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DLeyva Registered Nurse

Largo, Florida
After 17 years in technology, including various leadership roles, and now as a Registered Nurse, I turn my attention to the use of technology within the healthcare industry. As for I look forward to the many opportunities it will present to help clinicians make sense of the technology, save... Full Bio
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The Role of Informatics in Accountable Care Organizations? by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As part of the Masters Program in Health Informatics, I produced videos on The Role of Informatics for Accountable Care Organizations. Links are below. I will be ... Read on »
Medicine's Future? Tech Trends in Medicine by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link: Medicine's future? Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring di ... Read on »
Informatics and Big Data for ACOs by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Video Link: Informatics and Technology Internet resources can provide benchmarks and analysis for Medicare Populations. The CMS Chronic Conditions Data ... Read on »
Informatics and Technology in Accountable Care Organizations by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link: ACO Informatics Video Accountable Care Organizations have the task of gathering patient data from wherever it may originate. Care Coordination may also occu ... Read on »
How Providers Can Succeed Under Health Reform by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link:  The Camel's Nose is in the Tent: Health Care Reform & the Joslin Affiliate David Harlow presents an interesting webinar on the Affordable Care Act's implem ... Read on »
Informatics, Big Data and Accountable Care Organizations by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This section will discuss Health Informatics and targeted Quality Measures for ACOs. a. Performance Standards b. Quality Metrics c. Analytics and Big ... Read on »
Health Management for ACOs by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy  This post is part 2 of the Accountable Care series and contains information about how health is managed in ACOs. Recall that these organizations are paid based o ... Read on »
Accountable Care Organizations and Informatics by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link: ACOs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established a Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) to engage providers, hos ... Read on »
FDA publishes final guidance for mobile medical applications by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link:  FDA publishes final guidance for mobile medical apps | mobihealthnews 9/23/2013   In September 2013, the FDA published final guidance on the two c ... Read on »
The Value of Healthcare Technology for Older Adults by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I know it has been some time since my last post, but I am in the midst of acquiring a Masters in Health Informatics and have not had much "free time." That said, today I ... Read on »
The Walking Gallery of Healthcare by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link: For more information, visit the post about  Regina's Dark Willow and 73 Cents I met Regina Holliday at a healthcare conference last year. Her artistic gift wa ... Read on »
Healthcare Analytics: Mining Electronic Records Part 2 by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Part 2 touches on the hidden costs of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and drivers for improving quality of patient care. Go to Part 1 The larg ... Read on »
Healthcare Analytics: Mining Electronic Records Part 1 by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link: Mining Clinical Data Optimistic predictions by RAND Corporation in 2005 encouraged adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) and encouraged the fed ... Read on »
Big Data - the next new thing in HIT by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Coming from HealthIT News Week, a report on anticipated future developments for "Big Data" and clinical decision support. Link:  http://www.healthcareitnews.com/n ... Read on »
Happy New Year! Hoping 2013 brings us to higher ground.. by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "This past September, thousands of people in 52 countries came together to participate in the second annual Playing For Change Day. Musicians and artists, performe ... Read on »
Healthcare or Disease Management? by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Watched CSPAN tonight and came across this documentary.. a must see.. The Washington Post reported " Hot topic gets a human touch By Ann Hornaday Friday, Octo ... Read on »
Wired Magazine on Healthcare Costs by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Wow, never thought I would see the day that an IT Periodical would speak to the costs of healthcare...  According to Mike Miliard, Managing Editor of Wired M ... Read on »
IOM Presents 2012 Lienhard Award to Donald M. Berwick by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Donald Berwick , Champion of Health Care Quality Improvement, receives Institute of Medicine 's 2012 Lienhard Award. Dr. Berwick helped establish the Institute f ... Read on »
How Healthy is your County? by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Link: 2012 County Health Rankings Highlight Healthiest, Least Healthy Counties in Every State More than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia can compare ho ... Read on »
Gratitude for the Day by DLeyva Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Recently I began a new journey of healthcare innovation with a hospice and home health EMR vendor, Suncoast Solutions. I have known many of their professionals for seve ... Read on »