Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

CMS Big Data Chief Receives Information Transparency Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer and Director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has been chosen as the recipient of 2015’s Health Data Liberators Award, presented by...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Key to Accountable Care ROI

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare’s investment in big data analytics is already paying off among those who have also embraced accountable care and value-based reimbursement, finds a new industry survey conducted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association...

Medicare Data Reveals Trends in Utilization, Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is doing its best to keep its commitment to data transparency alive by opening up a huge new store of information on hospital and physician service utilization.  The data, generated from Medicare...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Driving Billions in Market Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare is at the center of massive predicted growth for the big data analytics marketplace, according to a series of market reports, with cloud computing, mHealth, and computer assisted coding technologies fueling significant investment in...

Developing Big Data Governance Strategies for Better EHR Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations still searching for the key to unlocking the full potential of their electronic health records systems need to turn their eyes back to the basics by adhering to strong data governance principles and strategies that emphasize...

Five Population Health Use Cases for the Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things, that loose conglomeration of internet-enabled mobile and monitoring devices, has found its place in the healthcare industry almost by accident.  Providers and developers looking for population health management solutions...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Adoption Rises by 6% Since 2013

by Jennifer Bresnick

The adoption of clinical analytics and business intelligence (C&BI) infrastructure is on the rise as healthcare organizations start to see the value of investing in big data analytics, according to a new issue brief by HIMSS Analytics. ...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Opportunities Spark Buying Spree

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics is a market of nearly limitless possibilities that is still in its infancy, a fact that has not escaped the notice of technology developers and vendors looking to carve out a foothold for themselves. As the...

Precision Medicine Flourishes with Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine, a term introduced to the general public mere months ago during President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, is no new concept for the healthcare industry.  The ability to tailor treatments to the individual...

Predictive Analytics Reduces Readmissions for Heart Failure

by Jennifer Bresnick

A predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas can help to lower the rate of preventable 30-day readmissions for congestive heart failure, according to a study published this month in Information...

Patient Experience Ratings Depend on Big Data Analytics, HIE

by Jennifer Bresnick

Few things make as much of an instant, lasting impression in the mind of a consumer than a five-star rating.  This simple, immediately recognizable system, used to rank everything from electronics to media to tourist attractions, has been...

Five Core Competencies for the Healthcare Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things seems made for healthcare.  Millions of smart sensors and devices connected through the internet to provide up-to-the-second data on everything from a patient’s heart rate to how many pills they’ve taken...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics: From Description to Prescription

by Jennifer Bresnick

In the healthcare industry, “big data analytics” is a term that can encompass nearly everything that is done to a piece of information once it begins its digital life.  From flagging drug interactions to predicting sepsis, modeling...

$500K Grant to Support Healthcare Big Data Analytics Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

A cross-country healthcare big data analytics research program headed by Virginia Commonwealth University and funded by a $500,000 planning grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will help to bolster population health management in the...

Will Healthcare Data Analytics Suffer If DeSalvo Leaves ONC?

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s been a busy year for healthcare data analytics and interoperability expert Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, and change is in the air once again for the head of the Office of the National Coordinator.  After being drafted in October...

Predictive Analytics, Twitter Big Data Forecast Asthma ED Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Social media has always been about capitalizing on what’s trending, and for healthcare big data scientists, those top-ten tweets and hashtags may now help to save lives.  Researchers at the University of Arizona are using predictive...

Epic, IBM Watson Embrace FHIR for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hot on the heels of its HIMSS15 debut, the new IBM Watson Health division is helping to shake up the healthcare big data analytics industry by announcing a new collaboration with Epic Systems and the Mayo Clinic that will bring cognitive computing...

Four Ways to Boost EHR Data Integrity for Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the center of every healthcare analytics project to support population health management or quality improvement lies a critical piece of technology: the electronic health record.   Most patient data enters the health IT ecosystem...

Why Do Providers Struggle with Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

What’s so hard about healthcare big data analytics?  Pretty much everything.  Technical obstacles like EHR interoperability and health information exchange are just the tip of the iceberg for healthcare organizations struggling...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Confuses Half of Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than half of providers are confused by the information collection requirements of healthcare big data analytics, finds the third annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey by Stoltenberg Consulting. Despite a general sense that engaging in...

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