Happy Friday, readers! In an article this week, Health IT Outcomes notes that provider organizations must adapt in the ways they use health IT, pointing out that predictive analytics will be one of the key technology trends in healthcare going forward. Organizations that embrace this new technology can reap the benefits it provides, including optimized care processes and improved data management.
Healthcare IT News brings news out of Washington D.C., where WEDI has released four recommendations to HHS regarding ICD-10. In its letter, WEDI urged the government to promote transparency regarding state Medicaid agency readiness, appoint the recently announced Ombudsman position, include WEDI’s and CMS’s implementation support plans, and provide ample aid to providers. To learn more about preparing for ICD-10, check out our ICD-10 Resource Center for tips, tricks, and training.
Finally, Health IT Analytics presents the three “critical keys” to successfully leveraging healthcare data analytics. The piece suggests that providers first define a direction and set of goals for their analytics programs. After establishing benchmarks and success metrics, directors can then focus on laying a strong technological groundwork and attaining buy-in from all team members. With an effective predictive analytics platform, provider organizations can increase revenue and dedicate more time to strategic initiatives and patient care.