Up to now, physicians have relied on an army of abstractors, coders, billers, quality and safety helpers, and the like to read our notes and supply discrete data
to the many clients who want to see accountability for our work.
This unique approach enables healthcare providers to translate unstructured narrative text into clinically-accurate, discrete data
in the EHR to support patient problem lists for Meaningful Use as well as requirements for ICD-10 compliance, and quality reporting.
Clinical laboratory reports typically consist of discrete data
elements with structured qualitative or quantitative information, often using standardized laboratory methods, data elements, and units.
The downside of the waveform technology is the huge amount of data that needs to be stored and processed; full waveform data sets drastically increase processing time and complexity compared with discrete data
, and there are fewer commercial software packages designed to process full waveform data over large project areas.
Just measuring academic achievement ought to be quite simple, since, for example, there is discrete data
available from independent exam results.
Basically, physicians love dictation [and] hate a million clicks that create the discrete data
that they want for rules, alerts, and analytics, so speech recognition and natural language is the new future," Horowitz says.
Emerging technologies have facilitated the conversion of discrete data
into a useful digital format.
The completed documents, and the discrete data
elements they contain, are then instantly available to clinicians and hospital staff through their EMR without the need for manual printing, scanning or indexing.
Erdlen: Yes, and then once the document scanning was done, these higher-level folks would go in and identify the discrete data
--again, allergies, problem lists, diagnoses, immunization histories, medications, and would actually enter those into the appropriate place as a discrete data
element in the Epic system.
Nick van Terheyden, chief medical information officer at Nuance, explains that the underlying requirement is that healthcare providers need to have granular data, but at the same time must be able to create discrete data
without entering and generating it through a manual process.
NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that at the recent IHE North America Connectathon 2013 event in Chicago, IL, the Company successfully completed testing for extracting discrete data
from paper records and automatically populating appropriate fields in medical documents.
Williams's job now is to take these discrete data
points and create a two-dimensional summary of the state of the forest across the region.
The study methodology involves collecting 182 discrete data
input and assessing PC and software trends in 116 markets.
It is valuable to know the criteria, so providers are sure to look for the proper documentation points for discrete data
Aggregate and contexualize continuous and discrete data
from multiple sources to improve process understanding