The Role of HIE in Clinical Analytics Rodney Hamilton, MD, CMIO, ICA Read part 1 of this series Read part 2 of this series In his rumination about HIMSS12, John Moore also likened the current buzz in clinical analytics to a similar buzz a few years earlier about HIE, when that market was first emerging […]
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The Current Buzz around Analytics Rodney Hamilton, MD, CMIO, ICA Read part 1 of this series As we round the corner to soon approach HIMSS13, John Moore of Chilmark Research reported from HIMSS12 that the “conference buzz was analytics. [It] seemed as if every vendor in attendance was promoting some sort of analytics capability. It […]
Healthcare Data Makes Quantum Leap – Part One Rodney Hamilton, MD, CMIO at ICA It’s an old story: healthcare is awash in data but starved for information. The advent of electronic and digital processing has only accentuated the problem by enabling and encouraging the creation and storage of more data. However, storing, transferring and, above all, […]
The Patients Are Coming! The Patients Are Coming! Beyond Electronic Health Records The CDC recently reported that 55% of physicians are now using EHRs, and 85% of those were somewhat or very satisfied with the technology. We are certainly moving in the right direction, but 55% is only a little over half. The EHR is […]
The Patients Are Coming! The Patients Are Coming! Only HIE Can Handle the Silver Surge At the risk of spilling yet more ink over one of the most ink drenched generations in American history, it is worth noting how much the baby boomers have affected American life as their presence grew, and how they will […]
ACOs Change Delivery of Care by Improving Quality The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) aims to change the way hospitals deliver care by changing the financial incentives. There are different payment structures than can be used to encourage hospitals to lower costs, improve quality, or both. Since the goal of an ACO should be to lower […]