Posts From May, 2013

The Importance of Data in Health Care  

On the White House Blog this week, United States CTO Todd Park speaks of a data-powered revolution in health care. He argues that data-powered tools change the way that clinicians and health care facilities respond to patient need and provide care – for the better. As Park puts it, “[Data-powered IT tools] are helping clinicians and patients get the latest and greatest evidence-based, life-saving best practices at their fingertips. And much more.”

As we move into an increasingly evidence-based health care system, it becomes critical for providers to embrace data for numerous reasons.

Meaningful data allows clinicians and hospital staff to make informed decisions to improve quality of care.

In his post, Park talks about how data-powered IT tools are “enabling clinicians to analyze their patient population, understand who needs help (including and especially patients who haven’t been able to come into their office), and proactively reach out and give those patients the care they need.”

In addition, being able to monitor and analyze clinical data allows facilities to understand where programs are working – and where they need improvement.

Aggregating data from different areas allows facilities to see the bigger picture.

Instead of keeping data separate across various repositories, creating a comprehensive system allows health care providers to see how their organization is doing on a macro level. By seeing the full picture of a facility’s data – financial and clinical – management can see how business practices affect clinical performance.

Quality data means higher facility performance.

Registries, insurance companies, and third-party payers are now, more than ever, closely examining a facility’s numbers. By ensuring that the data they provide is error-free, health care facilities can accurately represent their performance and receive maximum reimbursements.

At LUMEDX, we believe that the data-powered revolution in health care is well underway and look forward to seeing how innovations continue to shape and improve patient care. How do you see data shaping care delivery at your facility?

Best of Health IT News: Week of 5/31/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors

InformationWeek covers the controversy rising in Massachusetts over an amendment to a state law that would require physicians to show EHR proficiency – or lose their medical licenses in 2015.

Feds move nearer to patient-safety framework for health IT

ModernHealthcare.com reports on how the federal government is now closer to adopting a regulatory and patient-safety framework for computerized healthcare devices.

A Data-Powered Revolution in Health Care

Todd Park, United States Chief Technology Officer, weighs in on the White House Blog about the data-powered revolution in health care and how innovative tools are helping “clinicians succeed at delivering better care at lower cost.”

Quebec to make EHR live in all regions

GovernmentHealthIT covers Quebec’s bold move to implement a $1.6 billion electronic health record system across all 17 regions. The project will reach more than 8 million people by the end up 2015.

How to avoid EHR backlash in the patient experience, clinic

EHR Intelligence discusses “EHR backlash” and how to smoothly manage enterprise-wide software implementations.

Friday, May 31, 2013 9:56:00 AM Categories: EHR health information technology HIT industry news President Barack Obama

Prof Montage: Cardiology Lessons for the YouTube Generation 

Australian cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Silberberg has embarked on a mission to provide a free, educational resource for medical students. Instead of using traditional textbooks, Dr. Silberberg created a series of 3-minute videos that explain complex cardiology concepts. Currently, Prof Montage has 20 videos posted on Clinical Cardiology, Cardiac Physiology, and Clinical Epidemiology.

A second series of videos is scheduled to be released in June 2013.

Watch below for an introduction to the Prof Montage cast of characters.

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:23:00 PM Categories: cardiology

Best of Health IT News: Week of 5/24/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

Most Healthcare Execs Expect Growth Despite Complaints of Overregulation

HealthTechZone reports on a Forbes Insight study that found 52% of middle market healthcare executives expect growth next year, and that growth will come from healthcare industry trends such as advances in healthcare technology.

CCHIT: Interoperability breakthrough near

FierceHealthIT covers a recent whitepaper published by the Certification Commitment for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) that finds that the healthcare industry is on the verge of a breakthrough in interoperability.

Health IT market in growth mode

Healthcare IT News presents the latest Research and Markets report, projecting that the healthcare IT market will be valued at $56.7 billion by 2017. Some of the reasons that analysts cite for this growth include rising demand for interoperable systems and the high rate of investment from using these systems.

Friday, May 24, 2013 8:35:00 AM Categories: health information technology industry news
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