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The Promise of Large Language Models (LLMs) in Clinical Documentation

Clinical documentation plays a multi-faceted role in the world of value-based healthcare, which by default means it’s a mission-critical aspect for providers. For instance, accurate documentation is critically vital to support full and fair reimbursement. For patients, on the other hand, documentation is key to recording their medical history, current diagnosis, and ongoing treatment plan. […]

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Using AI to Combat Alert Fatigue and Improve Care Delivery Outcomes

Alert fatigue has been one of the most challenging side effects of digitization in the healthcare sector. So much so, that it has consistently been named one of the top hazards in health technology over previous years. Alert fatigue refers to the desensitization of clinicians and nurses to audio-visual warnings issued by smart patient monitoring […]

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Healthcare 4.0: Towards Patient-Centric Care Delivery with Cloud

The healthcare sector has operated at the forefront of technological innovations since the last century. New technologies have helped surmount some of the most challenging diseases and conditions with repeatable success. The adoption of these new technologies has been confined to the development of new care procedures and pharmaceutical innovations. By taking a page out […]

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Maximizing Efficiency in Care Delivery Systems with Generative AI

The healthcare industry saw significant opportunities through the application of technologies like cloud computing and automation in the last decade. Big data applications were developed over cloud-based technology infrastructure mostly over the last five years and brought key advancements in drug discovery, clinical trials, early diagnoses, and customer service. Today, the healthcare sector is waiting […]

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Data Standards in Health Informatics | Part IV

This is our last post in a series of posts on the topic of ‘Data Standards in Health Informatics’. In this post we will go over ‘Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)’ and ‘Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®)’ data standards in detail. Before you read this article further, we highly recommend you read Part I, […]

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Data Standards in Health Informatics | Part III

In our last two posts on the topic of ‘Data Standards in Health Informatics’ we provided an overview of data standards in health informatics, and we covered SNOMED CT and ICD data standard in detail. Before you read this article further, we highly recommend you read Part I and II of the series: Data Standards […]

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Data Standards in Health Informatics | Part II

In our last post on the topic of ‘Data Standards in Health Informatics – Part I’ we provided an overview of data standards in health informatics, and we covered SNOMED CT data standard in detail. In this post we will provide an in-depth view on ‘International Classification of Diseases (ICD) . The International Classification of […]

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Data Standards in Health Informatics – Part I

What are data standards and why do we need them? Data standards – as the name suggests are agreed upon guidelines for recording /storing data elements or datasets. Adhering to data standards makes the sharing and exchange of data easy and streamlined. Let’s look at an example to understand the value of data standards. Here […]

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What is Price Transparency Mandate and No Surprises Act in the US Healthcare System

Healthcare consumers and patients have long been suffered from the complexity of the US healthcare system especially when it comes to pricing of services and how they would pay for it and how much they would pay for it. This is because prices can vary by hundreds to thousands of dollars between providers for the […]

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Value-Based Care: Interoperability is imperative for ACOs / DCEs / QHINs

DCE: Direct Contracting Entities Recent risk-sharing payment model in Medicare, launched by CMS, to promote value-based and coordinated care. It differs from ACOs in terms of the requirements and level of risk available (refer to Table 1). Also, CMS would offer monthly Total Care Capitation or Primary Care Capitation (capitated and risk-adjusted) under two models […]

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