Wednesday, December 11, 2013

EHRs: New Possibilites, New Problems

The Fall CIO Forum of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) showcased the benefits being obtained from electronic medical records (EMR). However, some presentations pointed out challenges that accompany the massive amounts of available data.

Healthcare providers are no longer just collecting clinical and financial data but are employing analytics to improve care and reduce costs.

"New questions are emerging about how data are going to be accessed and who is going to be allowed to have access to them."
- Praveen Chopra, VP and CIO at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Praveen Chopra, VP and CIO at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, points out "Reporting is descriptive and static" but "when we look at data diagnostically, we can drill down and start doing something with it." To achieve this healthcare organizations can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services to gain insights that will improve care.
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