Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

Substance Abuse Help Cuts Population Health Management Costs

May 1, 2015 - Integrating substance abuse care into a population health management program can help raise patient retention numbers, reduce emergency department visits, and cut healthcare costs by an average of 46 percent, says a study from Humana and Catasys Inc., presented at the American Society of Addition Medicine’s annual conference.  Using clinical analytics based on claims data that flagged...


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Why Do Providers Struggle with Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

What’s so hard about healthcare big data analytics?  Pretty much everything, providers continue to complain in a series of new industry polls and surveys.  Technical obstacles like EHR interoperability and health information exchange...

43% of Orgs Use Clinical Decision Support for Patient Safety

Clinical decision support is an important tool for improving patient safety, said nearly half of healthcare providers responding to a HIMSS15 survey conducted by LogicNets.  Forty-three percent believe clinical decision support technology...

CMS Outlines Future for Clinical Quality Reporting Programs

Clinical quality reporting programs for physicians are getting a makeover as part of CMS’ ongoing efforts to better measure improvements in care quality, population health management, and patient safety, said Principal Deputy Administrator...

NCQA Pilots Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Program

The National Council for Quality Assurance has enlisted three healthcare IT companies to test pilot its electronic clinical quality measures code validation program.  The pilot, called eMeasure, will test the ability of EHR software to access...

What to Look for in a Healthcare Big Data Analytics Vendor

Healthcare big data analytics is a booming business, which is both a good and a bad thing for providers seeking to bulk up their infrastructure to supplement their EHRs with sophisticated tools for clinical analytics, population health management,...

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research supported by telemedicine technologies.  The Precision Health Center will use remote conferencing tools to provide...

Clinical Analytics, EHR Alerts Increase Drug Safety by 80%

The use of clinical analytics and EHR alerts to identify potential adverse drug events helped Marshfield Clinic cut down on nearly 80 percent of possible instances where a prescription may have caused patient harm, finds a study published this...

Just 15% of Hospitals Use Predictive Analytics Infrastructure

A mere 15 percent of hospitals are using advanced predictive analytics to stay one step ahead of preventable hospital readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions, and patient downturns, says a new survey by Jvion, but there is strong interest...

ICD-10, Population Health Management Atop Hospital Budgets

Hospitals and health systems are snapping up technology tools to help them manage the ICD-10 transition, according to a report from market research company peer60, but the largest healthcare organizations have moved beyond the basics of ICD-10...

Precision Medicine, Personal Genomics Need Industry Standards

Personalized genomic tests may be an integral part of the nation’s new focus on precision medicine, but patients who indulge their curiosity with cheap, at-home DNA tests may end up putting more pressure on providers instead of aiding their...

Clinical Analytics, Risk Scores Support Diabetes Interventions

When it comes to diabetes, chronic disease management can’t be a one-size-fits-all proposition, says a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, VA Ann Arbor Health System, and Tufts Medical Center.  In a study published in the...

Clinical Analytics Tool Examines Infant Mortality in Indiana

The state of Indiana is working to leverage predictive clinical analytics to target high risk births and reduce infant mortality among certain identifiable sub-populations, according to a report by KSM Consulting.  By using machine learning...

CancerLinQ Will Bring Big Data Analytics to Oncology Care

Of all the areas of medicine that could benefit from the number-crunching power big data analytics, cancer care might be at the top of the list. With endless variations in the development, progression, and aggressiveness of this broad category...

Clinical Analytics, Antibiotic Stewardship Boost Patient Safety

Implementing a sound antibiotic stewardship program can dramatically improve hospital quality and patient safety while reducing the risk of penalties for hospital acquired conditions, but many organizations do not have the time, staff, or knowledge...

Albert Einstein College of Medicine to Manage Clinical Data Registry

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University  has been chosen to lead the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet), a collaboration of 14 US medicine centers. As the leader of Bravenet, the Albert Einstein College...

Predictive Analytics Algorithm Targets Superbug Resistance

A predictive analytics algorithm accurately identified MRSA mutations that increased drug resistance, announced researchers. Software based on a predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at Duke University can accurately identify...

$81M in PCORI Grants to Fund Clinical Data Research Networks

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  Following a 2014 effort to develop PCORnet, the second round of funding will...

Healthcare Analytics Outsourcing to Grow at 8.6% CAGR

Healthcare analytics and health IT outsourcing will be a prime area of growth for vendors and developers as organizations seek to implement advanced data analytics technologies without investing heavily in their own infrastructure, according...

HIMSS Stage 7 Awards Recognize EHR Use, Clinical Analytics

HIMSS Analytics has awarded its top EHR and clinical analytics adoption honor to several health systems across the country. Several healthcare organizations have received the highest honors on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) scale...

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