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Jon Morris
Amazing innovations amidst the turmoil in Washington make this healthcare IT tech conference one that should not to be missed.
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John Doyle
John Doyle
Karen Knecht
U.S. hospitals and physicians have made significant progress in adopting electronic health record (EHR) technology since the inception of the federal EHR incentive program . According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at least 58.9% of all hospitals and almost 50% of all physicians had a basic EHR in 2013. As the broad range of disciplines in the provider community continue to become more engaged with HER technology, progress has been made not only in collecting data and automating workflows, but we’ve also seen the EHR data help enable some early decision support functions such as concomitant medication checking and drug-allergy checking as well. However, as indicated by this report as well as by other industry analysts, there is much more work to be done. To date, there...
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One can debate many aspects of the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA), but there are two benefits to come out of the ACA that I’m particularly excited about.  The first is that it promises to expand access to healthcare insurance for a huge population of people that, up until now, never had it. That’s an amazing benefit to those uninsured individuals, and it will be a boon to the healthcare industry’s ability to gather more robust data about these populations.  As these people come into the system, we will be able to capture their healthcare information. That’s information we never had access to before they were paying customers. Over time, that will be a good thing for the industry as a whole.  The ACA will also support the trend of moving away from a pay-for-service model to a...
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In the United States, the Affordable Care Act is pushing healthcare providers toward a pay-for-outcomes approach that promises to be an enormous challenge for already resources strapped hospitals across the country. A pay-for-outcomes approach requires hospitals to have mature data management infrastructure and skill sets so they can capture and analyze data about clinical results and use those results to shape the way they deliver care. Going forward, financial incentives will align around data integration, which means providers will need to demonstrate — through hard data — that patients are receiving the right care, in the right environment, and that their quality of life is improved.  But data management isn’t a core skill set for most care providers. They are focused on...
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