Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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21st Century Cures Act Rekindles Information Blocking Debate

While primarily billed as a much-needed influx of funding for precision medicine, the 21st Century Cures Act is poised to do much more for healthcare than it appears on the surface. In addition to adjusting drug development rules for pharmaceutical companies, tweaking Medicare reimbursement regulations, opening up new opportunities for telehealth, and strengthening EHR certification protocols,...


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Using Risk Scores, Stratification for Population Health Management

Population health management requires providers to maintain a delicate balance between taking a long view of generalized patient trends and focusing personal attention on the individual and the distinctive circumstances that will influence her...

Addressing Opioid Abuse with Analytics, Population Health Strategies

Opioid abuse is among the deadliest population health crises in America, with opioid-related overdoses taking an average of 44 lives each day.  Fueled largely by a precipitous rise in legal prescriptions for highly addictive painkillers, the...

How Healthcare Can Prep for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

The term “artificial intelligence” often conjures up visions of apocalyptic landscapes decimated by hyper-intelligent machines with a penchant for destroying societies foolish enough to place their trust in autonomous robots and android...

Which Healthcare Big Data, Business Intelligence Vendors are Most Popular?

Electronic health records may have reached a whopping 96 percent of hospitals in 2016, but healthcare providers have not yet reached such great heights when it comes to purchasing and implementing business intelligence (BI) tools that harness...

Exploring the Use of Blockchain for EHRs, Healthcare Big Data

The Office of the National Coordinator might not always get what it wants when it comes to industry cooperation, but ONC officials have been pleasantly surprised by the positive response to its informational blockchain challenge. The agency found...

How to Get Started with a Population Health Management Program

Healthcare providers are well aware by now that there is no magic solution to the incredibly complex conundrum of systemic reform.  Depending on who you ask, the answer to the puzzle of the Triple Aim is either more technology, less technology,...

How Fog Computing May Power the Healthcare Internet of Things

The healthcare industry has always had a bit of a rocky relationship with information technology, and the Internet of Things is shaping up to be no exception.  As devices get smaller and data gets bigger, providers are still struggling with...

What is the Role of Natural Language Processing in Healthcare?

For many providers, the healthcare landscape is looking more and more like a shifting quagmire of regulatory pitfalls, financial quicksand, and unpredictable eruptions of acrimony from overwhelmed clinicians on the edge of revolt. The industry...

The Role of Healthcare Data Governance in Big Data Analytics

Data has always been the lifeblood of the healthcare industry.  From blood pressure readings and surgical records to insurance claims, immunization histories, patient demographics, and payment receipts, every action of every member of the healthcare...

Preventing Big Data Pain Points During a Healthcare Encounter

When it comes to the healthcare space, the term “big data” may seem needlessly redundant.  After all, each and every patient generates a staggering amount of information each second they’re in the clinical setting. ...

How to Choose the Right Healthcare Big Data Analytics Tools

In just a few short years, the idea of “big data analytics” has transitioned from a mysterious new buzzword to an essential competency for healthcare organizations large and small.  Analytics has moved from a lofty cutting-edge experiment...

How Precision Medicine Will Shift from Research to Clinical Care

President Obama’s widely hailed unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015 may have brought the term to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, but “personalized medicine” in and of itself is far from...

The Difference Between Big Data and Smart Data in Healthcare

The healthcare system’s digital makeover has aimed to help providers work smarter instead of harder, but there are plenty of stakeholders who firmly believe that the electronic health record revolution has completely missed the mark. ...

Why HIE Data Analytics are Critical for Behavioral Healthcare

In the healthcare industry, “interoperability” is more than just a technical term for the way electronic health record systems shuffle information back and forth.  It’s a concept that can – and should – be applied...

Breaking Down the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

As the healthcare industry moves away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements towards a new era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care, healthcare organizations are actively seeking new patient management strategies to meet...

Explaining the Basics of the Internet of Things for Healthcare

The Internet of Things is one of the newest and most promising trends in the healthcare industry.  This rapidly proliferating collection of Internet-connected devices, including wearables, implants, skin sensors, home monitoring tools, and mHealth...

Identifying Care Disparities for Population Health Management

Over the last several years, “population health management” has become a key concept for healthcare providers who are trying to recalibrate their traditional operations to meet the growing challenges of value-based reimbursement and accountable...

Can Healthcare’s Internet of Things Move from Froth to Function?

For many consumers, there are few things more exciting than purchasing something electronic.  Dismantling the carefully thought-out packaging, peeling the tacky plastic off a screen unblemished by fingerprints, and seeing that well-known...

Why Health Data Interoperability is Setting EHR Vendors on FHIR

Despite the prospect of coming home with an updated gadget or smooth new ride, most consumers get sweaty palms when it’s time to think about making a big purchasing decision like renewing a cell phone contract or buying a car.  Endless...

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