Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Analytics Infrastructure

Will the IoT Bring a Patient Engagement, Interoperability Revolution?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare, at its most fundamental level, has always been about making connections.  Whether it’s the comforting hand of nurse reassuring a patient with a poor diagnosis, a researcher putting disparate data sets together to discover...

Value Score Moves from EHR Adoption into Real Health IT Value

by Jennifer Bresnick

Asking a healthcare professional how their electronic health record has brought value to their daily routine is a question that may garner more glares and frowns than happy responses.  Provider dissatisfaction with the EHR ecosystem is nothing...

EHR Use, Big Data Analytics Help Hospitals Earn Top EMRAM Marks

by Jennifer Bresnick

Advanced use of electronic health records to improve patient safety, care coordination, HIE, and provider productivity is the hallmark of the upper echelons of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) score, and a number of hospitals have proved...

53% of Patients Say They Cannot Access Their EHR Data Online

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite the widespread adoption of electronic health records and a nationwide push to engage patients through online portals, fifty-three percent of patients participating in a new HealthMine poll do not have online access to all their EHR data,...

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for the Healthcare Big Data Analytics Pro

by Jennifer Bresnick

There may be only a few short hours left until Amazon stops guaranteeing deliveries by Christmas Day, but that’s still plenty of time to scratch the last few items off your list.  Ergonomic keyboards for your medical coders? ...

How Monitoring Wire Data Aids Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to the healthcare industry, developing an effective, efficient, stable, and easily scalable big data analytics infrastructure is an infinitely complicated proposition.   From vendor selection to product implementation to the...

Evaluating the Current State of Health Data Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health data interoperability has always been a thorny subject for providers frustrated by their lack of access to complete and accurate patient data – not to mention a prickly topic for vendors raising their hackles against a barrage of...

Can Population Health Management Succeed Without IT Support?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are rapidly embracing the principles behind coordinated population health management, but few providers who claim to have such programs in place have adopted a dedicated health IT solution to help them identify, treat,...

5 Questions to Prep for Healthcare Big Data Analytics in 2016

by Jennifer Bresnick

2015 may have been a big year for healthcare big data analytics, but the next twelve months are likely to bring even greater challenges for organizations investing in improved patient care quality strategies while seeking a competitive edge over...

FDA Launches Cloud-Based Genomics, Precision Medicine Portal

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Obama Administration’s national strategy for the advancement of precision medicine has quickly come into focus in 2015, with several top agencies, including the NIH and FDA, laying the big data analytics foundation for a broad push...

Healthcare Internet of Things Dominates Top 10 Stories of 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

Few years have been as eventful for the healthcare industry as 2015.  Between the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate, the implementation of ICD-10, and the marathon of meaningful use, healthcare providers have been kept very busy reading...

Can Patient Portals Provide Options for Mental Healthcare?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers searching for better ways to make behavioral and mental healthcare available to their patients may not need to look much further than their own computer screens.  As online portals and secure messaging tools become more commonplace,...

EHR Use, Population Health Lessons from a Davies Award Winner

by Jennifer Bresnick

HealthNet, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Indiana, is a recipient of this year’s HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence, a program that recognizes outstanding improvement in patient care, outcomes, EHR adoption,...

Population Health Management Tools Market May Double by 2020

by Jennifer Bresnick

As value-based reimbursement initiatives continue to ramp up, healthcare providers are likely to accelerate their investment in population health management tools and technologies, driving the marketplace to double in size by the end of the date. ...

Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Join for Cancer Insights

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine is all about developing innovative, individualized treatments in response to a patient’s particular genetic makeup, and nowhere has this approach been more successful so far than in the realm of oncology.  The ability...

Carequality Releases New Health IT Interoperability Framework

by Jennifer Bresnick

Carequality, a cross-industry health IT interoperability partnership, is forging ahead with its mission to bring improved data sharing, big data analytics capabilities, and health information exchange to providers nationwide.  Today, the...

Physicians, Lawmakers Rally to Retool Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

The year may be winding down as the healthcare industry approaches the holidays, but providers, lawmakers, and advocacy groups are not easing up on the pressure to hit the brakes on Stage 3 meaningful use.  The last step of the EHR Incentive...

HIMSS Health IT Score Gauges Value of EHR, Big Data Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers looking for an objective way to measure the real worth of their health IT infrastructure need look no further than the new Value Score from HIMSS.  Intended to complement the existing HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical...

Can Cloud Big Data Analytics Fix Healthcare’s Insight Problem?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Having your head in the clouds is more a complement than a criticism these days as more and more technology services shift off site and into the hands of third-party providers.  For the healthcare industry, the cloud seems a natural fit. ...

How Healthcare Big Data Lakes Aid Population Health, Patient Care

by Roberta Katz

We are all part of the “Information Generation,” a growing community of digital citizens that puts the world’s information at our fingertips.  As both patients and consumers of healthcare information, our expectations for...

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