Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

Do Data Transparency, Open Payments Reduce Clinical Research?

by Sara Heath

Open Payments under the Sunshine Act have made major strides in increasing healthcare transparency, but could there be a dark side to data transparency and reporting? A recent article in a Policy & Medicine newsletter says that could be possible,...

TUSM Announces New Institute to Improve Population Health

by Sara Heath

The Temple University Health System is expanding its involvement with population health and health data analytics as it establishes its new Institute for Transformative Medicine, which will be directed by Ralph Horwitz, MD, MACD, according to...

IBM Boosts Big Data, Imaging Knowhow with $1B Merge Acquisition

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM continues to make big moves into the healthcare big data analytics space, leveraging its Watson supercomputing platform to provide clinical decision support and machine learning services to a growing number of stakeholders.  In a press...

FDA Begins Crowdsourced Precision Medicine, Genomics Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

President Obama’s vision for a national precision medicine ecosystem is beginning its development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week.  In a blog post on FDA Voice, officials unveiled plans for the December...

NIH Awarded HIMSS Stage 7 for Clinical Data Sharing, EHR Use

by Sara Heath

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center was recently recognized for its excellence in clinical data collection and EHR use. The clinic received a Stage 7 award on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM),...

CDPH Partners with St. Joseph Health in Cancer Data Registry

by Sara Heath

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a first of its kind partnership with St. Joseph Health to track cancer trends around the state of California. The historic program, announced in a press release on July 27, is the first...

Healthcare Big Data, Accountable Care Spark Vendor Spending

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics vendors hoping to explore the financial opportunities of predictive analytics, population health management, infrastructure development, and patient management are making some big investments in research and acquisitions,...

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...

Population Health Management Starts with Flagging High Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to begin an effective population health management initiative, providers must first identify and stratify patients by the costs they incur, says a new white paper by the Health Care Transformation Task Force.  By proactively flagging...

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. ...

House Votes to Repeal 2.3% ACA Medical Device Tax

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Affordable Care Act may have survived one of its biggest challenges last week with a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court on King v. Burwell, but one of its less popular provisions might fall to the legislative process instead.  A...

New Budget Bill Would Fund Precision Medicine, Eliminate AHRQ

by Jennifer Bresnick

A draft budget bill for fiscal year 2016, released this week by the House Appropriations Committee, would have wide-ranging consequences for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its efforts to expand insurance coverage to millions of Americans while...

ICD-10 Group Slams “Safe Harbor” Bills, Debunks Coding Myths

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mention the phrase “ICD-10 transition” to a healthcare provider, and most will respond with an instinctive grimace and a few choice words for federal regulators intent on seeing the new code set implemented on October 1, 2015 –...

Can Providers Overcome Vendor Inattention to EHR Usability?

by Jennifer Bresnick

As every provider that has gone through the EHR implementation process is keenly aware, not all electronic health records are created equal.  For many healthcare organizations, especially those that rushed to secure the most possible meaningful...

EHR Chronic Disease Management Tool Boosts Prescriptions by 40%

by Jennifer Bresnick

A simple EHR-based chronic disease management protocol developed by Kaiser Permanente to remind providers about the importance of managing co-morbidities in diabetes patients has increased the rate of prescriptions to lower cholesterol and blood...

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...

AMA’s Major Challenges: Chronic Disease Management, ICD-10, MU

by Jennifer Bresnick

The dual burdens of chronic disease management on patients and cumbersome regulation on providers are some of the primary challenges that need to be quickly and thoroughly addressed in the coming year, said outgoing American Medical Association...

86% of Providers Aim for Integrated EHR, Practice Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR replacement continues to be a major force in the health IT market, finds Black Book Rankings in its latest industry survey, as providers attempt to retool their infrastructure to meet the data-heavy demands of value-based reimbursement and...

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...

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