The transition to quality and value-based reimbursement systems in healthcare can only be effective if providers are able to monitor and manage the health of entire communities.
Though the technology necessary to perform sophisticated analysis on populations has existed in various forms for some time, the information necessary for this analysis has been lacking. Historically the automation of health information has been driven primarily by the requirements of insurance claims business processes.
Clinical information, on the other hand, has been largely relegated to paper or unstructured electronic formats. But increasing adoption levels of electronic health record systems coupled with government incentive programs, such as ARRA HITECH, that encourage the use of healthcare information standards, suggest that opportunities to effectively analyze the many facets of population health may soon become a reality.
Learn about the issues involved with standardizing health information as well as techniques for analyzing the patterns and signals hidden within population data. And, participate in a discussion around how this important area will actually evolve in the coming years.
George Dealy, Vice President,
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