By Jamie Clark – Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries across the board, and healthcare is no exception. Chatbots, predictive algorithms, robotic process automation – the hype around these emerging technologies promises a revolution in how hospitals deliver care.Read More
By Pamela J. Gallagher – The modern healthcare industry is dependent on data. The steady improvement of how data is collected and analyzed has allowed us to make great strides in providing quality care and improving the health of our patients.
By Jordan Bazinsky – One of the biggest frustrations of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unraveling why we still lack the data needed to successfully contain the coronavirus outbreak. Amid testing shortages, especially in the early months of the pandemic, we saw advancements in our ability to predict…
By Gevik Nalbandian – How can we as an industry improve data sharing and eliminate paper-based forms that consumers routinely fill out when they seek care? What level of pain or loss of capital is required to force institutions to eradicate misidentification of patients? How can we free ourselves from the shackles that healthcare has on our data?
By Gregg Church – Hospital-based and commercial labs are flooded with all types of mismatched patient data. However, disparate systems coupled with a lack of universally mandated data standards and protocols means that big data just gets bigger ─ and clinical interoperability challenges just get larger.
By Matt Fisher – Who owns healthcare data? Who can access healthcare data? Who can control how healthcare data are used? Those three questions can form the basis for going into any number of directions in the discussion around healthcare data.
By Kurt Stoever – In an information-laden world, healthcare still stands as one of the globe’s most data-intensive industries. In fact, UNC Charlotte’s Health Informatics and Analytics Data Science Initiative reports that up to 30 percent of the world’s stored data is healthcare-generated.
By Jitin Asnaani – A little over six years ago, a group of EHR vendors came together to conceive of a unique collaborative effort with a single Vision in mind: that care data should follow the individual, regardless of where care has occurred – regardless of care setting, regardless of…
By Ed Simcox – The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes that citizens need access to their healthcare data to empower them to make better decisions about their health and healthcare. The proposed rules recently published by CMS and the ONC lay out clear steps to realize this.