Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Big Data Analytics Can Bring Visibility, Value to Healthcare

    May 23, 2016 - The healthcare industry is often criticized for being ploddingly slow to innovate, reluctant to embrace new technologies, and unable to keep pace with quality measures and payment reforms intended to improve the quality of care.  The degree to which many providers have rebelled against regulatory initiatives like the EHR Incentive Programs and struggled with new reimbursement models like...

  • Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

    May 18, 2016 - There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has faced an onslaught of criticism about its benchmarking methodologies and lackluster financial returns, may not seem all that appealing to an organization that...

  • Health IT, Executive Support Key to ED Patient Flow Management

    May 10, 2016 - The emergency department can often be a busy, hectic, stressful place for both patients and their providers.  Neither can know in advance what will happen when they walk through the doors: who they will see, how long it will take, if a hospital admission is required, or if a quick prescription and a primary care follow-up will do. For patients, the anxiety of visiting the emergency department...

  • How to Build a Successful Big Data Analytics Program in Healthcare

    May 5, 2016 - When it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare industry, there’s a significant difference between starting an initiative and succeeding with it.  Most hospitals and health systems have started to collect some form of electronic information to help them with population health management, financial decision-making, or patient safety, but few have truly cracked the secret of...


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CMS Focuses on Patient Safety with Hospital Improvement Plan

CMS has overseen a number of significant patient safety improvements in the past few years, but the agency isn’t finished with its efforts to reduce preventable patient harm.   In a CMS blog post today, Chief Medical Officer Patrick...

Cancer Patient Care Coordination Key to Medical Home Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has partnered with the University of Chicago Medicine to establish the oncology intensive medical home program, which aims to improve patient care coordination and chronic disease management initiatives...

Internet of Things for Healthcare May be Worth $410B by 2022

The Internet of Things for healthcare is poised for explosive growth over the next six years, predicts a report from Grand View Research.  Wearables, smart devices, implantables, and a slew of patient monitoring devices in the hospital and...

Population Health Management Tool Wins Data Sharing Prize

Two physicians and Clinical Informatics Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won the top prize from the de Beaumont Foundation’s  “Closing the Data Divide” Virtual Challenge for the development...

65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to enroll...

UMass Receives $6.4M for Surgical Clinical Decision Support

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a $6.4 million grant to researchers at UMass Medical School to develop a web-based clinical decision support tool that uses patient-generated data to improve the quality of...

Big Data Analytics Can Bring Visibility, Value to Healthcare

The healthcare industry is often criticized for being ploddingly slow to innovate, reluctant to embrace new technologies, and unable to keep pace with quality measures and payment reforms intended to improve the quality of care.  The degree...

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