Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

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...

Three Ways the Internet of Things Can Improve Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things may still seem like a futuristic concept better suited for Silicon Valley visionaries than community hospitals and rural primary care clinics, but healthcare’s web of connected devices and surveillance systems is...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Plays Critical Role in Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has plenty of big data on its hands, but the ability to extract meaningful, actionable insights from this wealth of raw information will be the key to improving quality and patient outcomes across the developing learning...

Data Integrity Worries Mar Life Science Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physician providers and hospital systems aren’t the only healthcare organizations looking to advance their big data analytics capabilities, and they aren’t the only ones struggling with the complexity and sheer scale of information...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Is Tackling Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chronic disease management is the most expensive, fastest growing, and most intractable problem facing healthcare providers in every nation on Earth.  More than 95 percent of the world’s population suffers from one or more chronic...

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