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October, 2011

October 26, 2011  7:00 AM

Making analytics a strategic resource for health care quality improvement

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
BI, business intelligence, Data analytics, Health care analytics, Health care quality, QI, Quality improvement, Quality measures

Guest post by: Trevor Strome MSc, PMP, Informatics Lead, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba The use of healthcare analytics is rapidly transforming how health care organizations (HCOs)...

October 25, 2011  12:00 AM

Five things to discuss with EHR vendors during the selection process

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EHR functionality, EHR selection, EHR vendors, Encryption, Vendor support

Guest post by: Ruby Raley, Director, Health Care Solutions, Axway It's easy to overlook a number of details during your EHR vendor selection process, but if you keep these five must-haves in mind, you'll be ready to make the big decision with confidence. 1. Authentication and...

October 24, 2011  11:51 AM

Don’t become a poster child for a health care data breach

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Data breach, data privacy and security, HIPAA, Informatica, Jay Hill

Guest post by: Jay Hill, Director Product Management, Informatica Below is a list of the top five things that your executive team needs to know and do to avoid becoming a poster child for the health care data breach flyer. 1. The threats are real. The...

October 24, 2011  11:36 AM

MGMA 11 spotlights new tools for health information exchange

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CDA, Clinical Document Architecture for Unstructured Documents, Compliance, Fujitsu, MGMA, MGMA 11, ONC, Standards

At the MGMA 2011 Annual Conference in Las Vegas today, Fujitsu introduced a new tool charged with facilitating the exchange of health care information between health care providers and systems. Using the Clinical Document Architecture for Unstructured Documents standard, which Fujitsu helped...

October 21, 2011  1:11 PM

The “10 Things You Need to Know About Accountable Care” report

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, iHT2, Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is pleased this week to announce the release of their "10 Things You Need to Know About Accountable Care" report, a synthesis of...

October 17, 2011  12:19 PM

Claims submission and ICD-10: 6 key focus areas for providers

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Baskar Mohan, ICD-10, ICD-10 migration, ICD-10 transition, ICD-9

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, Director, Healthcare Practice, Virtusa Corporation The Health care industry as a whole is undergoing a transformation influenced largely by technology advancement, strong macro-economic factors and regulatory mandates such as ICD-10. Providers are left in a...

October 13, 2011  2:01 PM

The IT of pathology part 2: The research arm of lab informatics

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Informatics, Laboratory Information Systems, LIS, Pathology, Pathology informatics, Research

Guest post by: Bob Killen, Systems Admin / Architect, University of Michigan Hospital The management of the research arm of pathology informatics and LIS (laboratory information systems) can be quite difficult. With the ever present push to discover something new or bring the latest...

October 11, 2011  1:52 PM

Transformational change revolves around information: Lessons from Dreamforce 2011

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Cloud, Cloud computing, Dreamforce, Dreamforce 2011, Virtualization and cloud computing

Guest post by: Kevin Dodson, Appirio's Mobile Practice Industry conferences are the most worthwhile when the messages delivered have an impact on your daily work. With the events of this year's Dreamforce conference, the largest cloud computing conference in the world, still...

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