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Clinical Analytics and HIE: Two Technologies Come Together – Part Three

December 6, 2012 | By More
Clinical Analytics and HIE: Two Technologies Come Together – Part Three

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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Clinical Analytics and HIE: Two Technologies Come Together – Part Two

December 5, 2012 | By More
Clinical Analytics and HIE: Two Technologies Come Together – Part Two

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 […]

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Clinical Analytics and HIE: Two Technologies Come Together at the Moment of Need

December 4, 2012 | By More
Clinical Analytics and HIE: Two Technologies Come Together at the Moment of Need

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, […]

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Patient-centric HIEs Will Meet Demands of Baby Boomers

September 25, 2012 | By More
Patient-centric HIEs Will Meet Demands of Baby Boomers

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[1]. We are certainly moving in the right direction, but 55% is only a little over half. The EHR is […]

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HIEs and Health IT Offer Solutions to Handle Aging Population

September 24, 2012 | By More
HIEs and Health IT Offer Solutions to Handle Aging Population

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 […]

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Hospitals: Are You Ready for an ACO?

August 23, 2012 | By More
Hospitals: Are You Ready for an ACO?

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 […]

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Two Largest Kansas Health Systems Connect via HIE

August 20, 2012 | By More
Two Largest Kansas Health Systems Connect via HIE

Successful Exchange of Clinical Information Two KHIN early adopter sites in Wichita, Kansas, Via Christi Health Systems and HCA Wesley, transferred clinical data into the KHIN Production Environment during the week of August 3 – August 10, 2012. This successful exchange ensures that vital clinical information on shared patients was exchanged between the two largest […]

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HIE as a Core Infrastructure for ACOs

August 16, 2012 | By More
HIE as a Core Infrastructure for ACOs

Health Information Exchange Is the Foundation for ACOs Reference to Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) appears in only seven pages of the massive healthcare reform law yet in healthcare circles ACOs have become one of the most discussed and debated pieces of that legislation. Conceived as a model for streamlining and improving delivery of health services […]

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