Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

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...

Predictive Analytics Market Set to Grow at 24.5% CAGR

by Jennifer Bresnick

The $694.7 million predictive analytics market in North America is slated to grow at a 24.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2019, says a new report by MicroMarket Monitor.   The global market for predictive technologies that help...

EHR Diagnostic Codes for Diabetes Improve Care Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of EHR data registries is critical for providing chronic disease management services for patients with diabetes. Using a dedicated diagnostic code within the electronic health record (EHR) to identify diabetes is associated with higher...

How HIEs Contribute to Clinical Analytics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health information exchanges are becoming increasingly important for population health management and clinical analytics in an era of interoperability. With the tight focus on EHR interoperability and data sharing among partners along the healthcare...

EHR Clinical Decision Support Produces Better Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHRs equipped with clinical decision support tools are associated with higher quality of care in a new study. Providers who use electronic health records equipped with clinical decision support (CDS) technologies are able to produce better blood...

Top EHR Data Interoperability, Clinical Analytics Pain Points

by Jennifer Bresnick

While EHR adoption has hit the big leagues, data interoperability, clinical analytics, and population health management are still significantly lagging behind. Hospital executives and clinical end-users continue to add to the growing chorus of...

84% of Docs Say CMS Makes Clinical Quality Improvement Harder

by Jennifer Bresnick

Overly complex clinical quality improvement reporting requirements are frustrating providers while sapping time and resources, MGMA says. Eighty-four percent of healthcare providers don’t believe that Medicare clinical quality improvement programs...

89% of Execs Say Big Data Analytics is Key to Market Share

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics is a top priority for nearly 90% of healthcare organizations seeking to improve clinical quality and gain market share. Eighty-nine percent of executive leaders believe that implementing big data analytics will be the key to...

Can Analytics Help False Hand Hygiene Reporting to Come Clean?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Electronic hand hygiene compliance can provide better data analytics to tackle a constant threat to patient safety. Reported hand hygiene rates are notoriously much higher than the actual rate of compliance, but data analytics and electronic...

IBM Watson Becomes Unique Clinical Decision Support Tool

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson has had its digital fingers in any number of healthcare pies during the past two years or so, and is now hiring out its cognitive computing power for clinical decision support (CDS). While IBM has powered up its own clinical analytics...

Why Is CDI Important for Clinical Analytics, Data Integrity?

by Jennifer Bresnick

ICD-10 might be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to clinical documentation improvement (CDI), but fine-tuning the structure, detail, and content of the clinical note is an initiative that has far-reaching benefits for everything...

Study: Fewer blood transfusions mean better patient outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using EHR prompts to help physicians pay closer attention to blood transfusion habits produced better patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates at Stanford Health Care, a new study in Transfusion says.  After reducing the number of transfusions...

96% of providers say they can’t handle big data, analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Ninety-six percent of hospitals are unprepared to fully leverage the power of big data and advanced clinical analytics due to immature health IT and EHR infrastructure, claims a new poll by MeriTalk, despite at least half of the industry getting...

Radiology data brings business intelligence to accountable care

by Jennifer Bresnick

In a world where pay-for-performance contracts and accountable care arrangements now dictate how many hospitals are getting paid, the more data available to a healthcare organization, the better their business decisions can be.  Understanding...

How much structured EHR data is needed for clinical analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Structured EHR data may seem like the gold standard for data-driven healthcare, but capturing clinical data in standardized formats with check boxes and drop-downs can sap time and energy from clinicians and affect the patient-provider relationship. ...

Bone health societies announce new clinical data registry

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers now have a new clinical data registry option to use for CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) attestation, announced The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) Osteoporosis Quality Improvement...

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