Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Analytics Infrastructure

Does Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Take Too Long?

July 28, 2015 - 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 PCMH offers a structured, step-by-step guide for healthcare providers that want to provide high quality, highly personal care.  Many of the organizations...


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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...

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...

Healthcare Big Data, Accountable Care Spark Vendor Spending

Healthcare big data analytics vendors hoping to explore the financial opportunities of predictive analytics, population health management, infrastructure development, and patient management are making some big investments in research and acquisitions,...

Who is Responsible for Ensuring Health Data Interoperability?

The ongoing task of digitizing the healthcare industry has never been anything short of frustrating for every stakeholder involved.  Regulators have struggled with convincing providers that investments in EHRs and health information exchange...

Mobile EHR Use Meets Care Coordination Needs, Black Book Says

Mobile EHR use is on the rise, says the latest Black Book Research provider poll, as clinicians seek more efficient, immediate ways to access patient information from a variety of settings.  Expanded access to EHR data that is optimized...

Big Data, Value-Based Reimbursement Must Combine for Quality

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.” ...

EHR Workflow, Big Data Combine for Population Health Management

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...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Drives Systematic Improvement

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...

Healthcare Industry is an Early Internet of Things Adopter

A cross-industry survey conducted by Strategy Analytics finds that healthcare providers are among the earliest adopters of Internet of Things infrastructure and applications.  Thirty percent of businesses across 45 market verticals are currently...

What’s in the 21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine?

The 21st Century Cures Act, an expansive piece of legislation that provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and streamlines regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, passed a House vote with flying colors last week,...

Patient Engagement Key to Being Named a “Most Wired” Hospital

Patient engagement is the name of the game for the majority of top healthcare organizations named to the “Most Wired” Hospital list in 2015.  Using EHRs and patient portals to support chronic disease management and care coordination,...

RNA Database to Aid Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics

Researchers at the University of Missouri are unveiling a free, online database tool that may help to kickstart the spread of precision medicine and large-scale big data analytics in the general healthcare community.  The RNAMiner system,...

ONC Reissues Call for Certified EHR Technology Test Procedures

The ONC is hoping to remind providers that it is still accepting proposals for Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) test procedures, tools, and data after publishing a notice in the Federal Register earlier this summer.  In a new blog post on...

Health Data Interoperability Requires Patience, Persistence

“Patience is a virtue,” says an old proverb, but it’s a trait rarely found in the healthcare industry, where the breakneck pace of technology development, accelerating meaningful use requirements, and rapid reimbursement changes...

How an REC Enables Population Health with Big Data Analytics

Texas may be famous for its unquenchably independent spirit, but thousands of healthcare providers in the northern part of the state are starting to recognize that when it comes to population health management and big data analytics, the path...

Texas Governor Signs EHR Interoperability, HIE Legislation

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will ensure the state’s future health IT efforts will focus on EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE).  HB 2641, also known as “Ken’s Bill”...

EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Mental Healthcare Big Data Warehouse Illuminates Care Trends

For many healthcare providers interested in diving into the complicated world of big data analytics, a centralized repository or data warehouse is often the first step towards making sense of the petabytes of available information culled from...

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