Real Time Big Data Analytics for Clinical Care

Recently, Dr. Chris Longhurst, chief medical information officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and colleagues wrote an article in the Big Data Issue of Health Affairs, that suggests a very practical approach for enabling real time analytics within an EHR. They call it the Green Button.

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Graph Tools Forge Path To New Solutions

Graph databases haven’t made the news much because, I think, they don’t fit in convenient categories. They certainly aren’t the relational databases we’re all familiar with, nor are they the arbitrary keys and values provided by many NoSQL stores. But in a highly connected world–where it’s not what you know but whom you know–it makes intuitive sense to arrange our knowledge as nodes and edges.

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There’s More to ePrescribing Standards Than You Think

Dr. Harper’s thoughtful post brings a critical issue to light: the need for increased industry awareness and adoption of the full functionality that already exists in ePrescribing standards – going beyond the core requirements of Meaningful Use. ePrescribing is important in improving both the quality of patient care and patient safety. It provides a key point of communication between care providers, and can help improve patient compliance with treatment regimens.

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  • July 27, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    The VA has begun awarding a number of very high-value contracts under the umbrella of the VistA Evolution initiative (eg to ASM Research/...

  • July 26, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in...

  • July 25, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    In their 2014 EHR Report—a survey of 18,575 physicians on their EHR preferences—Medscape concludes that doctors like using the VA’s Computerized...

  • July 23, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Patient generated healthcare data is the next key frontier in care coordination, population health, and clinical research.  Although Beth...

  • July 21, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Being able to write and route prescriptions electronically provides many advantages over the handwritten paper prescription process that...

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  • July 31, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Recently, Dr. Chris Longhurst, chief medical information officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and colleagues wrote an article in the...

  • July 28, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Dr. Harper’s thoughtful post brings a critical issue to light: the need for increased industry awareness and adoption of the full functionality...

  • July 30, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Graph databases haven’t made the news much because, I think, they don’t fit in convenient categories. They certainly aren’t the relational...

  • July 27, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    The VA has begun awarding a number of very high-value contracts under the umbrella of the VistA Evolution initiative (eg to ASM Research/...

  • July 25, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    In their 2014 EHR Report—a survey of 18,575 physicians on their EHR preferences—Medscape concludes that doctors like using the VA’s Computerized...

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