Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Needles in a Haystack: Seeking Knowledge With Clinical Informatics

Needles in a Haystack: Seeking Knowledge With Clinical Informatics, prepared by the PwC Health Research Institute, February 2012.

From the report: "One constant in all of the new care and reimbursement models is data. With the digitization of healthcare, new opportunities are rising from a marked increase in the channels, volume, and complexity of information available. Organizations will compete on how effectively and affordably they manage patient care and identify patients who need preventive care. Healthcare organizations need strategies for mining data, conducting and integrating evidence-based research, and driving the behavior changes required for patient compliance.…Clinical informatics is a nascent, booming science that melds technology, patient care, financial reporting, and partnership." Read more (registration may be required)