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Digitization in Health Care and the Journey to Become Data-Driven

by Nate Kelly, FACHE
August 6, 2018
The complexities of health care data, government incentives and technology advancements have given rise to a relatively new sector of the health care IT industry: analytics and intelligence. Hundreds (if not thousands) of companies are vying to help health care organizations become data-driven through artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital transformation.

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4 Steps Leaders Should Take for Successful Organizational Change Management

by Brenna Quinn
July 23, 2018
Organizational transformation can create anxiety and uncertainty. Leadership can follow these four steps for a smooth transition processes.

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A Leap Forward for Value-Based Care

by Dr. Debbie Zimmerman
July 9, 2018
Lumeris and Cerner announce a 10-year, strategic operating relationship to create Maestro Advantage™, a collaboration which leverages the significant investments health systems have made in digitizing their clinical and process data.

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Ep. 82: Dignity Health's Sean Turner on Leveraging HIEs for Disaster Preparedness

by Sean Turner
July 3, 2018
HIEs empower the appropriate, timely sharing of vital patient information between organizations, which can better inform decision making at the point of care. There’s even more potential for HIEs to impact outcomes when it comes to disaster preparedness, as they have the potential to provide timely access to clinical information in response to a disaster.

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Unpacking the U.S. Federal Government’s Role in Advancing Health IT Interoperability Policies

by Meg Marshall
June 28, 2018
There are many options to consider as health IT policy levers can be any form of incentive, penalty or mandate used to effectuate change in support of health IT adoption, use or interoperability.

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The Impact of Shared Decision Making: Q&A with HealthDecision’s Dr. Jon Keevil

by Cerner Corporation | Dr. Jon Keevil
June 27, 2018
Today, arriving at a health care decision is more often highlighted to be a collaborative process between a clinician and patient – a process known as shared decision making (SDM).

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Is Meaningful Use Over?

by Josh Mast
June 6, 2018
Is Meaningful Use over? This question comes up a lot. We’ve got a simple answer: No, it’s not – but the name is.

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Leveraging Technology to Improve Rural Health Outcomes in the Now and Next

by Mitchell Clark
May 30, 2018
Rural health care organizations face a unique set of challenges. In this blog, learn about the causes and effects of rural hospital closures and what health IT and an open, interoperable system can do to improve patient outcomes.

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Defining the Essential Clinical Dataset is a Game-Changer for Nurses

by Darinda Sutton
May 7, 2018
Regardless of what EHR an organization is using, documentation optimization is an issue that all health systems across the country are struggling with. Here’s where the essential clinical dataset (ECD) comes in.

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Ep. 73: CAMH’s Dr. Damian Jankowicz on Transforming into a Data-Driven Organization

by Dr. Damian Jankowicz
May 1, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Damian Jankowicz of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Jankowicz discusses how CAMH has transformed itself into a data-driven organization through implementation of its clinical information system (CIS) as well as an enterprise data strategy.

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Ep. 72: Dignity Health's Dr. Erine Erickson on Strategies for Successful EHR Implementation

by Dr. Erine Erickson
April 25, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Erine Erickson, regional chief medical information officer at Dignity Health. She discusses strategies for successful EHR implementation and optimization.

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Ep. 71: Health Quest's Robert Diamond on the Rise of Consumerism in Health Care

by Robert Diamond
April 17, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Diamond, senior vice president and CIO at Health Quest. He discusses the shift toward consumerism in health care and how Health Quest has adapted.

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How Analytics Algorithms Can Improve Patient Outcomes

by Dr. Earl Steinberg
April 16, 2018
Dr. Earl Steinberg, the CEO at xG Health Solutions, discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.

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Ep. 70: Chinese Hospital's Keith Minard on the Impact of Health IT in Community Hospitals

by Keith Minard
April 10, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Keith Minard, the chief information officer at Chinese Hospital Association and Chinese Community Health Plan. He discusses the impact that health IT can have on small community hospitals.

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Between Fee-for-Service and Value-Based Care: How Information Technology Can Help

by John Glaser | Bharat Sutariya
April 9, 2018
It's clear that we're headed to a value-based world, but equally clear that it's going to take a while. Providers who will be straddling two business models for an extended period must make sure their information technology (IT) investments can fully support both, even when the models have needs that are different.

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Opening Access to the Health Data Highway Puts Patients in the Driver’s Seat

by Zane Burke
April 4, 2018
With the ever-evolving growth in technology, consumer expectations for this ownership are increasing. The industry must answer by supporting an open ecosystem that helps developers tap into the digitized record.

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Ep. 69: xG's Dr. Earl Steinberg on How Analytics Algorithms can Improve Patient Outcomes

by Dr. Earl Steinberg
April 3, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Steinberg discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.

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Making Interoperability a Utility

by Kashif Rathore
March 26, 2018
When systems intelligently deliver data to workflows without user action and when external data is automatically reconciled into a comprehensive view at the point of care – this will be proof that interoperability has become a true utility.

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Ep. 67: Beth Israel Deaconess' Dr. John Halamka on the Evolving Role of the CIO

by Dr. John Halamka
March 20, 2018
As health IT has evolved, so has the role of the CIO. Today, a health care organization’s chief information officer must be prepared to meet changing organizational, clinical and population health-related demands with increasingly capable and innovative technology.

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Intelligence: Insights from Cerner’s Perspectives

by Melissa Hendricks
March 19, 2018
In today's rapidly changing health care landscape, it's important to be up-to-date on technological advances, current legislation and fundamental shifts in care delivery.

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The Importance of Device Connectivity in 2018 and Beyond

by Don Bisbee
March 14, 2018
In this post, Don Bisbee discusses the importance of interoperability with device connectivity, improving consumer experience and the future of device connectivity.

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Leveraging Consumer Engagement to Improve Health Outcomes for All

by Zane Burke
March 2, 2018
It all starts by creating smarter care within.

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Ep. 61: Cerner's Dr. David McCallie on TEFCA, USCDI and Interoperability

by Dr. David McCallie
February 27, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. David McCallie, Cerner’s senior vice president of medical Informatics. He discusses some of the details surrounding TECFA and USCDI and gives his thoughts on what’s next on the path toward interoperability.

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How Collaboration Can Advance Interoperability

by Kashif Rathore
February 19, 2018
We’re accustomed to fierce competition as a core principle during the development of a new product or solution. This principle, however, must be abandoned when it comes time to develop the framework for advanced interoperability.

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How Digital Transformation is Impacting Health Care 

by David Chou
February 14, 2018
Digital disruption is changing the health care industry. Electronic health records have led to big data, and a shift in consumer behavior patterns means that patients want and expect easy, convenient access to their health data. Health care organizations must continually evolve at the rapid pace of technological advancement to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.

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Precision Medicine and the Future of Health Care

by Dr. Daniel Nigrin
February 12, 2018
Today, as the health care industry has come to appreciate the effect of genetic profiles on the course of diseases, we are now recognizing precision medicine as a real opportunity for growth.

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Ep. 58: Carolinas HealthCare's Jeffrey Cleveland on Health Information Exchange Technology

by Cerner Corporation | Jeffrey Cleveland
February 6, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Jeffrey Cleveland, the medical director for the Carolinas HealthCare System, a not-for-profit health care system with more than 900 comprehensive care locations in North and South Carolina.

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How Open API Development Fosters Industry Collaboration

by Inderjit Singh
February 5, 2018
In this post, we take a look at the interoperability initiatives at work in England’s National Health Service, a publicly funded organization dedicated to commissioning of health care services in England.

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