Cloud-Sourcing for Better Health Care

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology, KM_healthcareBI

Ah, the old days…. Where you as an individual were responsible for monitoring your own health. You monitored your blood pressure, or your glucose levels, or whatever your health issues were. You bought a FitBit to help keep track of some health parameters electronically. If some of the values were out of whack, it was up to you to determine …

How behavioral analytics can fine-tune patient engagement

admin Analytics Competencies, Healthcare Analytics, KM_healthcareBI, KM_linkedin

by Tanya Watson Nothing is more frustrating than thoughtfully spending the time to disseminate and communicate information, only to have the person immediately forget it, not understand it, or only remember half of it. Now imagine that your ability to communicate that information is critical to the other person’s health, and you’ve got one of the many challenges that the …

Change happens best when it’s done with clinicians and not to them

Greg Nelson Business of Healthcare, KM_healthcareBI, KM_linkedin

It is commonplace now for health systems to examine each clinical department and scrutinize how the services provided can be more efficient and cost-effective.  Dr. Peter Pronovost has written a ‘thotful’ article on the experience at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and reminds us that the way to drive change in this area is to have the providers do it. Read the …

Is this a surprise? Policymakers Anticipate Precision Medicine Privacy Challenges | HDM Top Stories

Greg Nelson Business of Healthcare, KM_healthcareBI, KM_linkedin

Health Data Management has a short little article stating that the HHS Office for Civil Rights  has cast a ‘Debbie Downer‘ on some of the fanfare surrounding the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). On the path to understanding how individual traits (e.g. genomics / biomarkers et. al.) impact disease in a clinically-meaningful way, much of the data wrangling will be handled …

Overuse of observation status can muddy readmission rates and drive up patient out-of-pocket costs

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by Monica Horvath, Healthcare Practice Lead The WSJ has some of the best articles on health policy in popular media.  But without a subscription, you can read highlights at Becker’s Hospital Review (below). This time the conversation concerns how patients are classified in an inpatient setting.  Few people realize that a patient can get a bed, stay overnight, and seemingly …