Healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on managing patient populations to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This post includes short profiles of how some HIEs are using data to support population health efforts.
“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.
With the proliferation of modern technology, the problem isn’t having enough data—it’s having the right people find the right data in time before an emergency develops.
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.
By Kathleen E. Wall, MS, RHIA: The classification of “underdosing of drugs” can provide valuable information regarding not only the fact that a drug was underdosed, but also why. This one piece of data could potentially have significant ramifications with readmission rates.