Monthly Archives: April 2013

Health Decision Systems: Unleashing Data and Creating Jobs

Earlier this week Matthew Yglesias covered research presented at last week’s 2nd Forum of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology; the findings suggest that some mathematical models could be better than doctors at predicting patient outcomes and responses to various treatments. In turn Mr. Yglesias hypothesized that advances in the area of algorithmic diagnosis […]Continue reading «Health Decision Systems: Unleashing Data and Creating Jobs»

Survey finds Industry not yet ready for ICD-10 transition

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a revision of the ICD-9-CM system. Physicians and other providers use this system to classify and code all diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures recorded in conjunction with hospital care in the US. The ICD, which is published by World Health Organization (WHO), uses alphanumeric codes […]Continue reading «Survey finds Industry not yet ready for ICD-10 transition»

The Patient Engagement Index from Axial Exchange, a New Measure of Patient-Centered Care

On April 4th, Axial Exchange, a health IT company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, launched its PEI (Patient Engagement Index), a ranking of major hospitals in Florida. Rankings for hospitals in other states will release in upcoming months. Among the 74 hospitals ranked, the top three are also the only ones with scores in the […]Continue reading «The Patient Engagement Index from Axial Exchange, a New Measure of Patient-Centered Care»

The HITECH Act

Affordable Care Act – HITECH Act The $19.2 billion Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)  that was signed into law in 2009 seeks to improve the quality of our healthcare system and patient care while lowering its costs through an investment in Health IT:  computerizing all of America’s medical records. […]Continue reading «The HITECH Act»