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Meaningful Use: Stage 3 Proposed Rule


Mical DeBrow, PhD RN Director of Health Analytics and Business Intelligence G2 Works On March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the release of the proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3 rules for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs and 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria.   


It’s Official: Data Science is Still Sexy


Mical DeBrow, PhD RN Director of Health Analytics and Business Intelligence G2 Works The U.S. has named Dr. Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil as the nation’s first-ever chief data scientist. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith made the announcement in a recent blog, saying, “President Obama has prioritized bringing top technical talent like DJ into the federal […]


Data Analytics in Healthcare: What’s the Holdup?


The field of big data analytics is booming. No surprise there. For years now, we’ve been hearing case after case of organizations in a range of industries—from auto manufacturing and high-tech to retail and social media—successfully leveraging analytics to monetize complex data sets, gain competitive advantage and spur innovation.


HAC Reduction Program: How To Protect Your Medicare Dollars


This year, approximately one out of every seven hospitals in the nation will face penalties under the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, CMS’s latest quality-improvement program. Based on measures of adverse events occurring during hospital stays, those hospitals with the highest HAC rates will see their total Medicare payments reduced by 1% for all discharges […]


80% of Healthcare Providers Outsourcing Some IT Services


Enabling Healthcare Providers to Focus on Outcomes Most healthcare providers leverage outsourcing for some level of IT function and redirect critical human and capital resources to primary business objective. This is according to a recent white paper by Allscripts, titled “Enabling Healthcare Providers to Focus on Outcomes.”