Inside Angle

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. 

A futuristic view of health care and technology

November 3rd, 2017 / By Ryan Butterfield, Paul LaBrec

After reading Dan Brown’s book Origin about the future interplay between society and technology, I thought about health care and the growing impact of technology on our biochemical based society, […]

Five caveats for choosing predictive analytics

October 23rd, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Years ago, I briefly thought my calling in life might be as a bookie in Las Vegas. I was in business school and had developed a statistical model that could […]

Infographic: Accessing your clinical data

Is accessing your clinical data a pain? Learn how to access and use unstructured data for new insights and discoveries with this infographic.

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Deep learning and clinical natural language processing (NLP)

September 8th, 2017 / By Richard Wolniewicz

The first week of August saw the 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in Vancouver, Canada. This conference is the premier global NLP conference, demonstrating the […]

Coder variability: A closer look at measuring CAC

September 1st, 2017 / By Jessica Clive

When I began college a few years ago, my parents used it as an opportunity to reminisce about their own college experiences. As they did so, I recognized the conveniences […]

Using big data analytics to avoid left-hand turns in health care

August 30th, 2017 / By Jeremy Zasowski

Is your hospital or health system making too many left-hand turns? In his latest whiteboard video blog, 3M HIS blogger Jeremy Zasowski walks and talks through the issue, and offers […]

Know your analytics! (And watch out for the inside change-up)

August 23rd, 2017 / By Jeremy Zasowski

If I told you that Dustin Pedroia, the second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, currently had a batting average of .303 this season, could you predict what he’s going […]

More questions than answers

August 2nd, 2017 / By Jason Mark

One of the things I most enjoy about the team I work with is that we get to ask a lot of questions and then we try to figure out […]

HCCs and physicians

July 31st, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

As a physician, I am responsible for coding certain diagnoses that will trigger certain payment and risk adjustment. Risk adjustment scores are important in terms of quality measures and they […]

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 […]