Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Intelligent Planning Is Key for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

    August 29, 2016 - When it comes to developing a big data analytics program, healthcare organizations often can’t help but focus more on the results they hope to achieve than the long, arduous, complicated process of climbing the ladder to get there.  Fewer readmissions, more proactive population health management, improved care coordination, and a measurable increase in revenue are all exciting and...

  • How Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Utilization Rates

    August 16, 2016 - Clinical analytics, quality reporting, and population health may receive most of the attention when it comes to health IT improvements, but there are a surprising number of other innovative uses for big data within a healthcare organization – especially when it comes to operational efficiencies. Healthcare organizations teetering on the edge of the transition from volume to value are...

  • Precision Medicine, Data Exchange, CDS on New ONC Leader’s Agenda

    August 16, 2016 - Late last week, Dr. Vindell Washington stepped into the top spot of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) after Karen DeSalvo announced that she would be relinquishing the position to focus on other duties at HHS.  Washington, an emergency physician, seasoned healthcare executive, and Army veteran with a collection of degrees from Penn State, the University of Virginia, and the...

  • Healthcare Big Data Success Starts with the Right Questions

    August 8, 2016 - In the world of big data analytics, there is perhaps one catchphrase that towers above all the other buzzwords, jargon, watchwords, and mantras.  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is the key concept that underlies all usages of data analytics in the business world, yet it is also one of the most difficult ideas to master – especially when it...


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Intelligent Planning Is Key for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

When it comes to developing a big data analytics program, healthcare organizations often can’t help but focus more on the results they hope to achieve than the long, arduous, complicated process of climbing the ladder to get there. ...

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