Andrew W. Proctor, Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics with Cleveland Clinic, will be presenting at this year’s HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando—one of the largest gatherings of Health IT professions, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Their topic is “Communicate... more