HIMSS17: To Master Uncertainty You Need to Know Your Patients

HIMSS17 promises to be another mega HIT show for the diverse healthcare ecosystem, and it will be easier than ever to get lost in the maze of educational sessions, keynotes, exhibit booths, and social functions.  But, make sure you register TODAY and find your way to the IMT reception on Tuesday evening. The topic, “To Read more about HIMSS17: To Master Uncertainty You Need to Know Your Patients[…]

Seizing Opportunity Within Disruption

Disruption can be positive, whether it’s carefully planned or accidental. I was recently in Japan at the IFHIMA 18th Congress giving an information governance presentation. I used the term “disruption,” drawing questions from the multinational crowd – the term can be perceived as negative in many societies and cultures. I assured my moderator that while Read more about Seizing Opportunity Within Disruption[…]

Olmsted Medical Center Achieves Accurate Patient Identification – The First Time

Wow, everyone really brought their best to the webcast, Healthcare Demands Better Patient Identification. My fellow presenters and the attentive participants added so much to the topic. It’s a good thing we allowed for fifteen minutes of questions at the end, as they kept rolling in. Michelle Majerus, Director of HIM and Privacy Officer at Read more about Olmsted Medical Center Achieves Accurate Patient Identification – The First Time[…]

Let’s Do Patient Identification Right—The First Time!

I’ve worked in the governance and patient identification areas for 20+ years. Sadly, until the past couple years, I’ve seen limited changes in patient identification, even as technology has made it easier. I think the stagnation stems from: The belief that a national healthcare identifier will “solve” patient identification challenges The policy and standards focus Read more about Let’s Do Patient Identification Right—The First Time![…]

The Patient Identity Imperative: Getting Started

During my “Patient Identity Imperative” webcast with Verato on July 27, I discussed how the industry is slowly lurching better data governance to manage patient identities. With several drivers at play and differing government metrics and standards, the path to governance is sometimes slow and uneven. But when it comes to improving patient identity data Read more about The Patient Identity Imperative: Getting Started[…]

When Data Leaves Silos, We need Governance

Recently I wrote a blogpost for AHIMA about why it’s time to measure the quality of patient identification data in a delivery system, and take steps to improve it. Some of today’s healthcare transformation activities are moving forward using suspect, untrustworthy patient identification data. Whether analytics, consumer engagement, or the shift to value-based payments, using Read more about When Data Leaves Silos, We need Governance[…]

A New Chapter: Welcome to Fernandes Healthcare Insights

It’s Time! Many of you know that I’ve long said the next chapter in my professional journey would be opening a small consultancy dedicated to helping organizations and people on their journey to building trusted, interoperable data. Well, the day has arrived and I’ve said adieu and thanks to IBM. Today, I’m starting the next Read more about A New Chapter: Welcome to Fernandes Healthcare Insights[…]