Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Congress: Health IT, Big Data Tools Crucial for Quality Care

    September 21, 2016 - The House Ways and Means Subcommittee is challenging health IT and big data analytics vendors to bring the “outdated” healthcare system into the modern age while focusing on translating technical innovations into quality care improvements for Medicare patients.  In a hearing last week, Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) praised the industry for its innovation, but...

  • “Data Lake as a Service” Enables Internet of Things, Precision Medicine

    September 15, 2016 - Earlier this year, Partners HealthCare gave the industry a glimpse of its ambitious plans to create a combination big data storage warehouse, research workbench, and analytics environment, based on data lake technology, that could support research into precision medicine and the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). The project, called the Integrated Data Environment for Analytics (IDEA)...

  • What Does “Pick Your Own Pace” MACRA Mean for Data Analytics?

    September 12, 2016 - Breaking news from CMS doesn’t always make the healthcare industry very happy, but Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt unveiled a pleasant surprise for providers late last week by announcing increased flexibility for participating in MACRA. In a blog post on September 8, Slavitt gave stakeholders a sneak peek into a novel “pick your own pace” roadmap for the hotly contested...

  • Cancer Moonshot Unveils 10 Big Data Tasks for Curing Cancer

    September 9, 2016 - Big data analytics, increased patient participation, and more sophisticated attacks on the root causes of cancer must combine with well-funded research opportunities to help the healthcare industry defeat the deadly threat of cancer, says the Blue Ribbon Panel of the Cancer Moonshot. In a new report released this week, the coalition of researchers, clinicians, patient advocates, and other...


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ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated.  From big data and...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

Peterson Center Initiative Transforms Delivery of Primary Care

A new initiative being rolled out in clinics in three states is looking to transform primary care services by implementing a high-performance, lower-cost model that prioritizes patient engagement and population health management. The initiative...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

Every year, National Health IT Week brings a chance for the healthcare industry to reflect on past successes, celebrate achievements, and prepare for the many new challenges that lie ahead.  The event is kicking off today across the nation,...

FHIR, Big Data to Support FDA Medical Device Development Network

Emerging standards that support the seamless flow of big data across multiple entities, such as FHIR, will form the foundation of the FDA’s planned National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST), states a new report from the project’s...

New Collaboration to Support Diabetes Prevention, Management

Leaders of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) have banded together to form a new organization focused on supporting diabetes prevention and management within the primary care ecosystem. DPP leaders on Wednesday announced the launch...

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