Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Minn. Find $2B in Savings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management and big data analytics are often touted as foundational competencies for cost cutting, and that statement is being proven true in a big way at the Minnesota Department of Public Health.  By analyzing emergency...

Healthcare Big Data, Accountable Care Spark Vendor Spending

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics vendors hoping to explore the financial opportunities of predictive analytics, population health management, infrastructure development, and patient management are making some big investments in research and acquisitions,...

Big Data, Value-Based Reimbursement Must Combine for Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has faced any number of significant challenges during its rapid transition from paper to electronic health records, not least of which is defining the differences between “data” and “information.” ...

EHR Workflow, Big Data Combine for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Enacting an effective and meaningful population health management program, especially when that population has a high proportion of patients with complex needs, has been one of the most challenging tasks for physicians and health systems seeking...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Drives Systematic Improvement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data is everywhere.  Whether you’re a fan of the term or not, the impact of these messy, massive data sets proliferating at an unprecedented pace is readily apparent in the healthcare industry, where access to timely, accurate...

Big Data on Patient Transfers Raises Quality, Snags Revenue

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to transitions of care, much has been made about the need for a patient’s data to follow him or her along the care continuum.  Primary care providers, specialists, and hospitals exist in isolated data bubbles, their conversations...

Healthcare Industry is an Early Internet of Things Adopter

by Jennifer Bresnick

A cross-industry survey conducted by Strategy Analytics finds that healthcare providers are among the earliest adopters of Internet of Things infrastructure and applications.  Thirty percent of businesses across 45 market verticals are currently...

What’s in the 21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 21st Century Cures Act, an expansive piece of legislation that provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and streamlines regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, passed a House vote with flying colors last week,...

Patient Engagement Key to Being Named a “Most Wired” Hospital

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient engagement is the name of the game for the majority of top healthcare organizations named to the “Most Wired” Hospital list in 2015.  Using EHRs and patient portals to support chronic disease management and care coordination,...

HIM, Healthcare Big Data Analytics Skills Increase in Demand

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics and informatics skills will be among the most sought-after competencies for health information management (HIM) professionals in the next few years, predicts a survey published in the Journal of AHIMA.  Despite...

RNA Database to Aid Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of Missouri are unveiling a free, online database tool that may help to kickstart the spread of precision medicine and large-scale big data analytics in the general healthcare community.  The RNAMiner system,...

Health Data Interoperability Requires Patience, Persistence

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Patience is a virtue,” says an old proverb, but it’s a trait rarely found in the healthcare industry, where the breakneck pace of technology development, accelerating meaningful use requirements, and rapid reimbursement changes...

How an REC Enables Population Health with Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Texas may be famous for its unquenchably independent spirit, but thousands of healthcare providers in the northern part of the state are starting to recognize that when it comes to population health management and big data analytics, the path...

EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Mental Healthcare Big Data Warehouse Illuminates Care Trends

by Jennifer Bresnick

For many healthcare providers interested in diving into the complicated world of big data analytics, a centralized repository or data warehouse is often the first step towards making sense of the petabytes of available information culled from...

EHR Predictive Analytics Flag 32% of Nursing Home Patient Falls

by Jennifer Bresnick

Incorporating EHR data into predictive analytics algorithms increases the accuracy of identifying patients at high risk of harmful falls, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

Mount Sinai to Build $5M Precision Medicine, Genomics Center

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $5 million charitable donation to establish a center for precision medicine and wellness, which will focus on developing novel strategies for population health management through remote...

73% of Orgs See ROI from PGHD, Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Before it can be used for analytics, healthcare’s big data has to come from somewhere.  Wearable devices, mHealth apps, and remote sensors are increasingly becoming the source of patient-generated health data (PGHD) that can aid in...

DCCA Wins $24M Meaningful Use Big Data Repository Contract

by Jennifer Bresnick

Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) will support the underlying big data infrastructure for the EHR Incentive Programs after being awarded a contract worth up to $24 million, the company reports.  The National Level Repository (NLR)...

Healthcare Internet of Things Driving Global Market Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whether the healthcare industry is truly aware of it or not, its strong interest in developing and acquiring patient engagement, remote monitoring, chronic disease management, and communication technologies is really working towards cultivating...

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