What it Takes to Make a Sustainable HIE

By definition, health information exchanges (HIEs) allow for clinicians and patients to have secure access to patient data across disparate healthcare systems. HIEs still have various obstacles, one being that most state HIEs were formed with grants and those funding streams have started to run their course. We have also …

Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

Lightbeam is positioned to expand your ability to deliver care in an efficient way using artificial intelligence (AI) insights. In my most recent blog post, I shared what AI is and the use cases for it within the population health management realm. Many companies are beginning to integrate machine learning …

New and Continuing Healthcare Trends of 2018

As 2017 came to a close and 2018 began, several healthcare trends carried over into the new year. 2017 was a year of many changes and tremendous growth within the healthcare industry. Based on some surveys and my own observations I have summarized the continuing and new healthcare trends we …

Why Data Quality Makes or Breaks Population Health Efforts

When it comes to Population Health Management, the purpose of data aggregation and normalization is to blend data from different sources together to create a universal destination that aids providers and medical groups in their clinical and financial decision-making. To get patient data represented properly, it’s crucial the data extraction …

Security Isn’t a Blanket, It’s a SOC

Healthcare providers – whether in-patient, ambulatory or ACO – are increasingly adopting SaaS (software-as-a-service) models because it frees up capital, requires less up-front spending, and shifts routine “break-fix” work off their IT people and onto the software vendor. But SaaS isn’t the only acronym bounced around when vendors meet healthcare …