Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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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...

Cloud Big Data Analytics Adoption Accelerating in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare providers get more comfortable with the idea of investing in the cloud, big data analytics technologies are first on the shopping list for organizations with growing health IT budgets.  In a new IDC Health Insights report,...

Familiar Faces Win Best in KLAS for EHRs, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The electronic health records market has long been dominated by a few recognizable giants, but the healthcare big data analytics vendor landscape has always been somewhat more fragmented as new technologies continue to evolve and innovative leaders...

How Accountable Care Impacts Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s no secret that value-based reimbursement and population health management go hand-in-hand as two of the primary drivers of quality reform, but it hasn’t always been easy to get providers to embrace the risk involved in making...

Healthcare Internet of Things, EHR Markets to See Rapid Growth

by Sara Heath

The healthcare IT systems market looks like it will see growth during the next five years, as population health management, the healthcare Internet of Things, and the EHR markets all expect at least a modest compound annual growth rate in the...

VA Streamlines Care Coordination with New Health IT System

by Jennifer Bresnick

Care coordination has always been a struggle for healthcare organizations seeking to transfer patients from one provider setting to another, and the process if often complicated by poor communication, administrative red tape, and convoluted documentation...

Can Senate Health Data Interoperability Proposals Improve HIE?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health data interoperability owes a significant debt to the Senate Health Committee, which has been instrumental in goading the industry towards improved health information exchange over the past year or so. Through a series of high-profile public...

What are the Biggest Population Health Management Pain Points?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management, health data interoperability, and accountable care may take first, second, and third place on the list of pressing priorities for the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean they are having an easy time...

Are Healthcare Providers Interested in Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine may not be capturing the healthcare industry’s collective imagination quite as completely as President Obama might hope, according to a new survey by Health Catalyst.  While some pioneering researchers and providers...

HL7, ONC Seek Entries for C-CDA Data Visualization Challenge

by Jennifer Bresnick

Standard protocols that allow health information exchange EHR interoperability are all very well and good, but they do little to truly aid clinical care if the resulting data is unreadable to human providers.  While the Consolidated Clinical...

HIMSS Tool Offers New Healthcare Business Intelligence Insights

by Jennifer Bresnick

HIMSS Analytics is adding to a heap of new offerings by introducing a tool that will allow healthcare organizations to glean deeper business intelligence insights from its storehouse of provider data.  Logic, billed as a “comprehensive...

Picture Archive Communication System Use Widespread in Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals may be struggling to put many big data analytics technologies in place at the moment, but one tool that seems to have taken permanent root in most organizations is Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) technology. According to...

Half of HIM Pros Face Patient Matching, Data Integrity Issues

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than half of health information management professionals routinely face problems related to patient matching, record duplication, and other data integrity shortfalls, reveals a new survey by AHIMA.  Nearly three-quarters of those HIM...

MA Unveils Healthcare Big Data Analytics, EHR Innovation Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is setting its sights on becoming the cornerstone of the nation’s digital healthcare sector, officials announced yesterday, by launching a new public-private initiative to foster innovation in the development...

Examining Ambulatory EHR Vendor, Big Data Adoption Trends

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even as the healthcare industry celebrates the start of 2016, provider organizations are keeping a wary eye on the future of the EHR technology market.  Almost before they know it, physicians may be forced to upgrade their electronic health...

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