Will you be joining us in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S.A. for HIMSS 2016? Whether you’re a client, a partner or simply interested in learning more about what Allscripts has to offer, be sure to stop by the Allscripts Booth at HIMSS 2016 (Booth #2612).You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Allscripts thought leaders, meet with clients and see live demonstrations of our solutions. Here’s a sample what you can expect to find from Allscripts at the booth: 1.The Power to Innovate: Learn more about the latest innovations in health care, such as precision medicine, best practices for usability and advice from industry-leading clients. At the Allscripts booth, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Joel Diamond, chief medical officer of Allscripts Precision Medicine, twice on the topic of how genomics and precision medicine enable providers to deliver tailored treatment […]

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A new era of infinite computing in health care

Editor’s note: To hear more about the power of computing in analytics, listen to a free podcast here. Google Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Amazon’s Elastic Map and Reduce – these systems now enable entities to act very nimbly to do research and to run analytics on data without a lot of overhead.  Right now it’s less expensive to use a thousand computers in a single day then to run one computer for a thousand days. And this model is starting to shift many paradigms, especially in research. Essentially, it’s infinite capacity. This type of computing power underscores a dramatic breakthrough in different algorithms. There are a multitude of calculations that you can solve related to predictive models. Can we, for example, perform a thousand analyses in one day for a patient rather than have that patient come in for an annual […]

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Diabetic patients are hiding in plain sight

Diabetes is a complex and costly chronic disease. Studies estimate that diabetes affects 8% of the U.S. population, but confirming this in patients who are undiagnosed, and identifying those at highest risk, remains challenging. At Allscripts Analytics, we’re transforming insights from traditional electronic health record (EHR) data into innovative methods for early identification of chronic disease and population health management. Variation in quality of diagnosis documentation within EHRs has necessitated development of new algorithms to more accurately define and manage our populations. After extensive data aggregation and normalization of clinical, claims, laboratory and pharmacotherapy data, our algorithms are validated on more than 40 million records to identify undiagnosed diabetic patients. Advancements in visualization tools enable us to deliver insights from this data to our clients in a simple, interactive format in real-time. It helps clinicians better identify undiagnosed and at-risk […]

My introduction to population data and analytics came during my health systems and trauma care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Having finished my master’s degree in Public Health, I was eager to bring together my interest in improving health systems and background in surgery to improve trauma care in Kenya. Unfortunately in Kenya, the burden of injury is poorly defined due to lack of data, and the concept of hospital quality improvement is still emerging. Setting up an injury surveillance system was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the value of data by identifying and addressing gaps in care of the injured patient. As we started to collect clinical data on trauma patients we recognized inconsistencies in providers’ level of data collection expertise, resulting in numerous issues with the collection, entry and extraction of data. To overcome these issues, we transitioned from […]