Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

Can the Healthcare Internet of Things Cut Costs by 25 Percent?

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the moment, the healthcare Internet of Things may seem like a poorly defined amalgamation of medical devices and consumer monitoring technologies that don’t quite fit into existing health IT categories.  But this growing, shifting...

How to Use Healthcare Big Data Analytics for Accountable Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare organizations sit down to plan their operational strategies for the next few years, they may find themselves staring into a maelstrom of uncertainty, rapid evolution, and unpredictable change.  With the timing of the EHR Incentive...

NIH Unveils Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data Analytics Plan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a detailed framework outlining its vision for the development of its Precision Medicine Initiative, a wide-ranging research program that hopes to integrate healthcare big data analytics, advances...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Suffers from “Fragmented” Approach

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are keenly aware that big data analytics is poised to change the way the industry operates, but few have developed comprehensive and integrated strategies to address the complex tasks of infrastructure development and...

Big Data Analytics, Digital Health M&A May Profit Health Systems

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare systems that proactively acquire or invest in digital health service providers in addition to their traditional merger and acquisition targets are more likely to create profitable, diversified portfolios of complementary holdings,...

Stage 7 “Most Wired” Cancer Hospital Leverages EHR, mHealth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Building a new hospital, even a small one, can be an incredibly daunting task.  Building a $750 million, 300-bed HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 cancer care hospital that leverages the latest in EHR and mobile health (mHealth) technologies for complex...

HIMSS Asks Congress for Population Health Management Support

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) wants Congress to focus on supporting the underlying health IT pillars that make population health management a reality, including interoperability and health information exchange,...

IBM Watson, Boston Children’s Kick Precision Medicine into Gear

by Jennifer Bresnick

College students aren’t the only ones moving into their new Boston-area digs this season as the school year gets under way.  The brand new IBM Watson Health division opened the doors to its Cambridge offices today, announcing a slew...

Big Data Analytics, Genomics to Spur Collaborative ALS Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Three major academic medical centers are combining their big data analytics forces to tackle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a common yet poorly understood degenerative neuromuscular condition.  Johns Hopkins University’s Robert...

How Advanced Genomics, Big Data Will Enable Precision Medicine

by Sid Nair of Dell Services

For decades, researchers have been seeking a cure for cancer. That goal has been elusive, mostly because, until recently, we had no way to identify the mutations that cause cells to go from normal growth to out-of-control-growth. With genome...

NIH Awards $35.4M in EHR Genomics, Precision Medicine Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is jumpstarting the nation’s precision medicine efforts by awarding more than $35 million in grants to academic and healthcare organizations researching the best ways to integrate genomic data into...

HSPC Interoperability Project Tackles HIE with FHIR, App Culture

by Jennifer Bresnick

CommonWell, Carequality, and the Argonaut Project may be the names that first spring to mind when discussing the healthcare industry’s private interoperability efforts, but the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) is planning...

Big Data Sorting Methods Can Change Picture of Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare system may be learning to treat data as a source of ultimate truth, but when it comes to population health management statistics, truth may still be in the eye of the beholder.  Patient outcome data can look very different...

Google Takes Aim at Diabetes with Big Data, Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Freshly revitalized after Google’s much-discussed reorganization under the Alphabet umbrella, the tech giant’s life science team is once again planning to tackle diabetes with the help of big data analytics and innovative Internet...

Predictive Analytics, NLP Flag Psychosis with 100% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

A predictive analytics algorithm that leverages natural language processing was able to predict the onset of psychosis in high-risk youths with 100 percent accuracy, says a study published in Schizophrenia this month.  Using machine learning...

How Can Healthcare Big Data Analytics Bust Data Silos?

by Jennifer Bresnick

While end-user clinicians may be frustrated by gaps and blank spaces in their patient data, they are not the only ones who are experiencing some degree of consternation when it comes to big data analytics.  Before a physician or nurse even...

EHR Big Data Analytics Aid Cancer Screenings, Follow-Ups

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are using electronic “triggers” in vast quantities of EHR data to flag and follow up with patients who have experienced abnormal findings during an initial screening or evaluation for certain...

Precision Medicine Must Be a “Team Effort,” White House Says

by Jennifer Bresnick

Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to precision medicine, says White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil in a blog post outlining the next steps for the nation’s march into genomics, big data analytics, and personalized...

Big Data, Meaningful Use, BYOD Bring Problems, Opportunities

by Jennifer Bresnick

To say that the healthcare industry is in a state of flux may be the understatement of the 21st century.  Despite ongoing criticism over the “slow” pace of big data analytics, EHR interoperability, patient engagement, and reimbursement...

Is There Conflict between Precision Medicine, Population Health?

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing that all healthcare stakeholders can agree upon, it’s that there’s never enough time, money, or manpower to do everything that needs to be done.  Whether electronic health records, novel care delivery...

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