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Webinar Recap: How Quality Data is Key to Delivering Value

As hospitals, health systems, and health plans implement value-based care programs, managing the quality of an organization’s data continues to be key to driving down costs and improving the value that patients receive from healthcare providers.

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Webinar Recap: Quality Data: Three Steps to Simplify Data Governance, Enable Semantic Interoperability, and Enhance Your Reporting and Analytics

With healthcare spending at an all-time high, healthcare leaders face increasing pressure to cut costs while still delivering on organizational initiatives and improved patient care. To be successful, healthcare organizations are looking to innovative technology solutions such as automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to help staff be more effective and efficient.

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Webinar Recap: Applying AI in healthcare: Challenges, opportunities, and emerging applications

The noise about the promise of artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare is deafening at times. In fact, today’s clinical, financial and IT leaders would be hard pressed to devise a forward-looking strategy that did not at least consider the role of AI in such initiatives as healthcare quality, cost reduction and population health management.

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Breaking Down the Data Silos: How reference data is the cornerstone of an overall data management strategy

The importance of overcoming this challenge was recently underscored in a webinar hosted by Health Data Management. My colleague Brian Diaz, Wolters Kluwer Health Language Senior Director of Strategy, and I took an in-depth look at how healthcare organizations can bring together strategy, systems, and infrastructure to support management of a crucial enterprise asset: reference data.

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Financial Stability in a Fluid Market

Revenue cycle management can leverage systems and workflows that close gaps, tie up loose ends, and ensure submission of a clean claim. Reference data—representing the coded and uncoded data used across a health system—plays an all-important role in strategies that optimize revenue cycle processes and ensure compliance with industry licensing requirements. As the market continues to […]

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Three Reasons DSM-5 Mapping Strategies Matter

The introduction of industry standards such as SNOMED CT, ICD-10, LOINC, and RxNorm is an important step toward achieving the goals of interoperability and information sharing. Yet healthcare organizations still face notable challenges to laying the best frameworks for normalizing data to these standards. Since there is no one standard that addresses all healthcare information, […]

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Are Your Reports Showing Pregnant Men and Smoking Babies?

A goldmine of data exists across the healthcare continuum. Hospitals and health systems, by and large, recognize the opportunity. Many just don’t know how to overcome the complexities of data management to make it work for them. Consider the challenges: Staggering amounts of patient information are regularly accumulated from disparate systems, many with their own […]

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NLP: Unlocking the potential of unstructured text in healthcare

Hospitals and health systems are sitting on a wealth of patient information that has potential to transform care delivery. Yet analytics infrastructures designed to fuel performance improvement have traditionally overlooked much of that data because it resides in health IT systems as unstructured free text. The industry has made notable inroads with structured patient data […]

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Provider Friendly Terminology: A Better Problem List Strategy

Problem lists are not new to healthcare, yet the industry has historically struggled to accurately capture this critical snapshot of patient problems and visit diagnoses. While EHRs now provide an efficient way to gather problem list data, they don’t address the underlying challenge of clean data capture due to the wide variance in terminologies used […]

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Health Language and MediMobile Partner to Improve the Hospital Revenue Cycle

It’s no secret that reimbursement is increasingly complex for today’s hospitals and health systems. In truth, a fair amount of billing inaccuracies and missed charge capture has always been part of the bottom-line challenge. But today’s providers simply cannot afford to let any money slip through the cracks as they navigate new value-based care models […]

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