Why Healthcare Data Solutions new service could be a game-changer for EHR users
Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS), a leading provider of healthcare databases, compliance and business intelligence services, today announced that its proprietary EHR PRO service now includes EHR vendor identification. This upgrade offers critical customer insight to healthcare vendors looking to market their products to physicians and other healthcare providers who are using EHRs.
Government regulations and Meaningful Use incentive programs have led to the rapid adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs): Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that more than 458,000 eligible physicians, hospitals and other eligible providers have registered in its incentive program. However, a variety of recent surveys show that physician satisfaction with EHRs is low, and many practices and hospitals are planning to switch EHR providers. Healthcare Data Solutions’ EHR PRO helps healthcare vendors stay on top of all the EHR changes occurring among providers.
“The transition to EHRs is at the core of changes in the healthcare industry, and knowing which EHR vendors providers are using is a real breakthrough in business intelligence,” says Miranda Rochol, Vice President of Product Development at Healthcare Data Solutions. “With this data, healthcare vendors can start creating highly targeted campaigns based on EHR usage and vendor information.”
When the rates of EHR adoption among hospitals and physicians tripled from 2010-2013, the EHR industry exploded. At its peak, there were more than 600 EHR systems on the market.
“Timing is everything in marketing, and this upgrade to our EHR PRO service comes at a time when the EHR landscape is undergoing dramatic changes; some vendors are thriving in this environment, and others aren’t,” says Healthcare Data Solutions’ CEO Tim Slevin. “A tool like EHR PRO is critical for EHR vendors that want to stay competitive.”
EHR PRO vendor identification is available to existing EHR PRO customers as well as new customers. For more information, visit http://www.healthcaredatasolutions.com/ehr-pro.html.
Jvion launches AI-powered map to tackle mental health crisis
Clinical AI company Jvion has launched an interactive map of the US that highlights areas that are most vulnerable to poor mental health.
The Behavioral Health Vulnerability Map uses Jvion's AI CORE™ software to analyse public data on social determinants of health (SDOH) and determine the vulnerability of every US Census block group.
Vulnerability refers to the likelihood that residents will experience issues like self-harm, suicide attempts or overdoses. The map also identifies the most influential social determinants in each region, to show the social and environmental conditions that contribute to mental illness.
As an example, the map shows that Harrison County in Mississippi has a 50% higher suicide rate than the rest of the state. It also shows a high percentage of individuals in the armed forces at a time when active duty suicides are at a six-year high, along with a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, arthritis, and COPD, all chronic illnesses that are linked to a higher suicide risk.
The map also shows Harrison County has a high percentage of Vietnamese Americans, who studies suggest have high rates of depression and may be less likely to seek help from mental health professionals.
The map was built using the same data and analytics that Jvion used to create the COVID Community Vulnerability Map, which was launched towards the start of the pandemic.
With this new map, Jvion is aiming to tackle the growing mental health crisis in the US. “At a time when so many Americans are struggling with their mental health, we’re proud to offer a tool that can help direct treatment resources to the communities that need it most,” said Dr John Showalter, MD, Jvion’s chief product officer, who led the development of the map.
“For too long, the healthcare industry has struggled to address social determinants of health, particularly in the context of behavioural health. Our hope is that by surfacing the social and environmental vulnerabilities of America’s communities, we can better coordinate our response to the underlying conditions that impact the health and wellbeing of people everywhere.”