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Decoding 10 More Top Healthcare Big Data Analytics Buzzwords

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The healthcare industry is constantly changing, and new technologies, tools, strategies, and initiatives are popping up at a breakneck pace.  You’ve read through our first primer on the most common terms and phrases you’re likely...

How Big Data, EHRs, IoT Combine for Chronic Disease Management

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As the nation’s medical system sheds its own reactive, sick-care skin and reinvents itself as a proactive, data-driven, team-based ecosystem of wellness and health maintenance, there is a strong consensus among provider organizations that...

Big Data Analytics to Bring Billions in Healthcare Market Growth

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Big data analytics isn’t just a fad for the healthcare industry: it’s a quickly growing, incredibly lucrative opportunity to restructure the way care delivery works.  Billions of dollars are on the line for vendors who can successfully...

UPMC Gene Test Brings Personalized Medicine to Cardiac Care

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Clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are bringing personalized medicine into the routine care process for cardiac patients in need of stents for clogged arteries by using a simple blood test to identify gene variants that...

How to Cut Through the Noise of the Healthcare Internet of Things

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Healthcare providers are busy people.  Between high patient loads and the demands of EHR documentation, the reporting requirements, the internal meetings, and the minutes wasted waiting for test results or other communications from the care...

Does State Regulation Help Boost Health IT, HIE, EHR Adoption?

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With millions of patients’ lives hanging in the balance at any given moment, it’s no wonder that the healthcare sector is one of the most heavily regulated industries there is.  From the quality and cleanliness of medical devices...

$5M Precision Medicine Grant Integrates Genomics, Big Data

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Precision medicine is getting a $5 million boost at research organizations in Pennsylvania as the three-year Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) project gets underway.  The grant will fund the discovery of potential breast...

MD Medical School Uses Precision Medicine to Improve Cancer Care

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The University of Maryland has announced a new initiative to advance its medical school’s precision medicine programs. According to a public statement, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun its new initiative, the Maryland...

Big Data Shows Persistent Ordering of Unnecessary Procedures

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Nearly a third of providers are ordering unnecessary procedures such as lower back MRIs when not necessary, regardless of their facility’s payment model, big data shows. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, a research...

New Healthcare Analytics Model May Improve Patient Satisfaction

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Census based surveying, or the ability to reach more patients through a more comprehensive data collection method, might be a big data solution to patient satisfaction issues. In a recent report, Press Ganey explains the process of census based...

EHR Big Data Analytics Flag “Frequent Flier” Medicaid ED Visits

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Medicaid patients with a history of multiple emergency department visits within a 72-hour period are three times more likely than other patients to return to the emergency department yet again, according to a new study published this month in...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

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Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive $1.2 billion...

Familiar Faces Win Best in KLAS for EHRs, Big Data Analytics

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The electronic health records market has long been dominated by a few recognizable giants, but the healthcare big data analytics vendor landscape has always been somewhat more fragmented as new technologies continue to evolve and innovative leaders...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Center Rises in Philly

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining the growing group of academic institutions and medical centers putting precision medicine and big data analytics front-and-center.  Through its newly founded Center for Data...

What are the Biggest Population Health Management Pain Points?

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Population health management, health data interoperability, and accountable care may take first, second, and third place on the list of pressing priorities for the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean they are having an easy time...

Are Healthcare Providers Interested in Precision Medicine?

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Precision medicine may not be capturing the healthcare industry’s collective imagination quite as completely as President Obama might hope, according to a new survey by Health Catalyst.  While some pioneering researchers and providers...

HIMSS Tool Offers New Healthcare Business Intelligence Insights

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HIMSS Analytics is adding to a heap of new offerings by introducing a tool that will allow healthcare organizations to glean deeper business intelligence insights from its storehouse of provider data.  Logic, billed as a “comprehensive...

Definitive Healthcare Updates Hospital Performance Dataset

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Definitive Healthcare, a leading source of data on healthcare organization performance, technology adoption, and business intelligence analytics, has announced a major update to its product offerings after its November acquisition of US Lifeline,...

Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics Markets Set for Growth

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Healthcare big data analytics continues to be a driving force underpinning many of the most innovative, cutting-edge segments of the health IT marketplace.  As precision medicine and rises to prominence and population health management becomes...

Payer Partners for Precision Medicine, Offers Genomics Payments

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Independence Blue Cross and NantHealth announced today two new precision medicine initiatives aimed at improving immunotherapy in cancer care. First, the two joined several other industry groups, including academic institutions and large pharma...

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