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.
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.
For many years, registries were created for a very singular purpose, such as PQRS reporting, benchmarking, or developing best practices for particular procedures and interventions. In our era of increased transparency and accountability, health-focused organizations have strong incentives to reduce costs and improve quality of care. This is an inherently data-driven enterprise that can be served by registries.
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 databases, researchers need to first determine where the databases overlap.
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
When working with sensitive information, precision and transparency in Business Associates Agreements between CEs and BAs are vital to building productive and mutually beneficial relationships of trust. Make sure your BAA provides adequate protection for your HIPAA-compliant data.
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 [...]