Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

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...

NCQA Pilots Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Council for Quality Assurance has enlisted three healthcare IT companies to test pilot its electronic clinical quality measures code validation program.  The pilot, called eMeasure, will test the ability of EHR software to access...

What to Look for in a Healthcare Big Data Analytics Vendor

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics is a booming business, which is both a good and a bad thing for providers seeking to bulk up their infrastructure to supplement their EHRs with sophisticated tools for clinical analytics, population health management,...

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research supported by telemedicine technologies.  The Precision Health Center will use remote conferencing tools to provide...

Clinical Analytics, EHR Alerts Increase Drug Safety by 80%

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of clinical analytics and EHR alerts to identify potential adverse drug events helped Marshfield Clinic cut down on nearly 80 percent of possible instances where a prescription may have caused patient harm, finds a study published this...

Just 15% of Hospitals Use Predictive Analytics Infrastructure

by Jennifer Bresnick

A mere 15 percent of hospitals are using advanced predictive analytics to stay one step ahead of preventable hospital readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions, and patient downturns, says a new survey by Jvion, but there is strong interest...

ICD-10, Population Health Management Atop Hospital Budgets

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals and health systems are snapping up technology tools to help them manage the ICD-10 transition, according to a report from market research company peer60, but the largest healthcare organizations have moved beyond the basics of ICD-10...

Precision Medicine, Personal Genomics Need Industry Standards

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized genomic tests may be an integral part of the nation’s new focus on precision medicine, but patients who indulge their curiosity with cheap, at-home DNA tests may end up putting more pressure on providers instead of aiding their...


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