Topic "Healthcare"

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

Are Your Ready for the “Data Tsunami” from the Affordable Care Act Ruling?

The recent Supreme Court 6-3 ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows health insurance consumers to receive federal subsidies regardless of their state’s role in running their insurance market makes healthcare insurance coverage. I personally believe regardless of political affiliation, having health insurance coverage for all this is a good thing for our society.... more

Healthcare Powered by the Cloud?

It’s true.  Cloud technology is transforming the way companies do business and is the preferred choice for enterprises large and small, from financial services to government when it comes to adopting enterprise software going forward. This is also true in today’s Healthcare industry. According to a 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey, 83% of IT executives... more