Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Healthcare Internet of Things, Big Data VC Funding Hits $1.4B

April 19, 2016 - In the first quarter of 2016, healthcare technology companies, including those focused on big data analytics and the healthcare Internet of Things, saw a significant spike in venture capital funding, according to a recent study by Mercom Capital Group LLC. Corporate venture capital and private equity funding in the digital health and health IT sector reached a total of $1.4 billion with...


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Cognitive Computing Leaders Think Time is Right for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry might be notorious for its lackadaisical attitude towards adopting certain technology tools, but stakeholders across the care continuum have not been slow to embrace the idea that cognitive computing and semantic data...

Breaking Down the Basics of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management may be one of the trendiest terms to hit the healthcare scene as the industry works through its myriad reform efforts, but it’s also one of the most elusive.  Used to describe everything from basic team-based...

93% of CMIOs Experience Clinical Decision Support Malfunctions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical decision support tools may not be as useful or reliable as clinicians could like, states a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), and may be prone to significant, widespread, and long-term...

How Semantic Data Analytics Benefits Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to the complexities patient care, there will always be more questions than answers.  Clinicians and researchers are discovering new diseases on a regular basis, reclassifying conditions and treatments, and expanding their understanding...

Will Half-Hearted Commitment Scupper Healthcare Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are used to making all-or-nothing decisions about patient care each and every day, but they may not be taking the same committed, confident approach to their big data analytics programs.  Wary of the risks of failure...

4 Basics to Know about the Role of FHIR in Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

As health data interoperability becomes an increasingly pressing concern for providers, developers and vendors are paying a great deal more attention to the data standards that will enable seamless, on-demand information exchange. The Fast Healthcare...

Partners Data Lake Offers Healthcare Analytics as a Service

by Jennifer Bresnick

The sprawling Partners HealthCare system is continuing to churn through the largest Epic EHR implementation project to date.  But the network, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has much...

Medicaid Gets a Big Data Boost with Funding, Analytics Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

While much of the industry’s attention over the past few years has been focused on Medicare and the massive funding opportunities involved in its half of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Medicaid ecosystem has been quietly plugging away...

MS Medicaid Achieves Real-Time Health Data Interoperability

by Sara Heath

A health data interoperability project has enabled the nation’s first real-time health information exchange between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the groups announced...

NQF Proposes Guiding Principles for Health IT Patient Safety

by Sara Heath

Although health IT has the power to enhance how healthcare is delivered, says the National Quality Forum, it also raises several concerns when it comes to patient safety. In an effort to improve the way healthcare providers address patient safety...

HIMSS Analytics Refreshes EMRAM, Looks to Real Health IT Value

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS – Health IT adoption may be an ongoing journey that unfolds a little bit differently for each organization, but there are still some valuable signposts available along the way.  Aside from meaningful use attestation itself,...

Health IT Integration Leaders Key to EHR, Big Data Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Strong executive leadership and a dedicated clinical health IT expert in the C-suite are helping to ensure that healthcare organizations are making the most of the electronic health records and big data analytics efforts, according...

Health IT Important in Patient-Centered Care, HIMSS Says

by Sara Heath

The perceived importance of health IT systems depends upon a healthcare organization’s leadership, according to the HIMSS Leadership Survey. In a survey of 282 health IT professionals, HIMSS saw that those who valued health IT in bettering...

ONC Targets Health Data Interoperability with New “Tech Lab”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Following last year’s release of its Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, the Office of the National Coordinator is wasting no time with its efforts to improve connectivity and the use of data standards throughout the healthcare industry....

Epic Systems Leads Mindshare for Population Health, EHR Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite the fact that meaningful use incentive dollars have all but dried up, providers are not slowing down on their health IT infrastructure development.  A new survey by peer60 finds that healthcare organizations are actively seeking...

IBM Grows Watson with $2.6B Truven Health Analytics Purchase

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM is making a major play to secure its position as one of the healthcare industry’s go-to options for advanced big data analytics and clinical decision support. Today, the company announced that it has agreed to purchase Truven Health...

EHR, Big Data Analytics Tech Support Key to Customer Loyalty

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT vendors may be raking in billions of dollars in profits from their electronic health record and big data analytics offerings, but they may not be inspiring much long-term loyalty from their customers if they fail to provide adequate...

Decoding 10 More Top Healthcare Big Data Analytics Buzzwords

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is constantly changing, and new technologies, tools, strategies, and initiatives are popping up at a breakneck pace.  You’ve read through our first primer on the most common terms and phrases you’re likely...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive $1.2 billion...