DATA TRANSFER

Data vs. Information

  What’s the difference between data and information? Industry insiders vow this is no play on semantics. They say patient data could and should be transformed into information. Think of how the internet tracks and mines data about a user’s preferences and likes. For example, if you visit a retailer site often, maybe Amazon or Nordstrom – suddenly you receive …

The Real MVPs

  Graduate schools for medicine are selective (no brainer). The typical path to an M.D. usually involves several years’ worth of investment and might look like this: 4 years as a biology major at Johns Hopkins 3 years as medical student at Emory School of Medicine 4 years (on average) of residency and internship 3+ years for specialization Physicians are …

Biometric Madness

Healthcare IT is becoming a sci-fi reality show. Introducing the biometrics explosion. To tackle a host of viruses (patient information breaches, data mix-up, fraud) biometrics offers visible solutions. Identifying patients at the get-go can solve problems…before they happen. Medical professionals report that error-prone mechanisms are far too common.   Biometrics evaluates physical markers in order to identify a patient. Common …

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Population Healthier 

It’s no secret that an aging population of baby boomers and a mass exodus of retiring workers will overwhelm the healthcare field. Current figures suggest the healthcare system eats about 14 percent of the American economy’s plate. They say healthcare IT is a reactive industry–so how does a continually disruptive sector manage the trifecta of care, quality, and cost? The Evolution of Population Health Management   The popularity of PHM ceases to wane ever …