Tag Archive: the final word

The Final Word - Quality

The Final Word: Quality

March 22, 2017

The word “quality” gets thrown around a lot in discussions of healthcare.  In Washington, D.C., politicians like to opine that Americans will have “higher quality” health care at a lower cost.  Do you think they know what they mean by


The Final Word: Risk

July 13, 2016

RISK: PATIENTS LIKELY TO HAVE NEGATIVE OUTCOMES The most widely understood use of risk in healthcare relates to the process of identifying patients at high, intermediate or low probabilities of certain outcomes such as admission to the hospital, dying within


The Final Word: Data Exchange vs. Data Aggregation

June 8, 2016

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about difficulties in the language of healthcare IT, focusing on the seemingly small, but meaningfully vast difference between two very important words in healthcare IT: interoperability and intraoperability. Unfortunately for our industry, there