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ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

September 27, 2016 - The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated.  From big data and population health management to electronic health records and value-based care, these short and sweet terms have come to define the new direction of...


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FHIR, Big Data to Support FDA Medical Device Development Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

Emerging standards that support the seamless flow of big data across multiple entities, such as FHIR, will form the foundation of the FDA’s planned National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST), states a new report from the project’s...

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, IoT May Change Healthcare in 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence programs, the Internet of Things, and next-level big data analytics tools are likely to start producing a significant impact on healthcare delivery as early as 2017, say participants in a new Silicon Valley Bank survey. ...

Congress: Health IT, Big Data Tools Crucial for Quality Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee is challenging health IT and big data analytics vendors to bring the “outdated” healthcare system into the modern age while focusing on translating technical innovations into quality care improvements...

CMS Public Health Data Repository Will Aid Quality Reporting

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is currently developing a centralized data repository for public health data and clinical data reporting, the agency announced, in an effort to streamline and synchronize the use of big data for population health management and quality improvements....

HHS Doles Out $87M to Promote Health IT, Analytics Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 1300 health centers across the nation will share in $87 million of HHS funding to support the continued adoption of health IT tools, including health information exchange capabilities and big data analytics solutions, as well as certified...

“Data Lake as a Service” Enables Internet of Things, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Earlier this year, Partners HealthCare gave the industry a glimpse of its ambitious plans to create a combination big data storage warehouse, research workbench, and analytics environment, based on data lake technology, that could support research...

Value Proposition Hard to Find for Care Coordination Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers may be having a hard time justifying the time and expense required to implement care coordination tools due to the relatively limited value proposition for investment and persistent gaps in knowledge about patient management,...

What Does “Pick Your Own Pace” MACRA Mean for Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Breaking news from CMS doesn’t always make the healthcare industry very happy, but Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt unveiled a pleasant surprise for providers late last week by announcing increased flexibility for participating in MACRA....

Cancer Moonshot Unveils 10 Big Data Tasks for Curing Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics, increased patient participation, and more sophisticated attacks on the root causes of cancer must combine with well-funded research opportunities to help the healthcare industry defeat the deadly threat of cancer, says the...

Desire for Predictive Analytics Outpaces Hospital Investment

by Jennifer Bresnick

Predictive analytics may be at the top of the big data wish list for the majority of hospital executives, but few organizations currently have the knowhow, the budget, or the infrastructure tools to make it happen.  Even though 80 percent...

Dell, EMC Merger Closes $67B Big Data Analytics Deal

by Nathan Boroyan

Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. close on a planned merger today, the companies announced, in what could be a major addition to the healthcare big data analytics market. The merger was announced at the end of October 2015. The new company, Dell Technologies,...

Intelligent Planning Is Key for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to developing a big data analytics program, healthcare organizations often can’t help but focus more on the results they hope to achieve than the long, arduous, complicated process of climbing the ladder to get there. ...

Imaging Analytics: The First Step to Personalized Medicine

by Michael Graetz

Across the healthcare industry, there is a rising demand for personalized medicine, including the desire to have better access, visibility and insight into patient records. Everyone in the ecosystem – patients, doctors, hospitals, insurers...

Can Point-of-Care Analytics Change the Healthcare Equation?

by Jennifer Bresnick

For consumers and providers alike, healthcare is a time-consuming business.  Patients may wait hours in the emergency department waiting room, days to get an appointment with their primary care provider, or several months before they can...

Healthcare Big Data Success Starts with the Right Questions

by Jennifer Bresnick

In the world of big data analytics, there is perhaps one catchphrase that towers above all the other buzzwords, jargon, watchwords, and mantras.  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is the key concept that...

Laying the Groundwork for Actionable Healthcare Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even the longest journey must start with a single step, but when it comes to healthcare analytics, that first leap of faith can seem incredibly daunting.  Financial concerns, data integrity woes, a lack of qualified talent can all quickly...

Providers Struggle with Time, Tools for Revenue Cycle Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers haven’t quite gotten the hang of revenue cycle analytics, according to a new survey by Navicure, and organizations continue to struggle with the basics of developing a financial analytics program. Despite widespread...

CMS Seeks Info on Medicaid Big Data Analytics, Warehouse Modules

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

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...

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