Topic "Healthcare"

Healthcare Data Masking: Tokenization, HIPAA and More

When trying to protect your data from the nefarious souls that would like access to it (?), there are several options available that apply to very specific use cases. In order for us to talk about the different solutions – it is important to define all of the terms: PII – Personally Identifiable Information –... more

Healthcare Transformation Demands Data Centricity

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

IDMP Field Notes: Compliance Trends in Q1 2015

With the European Medicines Agency (EMA) date for compliance to IDMP (Identification of Medicinal Products) looming, Q1 2015 has seen a significant increase in IDMP activity.  Both Informatica & HighPoint Solution’s IDMP Round Table in January, and a February Marcus Evans conference in Berlin provided excellent forums for sharing progress, thoughts and strategies.  Additional confidential... more

Payers – What They Are Good At, And What They Need Help With

In our house when we paint a room, my husband does the big rolling of the walls or ceiling, I do the cut-in work. I am good at prepping the room, taping all the trim and deliberately painting the corners. However, I am thrifty and constantly concerned that we won’t have enough paint to finish... more

Patient Experience-The Quality of Your Data is Important!

Patient experience is key to growth and success for all health delivery organizations.  Gartner has stated that the patient experience needs to be one of the highest priorities for organizations. The quality of your data is critical to achieving that goal.  My recent experience with my physician’s office demonstrates how easy it is for the... more

What Do Your Insured Members Look Like?

As I was changing my flight this morning, I needed to make sure that my checked bag made the change as well (because who wants to get to a meeting with nothing to wear but yoga pants and t-shirts?). During the conversation with the gate agent, I was told that the reservation system accessed through... more

Optimizing Outcomes for Medicare Advantage

In anticipation of attending RISE California Summit: Best Practices for Successfully Managing Risk and Driving Accountable Care next week, I had the opportunity to interview my colleague Noreen Hurley and our partner Saeed Aminzadeh, CEO, Decision Point Healthcare Solutions to get their perspectives on hot topics at the show. Specifically we spent quite a bit... more