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The Digital Drive

November 29, 2021 – 2:06 am |

The increasing use of electronic health record (EHR) technology has been the source of frustration for many physicians. However, for leaders in population health care, it is considered a point of optimism. If we as …

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Trusting the Data in Healthcare Information Technology

November 29, 2021 – 2:04 am |

A recent survey of healthcare executives revealed their lack of trust when it comes to data. This is especially ironic given they are fundamental to making clinical and business decisions. Fierce Healthcare brought this interesting news to our attention in their article, “Most healthcare executives don’t trust their organization’s data, survey finds.”

Having confidence that your organization’s data is healthy and ready to act on is the key to making successful use of your data.

More than 80% reported that having high quality data is a top priority and vital to informed decisions. About half believe data integration and interoperability are the greatest barriers when it comes to data analytics.

No matter how good your analytics are, you’re not getting anywhere if you can’t trust your data. You also have to access your data. Making data accessible is something we know a little about. Whatever you are searching for, it is important to have a comprehensive search feature and quality indexing against a standards-based taxonomy.

The future of health care in this country depends on increasing participation and improving electronic health record (EHR) functionality. Indexing programs such as ICD Tagger can improve EHR systems by tagging and cross-checking records to increase the accuracy of their data, and saving lives.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.

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Data Driven Healthcare

November 29, 2021 – 2:02 am |

Some healthcare organizations are simplifying access to electronic medical records (EMRs) and enabling more patient input in health-care system design. This interesting information came to us from The Observer in their article, “Sarnia-Lambton health team …

Medical Scribes and COVID-19

November 26, 2021 – 2:06 am |

Medical professionals have always been busy, but on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic physicians are running understaffed facilities and scrambling to find enough time to speak to and understand their patients. Transcribing all the …

Using Data to Change Healthcare

November 26, 2021 – 2:04 am |

The pandemic has exposed many failures, cracks and weaknesses in financial, education and healthcare systems over the past year and a half. It has also opened up opportunities to use technologies to fix those issues. …

Pandemic is Driving Changes

November 26, 2021 – 2:02 am |

There have been many changes in healthcare over the past decade, but probably not as much as in the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the dynamics, approach, access and delivery of healthcare like never …

Addressing AI Ethics in Healthcare

November 25, 2021 – 2:06 am |

In healthcare, outcomes are the measure that technology, human resources and financial investments are decided against. As providers continue to target improved patient outcomes, more organizations are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and machine …

EHRs and Research

November 25, 2021 – 2:04 am |

Researchers at AKASA recently released a new study highlighting how a novel machine learning approach outperformed current state-of-the-art models for automatic coding of inpatient clinical notes by more than 18%. This interesting news came to us …

Healthcare and Data-Driven Science

November 25, 2021 – 2:02 am |

Interestingly and ironically, healthcare has higher barriers to adopting data science than other industries. Healthcare IT News brought this issue to our attention in their article, “How to get clinicians onboard with predictive analytics.”
One healthcare …

Burnout and Labor Shortage

November 24, 2021 – 2:06 am |

There has been a lot of information in the news about the “great resignation” – the trend of employees leaving their jobs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American government refusing to provide necessary worker protection …

Digital Transformation Post-Pandemic

November 24, 2021 – 2:04 am |

Digital transformation started before the pandemic but has certainly accelerated since it began in early 2020. Telehealth has gone from being a novelty to a necessity. This relevant topic came to us from Software Advice in their …

Administrative Exhaustion in Healthcare

November 24, 2021 – 2:02 am |

COVID-19 has impacted so many facets of healthcare, why would medical coding be left out? Vaccinations has been priority number one for healthcare providers since the federal government gave the green light to several COVID-19 vaccines. …