HealthAxis Blog

23Apr, 2018

Predictive analytics can spot patients not taking their medicine

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While the U.S. spends billions of dollars developing new therapeutics, those investments won’t do much good if the drugs aren’t taken as physicians say they should be.  “Using big data to find incidents of medication nonadherence, and using it to tailor patient interventions, is a key component to population health. Any health system trying to tackle population health management in any meaningful way has to grapple with the challenge of patients who don’t adhere to their care plans – especially those who, for whatever reason, don’t take their medicines in […]
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5Mar, 2018

5 trends in Healthcare Analytics for 2018

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In a recent white paper, Tableau outlines significant trends in healthcare analytics for 2018. “Leaders of The demand for higher quality care at lower cost, among other trends, will drive the use of healthcare information technology in general and analytics applications in particular this year. Growth efforts to engage patients and better manage patient populations also are expected to drive the need to capture data and gain insight from it. According to Tableau, as a result 2018 reveals the pent up demand for better healthcare IT and analytics that drive […]
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Does Blockchain Have A Place In Healthcare?
12Jan, 2018

Quality Payment Program needs more technical assistance, oversight, OIG finds

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A new report by HHS’ Office of Inspector General gives CMS points for making significant efforts to implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP) but says challenges remain that could undermine the program’s success. “Without sufficient technical assistance, participating clinicians could struggle to succeed, while others may opt out of the program altogether, the report warns. CMS also needs to develop a comprehensive program integrity plan to guard against fraud and improper payments, according to OIG. In terms of implementing QPP, CMS has focused heavily on clinician readiness and acceptance of the […]
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3Jan, 2018

Health systems’ IT priorities for 2018: Cybersecurity technologies, patient-generated data

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Many major health systems plan to invest in improved cybersecurity technologies next year. “Cybersecurity improvements are top of mind for health IT executives this coming year, but they’re planning a more cautious approach when it comes to technologies like wearables and artificial intelligence, according to a new survey. IT leaders said they want to be more proactive in detecting and preventing cyberattacks or data breaches. Fifty-four percent of respondents said they want to invest in better identification technologies, including risk assessment and education initiatives, and 50% said they plan to invest in protection […]
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4Dec, 2017

Doctors spend too much time on EHRs? Most patients don’t think so

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But only half of consumers think EHRs make healthcare safer, according to a new survey by HealtheLink. Given all the hue and cry about electronic health records distracting clinicians and inhibiting their ability to make eye contact with patients during office visits, the consensus has been that doctors waste precious time on EHRs. But new research suggests fewer patients feel that way than one might expect. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they believe EHRs make care safer. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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7Nov, 2017

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

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How are you feeling, About automated telemedicine? “When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is complicated and expensive. Or, those without urgent need may end up wasting valuable emergency room resources to perform a screening service that could have been done elsewhere for a fraction of the cost. The […]
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Value-Based Care News
1Sep, 2017

Guides Help Employers Decide on Accountable Care Organization Use

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Value-Based Care News “ACOs have the potential to deliver lower-cost, higher-quality and more consumer-focused health care. However, with over 900 ACOs in the marketplace, and most varying in size, provider-mix, leadership structure, quality measures, performance and other characteristics, employers have many questions about how ACOs deliver value better than the network models they offer today. That’s one of the main reasons we developed these resources.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!    
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I Know It When I See It: Coordinated Care
14Aug, 2017

I Know It When I See It: Coordinated Care

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Every healthcare encounter represents an opportunity for field research. “I’ve spent many years working with healthcare providers to implement and optimize care under bundled payment programs, beginning with diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) that bundled acute care service payments. I’ve managed care for three generations of family members, in two countries and five states. I’ve been through numerous elective and emergency procedures.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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The rise and risk of IoT in healthcare
19Jul, 2017

The rise and risk of IoT in healthcare

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Carson Sweet, co-founder and CTO at CloudPassage, argues why we cannot lose sight of compliance and security measures as IoT plays an increasing role in the healthcare sector Technology in the healthcare industry has evolved rapidly in recent decades, particularly with the advent of the Internet of Things. Currently, healthcare IoT offers the benefit of significantly increased situational awareness surrounding patient and hospital operations. However, this technology also introduces new and unfamiliar cybersecurity risks with enormous consequences to human life. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on […]
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