Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

Revenue Cycle Big Data Analytics Bring Insights and Savings

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare arena, gaining clinical insights is only half the battle.  Provider organizations attempting to deliver the highest quality care available often operate on razor-thin financial margins...

Can Next-Gen Genomics Ease the Precision Medicine Bottleneck?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has been diving into the pool of precision medicine with great enthusiasm, setting up dedicated big data analytics centers and genomics research labs to unravel the secrets of life’s greatest mysteries: the impact...

Can Cloud Big Data Analytics Fix Healthcare’s Insight Problem?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Having your head in the clouds is more a complement than a criticism these days as more and more technology services shift off site and into the hands of third-party providers.  For the healthcare industry, the cloud seems a natural fit. ...

Big Data, Population Health Management Make Successful ACOs

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare spending continues to spike into the stratosphere, Medicare and its commercial counterparts have an urgent mission on their hands.  They must find a way to effectively control costs, stem the tide of chronic disease, and deliver...

How Healthcare Big Data Lakes Aid Population Health, Patient Care

by Roberta Katz

We are all part of the “Information Generation,” a growing community of digital citizens that puts the world’s information at our fingertips.  As both patients and consumers of healthcare information, our expectations for...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud Markets Set for Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry’s investments in big data analytics, the Internet of Things, cloud computing technologies, and business intelligence tools are slated to continue their explosive growth through the end of the decade, according to...

10 Healthcare Big Data Analytics Outsourcing Mistakes to Avoid

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals are trimming costs and cutting down on manpower requirements by outsourcing many of their healthcare big data analytics infrastructure, software, and application support needs, Black Book Research finds in a new poll, but the tactic...

Payers Wary of Outsourcing Big Data Analytics, Health IT Tasks

by Jennifer Bresnick

Payers may be rapidly embracing the importance of big data analytics for population health management and cost-cutting measures, but they are not entirely willing to put their technologies completely in the hands of offshore service and software...

Which Vendors Lead the Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals and health systems are snapping up big data analytics and population health management technologies at a breakneck pace as they prepare to meet the challenges of value-based reimbursement, regulatory reform, and demanding patient expectations. ...

Big Data Visualization Improves ED Patient Flow, Satisfaction

by Jennifer Bresnick

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is a familiar and powerful adage for data scientists and statisticians across many different industries, but it’s a message that the healthcare system is just starting...

HHS, OptumLabs Partner for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Sara Heath

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a healthcare big data analytics partnership with OptumLabs, according to a press release. The lab, which was founded by both Optum and Mayo Clinic, will host HHS research initiatives...

Decoding the Top 10 Buzzwords of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data.  The Internet of Things.  Population health management.  Cognitive computing, machine learning, natural language processing, and informatics.  PQRS, CPOE, MU, BI, and IG.  The healthcare information technology...

How to Gather Good Data for Healthcare Claims Accuracy Testing

by Mark Benedict

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the health care industry will lose about $22,000 to waste, fraud and other issues related to claims accuracy and administration. That’s a $275 billion loss in the United States each year,...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires Provider Database Publisher

by Jennifer Bresnick

Definitive Healthcare, a leading source for data analytics and market intelligence in the healthcare space, has announced its acquisition of US Lifeline, which oversees an online healthcare organization database. US Lifeline, a unity of Medical...

Clinical Decision Support Guidelines Cut Unneeded Angioplasty

by Jennifer Bresnick

Unnecessary and rarely appropriate angioplasty procedures are occurring less often thanks to a concerted effort to educate providers about clinical guidelines for the cardiovascular treatment, says a study published this month in the Journal...

DOD Awards $77M Healthcare Big Data Analytics Contract to CACI

by Jennifer Bresnick

True health data interoperability with the VA may still be years away, but the Department of Defense isn’t letting the glacial pace of its sprawling suite of health IT modernization projects sit idle for long.  In pursuit of improved...

Four Big Data Governance Tasks to Prep for the Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry isn’t always known as an eager early adopter of new technologies, but it seems to be making an exception for the Internet of Things: a loosely interconnected web of internet enabled devices, which can provide extraordinary...

Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics to Flag PTSD Risks

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new study from Geisinger Health hopes to engage precision medicine principles to predict mental and behavioral health risks for an oft-overlooked subset of the veteran population: National Guard and members and Reservists, who experience high...

Tech, Life Sciences Companies Eye Big Data, Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics and the Internet of Things are top strategic priorities for more than ninety percent of technology and life sciences developers, according to a new industry survey by law firm White & Case, as remote monitoring,...

UPMC Wins Award for Healthcare Big Data Analytics Excellence

by Sara Heath

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has been awarded the Excellence in Analytics Award by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) for its exemplary healthcare big data analytics programs.  According to...

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