Topic "Healthcare"

The Data Governance Journey: One Purposeful Step at a Time

I recently had conversations with several data governance leaders who expressed concerns related to the scope of work involved in launching a data governance program. There are plenty of books and white papers promoting examples of robust programs with huge teams. And plenty of technology vendors, anxious to impress, tout the robust features available to solve... more

The Essential Role of Data in Healthcare: Managing the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery

We hear every day from virtually every one of our hospital customers and prospects that “If it’s not COVID related, we’re not doing it.” This is an understandable response when confronted by a crisis like we have never seen before. Healthcare providers are seeing massive decreases in revenue as they suspend elective procedures and routine... more

Build Your Healthcare Cloud Data Lake With a Data Governance Foundation

We’ve all heard the cautionary tale across healthcare (and beyond) that poorly deployed cloud data lakes run the risk of becoming data swamps, where untrusted volumes of data deliver limited-to-no value or insights to the organization. This is not a myth. While most healthcare organizations, providers, and payers have embraced the need to deliver real-time,... more

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