Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Analytics Infrastructure

Four Big Data Governance Tasks to Prep for the Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry isn’t always known as an eager early adopter of new technologies, but it seems to be making an exception for the Internet of Things: a loosely interconnected web of internet enabled devices, which can provide extraordinary...

HIMSS: Don’t Oversimplify EHR Interoperability Data Standards

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is no question that developing a codified set of broadly applicable data standards to improve EHR interoperability and health information exchange is hard work – a challenge that the Office of the National Coordinator and other healthcare...

Legacy Big Data Analytics, IoT Tools Unable to Meet Demand

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics just ain’t what it used to be, and the infrastructure tools that used to adequately support healthcare organizations and other enterprise ventures are no longer able to perform their duties appropriately, according to...

What Makes for a Successful Accountable Care Organization?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicare and private payers have both pinned a large part of their financial hopes on developing the accountable care organization, which aims to improve coordination, cut costs, and raise quality in a fiscally responsible – but somewhat...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics in Med School Marks Turning Point

by Jennifer Bresnick

With all of the comments made about Millennials these days – their unbreakable addiction to technology; the high value they place on meaningful, informed, predictive services; their demand for flexibility and personalized care – it...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Aids Financial IT Benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers worried about the ongoing costs of implementing, optimizing, and maintaining information technology systems must have an accurate and effective way to gauge the expenses of their initiatives in a standardized, meaningful...

Epic Tanks on EHR Usability, Interoperability Scores for EDs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic scooped up the unenviable distinction of being the lowest rated major EHR for usability and interoperability within the emergency department setting, according to the latest Black Book poll.  With distinctive workflow and information...

Population Health Management Requires Process, Payment Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

With the healthcare industry changing in a thousand different ways all at once, it’s often difficult for organizations to find an entry point into long-term strategic initiatives like population health management and accountable care. Providers...

Six Foundational Steps for Better Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

As value-based reimbursement and accountable care continue their march towards dominance in the evolving healthcare ecosystem, robust and effective population health management techniques are quickly becoming a critical competency for primary...

UCSF Takes Aim at Health Data Interoperability with New Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR vendors aren’t the only ones with a newly vested interest in health data interoperability, and they certainly don’t have a lock on the health information exchange innovation marketplace.   In conjunction with Cisco, the University...

Why the C-Suite is Critical for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Up until a few years ago, healthcare organizations have been content to relegate their big data analytics projects to the IT department or a few tech-savvy physicians with big plans for their EHRs.  Reporting on clinical quality or patient...

Will Inadequate Metrics Doom the Accountable Care Organization?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations are all about the data.  Detailed quality reporting and cost benchmarking are the hallmarks of this value-based reimbursement model, and the carefully balanced system of risk, savings, performance, and quality...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Skills Top C-Suite Wish List

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare executives won’t be getting very far with their job searches if they don’t have some serious big data analytics skills to bring to the table, according to the latest Black Book poll.  Recruiters, hospital board members,...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Intersect for Better Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow isn’t exactly an easy task.  Even the process of identifying if there is a pot of gold – and how to plot a course towards the rainbow...

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 Drive Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just under half of US hospitals have deployed some type of healthcare big data analytics infrastructure focused on generating actionable business intelligence insights, says a new survey by HIMSS Analytics and Qlik, driven mostly by the pressure...

Georgia, Alabama Make Health Information Exchange Connection

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry’s attention may be shifting towards EHR-based health data interoperability, but state health information exchanges are not slackening their pace of progress as they continue to play a major role in the nation’s...

AAFP to ONC: Don’t Blame Docs for EHR Interoperability Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

No matter how hard they try, family physicians simply can’t make EHR interoperability magically appear when working with substandard software, and shouldn’t be shouldering the blame for the industry’s current data exchange predicament,...

What Does $67B Dell Deal Mean for Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s no secret that big players in the consumer technology space are fixing their gazes on the increasingly lucrative market for healthcare big data analytics.  The healthcare-focused markets for data storage, analytics infrastructure,...

Internet of Things, Precision Medicine, NLP Drive Market Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare’s big data analytics investment opportunities are continuing their meteoric rise as the Internet of Things, precision medicine, population health management, and accountable care encourage the growth of health IT tools that can...

Senate Seeks More Interoperability, Openness for Certified EHRs

by Jennifer Bresnick

With the infamous specter of information blocking now hanging over industry efforts to improve the interoperability of electronic health records, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are attempting to take a bi-partisan...

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