Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

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...

CMS Issues Last Call for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Volunteers

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS has extended the deadline for healthcare providers who wish to volunteer for this summer’s final ICD-10 end-to-end testing week.  In an email to prospective volunteers, CMS urges healthcare organizations to put in their bids to...

Is Maintaining the Patient-Centered Medical Home Worth It?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers faced with a quicksand landscape of labor-intensive mandates, changing reimbursements, shrinking revenues, and dammed up data streams have successfully turned to practice improvement frameworks like the patient-centered medical...

Stage 2 MU e-Prescribing Improves Diabetic Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physicians who meet the e-prescribing thresholds of Stage 2 meaningful use are less likely to cause an adverse drug event (ADE) among their diabetic patients, reveals a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

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...

Care Coordination Market Set to Grow at 26% CAGR until 2020

by Jennifer Bresnick

The market for health information exchange technologies that drive improved care coordination is set to grow at a significant clip as providers seek patient engagement and population health management solutions to solve some of healthcare’s...

PCMH Wins HIMSS Davies Award for Population Health Management

by Kyle O'Leary

Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) Grove Medical Associates has been selected as the 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence. The prized award selects organizations that have best exemplified EHR-enabled improvements and achieved key...

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...

Nurses Split on EHRs as Benefit for Care Coordination, Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHRs are an important and effective tool to improve care coordination and reduce adverse patient safety events, say more than 70 percent of nurses in a new HIMSS Analytics nursing survey, yet the remaining 30 percent of participants wonder if...

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...

EHRs Must Be Integrated Tools for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers must learn how to leverage EHR infrastructure more effectively for chronic disease management  if they wish to tackle population health management problems such as improving hypertension control, ONC Chief Medical Officer...

Substance Abuse Help Cuts Population Health Management Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Integrating substance abuse care into a population health management program can help raise patient retention numbers, reduce emergency department visits, and cut healthcare costs by an average of 46 percent, says a study from Humana and Catasys...

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...

43% of Orgs Use Clinical Decision Support for Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical decision support is an important tool for improving patient safety, said nearly half of healthcare providers responding to a HIMSS15 survey conducted by LogicNets.  Forty-three percent believe clinical decision support technology...

CMS Outlines Future for Clinical Quality Reporting Programs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical quality reporting programs for physicians are getting a makeover as part of CMS’ ongoing efforts to better measure improvements in care quality, population health management, and patient safety, said Principal Deputy Administrator...

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