Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Why Healthcare Big Data Analytics Needs the Internet of Things

April 20, 2015 - There are many ways to define the concept of healthcare big data analytics.  At its core, “big data analytics” is simply the joining of two or more previously disparate sources of information, structured in such a way that insights can be drawn from the comparison or examination of the new, expanded data set.  However, the term has moved far beyond its dictionary parameters...


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As HIMSS15 Ends, Health Data Interoperability is Just Starting

The annual HIMSS conference and the thorny problem of health data interoperability have a lot in common.  Each brings together thousands of stakeholders, many with their own objectives, in a collaborative environment intended to foster the...

IBM Expands Footprint into Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Big Blue is coming for the healthcare industry, and it has big data on its mind.  At HIMSS15 this week, IBM announced several new initiatives to expand its reach into the budding realm of healthcare big data analytics, including some notable...

HIMSS15 Leaders Stress Population Health Management, Engagement

The 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, unveiled this week at the HIMSS15 exposition in Chicago, highlights the importance of health IT-driven population health management, patient engagement, and strategic planning to improve care quality and...

Epic, Carequality Challenge CommonWell on EHR Interoperability

After years of providers and rulemakers complaining that the healthcare industry has made little to no progress on EHR interoperability, a flurry of activity from the vendor community is starting to shake up the scene.  At HIMSS15 today, Epic...

Are Vendors, Providers Blocking Health Data Interoperability?

Are healthcare providers and EHR vendors actively trying to block health data interoperability and health information exchange?  Maybe so, but hard evidence is difficult to come by, says a report from the Office of the National Coordinator....

EHNAC, DirectTrust to Accredit Personal Health Records, Portals

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and DirectTrust, originator of the Direct secure messaging protocol, are teaming up to provide industry standards for vendors of personal health records and patient portal products. ...

WEDI to Examine Data Analytics Backbone of Bundled Payments

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has announced the formation of a new committee focused on assessing the data analytics and health information exchange underpinnings of bundled payments and other value-based reimbursement...

Can the ONC, EHR Vendors Fix Healthcare Data Interoperability?

When the issue of healthcare data interoperability arises, one government body always becomes the focus on the conversation: the Office of the National Coordinator.  The ONC has taken a central role in the growth of healthcare data analytics,...

CommonWell Grows, Scuffles with Epic over EHR Interoperability

The CommonWell Health Alliance is continuing to make its mark as a leader towards EHR interoperability with two significant announcements: the appointment of its first Executive Director, Jitin Asnaani, and the expansion of its membership rolls...

Can FHIR Spark Health Information Exchange, Interoperability?

Health information exchange in the United Sates may suffer from chronic fragmentation, data duplication, misinterpretation, ambiguity, and disunity, but there’s one thing nearly all providers can come together to agree upon: data interoperability...

Big Data Analytics Vendors and Products: Who’s Using What?

Curiosity might get incautious cats into trouble on occasion, but when it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare field, curiosity is a good character trait to have.  In an era of consolidation, acquisitions, financial instability, and...

EHR Data Standards Driven by Market Forces, Not Vendor Cabal

Whatever its shortfalls, there is no denying that the EHR Incentive Programs have created an enormous market for healthcare information technology that would likely be lacking if the HITECH Act was never passed.  EHR adoption has reached nearly...

Can Stage 3 Meaningful Use CEHRT Bring On Big Data Analytics?

The late Friday release of the Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rule left many healthcare stakeholders sacrificing their weekend to pouring over hundreds of pages worth of new requirements for the EHR Incentive Programs, and the document has,...

What Does the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule Mean for Analytics?

CMS released its long-awaited proposal for the Stage 3 meaningful use criteria Friday evening, and it appears that federal regulators have taken to heart many of the industry’s most vocal requests.  The Stage 3 proposed rule includes a number...

Healthcare Analytics Key for Trust, Effectiveness of ACOs

Developing a workable healthcare analytics infrastructure is a critical part of achieving financial benefits when embracing accountable care, says a report by the RAND Corporation and the American Medical Association, which followed 34 physician...

How Successful Hospitals Start to Tackle Big Data Analytics

The adoption of big data analytics technologies is a top priority for the majority of hospitals currently entrenched in healthcare’s greatest challenges: the shift to accountable care, attesting to Stage 2 meaningful use, and preparing for...

Have EHRs Really Done Anything for Health IT Interoperability?

Five skeptical Senators have taken issue with the healthcare industry’s $35 billion investment in EHRs and other technological infrastructure, using a Health Affairs blog post to question whether the EHR Incentive Programs have really helped...

Using Health IT to Support the Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is such a successful initiative because it puts the patient-provider relationship at the core of a data-driven, coordinated care continuum.  Providers interested in achieving PCMH recognition must...

Building the Team for Big Data Analytics, Population Health

Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly aware that the future of financial sustainability and care quality will rely on a robust health IT infrastructure that enables big data analytics and population health management. Providers must...

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