Tag: Performance Improvement

Blockchain in Healthcare: Evolution and Use Cases (Part-2)

In the last blog, we discussed how the financial incentives put in place through regulations encouraged healthcare providers to embrace health information technology (HIT). The investments in HIT infrastructure improved medical care and lowered medical costs. However, providers realized that data centralization limited their ability to achieve interoperability and made them vulnerable to cyber-attacks which are…
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Blockchain in Healthcare: Building Trust and Security (Part-1)

As a step towards value-based healthcare system, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act mandated all public and private healthcare providers to adopt electronic medical records (EMR). The adoption and meaningful use of EMRs are also the primary objectives of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 and the Federal Health IT…
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Are you mining unstructured data?

In the US healthcare industry, nearly 1.2 billion clinical documents are produced each year, out of which 60-80% of valuable clinical data is in the form of unstructured data. This means that a significant amount of data that could be effectively used to improve outcomes by a large margin is stored in the form of narrative…
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10 Things Data-Driven Healthcare Organizations Do Differently

Healthcare is one of the most important sectors of the economy. This industry is going through unprecedented change due to several factors. With rising costs, an aging population, and an increase in chronic illnesses, the need of the hour is to find out strategic ways what Data-Driven Healthcare Organizations do differently to improve the efficiency and…
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Is Analytics as a Service the Future for Healthcare Data Needs?

Data has already been dubbed as the “new oil” that drives the economy in today’s digital world. With rapid digitization in the healthcare sector in terms of electronic health records, telemedicine, and imaging, big data analytics is gaining importance as means towards enhancing the quality of service. With the volume of data in healthcare expected…
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