Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • What are the Biggest Population Health Management Pain Points?

    January 22, 2016 - Population health management, health data interoperability, and accountable care may take first, second, and third place on the list of pressing priorities for the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean they are having an easy time of enacting the meaningful, measurable, patient-driven changes that are supposed to drive quality improvements and bring more revenue into provider organizations....

  • Safety Net Population Health Management Means Doing More with Less

    January 19, 2016 - For healthcare organizations of any size, type, and specialty, every dollar always counts.  The immutable bottom line regulates all activities, from technology purchases to staff salaries to what gets served in the cafeteria each day.  Healthcare is a business, after all, and what seems like the pointless pinching of a few pennies here and there could have significant implications...

  • Will the IoT Bring a Patient Engagement, Interoperability Revolution?

    January 5, 2016 - Healthcare, at its most fundamental level, has always been about making connections.  Whether it’s the comforting hand of nurse reassuring a patient with a poor diagnosis, a researcher putting disparate data sets together to discover a lifesaving treatment, or a surgeon sharing good news with a worried family, communication in all its forms is vital to bringing good health to patients....

  • Value Score Moves from EHR Adoption into Real Health IT Value

    January 4, 2016 - Asking a healthcare professional how their electronic health record has brought value to their daily routine is a question that may garner more glares and frowns than happy responses.  Provider dissatisfaction with the EHR ecosystem is nothing new, but HIMSS is hoping that its new Value Score will help healthcare organizations understand how to chart a data-driven path towards happier...


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MD Medical School Uses Precision Medicine to Improve Cancer Care

The University of Maryland has announced a new initiative to advance its medical school’s precision medicine programs. According to a public statement, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun its new initiative, the Maryland...

Big Data Shows Persistent Ordering of Unnecessary Procedures

Nearly a third of providers are ordering unnecessary procedures such as lower back MRIs when not necessary, regardless of their facility’s payment model, big data shows. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, a research...

New Healthcare Analytics Model May Improve Patient Satisfaction

Census based surveying, or the combination of EHR data collection and tradition census-style data collection amongst patients, might be big data analytics solution to patient satisfaction issues. In a recent report, Press Ganey explains the process...

Care Coordination Cuts Nursing Home Spending, Hospitalizations

Improved care coordination techniques are reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations among patients residing in long-term nursing home facilities, according to new data published by CMS this week.    Most healthcare providers...

EHR Big Data Analytics Flag “Frequent Flier” Medicaid ED Visits

Medicaid patients with a history of multiple emergency department visits within a 72-hour period are three times more likely than other patients to return to the emergency department yet again, according to a new study published this month in...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Keeps Spending Low, Quality High

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues to show staying power as one of the healthcare industry’s most effective cost-cutting and quality-boosting initiatives, says the latest annual report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive $1.2 billion...

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