Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

May 24, 2016 - Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to enroll in a clinical trial. Despite the “pressing need” for patients to contribute their clinical information to research programs focused on developing...


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Are Google’s Predictive Analytics Worth Patient Privacy Risks?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry hasn’t always been kind to Google, which has dabbled in the shallows of patient data and personalized health for several years now, but a promising new contract with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

by Jacqueline Belliveau

In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an official...

VA Clinical Decision Support Cuts Unnecessary Lab Tests by 11%

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of a clinical decision support tool geared towards overseeing laboratory utilization significantly reduced the number of unnecessary tests ordered by clinicians without affecting patient care quality, says a new study published in the...

Top 4 Basics to Know about Semantic Computing in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investing in big data analytics is a problematic proposition for many healthcare organizations, which often face the perennial issue of purchasing technologies that become outdated before the implementation process is even finished.  New...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are urging...

New Panel to Lead Cancer Moonshot Project for Precision Medicine

by Sara Heath

The National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) have announced a Blue Ribbon Panel to help guide Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative and complement the nation’s other precision medicine...

PCORI Awards $2.5M to UAB for Precision Medicine Research

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $2.5 million to Jeffrey Curtis, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), to research the comparative effectiveness of newer treatments...

CMS Funds Big Data Analytics Projects for Quality Improvement

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program has established new funding opportunities for projects that use big data analytics to improve quality of care, reduce healthcare costs, and expand the scale of smaller quality improvement...

How Big Data Leads to Precision Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the concept of population health management focuses on creating relatively large cohorts of patients in need of a specific set of services, the ultimate aim of taking a macro view of patient care is to develop a highly personalized experience....

Will Half-Hearted Commitment Scupper Healthcare Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are used to making all-or-nothing decisions about patient care each and every day, but they may not be taking the same committed, confident approach to their big data analytics programs.  Wary of the risks of failure...

NIH, FDA Create Clinical Trial Template for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the Precision Medicine Initiative starts to increase the amount and scope of medical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA are seeking public comment on a draft template that provides guidance to investigators looking to...

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver staggeringly...

FDA Accelerates Precision Medicine with Rare Disease Funding

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The FDA has announced the start of a new grant program focused on studying the history and life cycle of rare diseases in an effort to improve the health system’s understanding of uncommon conditions The announcement was made on Rare Disease...

Medication Nonadherence Challenges 70% of Statin Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Statins are one of the most common therapies prescribed for managing high cholesterol in patients, and when used properly, they can be a very effective way to reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events for high-risk individuals.  However,...

Top 5 Basics to Know About the Precision Medicine Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

Feelings of national unity may be hard to find during a contentious election year, but the collaborative spirit is alive and well in at least one corner of the White House as stakeholders from across the care continuum take on the Obama Administration’s...

How to Turn EHR Data into Actionable Big Data Insights

by Dan O'Connor, RN

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been transformative in the healthcare industry, enabling faster patient information access, improved workflow, reduced costs and information sharing. Healthcare providers, however, are flooded with big data...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Partnerships Make News at HIMSS16

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry buckles down to face the eventual end of meaningful use, the transition to alternative payment models, and the “silver tsunami” of aging patients in need of chronic disease care, the vendor community is...

HIMSS Analytics Refreshes EMRAM, Looks to Real Health IT Value

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS – Health IT adoption may be an ongoing journey that unfolds a little bit differently for each organization, but there are still some valuable signposts available along the way.  Aside from meaningful use attestation itself,...