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Healthcare Big Data Analytics Adoption Rises by 6% Since 2013

May 27, 2015 - The adoption of clinical analytics and business intelligence (C&BI) infrastructure is on the rise as healthcare organizations start to see the value of investing in big data analytics, according to a new issue brief by HIMSS Analytics.  An additional six percent of provider organizations have implemented some form of advanced clinical or financial decision-making technology that harnesses...


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Healthcare Big Data Analytics Opportunities Spark Buying Spree

Healthcare big data analytics is a market of nearly limitless possibilities that is still in its infancy, a fact that has not escaped the notice of technology developers and vendors looking to carve out a foothold for themselves. As the...

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...

How a Shortage of 90K Physicians May Impact Healthcare Reform

The healthcare industry could be short up to 90,000 physicians by 2025 if current demand continues to outstrip new graduates, warns the Association of American Medical Colleges in a new report, and the impact on current healthcare reform efforts...

Most Payers Target Population Health Management, Outsourcing

Payer organizations looking to revamp their infrastructure to support big data analytics and a variety of value-based accountable care arrangements are turning to business process outsourcing (BPO) partners in an attempt to bolster population...

Accountable Care Takes New Forms as Fee-for-Service Fades

Accountable care agreements are proliferating in shape and structure as healthcare providers begin to leave behind fee-for-service reimbursement in earnest.  While hundreds of new organizations are engaging in the standard risk-sharing arrangement...

Hospital CEOs Can Leverage Accountable Care for Financial Health

Hospitals CEOs have a lot of problems on their plates as their organizations continue to churn through numerous reforms.  Financial sustainability and revenue cycle management are at the top of the heap, says an unsurprising result from a poll...

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...

Making the Financial Argument for Population Health Management

Why is population health management so important for the financial wellbeing of healthcare organizations? The healthcare industry has had a difficult journey over the past few years as organizations struggle to automate their processes, become...

UnitedHealthcare Expands Bundled Payments for Cancer Care

Bundled payments for cancer care aim to reduce costs, improve standardization of treatments, and encourage transparency. UnitedHealthcare is expanding its bundled payments program for cancer treatments as part of its continued push towards bringing...

Radiology data brings business intelligence to accountable care

In a world where pay-for-performance contracts and accountable care arrangements now dictate how many hospitals are getting paid, the more data available to a healthcare organization, the better their business decisions can be.  Understanding...

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...

Managed care heats up in CA with new challenge to Kaiser

Anthem Blue Cross is upping the ante on managed care in California by partnering with providers to create a care plan big enough to rival Kaiser Permanente.  With several big hospitals and other notable clients on board, Anthem hopes to expand...

Using the EHR to dive into data mining, clinical analytics

In the first post of this series, we introduced the power of electronic health record (EHR) data and how it can completely transform a health system’s view on operations and quality. Moving forward, we’ll dive into how to make this...

Kansas Medicaid program sees $72.6M loss so far in 2014

Managed care for Medicaid patients in Kansas is running into some significant financial hurdles as the insurers administering the coverage rack up a $72.6 million loss in the first half of 2014, adding to a $110 million deficit from the previous...

Data registry flags overlapping payers for revenue management

Patients covered under more than one health insurance payer may no longer cause squabbles in the accounting office thanks to the newly announced nationwide rollout of COB Smart from the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), a non-profit...

Investors jumping at clinical analytics, chronic disease care

Vendors of clinical analytics and chronic disease management platforms are finding it a good time to be in business as investors jump at the chance to give promising developers a financial boost.  While the data analytics market is still feeling...

ACA slashes young adult ED use by 2.1% in three states

Young adults taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to stay on their parents’ health insurance until turning 26 are more than 2% less likely to use the emergency department (ED) for routine or urgent care than patients of other age...

Population health best practices: Diet, exercise, and data

As provider organizations of all sizes become more directly and more financially accountable for patient outcomes and clinical quality, they must also increasingly count on each other—and on each other’s data. This is true for hospitals...

54% of providers think data transparency will boost quality

Care quality and the transparency of financial and clinical data go hand in hand according to a majority of providers taking part in a poll by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).  Open access to pricing information for consumers...