International HealthCare


Data Is Difficult to Measure

Posted on July 10, 2016 11:52 am By admin in International HealthCare

Healthcare Data Will Only Get More Complex Dan LeSueur Vice President of Client and Technical Operations Posted in Data: Quality, Management, Governance and Data Warehouse / EDW Healthcare data will not get simpler in the future. If anything, this list will grow. Healthcare faces unique challenges and with that comes unique data challenges. Because healthcare data is so […]

Data Is Difficult to Measure Part IV

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:46 am By admin in International HealthCare

The data is complex. Dan LeSueur Vice President of Client and Technical Operations Posted in Data: Quality, Management, Governance and Data Warehouse / EDW Claims data has been around for years and thus it has been standardized and scrubbed. But this type of data is incomplete. Clinical data from sources like EMRs give a more complete picture of […]

Hospital’s Struggles Challenges China Health-Care Reform

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:36 am By admin in International HealthCare

Mission of Shenzhen facility marks radical departure from how Chinese hospitals are typically run By Shirley S. Wang | The Wall Street Journal Sept. 11, 2015 SHENZHEN—When family-medicine doctor Edward Wu started seeing patients at a new hospital in this southern Chinese city, he began by asking them basic questions about their symptoms and medical […]

Data Is Difficult to Measure Part III

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:21 am By admin in International HealthCare

Inconsistent/variable definitions; Evidence-based practice and new research is coming out every day. Oftentimes, healthcare data can have inconsistent or variable definitions. For example, one group of clinicians may define a cohort of asthmatic patients differently than another group of clinicians. Ask two clinicians what criteria are necessary to identify someone as a diabetic and you […]

Data Is Difficult to Measure Part II

Posted on April 10, 2015 10:49 am By admin in International HealthCare

The data is structured and unstructured. Dan LeSueur, Vice President of Client and Technical Operations Posted in Data: Quality, Management, Governance and Data Warehouse / EDW. Electronic medical record software has provided a platform for consistent data capture, but the reality is data capture is anything but consistent. For years, documenting clinical facts and findings on paper has trained […]

Difficult to Measure Part I

Posted on January 10, 2015 2:54 am By admin in International HealthCare

5 Reasons Healthcare Data Is Unique and Difficult to Measure Dan LeSueur, Vice President of Client and Technical Operations Posted in Data: Quality, Management, Governance and Data Warehouse / EDW. Editor’s Note: Below are both parts one and two of our series on the uniqueness of healthcare data. Those of us who work with data tend to think in […]

NHS breaches target for hospital waits

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:22 pm By admin in International HealthCare

By Nicholas Timmins, FT, Public Policy Editor Andrew Lansley’s bad week got no better on Thursday as data showed that the National Health Service in England has breached a pledge that no patient need wait more than 18 weeks for hospital admission, for the first time since the coalition government was elected. In February 89.8 […]

From the Stockholm-Network of Think-Tanks

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:21 pm By admin in International HealthCare

The Stockholm Network is the leading pan-European think tank and market oriented network. HEALTH OF THE NATION – UNITED KINGDOM This new section of Gesundheit! explores individual healthcare systems throughout Europe and analyses the landscape for reform. It begins by looking at the United Kingdom and assesses the National Health Service in light of radical […]

Putin, Chavez and Castro come out for Obama

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:19 pm By admin in International HealthCare

By Todd Beamon Three world leaders known for their anti-American views are endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-election, Fox News reports. Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, the socialist-leaning leader who won a fourth term this month, reportedly said that Obama was a “good guy.” Meanwhile, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, Mariela Castro, in June told […]

Singapore’s Health Care System

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:18 pm By admin in International HealthCare

A new study shows that Singapore’s health-care system places first when compared with the health-care systems of seven other countries. Canadian health economist Cynthia Ramsay ranked the health-care systems of Singapore, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and South Africa. The study uses an index similar to the United Nations Human […]