Topic "Healthcare"

Engagement – Recognizing Your Patients’ and Your Members’ Behavior

Across the healthcare industry “engagement” has become a hot topic. Whether pharmaceutical or insurance or a hospital, all are examining ways to have a keener insight into the behavior, preferences and trends of those with whom they are working and across their ecosystem. Much of this discussion centers on keeping close track of preferences in... more

Customer Movers and Shakers: Thank You for Charting New Data Frontiers!

I am fortunate to work closely with Informatica customers. Customers who are defining data governance, bringing meaning to the term “self-service analytics” and championing cross-functional data ownership – with an entrepreneurial mindset. They are not deterred by the complexity of cross-functional projects or… the word no. Top of mind is Terri Mikol, Director of Data... more

Better Data Helps Christus Health Become Patient-Centric

With fifteen years of experience working with healthcare data, Alex Zimmerman, director of data management and business intelligence at Christus Health, was welcomed as a bit of a rock star at the recently concluded Informatica World 2016. Business and technology leaders from across industries had assembled specifically to hear him share his insights about data... more

Data Integration and the Healthcare Industry

According to Health Data Management, “ ‘Despite the widespread adoption of electronic health records, the integration of healthcare data remains a critical challenge for the industry as it strives to achieve interoperability,’ said Karen DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT.” The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) chief pointed to HL7’s... more

At St. Joseph Health, Trusted Data Enables Better Patient Care

For St. Joseph Health, improving health and quality of life of the people is the ultimate mission. It requires a number of considerations, or, “dimensions of performance” as it was introduced by the organization at this year’s MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco: Cost of the care – including the current and projected... more

Health IT’s Need for Data Integration

The challenge of data integration is wreaking havoc within Health IT systems.  It’s costing health and human services agencies billions of dollars, and their customers a reduction in quality care.  We’ve discussed the importance of data integration here before, but it continues to be an issue that is costing us dearly each year. More revealing... more

Healthcare Need Not be Limited By Technology

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declares that approximately 75 percent of the country’s eligible professionals and more than 91 percent of hospitals are on electronic health records certified for Stage 1 meaningful use. These applications along with many others are creating valuable electronic data that – when integrated, shared and analyzed –... more