A recent white paper from The Pew Charitable Trusts introduces key actions that could advance progress on the decades-old topic of patient record matching.
Although this report was focused on federal agencies and critical infrastructures, there are lessons that can be directly applied in healthcare as we continue to advance information governance practices to strengthen privacy and security practices in our organizations.
The challenge for clinical documentation improvement specialists is in determining if the condition is an expected outcome of the procedure or patient’s disease process, or if it is an actual post-operative complication.
Healthcare organizations manage and analyze patient and member data today in volumes that even ten years ago would have been unimaginable—and will only increase. Taking steps toward a modern data architecture paves the way for clean, usable data integrated from a variety of sources such as wearables, clinical data, and payer data.
With the deluge of Big Data and plethora of new avenues for collecting information, structured data is no longer the only place from which meaningful information can be derived.