As systems can store more and more patient information for both individuals and populations, healthcare is uniquely positioned to leverage the “big data revolution”. Dr. Fatima Paruk (CMO Analytics, Allscripts) discusses using big data in healthcare, the distinct possibilities offered by machine learning and AI, and what clinicians can do to manage these in their processes themselves.
Cmdr. Sam Schaffzin (CMS) and Thomas Novak (ONC) offer the federal perspective on how smooth data exchange and multi-level preparedness are essential in responding to state and national emergencies – and how health systems and community organizations can participate in the response. Recorded at HIMSS 2018.
References in episode: “From Katrina to Wildfires: Leveraging Tech in Disaster Response” (Karen DeSalvo & Christine Petrin, Health Affairs 11-7-17); the National Response Framework
Blockchain technology offers potential for unprecedented information tracking across the continuum of care. In this episode, recorded at HIMSS 2018, VitalHub CEO Dan Matlow discusses how innovations in blockchain can enable organizations to strengthen mental healthcare and improve patient safety and wellness across care episodes.
In this start to our series on opioids, Dr. Michael Blackman discusses the trends and history that created the crisis situation today, what it looks like for individual clinicians, and how to manage prescriptions appropriately. Further episodes to come.
As populations age and live longer, there’s a growing need to coordinate post-acute healthcare services that help patients heal – and prevent hospital readmission. CarePort founder Dr. Lissy Hu discusses how effective care coordination and bundled payment systems keep caregivers and patients informed across care episodes and on track for full recovery.