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Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare Data Analytics Company Receives Major Investment

March 6, 2015 - Definitive Healthcare, a provider of healthcare data analytics and business intelligence information, has received a significant investment from growth equity firm Spectrum Equity, the company announced this week.  The investment will further Definitive Healthcare’s work into providing the industry with comprehensive, up-to-date, integrated data on physicians, hospitals, and healthcare...


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Calls Increase for Better Medical Device Surveillance Systems

In a new report advocating more robust medical device surveillance from the FDA, the Brookings Institution is adding to industry requests that healthcare analytics move past EHR data to better integrate patient safety and care quality information...

NORC Announces New Healthcare Data Analytics Program

A press release from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago announced the establishment of a new business unit. NORC Labs will use NORC’s research and technology in healthcare data analytics to help provide...

ONC Appoints Its First Chief Health Information Officer

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo has appointed Dr. Michael James McCoy as the ONC’s first chief health information officer just a few months after CMS established the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics.  In his new position, McCoy...

How to Select a Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence Vendor

Healthcare organizations may be in hot pursuit of business intelligence solutions that harness the best of their big data and provide actionable insights with clinical analytics, but choosing the right vendor to invest with is one of the most...

Unstructured Text Predictive Analytics to Be Worth $6.5B

Market for predictive analytics and services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21.3 percent between 2014 and 2020. The use of predictive analytics in the healthcare industry is slowly increasing.  This isn’t surprising; predictive...

Visualizing a User-Friendly Future for Healthcare Data Analytics

Recently, in the world of healthcare IT, there has been an increased focus on the usability and design of EHR systems: • The handling of the first Ebola case at Texas Health Presbyterian was originally thought to be due to a communication...

Healthcare Analytics Market Sees Shakeup Early in 2015

A vigorous start to 2015 from the healthcare analytics market indicates the sector’s growing maturity as vendors capitalize on the industry’s woes. “Growth” is the name of the game for the healthcare analytics market as the industry...

HHS Awards $665M to Boost Healthcare Analytics, Payment Reform

A new round of HHS State Innovation grants will foster care coordination, healthcare analytics, and payment reforms. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an investment of more than $665 million in State Innovation Model...

New Accountable Care Group to Challenge Wisconsin Landscape

Two competing accountable care networks are taking shape in Wisconsin to promote integrated healthcare delivery and lower costs for the region’s patients.  While the seven-member abouthealth group grabbed headlines earlier this month, it will...

ONC Updates Health IT Plan for Population Health, Data Sharing

Population health, data sharing, and continued health IT adoption are major goals in the ONC’s updated strategic plan. The ONC is updating its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan to better reflect the current state of the healthcare industry’s...

Big data, mHealth center wins $10.8 million grant from NIH

Big data produced by wearable mHealth devices will be the focus of a new research project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) at the University of Massachusetts...

AHIMA information governance framework fosters data analytics

A strong information governance infrastructure is the foundation for intelligent, actionable data analytics, AHIMA leaders said at the 2014 Convention in San Diego last week, urging healthcare providers and health information management (HIM)...

Healthcare informatics group welcomes resigning ONC official

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will be welcoming Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, as its new President and CEO.  Fridsma will be leaving his post as the Chief Science Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator...

Data analytics, patient engagement to be worth $6.5B in 2017

Digital health entrepreneurs who focus on coveted technologies such as data analytics infrastructure, patient engagement tools, and population health management products are on track to reap rewards of up to $6.5 billion by 2017, according to...

Using medical malpractice litigation for healthcare analytics

In medicine, the first rule is to do no harm.Unfortunately, patients are injured as a result of medical treatment, or a preventable mishap occurs due to negligence on a doctor’s behalf. Such occurrences can manifest in the form of improper...

Cognizant buys analytics firm TriZetto for $2.7 billion

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 $2.7 billion.  Together, the new $3 billion healthcare operation will...

Population health management lowers employer healthcare costs

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), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and mobile applications have combined...

Is analytics more important than ICD-10, population health?

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 programs on the back burner.  A new survey of CHIME...

Setting your EHR data free for clinical analytics

Editor’s note: This piece is the first in a series of contributed articles discussing the healthcare analytics industry at large.  The series will address the big questions involved in building a clinical analytics program, from data...