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Establish a Governance Process with Your Data Normalization Solution

In our last blog, we discussed selecting your first project to use for data normalization. A healthcare provider or payer pursuing a normalization project must establish a governance process to ensure the organization doesn’t revert to a chaotic data state. This post discusses the creation of a solid governance structure that preserves your investment in good […]

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Evolving Insights into The Value of Health Information Exchanges

Health information exchanges (HIEs) are an appealing way of harnessing technology to improve care. Too often, doctors must make medical decisions based on incomplete clinical information. Electronic health records are part of the solution, but their full value won’t be achieved until they’re connected to provide a cross-institutional, comprehensive, timely and accessible view of a […]

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Health Language (June) “Did You Know?”

We are excited to announce the launch of a new blog series called “Did You Know?” that will include one post each month on an interesting fact that you might not know about clinical terminology management, standardized vocabularies, industry regulations and more! Health Language’s first post in the series is inspired by the current push toward […]

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Little Savings on Tests Found Through HIE

A Colorado study of ambulatory practices found no significant reduction in the number of tests ordered or in the cost of tests among the participants of a Health Information Exchange (HIE). The Study analyzed claims data from Rocky Mountain Health Plans, a leading health plan in the market, for 306 providers in 69 practices in […]

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Empowering the Patient: Big Data and the Rise of DIY Healthcare

A tsunami of big data, and the evolving methods of making all that data meaningful and useful, has huge potential for changing the way we deliver and consume healthcare services. Last week I was privileged to participate in a very interesting webinar on big data and DIY health that included participants from Target and Quickcheck […]

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