Managing big data is critical to the health of any organization and its patients, but these initiatives can be a drain on time and resources. One way to increase efficiency, measure progress, and improve performance is through the use of analytics.
By aggregating and analyzing clinical, financial and operational data, analytical reports and dashboards inform decision making and help improve outcomes. At its best, analytics make data more meaningful and provide vital insights about organizational performance.
In part one of this blog, MEDITECH Vice President Advanced Technologies Scott Radner and I discussed the company’s journey to the cloud and its dedication to making modern technology available to all of its customers. In part 2, Scott expands on MEDITECH’s decision to use the cloud for its application development environment and the company’s approach to seeing how its customers can best benefit from implementing cloud solutions.
When we consider the many great technological advances in the last few years, one of the most profound has been the rise of the cloud for on-demand data storage and universal access.
In the truest sense of the term, cloud computing has been a disruptor for many sectors of the tech industry, providing companies and consumers new ways to enhance collaboration and optimize resources that were unthinkable just a few years ago.
Every day, nurses collect and analyze information to ensure that patients are getting the right care at the right time. That same preventative approach is critical to improving cybersecurity at the point of care.
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If there’s one message that healthcare providers, executives, and IT staff have learned through the evolution of Meaningful Use, it’s that the data we collect and report has significant impact on our sustainability.
Not only do the numbers we transmit to CMS matter, but the numbers they send back — in the form of financial reimbursements — also matter.
How do you prepare for the unexpected? When disaster strikes, having a recovery plan in place can make all the difference. In the healthcare industry, when we lose access to patient records and the systems that drive operations, patient care itself is negatively impacted. So even though outages can’t be predicted, it’s important to have a working disaster recovery plan in place before you need it.
My journey to becoming an e-Patient activist for facial differences and antibiotic resistance started in 2004, when a car accident in South Africa left me with severe abdominal and facial injuries.
Through multiple surgeries and consultations with doctors, I became aware of the lack of online resources in health, and began working to address that. I was a marketing and design professional for 18 years, enabling me to audit the web and discover that many healthcare professionals [HCPs] didn’t have websites, which was why it was so difficult to find them.
A few months back, I attended a panel on big data at an industry conference, and the moderator asked, “What are some of the benefits of using big data and analytics?”
A panelist replied, “There is enormous value in knowing how many appointments and visits my providers have — we couldn’t answer that question a year ago.” And the whole time I’m thinking, haven’t we moved beyond something so basic? Most analytics articles I read cite the importance of big data along with its difficulties and challenges, but they don’t give concrete, practical examples of how it can be leveraged on a daily basis.