Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Big Data, Value-Based Reimbursement Must Combine for Quality

    July 21, 2015 - The healthcare industry has faced any number of significant challenges during its rapid transition from paper to electronic health records, not least of which is defining the differences between “data” and “information.”  In healthcare’s new big data world, patient records may be stuffed full of results, statistics, notes, and codes that convey no clear,...

  • EHR Workflow, Big Data Combine for Population Health Management

    July 20, 2015 - Enacting an effective and meaningful population health management program, especially when that population has a high proportion of patients with complex needs, has been one of the most challenging tasks for physicians and health systems seeking to transform themselves into epicenters of coordinated, data-driven accountable care.  At Advocate Health Care, a twelve-hospital health system...

  • How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Drives Systematic Improvement

    July 15, 2015 - Big data is everywhere.  Whether you’re a fan of the term or not, the impact of these messy, massive data sets proliferating at an unprecedented pace is readily apparent in the healthcare industry, where access to timely, accurate information truly is a matter of life and death.  Healthcare organizations have always had an interest in harnessing the potential of big data analytics...

  • Big Data on Patient Transfers Raises Quality, Snags Revenue

    July 14, 2015 - When it comes to transitions of care, much has been made about the need for a patient’s data to follow him or her along the care continuum.  Primary care providers, specialists, and hospitals exist in isolated data bubbles, their conversations foiled by a lack of health data interoperability that leaves patients vulnerable upon discharge to their homes or a long-term care facility. ...


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Does Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Take Too Long?

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is often lauded as one of the most effective frameworks for practice transformation.  Integrating health IT and data analytics with population health management and care coordination strategies, the...

CDPH Partners with St. Joseph Health in Cancer Data Registry

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a first of its kind partnership with St. Joseph Health to track cancer trends around the state of California. The historic program, announced in a press release on July 27, is the first...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Growing Among Medicaid Practices

The patient-centered medical home, a hands-on practice of primary care which emphasizes doctor-patient relationships and patient engagement, is of growing popularity among healthcare organizations. A form of accountable care, the patient-centered...

What Does “Flexible” ICD-10 Implementation Really Mean?

Earlier in July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appeared to be answering the fervent wishes of the healthcare industry by announcing that it would commit to a “flexible” ICD-10 implementation process.  While the...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Require Strong Data Governance

Big data in the healthcare industry takes many forms.  On one hand, providers are attempting to wrangle massive datasets that encompass millions of patient encounters, financial transactions, diagnoses, and demographics to paint a large-scale...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Minn. Find $2B in Savings

Population health management and big data analytics are often touted as foundational competencies for cost cutting, and that statement is being proven true in a big way at the Minnesota Department of Public Health.  By analyzing emergency...

Can Telehealth Improve Population Health Management, Diagnosis?

Two recent surveys conducted by HealthMine give interesting insights into patient engagement and population health management. The studies show the importance of wellness programs and telemedicine in properly diagnosing and controlling illness....

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