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Challenges of Applying Predictive Analytics to Population Health

January 10, 2017 - Healthcare providers are starting to become very familiar with the notion that data analytics can help to drive more informed clinical decision making, but organizations are largely still struggling to implement and leverage the big data tools that will allow them to truly succeed with comprehensive population health management. Tight budgets, old habits, competing initiatives, and hard-to-shift...


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Challenges of Applying Predictive Analytics to Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are starting to become very familiar with the notion that data analytics can help to drive more informed clinical decision making, but organizations are largely still struggling to implement and leverage the big data tools...

The Top 3 Planning Pain Points in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Measure twice, cut once” is the advice given to do-it-yourselfers embarking on a new home improvement project, but healthcare organizations ramping up their big data analytics initiatives amidst regulatory pressures and the constant...

Value-Based Care Starts with Basic Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations and their payer partners are learning very quickly that the transition from volume to value-based care is significantly more complicated than signing on the dotted line to switch reimbursement rates from one payment model...

How Population Health in Med School Preps Docs for Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is a curious mix of cutting-edge innovation and deeply entrenched traditions. Staggeringly complex surgical technologies, electronic health records, and interventions tailored to each patient’s unique DNA live side-by-side...

Using Big Data Analytics, Systems Engineering to Tackle Sepsis

by Jennifer Bresnick

Sepsis is a silent and shockingly effective killer, causing mortality in close to a third of patients, but researchers at North Carolina State University are planning to make big data analytics an even more powerful force than this insidious,...

AHIMA: Information Governance is Key for Trusted Healthcare Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Implementing a robust and comprehensive information governance framework across the healthcare organization is the first step to success in a value-based word that demands trusted, accurate, and timely analytics, AHIMA’s executive leaders...

Cultivating a Big Data Mindset for Coders, Clinical Documentation

by Jennifer Bresnick

For the past few years, clinical documentation improvement efforts have been mostly associated with the ICD-10 transition – the often-delayed switch to an upgraded classification and coding system that requires enhanced detail and specificity...

EHR Optimization is Key for Quality Reporting, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even before the EHR Incentive Programs made quality reporting a top priority for the provider community, the healthcare industry has struggled greatly with the notion of quantifying excellence in care.  Confusing metrics, EHR optimization...

Smart Big Data is Key to Population Health, Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data is everywhere in the healthcare industry, flooding in by the gigabyte each time a patient seeks care from a provider.   From intake to discharge and every step in between, a patient’s data determines what will happen,...

How Data-Driven Care Management Improves Population Health in NC

by Jennifer Bresnick

Comprehensive population health management can be a struggle for providers who lack the data, infrastructure, and community collaboration to support patients across the care continuum.  But many healthcare organizations in North Carolina...

How Big Data Velocity Informs Population Health, Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

During many healthcare encounters, especially in the hospital setting, speed can be the difference between life and death.  Patients with serious conditions often require immediate interventions when vital signs drop or complications occur,...

“Data Lake as a Service” Enables Internet of Things, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Earlier this year, Partners HealthCare gave the industry a glimpse of its ambitious plans to create a combination big data storage warehouse, research workbench, and analytics environment, based on data lake technology, that could support research...

Intelligent Planning Is Key for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to developing a big data analytics program, healthcare organizations often can’t help but focus more on the results they hope to achieve than the long, arduous, complicated process of climbing the ladder to get there. ...

How Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Utilization Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical analytics, quality reporting, and population health may receive most of the attention when it comes to health IT improvements, but there are a surprising number of other innovative uses for big data within a healthcare organization –...

Healthcare Big Data Success Starts with the Right Questions

by Jennifer Bresnick

In the world of big data analytics, there is perhaps one catchphrase that towers above all the other buzzwords, jargon, watchwords, and mantras.  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is the key concept that...

Laying the Groundwork for Actionable Healthcare Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even the longest journey must start with a single step, but when it comes to healthcare analytics, that first leap of faith can seem incredibly daunting.  Financial concerns, data integrity woes, a lack of qualified talent can all quickly...

Semantic Computing, Predictive Analytics Need Reliable Metadata

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry reaches the saturation point of electronic health record adoption, and slowly moves past the pain of the implementation process, it may seem like the right time to stop thinking so much about hammering home basic data...

Cognitive Computing Use Grows in Precision Medicine for Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the national Precision Medicine Initiative and its private industry counterparts are not focused solely on the search for a cure for cancer, the strategies, tools, and technologies that comprise this multi-faceted effort are well-suited...

ACO Success Relies on Population Health Management Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers who wish to succeed as accountable care organizations have to address a lengthy checklist of tasks, strategies, and technologies long before they can hope to accrue shared savings from Medicare or a private payer.  Developing...

Montefiore Semantic Data Lake Tackles Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Semantic computing is becoming a hot topic in the healthcare industry as the first wave of big data analytics leaders looks to move beyond the basics of population health management, predictive analytics, and risk stratification. This new approach...

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