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The Value of Data Governance in Healthcare

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Brief on the Value of Data Governance in Healthcare



WASHINGTON, D.C.  – August 17 – eHealth Initiative Foundation, in conjunction with the Health Care division of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, has released an information brief: “The Value of Data Governance in Healthcare.” It discusses the importance of data governance in today’s analytically driven healthcare environment. Specifically, the brief provides perspectives from healthcare industry executives, shared at a roundtable on the subject, while also defining data governance, data stewardship and access, and their role in healthcare.

“In healthcare’s multi-stakeholder environment, data governance is essential,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, chief executive...Read more

American Hospital Association Launches Center for Health Innovation

As providers work to keep up with a constantly evolving healthcare system, the American Hospital Association is launching an innovation center to support that work.Read more

Remote Monitoring Shows Valuable Returns on Investment, Says New Report from eHealth Initiative and Validic

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. and DURHAM, N.C. – July 26, 2018 - The growing consumerization of healthcare and an increase in the number of people with chronic conditions is putting more pressure on healthcare systems today than ever before. A new report suggests that remote monitoring programs, specifically focused on chronic disease management, offer new strategies for care delivery that mitigate concerning trends and deliver better quality care.

Today, eHealth Initiative (eHI), in partnership with Validic, the leading provider of data connectivity solutions for healthcare, released a report analyzing the driving market trends and subsequent barriers for the adoption of patient-generated health data (PGHD) as part of remote care programs. The report, specifically, delves...Read more

Fourth Patent Issued to LifeWIRE Group

RICHMOND, VA. (PRWEB) JULY 19, 2018

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted LifeWIRE another patent that covers its pioneering patient communication technology platform that facilitates on-going provider-patient engagement and insight through personalized, automated remote dialogue.

USPTO Patent #10,025,906 is LifeWIRE’s fourth utility patent on which it has based its cloud-based communications platform that enables continuous, two-way dialogue, data collection, and insight between providers and their clients/patients in healthcare and other industries.

LifeWIRE’s portfolio of patents in the US and Canada dates back to 2005. It covers LifeWIRE’s engagement, support, and enhancement of the patient experience while enabling the healthcare provider to better communicate, deliver care, influence and monitor patient behavior.

Howard...Read more

Sharing Behavioral Health Information Amid the Opioid Crisis

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Brief on Sharing Behavioral Health Information and Tracking Prescriptions Amid the Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. – June 25 – eHealth Initiative Foundation released an information brief, Sharing Behavioral Health Information Amid the Opioid Crisis, that examines patient privacy and security issues related to the epidemic. The brief provides industry perspectives from a recent executive roundtable, held in conjunction with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and aims to provide potential solutions for tackling the opioid crisis. It addresses the role of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), regulations, and legislation, including 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 2 (42 CFR Part 2), the Health...Read more

4medica to Show Michigan’s Care Coordinators How to Solve Patient Identity Mismatching

LANSING, Mich., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- From the floor of the Lansing Convention Center, where care coordinators across Michigan are converging for the 2018 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference, 4medica will be on hand to address one of the most dangerous errors taking place in healthcare today: patient mismatching. Very often, this error begins at intake. With EHRs and other systems regularly storing hundreds of thousands and even millions of patient records, system users frequently pull the wrong patient record. Or, confronted with multiple records for the same patient, they create and add yet another duplicate to the system.Read more

Merck Uses Alexa to Improve Chronic Disease Management

Merck is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to explore the creation and delivery of innovative digital consumer solutions for people living with chronic disease by using Amazon Lex, the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa. Merck will initially focus on diabetes, a chronic, progressive disease that currently affects 415 million people around the world.Read more

The Use of Clinical Data by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Final Report on The Use of Clinical Data by
Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Washington, D.C. – April 27 – eHealth Initiative Foundation released their report, Improving Care and Lowering Costs: The Use of Clinical Data by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, which interviewed executives from MCO organizations about the ways clinical data is collected, shared and leveraged. The report is available for download in the eHealth Resource Center.

“The interviews revealed that Medicaid plans are just beginning to use clinical data in case management systems and value-based contracts,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative Foundation. “The staunch challenges these executives face...Read more

Cognizant: Unfurling the Blockchain Blueprint

Organizations worldwide see blockchain as a significant force for their business and industry, and are well on their way to developing a strategy, with an eye on reducing operating costs, automating key business processes and enhancing trust and transparency, Cognizants latest study reveals.Read more

The Role of Technology in Value-Based Care & Patient Engagement

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Final Report on The Role of Technology in Value-Based Care & Patient Engagement

Washington, D.C. – March 21 – eHealth Initiative released their final report, The Role of Technology in Value-Based Care & Patient Engagement, which gained insight, from an industry perspective, on the impact of healthcare reimbursement policies on technology and revenue cycle. Twelve executives, primarily from provider organizations and health information networks (HINs), were interviewed for this research project. Analytics were a prominent theme and interviewees felt strongly about the value of data in improving patient outcomes. Highlights from the report include:

  • Consolidation among providers is having a significant impact.
  • ...Read more