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by Jody Ranck | November 19, 2015

Data Lakes and Data Swamps

Managing Data Every mention of health data and data analytics comes with it a reference to data silos that get in the way of effective use of data analytics tools. With so-called big data tools like Hadoop we have the ability to do analytics at scale and with streaming data, ...

by John Moore lll | November 11, 2015

Health IT for Behavioral and Mental Healthcare Today

While the landmark health reform laws enacted in 2009 (HITECH Act) and 2010 (Affordable Care Act, or ACA) have begun transforming certain aspects of the US healthcare system, they have not had a meaningful impact on behavioral and mental health care delivery. Patients in need of these services already face ...

by Brian Eastwood | October 27, 2015

Combatting the Cadillac Tax With Wellness

Happy is Productive The Affordable Care Act’s so-called “Cadillac tax” of high-priced employer insurance plans has drawn the ire of Presidential candidates, members of Congress, and the general public. All fear that the intentions of the tax – penalizing generous plans that let members receive costly healthcare services they don’t ...

by Jody Ranck | October 13, 2015

Is the Clash of Cultures Slowing the Adoption of Clinician Use of Analytics?

Relevance of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) to Clinical Practice A common storyline we are hearing these days is that physician adoption of clinical decision support tools and analytics in general is slow, often taking years to fully engage with new clinical decision support (CDS) systems. The concerns over clinician adoption are ...

by John Moore | October 01, 2015

Cerner’s HealtheIntent Gaining Significant Traction

Moving Forward Cerner’s annual user conference (CHC) last week gave us an opportunity to speak with Cerner executives and customers to gain insight on their current and future initiatives. Take-aways: > HealtheIntent is gaining momentum and displacing or overlaying competitors. > Strong pent-up demand for the HealtheIntent EDW. > Sales ...

by Naveen Rao | September 27, 2015

Provider Directories: An Opportunity Fraught with Challenges

The Need for Reform A primary goal of insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act was to improve access to healthcare. Yet as thousands of people are finding, simply having insurance coverage does not guarantee that ‘the doctor will see them now.’ Due to poorly managed provider directories, a significant ...

by Brian Murphy | September 22, 2015

Salesforce Enters the Fray: Will They Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

Chilmark Bight After several years of circling the healthcare market, Salesforce finally announced its intent to formally enter the market this week with the announcement of Salesforce Health Cloud. Unlike other enterprise vendors who have jumped into this market, with Blue Ribbon advisory panels (Google Health), or series of acquisitions ...

by Brian Eastwood | August 27, 2015

Consumer-Driven Forces Disrupting Primary Care

Growth & Change The traditional model of consuming healthcare services is changing. Frustrated consumers – accustomed to the technological advances that have improved air travel, retail, and a host of other industries – increasingly eschew the doctor’s office for newer, more convenient care delivery models. They’re even willing to pay ...

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