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Many healthcare organizations are still working on understanding how clinical and financial data can be transformed into actionable insights, but IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be more »

Addressing all three branches of the Triple Aim – reducing cost, improving quality, and raising the level of population health – is a daunting task more »

In the first post of this series, we introduced the power of electronic health record (EHR) data and how it can completely transform a health more »

In a bid to expand its healthcare footprint, Cognizant Technology Solutions, an outsourcing and consulting firm, has agreed to buy healthcare analytics company TriZetto for more »

Patients are finding it tough to engage with providers through portals or other online access to their medical records, says a new issue brief by more »

As healthcare evolves in the electronic age, the methods for improving its delivery across populations are also evolving. The growth of Population Health Management (PHM), more »

National Health IT Week is upon us once again as the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) invites industry stakeholders to discuss the most pressing more »

A data-driven population health management program targeted to Medicaid patients in Oregon has successfully improved patient engagement, enhanced patient-provider communications, and raised HEDIS scores for more »

Aetna and more than 1200 Weill Cornell physicians will collaborate on a newly announced accountable care agreement, the payer says, intended to boost the coordination more »

The vast majority of big data users are pleased with the results of their forays into data analytics, Accenture says in a new report, and more »

Big data will only be getting bigger over the next few years as the global market for analytics technology continues to grow at a staggering more »

Hospital executives may be so intent on building a serviceable data analytics infrastructure that they are putting ICD-10, value-based reimbursement contracts, and population health management more »

The majority of hospitals may be putting patient safety at risk by overusing antibiotics, warns the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a new study more »

Managed care for Medicaid patients in Kansas is running into some significant financial hurdles as the insurers administering the coverage rack up a $72.6 million more »

The largest donation in Harvard’s long and storied history will bolster the endowment of one of the University’s smaller schools and will place a focus more »

A multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on statistics and scientific thinking will be critical for harnessing and leveraging big data in healthcare, says a new more »

The Mayo Clinic is the latest healthcare epicenter to enlist Watson for some heavy lifting when it comes to data analytics and medical research.  Watson more »

The humble text message may be the most important way to make a difference to urban populations, suggests a small study by the University of more »

Patients covered under more than one health insurance payer may no longer cause squabbles in the accounting office thanks to the newly announced nationwide rollout more »

Vendors of clinical analytics and chronic disease management platforms are finding it a good time to be in business as investors jump at the chance more »

Healthcare organizations in the state of California can apply for some extra help with their data analytics and health information governance efforts through the Safety more »

Young adults taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to stay on their parents’ health insurance until turning 26 are more than 2% less more »

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) provided by wearable devices is set for a massive explosion in volume over the next five years, according to a report more »

The transition to ICD-10 may have a negative impact on patient safety reporting and the subsequent perception of hospital quality, argues a new study in more »

An increase in the number of drug-based interventions may not reduce the risk of blood clots for hospitalized patients, according to a new study from more »

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