Dream Box Vault

Meaningful Use Measures

Whether it is widely known or not, the healthcare industry is playing a game of technological catch up. And, with large populations at both ends of the age spectrum that require more care than those in the healthy middle, the necessity to effectively and efficiently use time, money and resources is in high demand. To help facilitate . . .

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August 09, 2014

Business Intelligence in Healthcare

Intelligence within business, especially the business of healthcare, seems somewhat self-explanatory. However, there is so much to Business Intelligence (BI) than sitting in a board meeting and all executives giving summaries of recent performance and problems and making grand decisions based on that information, The Business Dictionary . . .

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July 19, 2014

The Healthcare Data Model

Healthcare Data Model

In an industry as complex and far reaching as healthcare, making sure that you know or at least have access to as much knowledge as possible is essential. This knowledge is gained in more conventional ways so as to be more accurate and overall more efficient. The knowledge is stored in digital form, which is . . .

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July 11, 2014

Application of the Clinical Data Warehouse

How Texas Children's Hospital made it work

Data warehousing is still a relatively new addition to health care in the US. There are a lot of providers, there are different data sets to analyze, combine and access, and there is still a lot of uncertainty in the medical community as to how to effectively use these tools.

I came across an article a while ago on that . . .

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June 26, 2014

Best Practices in Data Governance

Data Governance: A New Tool for Population Health

We live at a time that is completely unprecedented in all of human history: data available at the touch of a button, communicative processes that happen in a matter of moments, medical procedures and remedies to handle many of life’s wicked twists and turns, and a plethora of other . . .

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June 21, 2014

Musings on Healthcare Issues

I was reading an interesting article from Forbes Magazine on prevalent issues in modern healthcare. The author reviews what she sees as the five biggest problems we are currently facing, and she makes some excellent points. What follows are my observations on what needs to happen to address these issues.

1. Too Much Unnecessary Care

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June 17, 2014

Data Improves Healthcare

Knowledge is Power

Healthcare Data

In a world where healthcare converstaions have become mainstream topics, there is a necessity to understand more precisely smaller aspects of the whole picture. My focus is not to dazzle with big words or to complex ideas, but to pull at a stitch in the tapestry to see where it leads.

I doubt there are many . . .

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June 12, 2014