Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Analytics Infrastructure

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...

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...

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