By Andy Aroditis – A vaccine mix-up sent a 91-year-old Ohio man to the emergency room last week after he received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on the same day. Four hours after receiving a shot at a mass vaccination site near Cincinnati, Victor Smith was given a second dose at his nursing home.Read More
By Daniel Cidon – The race to rollout a COVID-19 vaccine presents a number of challenges, from safety and efficacy, to storage and distribution. Once a vaccine is approved, the industry must have a robust strategy in place to manage coronavirus immunizations effectively.
By Daniel Cidon – Our public health crisis is a sobering example of just how desperately seamless information sharing capabilities are needed. While EHRs have become commonplace, the disjointed, competitive nature of IT systems contributes to a proliferation of duplicate and incomplete patient records.
By David Bennett – COVID-19 has served as a sobering reminder of the continued interoperability and patient matching vulnerabilities of our nation’s healthcare system. As the potential for future waves loom, many health IT decision-makers are finding themselves at a critical juncture.
By Daniel Cidon – Discussion around unique patient identifiers took center stage during the 2020 ONC annual meeting in Washington D.C. recently. Consensus among panelists, which included a diverse range of industry stakeholders, was that…
By Andy Aroditis – Inaccurate patient identification is not only a major impediment to interoperability and patient safety, but a massive burden financially—costing the U.S. healthcare system over $6 billion annually.
By Daniel Cidon – Healthcare executives charged with managing patient data today face a dual challenge of building an EMPI that maintains accurate, up-to-date medical records for every individual and collecting both structured and unstructured health information stored and spread throughout fragmented systems.
By Edward Yang – As the new year ushers in, many health IT leaders are finding themselves at a critical juncture to make 2019 a transformative time for their organizations. In response to massive consolidation, healthcare reform and competitive pressures, hospitals and health systems are undergoing dramatic change.
By Gevik Nalbandian – Patient matching issues that result in duplicate records cost hospitals $1.5M a year, at an average of $1,950 per patient, and the U.S. healthcare system over $6 billion annually, according to a new survey by Black Book Research.