The healthcare ecosystem in the United States was a “sprawling, disconnected patchwork” long before HITECH. And although the incentive program is flawed, it’s still helping to move the industry in the right direction, says researcher Yiscah Bracha.
Are we dying from a thousand clicks? No, and an article that suggests that we are is neither helpful nor informative, says Yischa Bracha, who examines the patient safety aspect in the first of a two-part series.
“No technology will give you that; you need governance.” I’ve been hearing this expression for the past few months from vendors who offer data integration products and services to support an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and metadata management. They utter the expression when we ask how their offering meets one of our requirements: at the […]
Like many organizations, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s current state for data, reporting, business intelligence and analytics is emergent rather than designed. Information Services (IS) manages the transactional systems producing data, but it never has had the infrastructure or the capacity to respond to all information needs across the enterprise. To meet demand, it began distributing data […]
I have been leading the QI data analytic team at Cincinnati Children’s for more than four years. This team has developed expertise and systems around managing data and deploying analytic methods for patient-centered improvement opportunities in areas such as safety, wait times, and disease outcomes. The QI data analytic team has never tackled cost in […]