Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

DeSalvo: Pressure, Optimism over EHR Data Interoperability

April 27, 2015 - Patients and providers alike are crying out for better access to information and a higher degree of EHR data interoperability, writes National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Karen DeSalvo in a new blog post for Health Affairs, and the ONC is confident that the industry will soon achieve its goals.  Armed with important input from stakeholders across the care continuum and an EHR data interoperability...


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What You Need to Know about Health Data Interoperability

Health data interoperability is intended to bring healthcare stakeholders together, yet it remains a divisive and difficult issue to address.  The movement of information between health IT systems, whether internal or external, is as much...

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...

As Hospital EHR Adoption Rises, What’s Next for Health IT?

Hospital EHR adoption has officially reached more than three-quarters of the healthcare community, according to the newest data from the Office of the National Coordinator, and the rapid rise in health IT infrastructure development may actually...

Healthcare Internet of Things to Reach $117 Billion by 2020

Big data and the healthcare Internet of Things is poised for explosive growth over the next half-decade, says a new report by MarketResearch.com, expanding at a 15.1 percent compound annual growth rate to hit $117 billion by 2020.  As big...

Chronic Disease Management Costs 17 Times More than Average

The most expensive patients with the highest service utilization rates, including those who need chronic disease management services for multiple conditions, cost approximately 17 times more than patients who are not considered “high users”...

Four Use Cases for Healthcare Predictive Analytics, Big Data

Predictive analytics in healthcare has long been the wave of the future: an ultimate goal to which everyone aspires but few can claim success.  While the landscape is changing for healthcare predictive analytics as more organizations figure...

Do EHRs Improve Population Health Management, Data Analytics?

Electronic health records remain a barrier instead of a helpful tool for increasing population health management capabilities, clinical analytics, health information exchange, and patient care coordination, say physicians and other stakeholders...

Why Healthcare Big Data Analytics Needs the Internet of Things

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...

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...

Is the New CMS Hospital Quality Rating System Fair, Accurate?

CMS has given the nation’s hospitals lower-than-expected marks on their new report cards thanks to an overhaul of the way hospital quality scores are being calculated.  With the patient experience placed front and center in the new...

Bringing the Patient-Centered Medical Home into the Community

If there’s one thing to keep in mind about the patient-centered medical home as HealthITAnalytics.com concludes its practice transformation series, it’s that the PCMH is about so much more than checking off boxes on a recognition framework...

Obama Signs Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal, Ending an Era

Yesterday, President Obama put his pen to one of the most significant pieces of healthcare legislation since the Affordable Care Act.  The Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate repeal, passed in landslide votes by the House and the Senate, will simplify...

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...

Should CMS Nix Stage 2 Meaningful Use Patient Engagement?

Are the patient engagement requirements in Stage 2 meaningful use just too hard for providers to achieve?  CMS seems to think so.  Healthcare organizations are finding the five percent patient engagement threshold to be a stumbling...

Humana: Change the Conversation on Chronic Disease Management

It’s time to change the way the healthcare industry looks at chronic disease management, population health management, and helping patients achieve their best state of health, declared Bruce Broussard, President and CEO of Humana in a keynote...

Senate Passes SGR Repeal, Embraces Value-Based Reimbursement

Value-based reimbursement will largely be the new law of the land after the Senate stepped up to pass the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) repeal.  After keeping the healthcare industry holding its breath for a long two weeks during its...

Partners, Samsung Team Up for Chronic Disease Management

Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics announced a new partnership at HIMSS15 today centered on the use of remote monitoring technologies and mHealth to improve chronic disease management. Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health...

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