RHIA,Global Healthcare Industry Ambassador
Lorraine Fernandes is an international thought leader, accomplished author and respected public speaker on topics related to health information technology. She has published numerous articles on the impact of using information technology for the improvement of individual and population health. She has in depth knowledge about data exchange and data quality. Additionally, she has expertise in patient, provider and citizen identification related to patient safety, electronic health records and customer satisfaction. Lorraine is a principal liaison with international and US professional and industry agencies and IBM clients.
October 11, 2013
Recently I had a conversation with Julie Prough, Director, Enterprise Data Quality at UPMC about how her role has changed over the past five years and what healthcare transformation activities are underway at UPMC. At Information On Demand 2013 Julie will share details about how her group is supporting UPMC in their journey to transform healthcare through health information exchange (HIE) and clinical interoperability.
July 15, 2013
I recently spoke with a healthcare CIO to explore his perspective on the challenges of managing reference data. The points he raised reminded me of a similar conversation almost two years ago, although the two conversations had very different origins.
July 1, 2013
Managing reference data in a healthcare system or a payer organization is not easy. While trying to wrap my head around this vexing requirement, I pondered how many coding systems I’ve learned in my health information management career.
May 13, 2013
Increasingly, recent conversations with customers around the world have included the need to address multiple types of data, commonly called “multi-domain” in master data management (MDM) circles.
April 29, 2013
How can a clinical hub deliver analytics across a healthcare organization? Lorraine Fernandes shares a very simplistic summary of how a clinical hub works, and describes benefits of the approach.
April 26, 2013
Healthcare involves several domains of data, including patient/person, provider, insurance and reference data. Outside of healthcare, the patient/person domain would be called customer, and in a real sense, the healthcare patient is a customer of the payer or the healthcare provider.
February 19, 2013
Even when a national identifier or a national healthcare identifier exists, master data management (MDM) is still needed to improve data sharing, accuracy and privacy.
January 16, 2013
The 2013 forecast for United States healthcare is stormy, but organizations that have begun to prepare will see sunny days ahead.