Tag Archives: Lack

Verma: Move to value-based care slowed by lack of access to data

The value-based transformation in healthcare is not moving quickly enough, and a major reason for the industry’s slow adoption is the difficulty in obtaining health data. That’s the contention of Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who lamented the country’s lack of progress in transitioning away from fee-for-service. “Value-based care… Read More »

When EHRs lack interoperability, investing in big data analytics can help smooth the path toward value-based care

ORLANDO – Data can be a wonderful means through which health leaders can improve their business performance and boost care quality for their patient populations, and it’s a must when transitioning to value-based care. But a high volume of data can get confusing, especially if a health system utilizes multiple electronic health records. One possible… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »