Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Precision Medicine Sparks New Conversations about Patient Data

    April 19, 2016 - The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is generating a great deal of excitement among researchers, clinicians, developers, and patients with an eye on curing cancer, managing diabetes, or eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.  With unfeigned enthusiasm from the current administration and wholehearted commitment from top federal agencies reveling in the promise of steady funding for...

  • How Big Data Leads to Precision Population Health Management

    March 28, 2016 - While the concept of population health management focuses on creating relatively large cohorts of patients in need of a specific set of services, the ultimate aim of taking a macro view of patient care is to develop a highly personalized experience. It may seem contradictory, but healthcare organizations that work on implementing the technologies, data analytics, and workflow processes required...

  • How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

    March 16, 2016 - If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver staggeringly complex and meaningful insights, helping providers improve everything from population health management to adverse event rates to financial...

  • How Did Maine’s State HIE Become a Big Data Analytics Beacon?

    March 9, 2016 - Over the past decade or so, the healthcare industry has tried any number of new projects, pilots, grants, and initiatives designed to improve health data interoperability and population health management across the care continuum.  While some of these novel ideas, like the accountable care organization and the patient-centered medical home, have put down solid roots and shown promising...


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Goals and Guidance are Key to Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Last month, the results of the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey were released, shedding light on 2016 industry trends and pain points expressed by chief information officers, chief medical information officers, IT directors and...

Healthcare Internet of Things Gets Senate Support with New Bill

On Wednesday morning, the committee passed the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which will now move to the full Senate for a vote. The act aims to manage and grow the IoT market across all industries, including...

$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an official...

APIs, Population Health Take Central Role in MACRA Implementation

The end of meaningful use is nigh for physicians, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced yesterday evening when introducing the proposed final rule for MACRA implementation, but the evolution of the healthcare information technology...

Is Blockchain the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problems?

The explosion of digital data in the healthcare industry seems to have brought with it nothing but problems.  From complaints about EHR usability and workflows to the complicated quandaries of data interoperability, analytics, and security,...

VA Clinical Decision Support Cuts Unnecessary Lab Tests by 11%

The use of a clinical decision support tool geared towards overseeing laboratory utilization significantly reduced the number of unnecessary tests ordered by clinicians without affecting patient care quality, says a new study published in the...

Top 4 Basics to Know about Semantic Computing in Healthcare

Investing in big data analytics is a problematic proposition for many healthcare organizations, which often face the perennial issue of purchasing technologies that become outdated before the implementation process is even finished.  New...

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