Category Archives: Blog

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Simplicity Is Key to Serving Today’s Healthcare Consumers
January 3, 2017

In an earlier post, we discussed how healthcare payers and providers are adapting to the needs of healthcare consumers—a topic explored at the recent 2016 emids Healthcare Summit...

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How Healthcare Data Can Disrupt Care—for the Better
January 3, 2017

The U.S. healthcare industry is broken: It’s too expensive, there aren’t enough primary care doctors, and care is reactive instead of proactive. A salve for many of these issue...

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How Consumers Are Transforming the Healthcare Experience
December 20, 2016

With a new presidential administration to begin soon and insurance premiums continuing to rise, there are many questions about the future of U.S. healthcare. One thing is for sure:...

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Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and the Potential for Healthcare Disruption
December 20, 2016

Healthcare has a future akin to The Jetsons: Sensors that track patients when they enter and leave their hospital room; real-time location technology that detects the flow of staff...

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Reducing Patient Identification Errors With Interoperable Technologies
December 20, 2016

Despite technology designed to prevent it from occurring, patient identification errors happen more often than they should. Clinicians may confuse two patients for one another or p...

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Sharing Healthcare Data Across Alliances
December 20, 2016

In today’s value-based care setting, the ability to share healthcare data efficiently is crucial. For example, if provider A orders a diagnostic test, provider B doesn’t need t...

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Improving EMR Interoperability Through Data Validation 
December 20, 2016

Big data initiatives hold great promise for healthcare. The ability to collect, analyze and share clinical data between providers can help achieve a multitude of reform goals, from...

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Enforcing and Enhancing Interoperability Standards for EHRs
December 20, 2016

Electronic health records (EHRs) have the power to transform healthcare by equipping providers and patients with detailed, accurate information at the precise time it is needed. Th...

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Healthcare Consumerism: How Payers and Providers Are Using Technology to Meet Consumer Needs
December 2, 2016

Consumerism is gaining ground in the healthcare industry and reshaping the way healthcare will be delivered in the future. As healthcare premiums rise to $17,000 a year for the ave...