Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

Twitter, EHR Big Data Help Track Flu with Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Tweeting about the sniffles has never been so interesting – at least to computational epidemiologists at Boston’s Children Hospital, who are using non-traditional data sources like social media and internet searches in conjunction...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Aids Financial IT Benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers worried about the ongoing costs of implementing, optimizing, and maintaining information technology systems must have an accurate and effective way to gauge the expenses of their initiatives in a standardized, meaningful...

Precision Medicine in Action Brings Rare Disease Cures Closer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine has become a popular talking point this year after shining on the Presidential stage in January, but the process of harnessing the healthcare system’s growing insights into genomics and tailored therapies is more than...

Population Health Management Requires Process, Payment Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

With the healthcare industry changing in a thousand different ways all at once, it’s often difficult for organizations to find an entry point into long-term strategic initiatives like population health management and accountable care. Providers...

Why the C-Suite is Critical for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Up until a few years ago, healthcare organizations have been content to relegate their big data analytics projects to the IT department or a few tech-savvy physicians with big plans for their EHRs.  Reporting on clinical quality or patient...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Skills Top C-Suite Wish List

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare executives won’t be getting very far with their job searches if they don’t have some serious big data analytics skills to bring to the table, according to the latest Black Book poll.  Recruiters, hospital board members,...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Intersect for Better Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow isn’t exactly an easy task.  Even the process of identifying if there is a pot of gold – and how to plot a course towards the rainbow...

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 Drive Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just under half of US hospitals have deployed some type of healthcare big data analytics infrastructure focused on generating actionable business intelligence insights, says a new survey by HIMSS Analytics and Qlik, driven mostly by the pressure...

What Does $67B Dell Deal Mean for Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s no secret that big players in the consumer technology space are fixing their gazes on the increasingly lucrative market for healthcare big data analytics.  The healthcare-focused markets for data storage, analytics infrastructure,...

Historical NYC Data Boosts Population Health, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

By combining historical immigration and socioeconomic data with information found in modern electronic health records, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) are taking a unique look at population health management...

Precision Medicine Begins to Shape Up with Grants, Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

The White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) was received with industry applause as soon as it was announced at the beginning of 2015, and the enthusiasm for tailored treatments and more accurate, personalized therapies is just...

Big Data Analytics Cuts Medicaid Opioid Abuse, Ups Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

Opioid abuse is often described as an “epidemic” sweeping the nation, killing more than 15,000 patients each year and affecting the lives of a further two million Americans who abuse or depend on painkilling drugs. Like other chronic...

Big Data Analytics, Accountable Care Need C-Suite Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chief Medical Officers and Chief Financial Officers must put aside their differences and embrace a spirit of collaboration if they are to extract maximum value from big data analytics and value-based, accountable care arrangements, according...

Mayo Clinic Awards $100K in Population Health Management Prizes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Mayo Clinic has announced the winners of its Think Big Challenge, a competition to promote health IT startups that bring promising new population health management and chronic disease management strategies to light.  The two winners,...

HIM Pros Can Help Optimize EHRs, Interpret Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management profession goes far beyond the simple - or not so simple - act of coding a medical record for billing purposes.  As the healthcare industry begins to recognize the strategic importance of collecting big...

Can Big Data Analytics, Data Governance Restore Joy to Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

NEW ORLEANS - Physicians who are struggling to muster up the enthusiasm to continue the practice of medicine may not feel like adding a mountain of big data to the mix will do much to help them recapture the joy of patient care.  After all,...

Why are HIM Pros Key to Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

NEW ORLEANS - Healthcare big data analytics and precision medicine won’t get very far without the knowledge, expertise, and unique skills of health information management professionals, said John Showalter, MD, MSIS during a standing-room-only...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Keeps Small Hospitals Independent

by Jennifer Bresnick

Conventional wisdom may predict a bleak future for independent community hospitals, critical access hospitals, and other smaller organizations without the financial and technological muscle to push through tough times in a hyper-competitive environment....

What to Expect at AHIMA: ICD-10, Big Data, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 2015 AHIMA Convention may be taking place in the Big Easy next week, but there’s nothing simple about any of the top issues that attendees are facing as an eventful year in healthcare comes to a close.  Thousands of health information...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Invests in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

All thirty-six members of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association have agreed to contribute to the development of BCBS Axis, a healthcare big data analytics repository with information on more than 36 million provider records, 2.3 billion...

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