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Can You Teach An Old EMR New Tricks?

Posted by Laura Venerable

June 5, 2015 at 5:12 PM

If you work in healthcare, you hear a lot about big data and analytics. Reading industry news or attending conferences, you see millions of dollars and years of effort being invested in technology designed for business intelligence.  In a survey of the over 43,000 attendees at HIMSS, of one of the biggest industry conferences of the year, a significant 41% said data analytics was their number one business priority in the next year.  This was followed by patient care at 40%, attesting to Meaningful Use at 27%, and patient engagement at 18%.  But in spite of analytics being a top priority, a staggering, 81% then said they had no idea what data to collect or where to start.

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Topics: electronic medical record, Reporting/Analytics, Meaningful Use

Have you thanked a nurse today?

Posted by Laura Venerable

May 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM

If you think nursing is all about flu shots, Band­Aids, and bed pans, you haven't really seen what today’s nurses do. Physicians and patients are starting to rely on nurses to provide a critical function called care coordination. Part traffic cop and part researcher, care coordinators juggle a complex array of medical and social issues, helping hundreds of patients, and being the go­to source for questions from people needing complex medical treatments.

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Topics: Navigation & Care Coordination

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