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CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

October 12, 2016 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2015 and 2016 data. “The Hospice data and Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool made available today support our goals of increasing access to...


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CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

by Nathan Boroyan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2015...

FDA Holds App-a-Thon for Precision Medicine, Next-Gen Genomics

by Nathan Boroyan

The FDA is hosting an industry-wide development challenge to create apps that use next-generation sequencing (NSG) technology to pursue new precision medicine breakthroughs. “FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of supercomputers, the...

Opioid Awareness Week Focuses on Population Health Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Opioid abuse is one of the most pressing population health issues in the US, especially among low income patients who are already at a higher risk for chronic diseases and often lack access to care. In an effort to stress the urgency of addressing...

Google, Stanford Partner for Genomics, Precision Medicine Project

by Sara Heath

Stanford Medicine and Google are teaming up to build Stanford’s Clinical Genomics Service, which aims to leverage big data to improve precision medicine and patient care. According to a Stanford press release, the medical system will be...

State-Led Programs Help Meet Population Health Management Goals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While providers work in the trenches to improve patient outcomes and hospital quality, many states have also established population health management programs to boost the region’s overall healthcare performance. A new online resource from...

Precision Medicine Initiative Grows through Grant Funding

by Sara Heath

The Precision Medicine Initiative has been making headlines as several research hospitals and healthcare experts have received development funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Late last week, both Vanderbilt University Medical...

Focus on Precision Medicine Treatments Grows in Hospitals

by Sara Heath

Precision medicine is taking center stage in the healthcare, as researchers begin to uncover more information on its effectiveness, and more hospitals adopt a precision medicine focus in their treatment plans. A number of new studies and initiatives...

New Panel to Lead Cancer Moonshot Project for Precision Medicine

by Sara Heath

The National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) have announced a Blue Ribbon Panel to help guide Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative and complement the nation’s other precision medicine...

Can Big Data Analytics Improve Medication Non-Adherence?

by Sara Heath

Integrated big data analytics may be the next big thing in mitigating issues with medication non-adherence, according to a new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics. A research team led by Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, studied a group of Type...

PA Big Data Analytics Projects Get $3M in Funding from UPMC

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Six big data analytics projects focused on personalized medicine and patient outcomes will receive funding from UPMC Enterprises, the innovation arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The newly established Pittsburgh Health...

Big Data Analytics Show More Sepsis Deaths in Large Hospitals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Researchers are using big data analytics to better understand the signs and symptoms of sepsis, which may be able to help physicians treat and manage patients more effectively. In a study published in the journal Medical Care, a team from Houston...

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...

Big Data Analytics, Value-Based Care Hot Topics for HIMSS16

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry prepares to gather in sunny Las Vegas for the HIMSS16, they will be bringing plenty of questions, opinions, and experiences about some of the most pressing topics facing their organizations.  From big data analytics...

MD Medical School Uses Precision Medicine to Improve Cancer Care

by Sara Heath

The University of Maryland has announced a new initiative to advance its medical school’s precision medicine programs. According to a public statement, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun its new initiative, the Maryland...

Big Data Shows Persistent Ordering of Unnecessary Procedures

by Sara Heath

Nearly a third of providers are ordering unnecessary procedures such as lower back MRIs when not necessary, regardless of their facility’s payment model, big data shows. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, a research...

New Healthcare Analytics Model May Improve Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

Census based surveying, or the ability to reach more patients through a more comprehensive data collection method, might be a big data solution to patient satisfaction issues. In a recent report, Press Ganey explains the process of census based...

EHR Big Data Analytics Flag “Frequent Flier” Medicaid ED Visits

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicaid patients with a history of multiple emergency department visits within a 72-hour period are three times more likely than other patients to return to the emergency department yet again, according to a new study published this month in...

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...

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