Posted 06 Feb 2017 by David Tsung, M.D.
As all health providers know, there can never be enough tools in the toolbox to help deliver the best quality care. However, providers will also tell you that not all tools are created equal and while some are great, others make their workflow more cumbersome. From published guidelines to algorithms to risk assessments, the modern provider is not lacking in information, but lacking in hours of the day in which to choose and implement the best tools and solutions.read more
Posted 25 Jan 2017 by Pablo López-García
Nothing exemplifies the expansion of medical knowledge and diagnosis quite like ICD codes. The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is not a static morbidity classification, but one that evolves to reflect changes in medical knowledge.read more
Posted 16 Nov 2016 by Paul Alexander
In part 1, I discussed how data is generated by patients and at the point of care and a few different ways that data can flow between the different processes that regulate the flow of clinical information. This post will outline three types of organization that exist outside of the patient/caregiver relationship but still have access to almost every piece of data that the healthcare system generates about you.read more
Posted 08 Nov 2016 by Paul Alexander
Data moves through different parts of the healthcare system in obscure and confusing ways that range from modern to arcane. It’s a struggle to know exactly what data gets produced, where it gets sent, and who has access to it.read more