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CMS Seeks Info on Medicaid Big Data Analytics, Warehouse Modules

June 29, 2016 - CMS is probing the healthcare industry’s interest in helping to develop plug-and-play big data analytics tools and data warehousing systems for the nation’s collection of Medicaid organizations.  In a request for information issued this month, the agency is asking for public comment on the availability of modular, standards-based solutions for data warehousing and identify...


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Healthcare Looks to Real-Time Big Data Analytics for Insights

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers and life science companies are among the 92 percent of cross-industry organizations who plan to invest in near real-time big data analytics applications as soon as they possibly can, according to a new survey conducted by...

Maine’s HIE Analytics Cut ED Visits, Integrate Behavioral Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Maine’s state health information exchange (HIE) is continuing to bring improved care coordination and actionable insights to the region’s providers through its advanced big data analytics efforts. In its latest annual report, HealthInfoNet...

CMS: Physicians Overloaded with Big Data, Yet Feel Uninformed

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physicians are always warning their patients that they can have too much of a good thing when it comes to sweets or French fries, but healthcare professionals are having trouble understanding how to change the way the adage applies to their own...

Health IT, Executive Support Key to ED Patient Flow Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The emergency department can often be a busy, hectic, stressful place for both patients and their providers.  Neither can know in advance what will happen when they walk through the doors: who they will see, how long it will take, if a hospital...

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to a new report by SAP and Oxford Economics.  The big data analytics ecosystem is poised to mature to the...

How to Build a Successful Big Data Analytics Program in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare industry, there’s a significant difference between starting an initiative and succeeding with it.  Most hospitals and health systems have started to collect some form of electronic...

How Machine Learning Could Revolutionize Healthcare Diagnostics

by Carrick Carpenter, MBA

If you are in healthcare, you may have heard the term “machine learning” without really knowing what it means. It’s not a new technology, but it is one that has taken huge leaps forward over the past couple of years and is proving...

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

by Jacqueline Belliveau

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...

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,...

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