Readily Understandable Cost, Quality Data Are Influential Factors in Physician Decision-Making

When physicians have access to cost data and other clinical data that accompanies it, they are able to make better decisions about treatments while lowering costs for their practices and their patients, a report finds.

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Five Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Healthcare Operations
Jan01

Five Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Healthcare Operations

While the practical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are still being discovered, one area of AI — natural language processing (NLP) — is already helping advance the revenue cycle. Discover how the right NLP can support accuracy, efficiency and revenue integrity by powering comprehensive clinical documentation improvement and coding earlier in the process.

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Hospitals Looking to Implement ‘Mission Control’ Centers Powered by Data Analytics

Data analytics is at the center of one health system’s plan to create a “mission control” center with a “Wall of Analytics” to help improve service and outcomes at all the hospitals it manages.

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Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations
Jun15

Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations

After officials at Rush University Medical Center noted a sharp drop in its quality ratings by CMS, an internal analysis revealed that the agency has been using faulty math to calculate the agency’s star ratings since 2016.

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Data Scientist Shortage Creates Competitive Job Market for Analytics, Informatics

According to a Bloomberg analysis, job postings for data scientists rose 75 percent from January 2015 to January 2018 at the popular job search website Indeed.com.

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AHIMA Releases New Informatics Toolkit for HIM Professionals

The toolkit provides tools for health informatics and information management professionals to assist them in meeting the growing demand for informatics competencies in healthcare.

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