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From 3M Health Information Systems

Data Science and Analytics

How do you find answers hidden in the numbers? With the right data the big picture suddenly becomes clear. 

Quality reporting and structured data: What it means for ambulatory EMRs

July 19th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Every year, most health plans are rated on quality by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). HEDIS gets most of its […]

Down with dashboards! Viva la data revolución!

July 12th, 2017 / By Jeremy Zasowski

If your organization is like most, you’re well stocked with dashboards that show your organization’s latest performance metrics. Which numbers are up (DNFB and LOS—Boo!), which numbers are down (CDI […]

Alternative Payment Models support the need for data analysis—right now

July 10th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

As a regulatory analyst, I do a lot of research. For years I’ve read a lot about pay-for-performance, quality initiatives and outcomes, Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and every payment method […]

Promises not yet kept: Can health IT support healthcare quality?

June 28th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

An interesting convergence of articles flowed over my laptop recently: 1:  Becker’s ACS Review: The 11 things payers, providers really think about value-based care:[1] Seventy-five percent of health plan executives […]

Video: What They’re Watching: Jason Burke

Find out how technology can help identify & remove waste so the focus can shift to care quality.

Looking for technology that helps clinicians be brilliant

June 16th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Doctors work really hard to take care of their patients, but find the technology at their fingertips is more of an obstruction and friction than a resource. Natural language processing […]

Video: What They’re Watching: Jack Ijams

When healthcare moves from a volume-based payment system to a value-based payment system, data is the gasoline in the tank. Without that data, we don’t have the ability consistently measure […]

For the good of specificity

June 9th, 2017 / By Clarissa George

We know that being more specific in coding can affect and potentially increase reimbursement depending on the type of visit and conditions. Today, however, I would like to focus on another aspect of being more specific—tracking conditions which enables […]

Narrative text and NLP: Looking beyond your field of vision

June 7th, 2017 / By Barbara Zellerino

Recently a colleague sent me a link to an article in the The New Yorker magazine titled “Tell Me Where It Hurts.” The article, written by Atul Guwande, surgeon and public-health researcher, is about using incremental care in medicine. Instead of jumping to treat the symptoms, incremental care […]

The growing importance of shared clinical data for payer and provider collaboration

June 2nd, 2017 / By Gretchen Mills

There is a lot of talk about “big data” and its impact on health care. So let’s dig deeper and ask: “How can shared clinical data be used to create […]

Answer four key questions to transform report data into actionable data

May 22nd, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

The digital age has created more noise than useful information. This is especially true in health care, where the quantity of electronic health information has exploded over the past decade. […]

The experience is the differentiator

May 17th, 2017 / By Andy Vitale

By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. This is due, largely in part, to the fact that the role of the customer has changed from isolated to connected, from unaware to informed, from passive to active. Customers have access to unprecedented amounts of information, often at their fingertips, allowing them to […]