10 Healthcare Quality Improvement Trends You Can’t Ignore

In this article, we’ll examine 10 healthcare quality improvement trends that will impact the healthcare industry for years to come. The healthcare industry has one constant: change. While new medical technologies and scientific advances will improve patient outcomes and quality of life, Prometheus believes that innovation in behind-the-scenes activities will serve as some of the primary drivers of industry advancement.

7 Challenges of Mastering Clinical Data Registries

In this article we will examine the top 7 challenges of mastering clinical data registries. Understanding each individual demand will help you better build out a CDR capable of compiling mass amounts of data, supporting vast amounts of complex research, and leveraging your findings to their full potential.

Help! I’m Drowning in a Sea of Changing Data!

Help! I’m Drowning in a Sea of Changing Data! Tips for Getting Control of Your Data When It Feels Like Your Data Controls You (So You Can Finally Sleep At Night) Not everyone will admit to having this problem, but [...]

Record Matching: Facilitating Rich Data Sets When Merging Clinical Database

Record Matching: Facilitating Rich Data Sets When Merging Clinical Database The digitization of health records is making the aggregation of EHRs, prescription claims information, and other clinical data easier than ever before. But before analyzing clinical data collected from different [...]

NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields

NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields Electronic health records (EHRs) are digitizing valuable medical data on a massive scale. However, up to 70% of meaningful information for medical registries, outcomes researchers, and clinicians is held within practitioner notes. These free [...]

The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges

The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges Surveys have historically been one of the most important tools available for conducting empirical research. Today, they continue to be prominent within social and behavioral science research and play growing roles in [...]

The Key to a Partnership between You and Your Registry Vendor

Research Trends: Repurposing Healthcare Registries to Improve Quality, Performance, and Outcomes With the growing digitization of the patient record and care in general, the medical registry has become increasingly important. Having a centralized data repository tailored to a specific set [...]

Automating Care: Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There

Automating Care: Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There In clinical contexts, “automation” is a buzzword. It’s meant to inspire images of doctors' offices filled with computers as they calculate ways to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. This [...]

How Amazon Reminded Us That Not All Business Associates Agreements (BAAs) Are Created Equal

How Amazon Reminded Us That Not All Business Associates Agreements (BAAs) Are Created Equal Ever since Amazon announced that it was changing its policy to sign BAAs for HIPAA-compliant data storage, we’ve been eager and excited. That sentiment soon turned [...]

Data Sharing in Clinical Research

Data Sharing in Clinical Research Suppose you and I are clinical researchers who both work in the Boston area. We want to collaborate on a project together. We’re interested in finding genetic markers of treatment response and non-response among patients [...]

Redundancy is Evil: Learn to Share Data Between Google Spreadsheets

Redundancy is Evil: Learn to Share Data Between Google Spreadsheets Use the ImportRange() function to share data between Google spreadsheets and to generally make life more satisfying An important goal in data management is to avoid redundancy. We Prometheans despise [...]

Can a data sharing plan advance your research goals?

Can a data sharing plan advance your research goals? Most investigators think of data sharing plans as yet another annoying administrative requirement. Here comes some clueless funding agency with this wacky idea that another researcher might actually use your data! [...]