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01Apr/19
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The Value of Analytics in Healthcare

Perspectives from Key Stakeholders in the Healthcare Ecosystem

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Healthcare is shifting to a value-based model focused on improving the quality of patient outcomes, enhancing patient-centered care and adopting initiatives that control costs.

The transition to value-based healthcare hinges on the availability of unbiased quality and outcomes 7-Metrics-Value-Based-Care_1data. Furthermore, the integrity of these decisions depends upon the accurate and objective analysis of these data to support patient care decisions.

We interviewed the following thought leaders representing key stakeholders from the CfQ PQOA working group to gain their unique perspective on the value of analytics in value-based healthcare.

  • Stephanie Christopher, Program Director at MDIC
  • Garth Conrad, VP Quality at BD Peripheral Intervention
  • Michael Ruhlen M.D., MHCM, FAAP, VP Division of Medical Education, Atrium Health
  • Michael Schiller, CMRP, Senior Director at the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)
  • Nathan Soderborg, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Statistical and Data Sciences, Exponent.
  • Francisco (Cisco) Vicenty, Program Manager for Case for Quality, OC, CDRH, FDA

Continue reading the full article in MedTech Intelligence.

Related

NBC News Reports – Device-Safety Experts to FDA: Make Data Public.

Download the full report and read our interview with CfQ PQOA stakeholders.

 

 

05Mar/18
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The Need for Cyber Security in the Healthcare System

Cyber security may be expensive, but the cost of a life is more

By: Giselle C. Matlis, Research Assistant

Imagine someone hacks your Facebook account.  You freak out, then figure a way to get the hackers out of your account, notify Facebook, change your password and move on.  Problem solved.

But what if the hacked system isn’t your Facebook?  Instead it’s a pacemaker in someone’s heart, or an entire hospital’s records and devices.  What would you do then?

In recent years, there have been many life-changing medical devices innovations that have helped thousands of people.  Connecting devices to the internet and hospital networks has contributed to this influx.  Medical device connectivity enables doctors to monitor and administer drugs to their patients from a far, allowing patients to live more normal lives.  Connecting them to the internet also helps to electronically update patient charts, minimizing the risk of transcription errors and drives improved patient outcomes.The goal of connected medical devices and aggregated data is to assist physicians in making informed decisions for treatment. Continue reading