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    • Report: Healthcare analytics market is still “finding its way”

      The healthcare industry might finally be waking up to the possibilities of big data and clinical analytics, but the marketplace for analytics solutions is still finding its feet, says a new report from Chillmark Research.  While the shift to pay-for-p...

    • HHS gives $35.7 million to patient-centered medical homes

      Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) around the country will be receiving a $35.7 million boost from funding provided by the Affordable Care Act, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this week.  One hundred and forty-seven health centers in forty-f...

    • Cross-industry collaboration is key for healthcare analytics

      Even the most enthusiastic data analytics advocate would be hard pressed to argue that the healthcare industry is on the cutting edge of adopting and leveraging data science techniques to solve some of the most pressing problems of clinical care, busin...

    • Stem cell “roadmap” brings analytics to tissue engineering

      An online data analytics tool developed at Boston Children’s Hospital will allow stem cell researchers to check the quality and function of tissue samples engineered in laboratories.  CellNet uses algorithms to match the genetic properties of engine...

    • Open source mentality brings new data visualization techniques

      While healthcare organizations are still striving to understand the scope and usefulness of big data for clinical analytics and financial insights, some data scientists and software developers are focusing on the next step: how to turn unimaginable qua...

    • Market roundup: Big data, text analytics, Hadoop set to grow

      The current rush to unlock the power of big data for healthcare analytics is leading to some significant business opportunities in a variety of market segments according to the latest crop of reports and predictions.  From patient engagement and custo...

    • How can predictive data analytics improve medication adherence?

      Medication adherence is one of the most complex and costly problems facing the healthcare system today.  With approximately one third of patients failing to take their medications as prescribed, wasting $290 billion a year in avoidable costs, primary ...

    • Smokers given free meds, calls are 70% more likely to quit

      Cigarette smokers who were offered a free supply of nicotine replacement medications and a series of automated phone calls were 70% more likely to be non-smokers after six months than patients who were required to take more initiative on their own, fou...

    • What can Google searches reveal about health disparities?

      Google may track patterns in search engine use primarily to target advertising to users, but healthcare providers may be able to glean some important insights from the company’s big data, as well.  The New York Times reports that correlating search ...

    • 10% of ED visits are avoidable and could save $3.8B a year

      One in ten emergency department visits are for conditions that do not require emergency services and could be better treated through primary or urgent care, a study by Healthentic has found, representing an opportunity for the healthcare industry to sa...

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