Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

Clinical Analytics, Risk Scores Support Diabetes Interventions

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to diabetes, chronic disease management can’t be a one-size-fits-all proposition, says a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, VA Ann Arbor Health System, and Tufts Medical Center.  In a study published in the...

Clinical Analytics Tool Examines Infant Mortality in Indiana

by Jennifer Bresnick

The state of Indiana is working to leverage predictive clinical analytics to target high risk births and reduce infant mortality among certain identifiable sub-populations, according to a report by KSM Consulting.  By using machine learning...

CancerLinQ Will Bring Big Data Analytics to Oncology Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Of all the areas of medicine that could benefit from the number-crunching power big data analytics, cancer care might be at the top of the list. With endless variations in the development, progression, and aggressiveness of this broad category...

Clinical Analytics, Antibiotic Stewardship Boost Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

Implementing a sound antibiotic stewardship program can dramatically improve hospital quality and patient safety while reducing the risk of penalties for hospital acquired conditions, but many organizations do not have the time, staff, or knowledge...

Albert Einstein College of Medicine to Manage Clinical Data Registry

by Stephanie Reardon

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University  has been chosen to lead the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet), a collaboration of 14 US medicine centers. As the leader of Bravenet, the Albert Einstein College...

Predictive Analytics Algorithm Targets Superbug Resistance

by Jennifer Bresnick

A predictive analytics algorithm accurately identified MRSA mutations that increased drug resistance, announced researchers. Software based on a predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at Duke University can accurately identify...

$81M in PCORI Grants to Fund Clinical Data Research Networks

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  Following a 2014 effort to develop PCORnet, the second round of funding will...

Healthcare Analytics Outsourcing to Grow at 8.6% CAGR

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare analytics and health IT outsourcing will be a prime area of growth for vendors and developers as organizations seek to implement advanced data analytics technologies without investing heavily in their own infrastructure, according...

HIMSS Stage 7 Awards Recognize EHR Use, Clinical Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Several healthcare organizations have received the highest honors on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) scale in the last quarter of 2014, joining the 4.37% of ambulatory clinics and 3.4% of hospitals currently at Stage 7 of the quest...

Top Ten Big Data, Analytics, Population Health Stories of 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

As HealthITAnalytics prepares to join the healthcare industry in celebrating the end of a busy, successful, eventful year, we would like to take the opportunity to look back on some of the biggest stories to hit the wire during 2014.  Big...

Case Western to Lead $27M Big Data Analytics Epilepsy Effort

by Jennifer Bresnick

A number of research centers will collaborate on epilepsy research thanks to a $27.3 million investment from the NIH. Case Western Reserve University has been selected to lead an international big data analytics project focused on a deadly and...

What Are the Clinical Analytics Lessons from EHR Adoption Data?

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR adopters are largely driven by penalties and incentives. Could clinical analytics benefit from the same? EHR adoption is a critical precursor for the development of a health IT infrastructure that is capable of conducting clinical analytics. ...

EHR Data Analytics Flag Hidden Benefits of Pharmaceuticals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Metformin is associated with significant improvements in cancer survival rates, shows a new study harnessing EHR data analytics. A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is using EHR data analytics to reveal some unanticipated...

Will Half of Big Data Challenges Be Conquered by 2018?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics may become routine in the next few years, but patient engagement, revenue cycle management, and population health will remain significant challenges. Healthcare will reduce at least half of its big data challenges to routine...

Population Health, Clinical Analytics Drive New Job Categories

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are expanding their ranks in new directions in order to address ICD-10, population health management, and care quality. Just a few years ago, the idea of hiring a Chief Population Health Officer would have seemed absurd...

Big Data, Clinical Analytics Will Produce Quality Improvement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The adoption of health IT infrastructure, including EHRs, clinical analytics, and health information exchange, is the foundation of a higher quality, safer, more efficient healthcare ecosystem, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) asserts...

How Useful Are Wearable Devices for Patients, Providers?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is an increasingly important piece of population health and chronic disease management, but wearable devices that track fitness, diet, and sleep data aren’t without their problems.  In addition to physician...

Clinical Analytics Adoption Lags behind Accountable Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Value-based reimbursement is moving quickly towards the mainstream, but organizations lack the clinical analytics technology to help them make the switch. Most providers agree that value-based reimbursement is on track to take over the healthcare...

Nursing Quality Analytics Data Can Raise Patient Satisfaction

by Jennifer Bresnick

While a great deal of attention in the clinical analytics world is focused on decision support and quality assessments for physicians who must order treatments and conduct procedures, nurses are often the ones who have to make clinical decisions...

EHRs Should Collect Behavioral Data for Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to foster better population health management, providers should routinely collect more behavioral health data in their EHRs. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is recommending that providers integrate behavioral health information into...

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