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Should insurers be urged to publish their data?Here’s what industry experts think after Cigna’s business model shift.
New Cigna program aims to ‘unlock’ the value of healthcare dataCigna publication project takes a page out of the big pharma and medical technology playbook.
Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the future
Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the futureHealth plans of the future will focus on consumers: designing products, care and services to support improved health.
Steps to SecurityTo keep patient information safe, experts recommend using cutting-edge hardware and software, personalizing the challenge for employees and reminding them of data-hygiene basics. An information technology partner that will manage your on-site systems and perform updates on a regular basis is as important as your insurance provider is to your practice.
Data breaches a near certaintyIn the event of a data breach physicians may have to inform HHS, law enforcement and the media, as well as any patients who may have been affected. Suspected breaches also should trigger calls to your IT staff, lawyer and insurer. An alarming number of violations have been the result of inappropriate use of social media by doctors or staff rather than hacking or aggressive data breaching.
How data analytics combats the opioid epidemicDeaths due to opioid abuse have risen sharply—and show no signs of leveling off. Here’s how data analytics can prevent abuse and diversion.
Three data-driven practices that boost adherenceHere’s a three-pronged approach to improve adherence program efficiency that leverages predictive data analytics, hospital on-site pharmacies and post discharge follow-up evaluation to achieve real, measurable results.
5 Tips to improve your HCAHPS scoresData measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey is increasingly important. Learn five ways technology can help you positively influence these metrics.
How to harness the power of patient-generated dataPractices have been collecting this data for decades—and now is the time to start using it.
Premium Content Preview | Are doctors destined for a life of data entry?Recent evidence shows that physicians are increasingly spending less face-to-face time with their patients as demanding policy requirements and the paradigm shift to value-based care conspire to add to physician’s workloads outside of the patient visit. So how do practitioners manage the responsibility to accurately document their visit with the responsibility to provide patient-centered care?