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Kari Walgran

Kari Walgran is a Senior Editor and Blogger on the InfoDesk Editorial Services Team. She specializes in information strategy along with life science, pharmaceutical and regulatory intelligence coverage.

Email: kari.walgran@infodesk.com

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5 Reasons Doctors Hate EHRs & 5 Ways Healthcare IT Can Help

by Kari Walgran on Sep 15, 2017 11:11:41 AM

How poor user experience became a medical crisis and what to do about it.

Recent research shows that healthcare providers are unhappy with EHRs, complaining of lost productivity, burnout and more. With technology at the root of the problem, healthcare IT professionals are uniquely qualified to offer solutions. Read on to learn about the top 5 reasons providers dislike EHRs, and 5 ways IT professionals can help.

A recent think piece from Health Data Management notes that, despite increased focus on the transition to value-based care, physicians and IT professionals are not yet ready to turn their attention to new payment models for a very simple reason:  users are still struggling with electronic health records (EHRs).

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, EHR, Healthcare IT

Regtech and NLP: What’s Next in Healthcare Regulatory Compliance

by Kari Walgran on Aug 4, 2017 1:04:33 PM

How AI-based Compliance Technologies from the Finance Sector Could Change Healthcare

Professionals in the banking and finance industries have begun to use artificial intelligence to manage regulatory compliance. Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) are particularly powerful tools for this purpose.

These technologies show promise in the financial sector, but can the same be said for healthcare? Read on to learn about the current use of AI for regulatory compliance tasks, and how these tools could also revolutionize regulatory compliance throughout the life science industry.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Life Science Regulatory, Healthcare IT

IT Giants Advance in Digital Health

by Kari Walgran on Jun 30, 2017 6:28:33 PM

By investing in digital health ventures, two IT giants are remaking the future of healthcare IT

In the current healthcare IT marketplace, digital health is big, artificial intelligence and machine learning even bigger. As startups and established companies alike race to find the next major health breakthrough, two of the industry’s heaviest hitters are on the move. Read on to learn how IBM and Google are redefining the relationship between humanity and technology.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Healthcare IT

Millennials Seek Solid, Employer-Provided Healthcare

by Kari Walgran on May 30, 2017 5:08:21 PM

As millennials struggle for reliable healthcare coverage, employer-provided insurance is a critical piece of the puzzle. 

Millennials make up the largest portion of the U.S. population and are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force as well. As this key demographic grows in influence, millennial attitudes toward work, healthcare, and finances are reshaping the traditional state of workplace culture and benefits.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Millennial Workers, Millennials

Healthcare Leaders Disrupt Payment Models With Data Analytics

by Kari Walgran on May 16, 2017 5:35:26 PM

How data can forge new pathways in value-based care

Both data analytics and value-based payment models are hot topics in healthcare, as payers and providers strive to lower costs and increase efficiency. When these two powerhouse market segments combine, though, it is possible to leverage even greater results. Read on to learn about how data initiatives can disrupt and enhance value-based payment models.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Data Analytics, healthcare

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