Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Patient Experience Ratings Depend on Big Data Analytics, HIE

    May 12, 2015 - Few things make as much of an instant, lasting impression in the mind of a consumer than a five-star rating.  This simple, immediately recognizable system, used to rank everything from electronics to media to tourist attractions, has been steadily making its way into the healthcare sphere as choosy patients place growing importance on the opinions of their peers.  Over the past few...

  • IBM Expands Footprint into Healthcare Big Data Analytics

    April 16, 2015 - Big Blue is coming for the healthcare industry, and it has big data on its mind.  At HIMSS15 this week, IBM announced several new initiatives to expand its reach into the budding realm of healthcare big data analytics, including some notable acquisitions, a new business unit, and new ways for Watson to flex its supercomputing muscles in the realm of personalized healthcare. Following...

  • Stage 3 Meaningful Use Prompts Hopes, Concerns for MGMA

    April 8, 2015 - Stage 3 meaningful use, the latest and greatest effort from CMS to bring sophisticated EHR technology, health IT interoperability, increased population health management, and improved data analytics to a weary, wary healthcare industry has been met with caution by the majority of stakeholders. With more stringent reporting requirements, higher thresholds, stiff penalties, and big changes to...

  • Are Stage 3 MU Patient Engagement Expectations Unrealistic?

    April 7, 2015 - Patient engagement is seen as one of the most important pieces of the Triple Aim: the lynchpin for reducing costs, ensuring high care quality, and making population health management an effective proposition. The proposed rule for Stage 3 meaningful use takes patient engagement to heart by drastically increasing the proportion of patients who must view, download, or share their personal health...


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Healthcare Big Data Analytics Opportunities Spark Buying Spree

Healthcare big data analytics is a market of nearly limitless possibilities that is still in its infancy, a fact that has not escaped the notice of technology developers and vendors looking to carve out a foothold for themselves. As the...

Surescripts Ups Patient Safety, Savings with Interoperability

Patient safety is up and the costs of poor care coordination are down as providers increase their use of e-prescribing, health information exchange, and medication reconciliation tools, says a new progress report by Surescripts.  Hospitals...

Smart Pillbox Produces 80% Diabetic Medication Adherence Rate

Diabetic patients taking part in a telehealth program for chronic disease management experienced better blood glucose control and an 80 percent medication adherence rate when using a smart pillbox that alerted providers to their behavior patterns,...

Managing Population Health with the All-Payer Claims Database

While population health management often seems like the job of primary care providers concerned with a relatively small and local set of patients in need of reminder calls and flu shots, individual providers aren’t the only ones digging...

ONC Health IT Interoperability Plan Gathers Fractious Comments

As the healthcare industry moves into the meatier stages of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Office of the National Coordinator has shifted its focus from health IT adoption to health IT interoperability.  After laying out its vision for...

Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Face Lack of Awareness

Only one out of every five patients is fully aware of the number and type of therapeutic services available to them after a new diagnosis, according to a new survey by Accenture, which adds to widespread feelings of frustration and helplessness...

Poor Care Coordination Raises Chronic Disease Costs by $4500

Insufficient patient care coordination can increase the average costs of chronic disease management by more than $4500 over three years, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, while failing to provide patients with...

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