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Full potential of health care data analytics yet to be realized

Health care has come a long way in its use of data and analytics to improve the quality of care and better utilize resources and dollars. But the full potential of good data still has not been realized. Electronic medical records (EMRs) opened the floodgates for collecting, managing, and leveraging patient data. A next logical […]
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Successful patient-centered medical homes rely on good data

In earlier posts, we discussed that good data is data that spurs action — on the part of both providers and patients. This is no truer than for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, where primary care is organized in a way that emphasizes care coordination and communication. Patients get higher quality care and providers […]
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Good data can be a powerful tool in improving patient care

There’s a story of a group of doctors who were measured on how well they controlled patients’ blood pressure. When the scorecard came out, a physician was at the bottom and a nurse practitioner was near the top. Talk about a wake-up call. No doctor wants to be last on any clinical measurement. Physicians want […]
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Bigger doesn’t always mean better when it comes to health care data

Most health care organizations have terabytes of patient data at their disposal. But without the right analytics programs, all that information is just words and numbers. “Big data” doesn’t always equal “good data.” Providers now know that to get a full picture of patients’ health status they need data from many sources, including claims, clinical, […]
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