Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, FHIR Dominate 2016 Headlines

    December 9, 2016 - Every year seems to be a transitional year for the healthcare industry, but 2016 had more than its fair share of major changes, new ideas, and stunning events to talk about.  From big data analytics and artificial intelligence to a growing interest in emerging technologies like FHIR, semantic computing, and blockchain, the past twelve months have seen a surge in the development and adoption...

  • Can Blockchain Give Healthcare Payers Better Analytical Insight?

    December 6, 2016 - Blockchain may be starting to settle in to the financial industry as a secure methodology for tracking and approving transactions, but its use cases for other sectors, including the healthcare market, are not yet quite as clear. Population health management, improved patient data access, and EHR data security are all on the table as possibilities, but operationalizing the decentralized verification...

  • Using Business Intelligence, KPIs for Revenue Cycle Management

    December 5, 2016 - The healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care does not end with clinical patient care. The shift also extends into healthcare providers’ revenue cycle management processes. For effective claims management within the new care landscape, organizations can and should utilize key performance indicators (KPIs) with insights from business intelligence (BI) tools to identify...

  • The 2016 Holiday IT Wish List for Healthcare Big Data Pros

    November 30, 2016 - As families all over the country surreptitiously dump the last of their aging Thanksgiving leftovers in the garbage pail, children and adults alike are starting to turn their attention to compiling their holiday wish lists. Electronic toys and cool new gadgets are in high demand from everyone, but no one is wishing harder for new whizzbang tech than professionals in the healthcare big...


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Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, FHIR Dominate 2016 Headlines

Every year seems to be a transitional year for the healthcare industry, but 2016 had more than its fair share of major changes, new ideas, and stunning events to talk about.  From big data analytics and artificial intelligence to a growing...

Patient-Reported Outcomes Use Relies on Health IT Usability

While patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data may not detract from primary patient care, it also might not help, says a study recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care. In order to make PROs more useful for outcomes, health IT developers...

CMS Continues Data Transparency Push with Medicare Drug Info

CMS is continuing to demonstrate its newfound commitment to data transparency by releasing information on 2015 Medicare spending rates for Part B and Part D drugs. The data, which covers medications administered by physicians in an office or...

21st Century Cures Act Clears Senate Hurdle on the Way to Vote

UPDATE: The Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a Wednesday afternoon vote with a 94-5 margin.  The legislation will now await President Obama's signature. Senators are finished debating the long, tangled list of provisions...

Can Blockchain Give Healthcare Payers Better Analytical Insight?

Blockchain may be starting to settle in to the financial industry as a secure methodology for tracking and approving transactions, but its use cases for other sectors, including the healthcare market, are not yet quite as clear. Population health...

Two Cancer Research Centers Form Personalized Medicine Alliance

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the independent City of Hope cancer and diabetes center have announced a new research alliance aimed at accelerating the development of personalized medicine and precision therapies for...

Provider Experience, Chronic Disease Impact PCMH Referral Rates

Patients with common chronic diseases, as well as those seen by less experienced providers, are more likely to receive specialty referrals than others being treated within the patient-centered medical home environment, according to an article...

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