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Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) … or maybe, Socially Dominating Our Health Information!

Since 2002, researchers have attempted to assess the impact of social factors on health outcomes. Recent studies estimate that traditional medical care accounts for only 10-20% of an individual’s health, while the remaining 80-90% is due to SDoH.

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Webinar Recap: Investing for the Future: The ONC and CMS Proposed Rules on Interoperability

A recent webinar hosted by Health Data Management—Investing for the Future: The ONC & CMS Proposed Rules on Interoperability—explored the critical elements in the proposed rule and how they could impact payers, providers, and health IT vendors.

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Investing for the future: The ONC and CMS proposed rules on interoperability

During this webinar the presenters reflect on critical elements in the NPRM and how these could impact payers, providers, and health IT vendors. They discuss the focus of the rule, which is data, interoperability, and patient/member access; suggest steps organizations can take to invest in their data today; and discuss how the NPRM can help […]

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Your Data is the Problem

The topic of this final blog post for our four-part blog series dedicated to the importance of data mapping is the importance of mapping problems and diagnoses, specifically the clinical and financial benefits of accurately mapping problems and diagnoses, essential elements of a successful mapping strategy, how Health Language Solutions can help overcome these challenges, […]

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Data Quality Risks: What’s Your Exposure?

Most organizations struggle with data stuck in silos, which impacts the data basics of accessing, sharing, and leveraging information across the enterprise.

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Data Dilemma: Too Much Data, Too Little Insight

As health plans embrace the transition from fee-for-service to a fee-for-value model, they are learning just how important it is to have quality data. High-quality data is the foundation for an organization’s daily operations, as well as future initiatives, making it imperative that payers adopt data management strategies to get the most value from their […]

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How Do You Say Diabetes? Let Us Count The Ways.

Data quality is the real culprit in limiting health plans’ ability to improve member outcomes and reduce costs. There’s no better use case to examine the data quality problem than with diabetes. Diabetes is not only a costly condition for health plans to manage, but poor quality and inaccurate data can have a significant impact […]

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Reference Data Management Solution Overview

Centralize and manage your reference data for clinical, claim, and business data to enable interoperability, drive compliance, and improve operational efficiencies.

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Health Language Solutions Overview

Wolters Kluwer delivers powerful, innovative data quality solutions tailored to your healthcare organization’s needs. Our solutions transform your data from abstract to actionable, so you can maximize reimbursement, comply with regulations, improve operational efficiencies, enhance care coordination, and enable interoperability.

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ONC and CMS Proposed Rules Podcast

The proposed ONC and CMS interoperability guidelines are sending a clear signal to the healthcare industry: make sure a patient’s health information can move seamlessly across the health ecosystem.

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Unlock Your Data: Prepare your organization for the new era of transparency

The proposed ONC and CMS interoperability guidelines are sending a clear signal to the healthcare industry: make sure a patient’s health information can move seamlessly across the health ecosystem.

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How Payers Transform Volumes of Data into Actionable Information

Converting large amounts of data into actionable interventions requires high-quality data analytics to inform effective decision-making. By integrating multiple datasets, payers are able to create a holistic view of their members that can drive action. In a recent HealthPayerIntelligence.com webcast, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Executive Director of Data Science Leanne Metcalfe, PhD, […]

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The Crack Down on Silos of Patient Data: CMS and ONC Interoperability Rules Hit Health Plans

Earlier in the year, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rules on interoperability, data blocking, and other activities as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed separate but related rules would require that patients have easy access to their health data.

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Are You Allergic to Messy Data?

Incomplete and inconsistent allergy data is a significant industry problem. Prescribers override more than 90% of allergy alerts intended to protect patients from ADEs due to the belief that many of the documented EHR drug allergies are incorrect, and therefore inconsequential to patient care.

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Webinar Recap: Leveraging AI to Solve Common Healthcare Challenges: Hear from the Experts

Three experts from Wolters Kluwer addressed how AI-powered software solutions, including natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML), can help optimize the tedious process of reviewing patient medical records to more accurately inform high-value organizational initiatives and drive improved patient care.

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Drugs making a mess of your data?

Without a data infrastructure in place to support data normalization, healthcare organizations risk experiencing negative downstream impacts resulting in revenue loss, misidentified gaps in patient care, inaccurate analytics, or incorrect clinical decision support.

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How Payers Transform Volumes of Data into Actionable Information

Payers recognize the importance of healthcare analytics to achieving improved care delivery, effectiveness, and cost. But fueling these technologies requires reliable, high-quality data in order to yield applicable and useful results. In this webcast, Metcalfe will detail best practices for data quality and management that support innovation at BCBSTX.

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Data Sharing Done Right: Cost Containment in the New Payment Paradigm

As the industry continues to move away from fee-for-service, it’s become increasingly clear that data-sharing is a crucial component of value-based payment arrangements. For payers, technology can be a powerful tool in the administration of care and disease management programs, and ultimately one that helps drive down costs.

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Lab Mapping…what the LOINC?!

Why Is lab mapping important? Why should you (provider/payer) care? What exactly is being mapped and why? We discuss how Health Language® Solutions can help and give examples in client use cases.

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Raising the Bar on Semantic Interoperability and Data Quality

With healthcare costs reaching an all-time high, payer and provider organizations are hyper-focused on initiatives that improve patient outcomes, control costs and increase profitability.

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