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by Jody Ranck | July 19, 2021

Epic’s Sepsis AI Algorithm: Thoughts on Ethical AI in Healthcare

Key Takeaways An evaluation of Epic’s Sepsis Model revealed its poor performance and sheds light on the need for peer review of algorithms that is lacking in proprietary models. Adoption of new technologies can be enhanced through transparency and peer review that confirms the accuracy and solid performance of models

by Brian Murphy | February 10, 2021

Patient Access APIs: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

In this Hot Take, Brian Murphy discusses the recent Patient Access API requirement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This requirement is being implemented as part of The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule in the 21st Century Cures Act. The Patient Access API is being implemented to provide patients with easier

by Jody Ranck | April 13, 2020

Precision Public Health, Race, and Social Determinants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the US there are emerging patterns for the disease burden coming to light. African-American and Latinx populations are suffering a disproportionate amount of the disease burden and deaths. It is often said that pandemics are a window into society and amplify health

by Alex Lennox-Miller | April 01, 2020

COVID-19: The Accelerant Telehealth Has Always Dreamed Of

The COVID-19 crisis is an acid test for the value of telehealth and remote medicine in patient-centered and community care. Our 2018 Telehealth report described the opportunities and regulatory environment telehealth contended in. Now, new exceptions and regulations by CMS, the Office for Civil Rights, and the FDA are easing

by Jody Ranck | February 24, 2020

Hotspotting Revisited

Several years ago we highlighted the analytics work behind the Camden Healthcare Coalition’s hotspotting methodology used to identify super utilizers in the local health system so that appropriate interventions could be provided to decrease unnecessary utilization. The approach was highlighted in a widely read article by Atul Gawande in the

by Paul Nardone | January 07, 2020

Why Won’t Patients Embrace Portals?

A recent study tracked patients in 12 health systems across the country for 9 months (March – December 2018) and found that just 0.7% of patient portal users also downloaded their health record data using their phones (accounting for 0.1% of all health system patients, assuming standard adoption rates of

by Alex Lennox-Miller | November 13, 2019

Webinar — Primary Care for the 21st Century

  In this webinar, Senior Analyst Alex Lennox-Miller presents highlights from Chilmark's latest report, Primary Care for the 21st Century: Technology-Enabled and On Demand, about the technologies changing how primary care is delivered. Afterward, special guests Dr. Danny Sands and Justin Barnes joined Alex to discuss their experiences implementing and

by Brian Murphy | September 18, 2019

The Wisdom of User Conferences

After attending Health Catalyst's Health Analytics Summit (HAS19) last week, I must face the reality that user group meetings give me both vertigo and hope. Vertigo because it turns out I know a lot less about healthcare than the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of my fellow conferees. Hope because, despite the scale
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