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 …

End-to-End vs. Individual Solutions

I saw a movie last week in which two actors gazed in wonder at a large abstract painting until the main character deadpans, “I like incongruity.” Incongruity is great if you’re Jackson Pollock, but it’s the last thing any healthcare provider wants when it comes to the technology that helps …

MACRA – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Earlier this year, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions 2016 Survey of US Physicians queried a subsample of 523 physicians (non-pediatric specialties) about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The initial findings presented some interesting surprises to various stakeholders across the entire healthcare industry. In a …