Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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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...

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...

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