Data Analytics: It’s Hip to be Square
Sep21

Data Analytics: It’s Hip to be Square

To understand the language of data analytics we might just need to spend some extra time in the library. Here are some oldies—but goodies—that every analyst should know.

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Solving the Documentation Puzzle with Data Analytics
Aug17

Solving the Documentation Puzzle with Data Analytics

“It’s a beautiful day to save lives. Let’s have some fun,” so says Dr. Derek Shepherd (of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame) and with a smile on his face, gets on with his day’s activities—to help patients heal. I haven’t seen many doctors work, except in “Grey’s Anatomy,” but I have interacted with a couple of them.

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Seventh Character Application for Injuries in the Principal Diagnosis and the Impact to Data Quality
Jul25

Seventh Character Application for Injuries in the Principal Diagnosis and the Impact to Data Quality

By now, we’ve all had practice assigning 7th characters for injuries. And, by now, we all know that in theory the guidance seems very clear—but the application of this new concept is not clear at all. Why is there so much confusion and why does it matter?

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Can Data Save a Life?
Jun15

Can Data Save a Life?

The ability to provide an advocate to be present for each patient is not currently possible or feasible. But what if it was? A new smart phone application is currently being tested that will provide a giant step forward in helping a patient safely navigate a hospital stay.

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Leveraging Analytics to Reduce Readmissions
May19

Leveraging Analytics to Reduce Readmissions

This month’s Data Revolution discusses how analytics of electronic health records data can help providers take tangible steps in the direction of decreasing hospital readmission rates.

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Don’t Forget the Providers During Your Spring Data Cleaning
Apr21

Don’t Forget the Providers During Your Spring Data Cleaning

This monthly blog highlights and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle.

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