Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

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...

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...

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